THE owner of a West Lancs dance organisation is doing her bit to help a little girl who needs regular blood transfusions.
Mum-of-one Sarah McCabe has organised a fundraiser in aid of Daisy Walsh.
The one-year-old, from Birkdale, has Diamond Blackfan Anaemia (DBA), which means Daisy’s bone marrow is unable to produce red blood cells necessary to transport oxygen around her body.
She needs blood transfusions every three to four weeks to keep her alive and the only potential cure is a bone marrow transplant.
Sarah, who owns BabyBallet, in Ormskirk, has organised a day of fun for families at Aughton Village Hall tomorrow (Friday, September 5) to back the Supporting Daisy Walsh appeal.
Sarah, of Colchester Road, Kew, said: “When I heard the heartbreaking story of Daisy’s struggle, I was moved to tears.
“As a mother of a one- year-old myself, I can only begin to imagine how difficult this must be.
“I then set about to organise a baby ballet fundraiser for Daisy in the Ormskirk area.
“We are planning a great day for all children in the local area with free dance lessons, games and entertainment and even a visit from Twinkle the baby ballet bear and Flutterby the Fairy.”
The day, which runs from 1pm-4pm, will offer free admission for everybody and parents will have the chance to make a £3 recommended voluntary donation towards Daisy’s cause.
The Supporting Daisy Walsh Appeal not only hopes to alleviate the huge financial burden facing Daisy’s family, but also aims to raise public awareness and support for the few unfortunate DBA sufferers, like Daisy.