Poole Town FC are a Charity Partner with The Dorset Children’s Foundation and when they heard about Julia, a little girl who lives in Poole, they staged a fantastic fundraising race night the proceeds of which were shared between Poole Town FC and Julia.
Julia developed like any typical child until she was 17 months old. Her development then stopped and she lost the skills she had learned. Julia was eventually diagnosed with Rett Syndrome which is a severe degenerative condition and sadly has no cure.
This affects all aspects of Julia’s physical and cognitive development and she has developed severe problems with communication, memory, hand use and mobility.
Treatment focusses on managing the symptoms so Julia requires a variety of intensive therapies to try and delay the degeneration.
The race night raised a fantastic amount and great fun was had by all. Patsy Hallmey Co-Founder of The DCF said: ‘our thanks go to Poole Town FC and everybody who attended and showed such generosity. It’s charity partners like Poole Town that help enormously so that we can support local sick and disabled children like Julia’
Richard Gale Vice Chairman said: ‘The club are absolutely delighted that the race night was so well supported and that we were able to raise £1,246 on the night’.
If you work for a local company that would consider becoming a Charity Partner please get in touch: thedcf.org.