Cwmbran youngster's bid to walk unaided is given helping hand by call centre staff
1:10pm Tuesday 4th September 2012 in News
FUNDS are pouring in to support a Cwmbran youngster's wish to walk unaided.
Staff at a Cwmbran call centre have shown their charitable side by raising over £1,600 for local charity, Ethan's Wish 2Walk.
We Fight Any Claim staff raise money every week for charities by participating in a dress-down Friday scheme, and they decided to donate money to Ethan's Wish2Walk. In July, a total of £784.30 was donated to the charity that has been set up to raise money for Ethan Jolosa of Cwmbran, who suffers from Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy.
The condition means the muscles in the youngster's legs are extremely tight and painful forcing him to walk on the tips of his toes.
But he is eligible for a pioneering operation in Bristol and follow-up treatment costing £40,000 that will relax his leg muscles allowing him to walk flatfooted, but the Welsh Government will not fund it.
In May his mum Leah Jolosa, 27, took on the task of raising the money.
We Fight Any Claim spokesman, Simon Evans, said: "We were delighted to see Ethan and his mum Leah at our office where we presented them with the cheque."
Staff then decided that they wanted to continue to support the charity by raising money throughout August and raised a further £823.80.
The Crow's Nest in Llanyravon have held three fund raising events with the latest one on the weekend, so far they have raised £1,236.
There are two events being held- a family fun day on September 23 and a Halloween party on November 2.
Ring the manager Richard Hall on 01633 864380 for more information.
To make a donation visit justgiving.com/Ethan-jolosa or text BHNP87 followed by the amount to 70070.