WHEN Little Danny Stables, on Danny Estate, Hurstpierpoint, held a Christmas drinks event just before Christmas for clients and friends, a raffle on the night raised £340 for a very worthy cause- Oliver.
Oliver is the son of Julie Langmaid and Jean-Marc Poinsignon of Sussex. He was born in 2008 at 26 weeks gestation, weighing less than 2lbs. As a result of his extreme prematurity, he suffers from Diplegic Cerebal Palsy.
The drinks event was hosted by Badr Al Omran, a dressage rider and trainer, who also runs the livery stables and gives tuition at all levels. He felt that the event was a good opportunity to raise funds for this very worthy Sussex cause.
Oliver loves ponies, and his mother has always had horses. But Oliver has tight and painful muscles in his legs, poor balance and regular falls and walks on tip toe, managing only short distances before legs become painful and tired. An operation is available which would cure this condition, known as Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, but Oliver has been refused NHS funding for this operation.
He has been accepted for the operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and now his parents and friends are fundraising to achieve the £52,000 needed for this vital operation to transform his life.
The drinks event was hosted by Badr Al Omran, a dressage rider and trainer, who also runs the livery stables and gives tuition at all levels. It attracted good support, with many prizes donated by liveries, and also by some local businesses.
“I’m grateful to everyone who donated prizes, including local companies, and enabled us to raise some money for this worthy cause,” said Badr.
So far £41,000 of £52,000 needed has been achieved and you too can help Oliver have this vital operation by donating on Oliver’s Just Giving page-http://www.justgiving.com/SDR4Oliver