After the kind hearted fire-fighters from Dogsthorpe Fire Station held an open day to raise money for charity, they could not decide what to do with all of the money they raised. They wanted to donate some of the money to a local cause, this is when they heard about Effie Hadman and her P Pod…
Effie Hadman captured the hearts of the firefighters after they heard about her battle with Late Infantile Batten Disease, a rare neurodegenerative disease that affects young children.
At 2:30pm Friday 16th October Firefighters made a special delivery in their fire engine, some of the money raised was used to purchase a P Pod and Mobile Base for Effie Hadman.
Firefighter Phil Gould explained: “Effie and her family have been through a lot and they really are heroes with the daily battle they have to face to make Effie’s life the best it can be. We’re really pleased we could make this donation to help improve things just a little bit and we hope everyone who supported the event in the summer agrees this little girl is an inspiration and very worthy of our support.”
Carly Hadman, Effie’s mum, added: “Effie lost her ability to sit up last Christmas and she has an adapted bean-bag type of chair for her to sit on which holds her head up for her. The trolley the firefighters have bought for her holds the bean bag inside it and enables Effie to be wheeled around the house and means we don’t have to lift her all the time, which is nicer on her body and will make it easier.
“We’re really grateful for everyone’s support so thank you.”
Funds raised at the Dogsthorpe Fire Station Open Day in July have been awarded to three charitable causes by the Dogsthorpe Fire Station Sports and Social Club, which ran the event.
A donation of just under £600 has also been made to The Fire Fighter’s Charity and £90 has been donated to Smokey Paws charity, which buys oxygen masks for animals that can be stored on fire engines in case fire crews are called to incidents involving animals.
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