Boy raises funds to help Perthes Disease research

PUBLISHED: 14:00 17 January 2018

Perthes Disease fundraising.

Perthes Disease fundraising.

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A five-year-old boy has raised more than £100 for a Perthes disease charity.

Oliver Burchill, who suffers from the condition, held a shopping event at Kingsley Hall in Clevedon in support of the Perthes Association.

Oliver’s mum, Gemma, said: “He has Perthes so has wanted to help other children with this rare condition.

“We raised £125.50 by running a raffle and getting stall-holders together.”

Plenty of businesses got involved including Usborne Books, JEM Woodcraft, Little Pickles Photography and The Rocks Collection.

Perthes occurs when blood supply is cut off to the thigh bone causing it to gradually soften and break down.

Perthes Association is a national charity which aims to find a cure for the condition which affects children aged 2-15 years old.

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