Youngsters capture town’s heart

Leah Garfitt with mum Lindsey Patterson.
Leah Garfitt with mum Lindsey Patterson.

FLEETWOOD folk’s kind-hearted efforts to help local children with serious health conditions are continuing this month.

On Sunday sponsored walkers will set out from Fleetwood to show their support for Leah Garfitt.

Molly Robinson.

Molly Robinson.

The youngster, who suffers from the rare Niemann Pick Disease, has touched the hearts of local people and the latest fund-raiser for her is being run by family friend Sarah Robinson of Lindel Road.

Sarah said it was hoped stage another event at Christmas.

The walk, beginning at 1pm, will start at the beach by Chatsworth Avenue and will go to Cleveleys and back.

Entry is £5 for adults and £3 for children.

Sarah told the Weekly News: “I just wanted to help them and if local people want to get involved that would be brilliant.”

Sarah can be contacted on 07500 155089.

Meanwhile, another fund-raising night is being held for Fleetwood youngster Molly Robinson, eight, who is undergoing specialist proton beam therapy in the USA to combat a tumour.

The Gasworkers’ Club, on Preston Street, is staging a special benefit night on October 28 featuring live bands, karaoke and a giant raffle.

It is hoped that as much money as possible can be raised from the event.

Molly has recently been suffering from a blood infection which may slow things down, but her family are confident progress will soon continue.

The event at the Gasworkers is the latest in a series of money-spinners designed to help the family with high accommodation costs while in America. Further details on the event itself will follow.