FRIENDS Nikola Trevelyan-Blake and Sarah Thompson have raised a magnificent £1,097.45 to be split equally between charities Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK and Muscular Dystrophy Campaign - the leading UK charity focusing on muscle disease.
Nikola, from Solihull, and Sarah, from Sheldon in Birmingham, organised a music quiz with a raffle and a family fun day earlier in the year to raise the funds for the charities that have been so supportive to their sons, who have both been diagnosed with muscle diseases.
Sarah’s son Bradley Addison, aged six, is living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and Nikola’s son Cameron Dixon, who is eight years old, lives with Congenital Myopathy. In 2005 Cameron had his wish granted by Make-A-Wish to visit Disneyland Paris with his family.
Nikola and Sarah say in a letter of thanks to all their supporters: “The events were a huge success and we are pleased to have raised so much. This was our first attempt at fundraising and we are pleased with the support we have received and will endeavour to raise funds for charity in the future. We hope we can count on all those who contributed for continued support and thank everyone once again.”
Make-A-Wish grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening illnesses. Next year around 1,000 children will turn to Make-A-Wish to have their special wish granted. Make-A-Wish needs to raise at least £5 million to grant them all and can only do so with the kind donations of fundraisers, such as Nikola and Sarah. To find out more about the charity, visit www.make-a-wish.org.uk or call 01276 40 50 60.