Prosthetic leg fundraising receives £1,000 donation

19 Jul 2017

Laura Wakefield, age 27, from Speke, was tragically diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer in her foot earlier this year. This lead to her having the lower part of her leg amputated.

Laura's friends and family are raising money for a prosthetic leg, which can cost in the region of £8,000. So far, they have raised over £6,600 from events including sponsored cycles, a charity football tournament and a sponsored skydive.

The fundraising has now been given an extra push to reach the required target with a donation of £1,000 from local pensions services provider, MyCSP.

Tom Fletcher, who works for the Liverpool employer, and who is Laura's cousin, applied to his company's Community Fund for the donation.

In addition, MyCSP's Enquiry Centre has also been supporting the fundraising and have so far held stand up bingo, a bake sale, spot the ball and a Wii tournament to help raise money. 

Tom Fletcher said, "Laura has been incredibly brave throughout, and so many people have come together to raise money so that she can have the best available prosthetic limb for her recovery. We are all very grateful to MyCSP for their extremely kind donation."

David Boardman, Communications Director, MyCSP; “This story really touched us and Laura is known to many people that work at MyCSP so we were very happy to help with the fundraising efforts and wish her all the very best with her recovery and for the future."

The link to the Just Giving fundraising page can be found here:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jennifer-mallon?utm_id=106&utm_term=J52V3qm4x

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