Fundraising for local lad Oliver
Kind hearted Hauxley resident Julie Baxter is organising a coffee morning for local boy Oliver Shanks. Oliver, who lives in North Broomhill, was born prematurely and is severely disabled.
He is now four years old, and as he grows, his needs are changing. His family need specialised equipment to help him, as he is prone to seizures which can cause him to stop breathing.
Julie is organising a coffee morning to raise funds for the brave tot, and she has set up a GoFundMe page: https://bit.ly/2KXe6zl
The coffee morning will take place on 24 March, from 11am – 3pm at St Cuthbert’s Parish Hall, Dovecote St, Amble.
Julie said “We are overwhelmed by how much local businesses and local people have donated prizes and bought raffle tickets.”
Oliver’s family have set up a facebook page called Oliver’s Army: https://www.facebook.com/oliverstevenpaul/
**Please note, the original date in this article was incorrect. It has been updated to the correct date: 24 March. The venue has also been moved from Hauxley, due to the sheer number of people wanting to participate. It is now being held at St Cuthbert’s Parish Hall, Amble.**