THE south Northants community is continuing to unite for a fund raising campaign to help a toddler walk independently.
Last month Advertiser reported the launch of the SDR4SEB campaign to raise £45,000 to send three-year-old Seb Strudwick to America for an operation to free up his limbs which are cramped to due to cerebral palsy.
A follow up story two weeks later showed how the his parents Dan and Amy were overwhelmed by the amount of support they were receiving which included fund raising in Brackley, Helmdon, Whitfield and Silvertsone
That support has now spread to Syresham where Seb’s father grew up after family friend and Advertiser correspondent Christina Munsey organised a fund raising high street fashion show at the Syresham Village Hall for Friday, October 28.
Mrs Munsey said: “I used to work for Barnardos who work with people with cerebral palsy, so I have personal experience of the condition. I’m sure this operation will make his life so much easier.”
Entry to the fashion show costs £5 and includes a glass of wine. Clothes on show will also be available to buy at a reduce rate.
In Brackley Cutting Edge barber Joey Billingham boosted the fund raising total by £175 by asking customers to make a donation.
Her brother Nick Smith is also looking for 12 teams of two to take part in a 24 hour games console marathon at the Bell Inn starting Saturday, September 3. Team members will take it in turns to compete in 24 one hour races in the Xbox Grid game and the winners will receive a trophy.
Mrs Billingham has also arranged a fund raising garden party and has received raffle prizes from Waitrose.
She said: “If you meet Seb you can’t help but adore him.”