Pair able to raise hundreds in walk
PUBLISHED: 13:00 13 March 2015
A Clevedon girl and her mother have raised hundreds of pounds to allow a one-year-old boy suffering with poor sight to get specialist treatment.
Addison Mumby, aged one, and her mother, Sarah, walked from The Salthouse pub to the pier and back for Theo, a family friend suffering from retinal dystrophy, nystagmus and high myopia.
Sarah, who lives in Cannons Gate, said: “I met Theo’s mum when we were pregnant with Addie and Theo on the internet. There are 40 of us who had our babies in March 2013 and we are called the March Mummies.
“When I realised she was fundraising for Theo I decided to do something sponsored and with Addie being so small toddling was the only way to go.
“I got many of the other March Mummies on board, set up a group on Facebook to organise dates and times and got 66 T-shirts designed and printed.
“I didn’t think we’d raise thousands if I’m honest.
“I knew I might be able to squeeze some sponsors out of family but the support we received was overwhelming and others found the same. The whole thing turned out much bigger than I imagined with toddlers from Edinburgh joining in.”
Sarah and Addison’s £316-effort helped the group raise £7,000 with a target of £13,500. To donate visit www.justgiving.com/Sarah-Mumby
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