Family helped by Oswestry health centre raises £4,000

By Sue Austin | Oswestry | News | Published:

A family has raised more than £4,000 for a health centre.

Lacey Carnwath

Hayley Carnwath, from Rhostyllen, held a charity night at the Cefn Druids Football Club with help from family and friends in aid of the Movement Centre based near Oswestry.

Her two-year-old daughter, Lacey Carnwath has weak muscles and is unable to sit, stand or walk so the centre, which helps children with mobility problems through Targeted Training, has provided the little girl with a bespoke standing frame that supports her lower body so she can work on strengthening areas of her torso.

"As it’s a charity we have to fund part of the standing frame ourselves, and as you can imagine it doesn’t come cheap," Hayley said.

"The fundraising event including an auction and raffle and Hayley said that 109 raffle prizes and 23 auction lots were donated.

"On the night the action alone raised more than £1,300," she said.

"I also asked local businesses for donations. I own a hairdressing salon called Maypole Hair Gallery in Cefn Mawr and once clients heard about what I was planning the raffle donations came in thick and fast.

"We also wrote to larger companies for auction prizes and managed to secure something for everyone, from a spa day for 2 at Lion Quays, vip tour at Airbus, hand knitted Mr and Mrs Clause, two signed Wrexham Football shirts, Velocity tickets at Zip World and a signed Wales Rugby Union ball."

"Cefn Druids football club let us use the function room and bar staff for free, there was a fantastic DJ who gave us a super knocked down rate and Simply Ribbons and Griffiths Tool Hire donated all the decorations."

The family presented a cheque for £4,194 to the Movement Centre.

Anyone who wants to donate can do so through

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.


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