By Tristan Harris Friday 15 March 2013 Updated: 15/03 15:45
A BROMSGROVE pub has raised more than £600 for the Hope for Georgia campaign, which was set up to help Bromsgrove toddler Georgia Almquest.
The appeal is aimed at funding specialist stem cell treatment for two-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer Georgia, who is unable to hold her head up, sit or crawl. The stem cell peocedure provides her with her only chance of being able to walk.
The £600 was raised by the Slug and Lettuce from a charity night held last month.
That featured a performance from indie band Paradise Forum (pictured) and a raffle of prizes donated by local businesses.
They included a £100 gift voucher from designer clothes shop Block 98, a makeover session at Profiles hair and beauty salon, Artrix cinema tickets, zumba classes at Passion4Dance, dance classes with Elite Performing Arts and a signed Manchester United football.
General manager James Morrall said the evening was a huge success and the atmosphere was amazing.
“We are truly thankful to the local businesses who kindly donated prizes for the raffle, to our fabulous customers who dug deep in their pockets on the night and to Paradise Forum for delivering an incredible performance.
“We are delighted to have been able to hand over £600 to Georgia’s parents to help with her all-important on-going treatment.”
BROMSGROVE author Carmen Capuano also donated to the Hope For Georgia campaign and Heart Research UK after selling signed copies of her novels at WH Smith.
Author Carmen Capuano said of the event, “I want to thank all the people who came out to buy The Owners Volume I : Alone and who made this donation possible.”
She added she hoped the Hope For Georgia campaign would give her a better and brighter future.
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