Eastleigh MP, Mims Davies, presented Cara Jenkins, mother of Ollie Jenkins a bottle of champagne signed by Theresa May as a raffle prize ahead of their fund raising Spring Charity Ball being held at The Ageas Bowl on Saturday 18th March.
Ollie, who was born 3 months early, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was a year old. Mostly affecting his legs this means he is unable to walk unaided and that it is highly likely that by the time he becomes a teenager he will be confined to a wheelchair.
Whilst a pioneering operation called SDR is available, that can support cerebral palsy suffers to maintain their mobility, it is not funded by the NHS and costs over £40,000 due to the many months of intense Physiotherapy required to make it a success.
Ollie’s family and friends have organised several fund raising events and are overwhelmed by the support of their local community.
‘I am delighted to help in any way to raise funds towards Ollie’s future ‘next steps’. I wish all his friends, family and supporters a wonderful evening and will look forward to hearing the good news that they have reached their goal. They have done an incredible job raising around £30,000 already and I hope this helps them inch closer to their important goal.
“I met Ollie at Owton’s Farm Shop and was determined to try to get him some extra funds to get him to have the opportunity of having this vital operation.”