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By Tristan Harris Friday 02 November 2012 Updated: 02/11 09:35
THE MUM of the Bromsgrove toddler Georgia Almquest has said she has been overwhelmed by how many events have been organised for the Hope for Georgia campaign.
The drive is bidding to raise £20,000 so Georgia, who has cerebral palsy, can go to America for specialist stem cell treatment, which will improve her quality of life and provide her with her only chance of being able to walk.
In the last week alone, a fun night at the Austin Social Club in Longbridge last Friday (October 26) raised more than £2,500 for the cause and a Halloween party at the Boat and Railway on Saturday (October 27) saw £800 collected.
Sidemoor resident and campaigner Fred Stanley has also donated £500 this week.
That has taken the campaign to within £4,000 of its target and yesterday (Thursday), as The Standard went to press, friends of Georgia’s family Gaz Evans and Vikki Wilday were due to undertake a daring skydive in Northampton.
Natalie Naughton thanked everyone for their efforts and said: “I can’t believe how many events have been organised in such a short space of time and I can’t believe how well they have all done.”
Mr Stanley said: “After reading about Hope for Georgia in The Standard, I wanted to do something.
“It is a very worthwhile Bromsgrove cause.
“Nobody knows when something like this could happen to them and their family - it could have been any one of us or our son or daughter.”
Next Saturday (November 10), there is a Poker Tournament at Millfields Social Club. Entrants should register between 12midday and 1pm, when the event will start.
Admission to the tournament is £15 and those getting knocked out in the first three rounds will be able to buy back in for £10. For more, call Sam McKnight on 07875 496171.
Other forthcoming fund-raisers include a charity bag-pack at Asda Bromsgrove on November 16 and a disco and karaoke on November 30 at Millfields Social Club.
To donate to the Hope for Georgia campaign directly, visit www.justgiving.com/HOPE-FOR-GEORGIA or, to find out more about the campaign and events, call Natalie on 07407 672443 or type Hope for Georgia into Facebook.
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