Anonymous donors give disabled girl from Tollesbury £2,000 for new wheelchair

Gazette: Caroline and Philippa Smith with barber Daryl Caroline and Philippa Smith with barber Daryl

Unknown benefactors have given a teenager £2,000 towards a new wheelchair.

Philippa Smith, who has cerebral palsy, held a sponsored headshave and fun day on Saturday, June 21 to raise money for a £23,000 electric wheelchair.

The 13-year-old, a pupil at Plume School in Maldon, is entitled to £3,500 NHS funding towards the cost but must raise the rest herself.

Her mum Caroline, who was also roped into shaving her head, said they received a £2,000 cheque from a Mr and Mrs Bullock with a note saying: ‘Just read your article in the Maldon and Burnham Standard and wanted to give you a little something’.

The delighted mum and daughter wish to thank them and another unknown man who drove from Tillingham with an envelope of cash for Philippa.

She has so far collected £4,200, including the £1,100 raised with the fun day at the family home in Wycke Lane, Tollesbury, but excluding the NHS funding.

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11:30pm Mon 30 Jun 14

ExPatMiddlesexer says...

Please can you share the website link.
Please can you share the website link. ExPatMiddlesexer
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12:31pm Tue 1 Jul 14

idontwanttosignup says...

They seriously need to set up a donation page, would love to help...
They seriously need to set up a donation page, would love to help... idontwanttosignup
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