Care home residents fundraise for teen

Posted on 07 April 2011

Residents paying for care at two Whittlesey groups have collected money to donate to a teenager who lost her leg, it has been reported.

People at Whittlesey's Elms Nursing Home raised the money through an auction, which made a total of £125, according to the Evening Telegraph.

The rest of the £1,000 grand total was made up by Whittlesey and District Lions Club at local fetes and BUPA, who own the care home and matched the club's contribution.

Shannon Corr, 15, lost her left leg due to cancer and is currently waiting for a prosthetic limb so she can follow her dream of being able to dance again.

Ms Corr told the newspaper: "Although I have been lucky enough to have had help and support to raise the money required to pay for the prosthetic leg, this money will help towards ongoing treatment and checkups."

Other fundraising efforts by have been taking place around the UK recently, with the Scotsman reporting that pupils at Drummond Community High School held an Easter party at a care home in Edinburgh to celebrate their charity drive.

 

Posted by Toby Mynott

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