Fundraising Day For Finley
8:03am 1st July 2012
A Portland mum is fundraising to buy a special walking frame for her young son who suffers from a type of cerebral palsy.
Nikki Avery's two-year-old son Finley suffers from epilepsy and a type of cerebral palsy called hemiplegia, as well as Global Developmental Delay.
He needs the Kaye walking frame, which costs around £500, to help him balance.
Nikki said: "Finley's two years old but he's more like a one year old. What we have to get is a special seat for him as well because he can't stand up. The walker will encourage him to walk and give him a bit of balance so he can do steps. It folds as well so we can take it out with us. Because I don't drive it can hang on the back of my pushchair. So it would be the perfect bit of kit for him."
Nikki has got Elite hair salon on Portland is holding "Finley's Funday" today from 10:30am-2pm at White Stone's Cafe Gallery in Easton, with activities such as face painting, lucky dip, cake stall, tombola and a Name The Teddy competition.