A duo of Lanark toddlers were being hailed as little heroes this week
as they gave up their birthday presents in exchange for donations to a
fund to improve the life of local girl, ClareTurley.
Nine -year old Clare (pictured here with her family) suffers from cerebral palsy and attends the
town’s Stanmore School for kids with special needs.
Recently a fund-raising campaign was launched to raise over £20,000 to
carry out special conversions to her Lanark home to create a sensory
playroom for her.
Among her many backers have been two of her wee cousins in Lanark who
both declared they would rather any money being spent on their fourth
birthdays presents go to Clare’s Colourful Corner Fund instead. The
result was a donation of £190.
In addition to this, local teenager and neighbour Tyla Denholm spent
her 16th birthday making a sponsored skydive for wee Clare and the
result was another £735. Yet another supporter, Hazel McGregor, took
part in her first half-marathon and made £313 for the cause.
Can you help? If you can, contact Ron via e-mail.