Businesses in Tendring raise funds for Stanley’s oasis
- Credit: Archant
Businesses from across north Essex have helped boost a fund to raise money for a youngster with a rare form of muscular dystrophy by more than £2,300.
Stanley, five, goes to Holland Haven Primary School and his family are looking to come up with around £20,000 to provide specialised equipment at their home.
They want to create a level and accessible garden with a therapy room and hydrotherapy tub which will become Stanley’s oasis.
Businesses dug deep for a raffle held at the recent Tendring Blue Ribbon Awards night at Clacton’s Princes Theatre and enough was raised to give a cheque for £2,307.50 to Stanley’s fund.
His father, Rob Newman, said: “This is a fantastic boost to our fund and we are very grateful to all those companies and individuals that supported the raffle.”
Over 300 people turned up for the event, which is organised annually by Jamesons, Barclays Bank and Tendring District Council.