Halloween party raises funds for Weston-super-Mare girl with cerebral palsy

Halloween party, raising money for Rosie-May, Kidsville off Winterstoke Road. Picture: MARK ATHE

Halloween party, raising money for Rosie-May, Kidsville off Winterstoke Road. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Children enjoyed a Halloween party at Kidsville on October 31 to raise money for a Weston-super-Mare girl with cerebral palsy.

The event was held to raise money for four-year-old Rosie-May Edwards who needs specialist surgery to help her walk.

MORE: Rosie-May needs £100k for specialist surgery to help her walk.

Rosie-May’s parents are hoping to raise £100,000 to take her to America for selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery (SDR).

Nikki Baird, whose son Jacob had the surgery in 2016, is helping with the appeal.

She said: “Back in July the NHS announced SDR surgery would now be available on the NHS but due to funding there would be a strict criteria in order to be a successful candidate.

“Rosie had her assessment at Bristol Children’s Hospital and sadly it was confirmed she is not a candidate for the operation on the NHS.”

MORE: Watch Jacob Baird walk his longest distance after life-changing surgery.

A race night is taking place on November 23 at Weston Cricket Club at 7pm in aid of the appeal.

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Tickets, priced £5, can be bought from Margaret on 01934 708835.