A local fundraising drive to which our South West region contributed £7,000 has enabled a three-year-old from Torquay to have life-changing surgery in America.
Money collected through the Footsteps for Louie campaign means Louie, who has cerebral palsy, can fly to St Louis Hospital in Missouri for an operation on November 10th to reduce the stiffness in his legs and give him a new lease of life.
Donations have come in from around the community, including a cheque for £7,000 which was raised at our annual charity golf day held at Torquay’s 18-hole course.
Nick Skinner, Louie’s father, said: “We are overjoyed that Louie has a date for his operation and are overwhelmed by the support shown from Linden Homes. The operation is going to be life-changing for Louie and we’re excited, scared, nervous and every other emotion rolled into one!”
Alison Kendall, sales and marketing director at Linden Homes South West, added: “We managed to raise the money for Footsteps for Louie through a charity golf day and we’re delighted that Louie is now able to have his operation.
“He is a very smiley, happy, brave, little boy and we look forward to hearing all about his new adventures!”
For more information on Footsteps for Louie visit footstepsforlouie.co.uk.
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