TWO Ormskirk fundraisers brought in more than £500 to help a little girl who needs regular blood transfusions.
On September 5, Babyballet organised a day of fun for families at Aughton Village Hall, while Happy Hippos Playcentre in Moorgate held a fundraiser on August 11, both in support of the Daisy Walsh Appeal.
One-year-old Daisy, who lives in Birkdale, Southport, 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.
The Happy Hippos event included a tombola, raffle, cupcakes, craft corner, beat the goalie and Hettie’s dance time, and raised £273.44 on the day. Staff are still collecting buckets around the play centre.
Around 30 people attended the Babyballet event which raised £230.
Sarah McCabe, who owns Babyballet Ormskirk, said: “Daisy and all the children had a lovely time dancing with Twinkle the Babyballet bear and Flutterby the fairy.
“We were very pleased to help such a lovely little girl and such a worthy cause. Some of Daisy’s friends won on the raffle and will be bringing her along for a free lesson soon.”
To support Daisy visit supportingdaisywalsh.co.uk/