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Grassington care home raises £307 for little Louie
10:00am Saturday 9th March 2013 in News
Residents and staff from a Grassington care home raised £307 for Louie Jenkins who lost his legs when he contracted meningitis a year ago.
Eighteen-month-old Louie Jenkins, who had both legs amputated from below the knee, has “astounded” his family after starting to walk using prosthetic legs. Now his family – including grandparents Alan and Carol Green, of Hellifield – have set up the Little LAMB (Louie’s Amazing Meningitis Battle) Appeal to help buy equipment needed to support him as he grows.
Last week the appeal received a boost from Anchor’s Gills Top care home in Grassington, which staged a coffee morning with staff paying to wear pyjamas for the day.
The event was attended by Louie and his mum Julie, and attractions included delicious home-made cakes and sweets, a bric-a-brac stall, and a raffle.
Gills Top manager Sharon Slingsby said: “We wanted to raise money for Louie, as one of our residents had spotted the article about Louie and his mum Julie’s quest to buy new legs in the Craven Herald and felt so passionately that we help.”
Norman Cousins, who has lived at Gills Top for many years, added: All of us got on board and we decided that all of the proceeds of our usual monthly coffee morning should go towards the cost of new legs for Louie.
“It was so lovely to see Louie and we are so pleased we have been able to help.”