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Romford school’s sponsored skip to raise money for pupil’s operation

PUBLISHED: 17:34 20 September 2011 | UPDATED: 17:34 20 September 2011

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A Romford school will be holding a sponsored skip next week to raise money for a girl who needs a life-changing operation to help her walk.

Parklands Junior School is holding the event for one of their pupils Ellie-Louise Sudbury, nine, who has Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy.

The condition means the muscles in her arms and legs and tight and painful meaning she cannot walk and uses a wheelchair. She is hoping to have an operation next year and needs to raise another £40,000 towards it.

Her mum Siobhan Stevens, of Gobions Avenue, Romford, said: “Parklands Junior Shool. Parklands Junior school have been very supportive with what we are trying to do for Ellie and we all really appreciate all the help from the school, pupils and their families.”

A sponsored walk last week raised more than £500. About 20 mums from Parklands School took part in the walk from Aspen Tree pub, in Romford, to Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, and back again.

On September 30 there will be an entertainment night at the Russc Club, in Mawney Road, Romford, including a Justin Bieber tribute singer. Tickets are £5 each and available from the club.

The New Inn Pub in Gidea Park have made Ellie their focus until January. They will be holding weekly raffles and a golf day on October 1, followed by a quiz night on October 4 to help raise funds.


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