FUNDRAISING to help a young Wisbech girl with autism has been given a double boost this week.
Two local organisations decided to fundraise to help provide enough money to create a senses room for two-year-old Maddison Kilby at the family’s home in Wisbech St Mary.
Cheques were presented to Maddison and her parents Sam and Holly with little brother Lewis there too at separate presentations on Thursday and Saturday.
The first was a cheque for £231.50 raised by the staff and residents of Edina Court. They held a coffee morning with a raffle when staff and residents also dressed in pyjamas for the day.
On Saturday the family went along to the Asda store to receive a cheque for around £220. The money for this cheque was raised at a children’s party held for the staff’s families earlier in the month.
There was also a raffle with many businesses donating prizes and organiser Kate Burnett said they were very grateful for everyone’s support.
The family’s plans to create a ‘chill out’ room for Maddison was first highlighted in the Citizen in November and since then numerous groups and organisations have raised money to help pay for the specialist facility.
The various other fundraising events have included a children’s Halloween party followed by an adults party night held at the Spice restaurant in Wisbech organised by Philip Doughty.
Sam Kilby said the fund for Maddison’s special room had now reached around £5,000 and the family were waiting to talk to an occupational therapist to find out exactly what is needed to meet Maddison’s needs.
He said: “We can’t believe how generous have been, we are really grateful to everyone who has helped raise money for Maddison.”