Battle Batten fund reaches £16,000

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Cake baking, craft stalls and keeping off alcohol are just some of the latest activities to help the Battle Batten with Freddie and Louie Campaign.

The community of Hucknall and beyond have been rallying around Sarah and Andrew whose eight year-old twin boys, Freddie and Louie Dawkins, have the life-limiting Batten Disease.

It was Andrew who started the fundraising ball rolling by running the London Marathon and set up a target of £20,000 through Just Giving.

The money will enable vital research to get underway through the BDFA (Batten Disease Family Association).

Batten Disease is a group of rare, progressive neurodegenerative diseases that occur in children and adults.

The fund has just gone over £16,000 which the family are amazed by as their target is now within their grasp for the June deadline for research to begin.

Recent contributors are Zoe Macgregor who managed to challenge herself to go alcohol free for lent and through support from sponsors raised a whopping £1,000.

Supporters were also present at the Broomhill May Festival on Saturday with a cake stall and competition to boost funds further with the family joining in the fun.

And Ann Culley School of Dance held a raffle and raised £205.

Fundraisers are also holding a bag-pack at Hucknall’s Tesco store on 28th June and a number of further events planned but need donations.

“We are so grateful to Zoe and all the people who are helping our cause,” said Sarah.

“We have many more events planned and would welcome quality vintage craft items for craft stalls planned later in the year either homemade or shop bought as well as any raffle prizes people can donate.”

Visit: justgiving/andrewdawkins to donate or www.facebook/battle.batten for more information.