Businesses in Tendring raise funds for Stanley’s oasis

Stanley recieves a cheque after money was raised at the Tendring Blue Ribbon Awards night

Stanley recieves a cheque after money was raised at the Tendring Blue Ribbon Awards night - 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.”


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Over 300 people turned up for the event, which is organised annually by Jamesons, Barclays Bank and Tendring District Council.

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