Family fun day build up help fro Wisbech girl Maisie
A Lego-themed fundraiser in aid of a little girl who suffers up to 40 seizures a day has been hailed a great success.
Around 70 mums, dads and children turned out in support of 20-month-old Maisie O’Brien when a family fun day was held at the Oasis Children’s Centre in Wisbech on Saturday. Maisie suffers from epilepsy, a genetic chromosome disorder called Shox Depletion and rare neurological condition called autosomal recessive polg, which all cause her to suffer from various different types of seizures.
The Lego event was organised by Maisie’s family worker Sadie Golding and raised a bumper £751.35. The money, which included a £200 donation on the day from Wisbech Lions, will be split between an equipment appeal for Maisie and the Epilepsy Society. Miss Golding said: “It was such a success I may look at doing another for charity in future.” Maisie’s mum Nicola O’Brien said: “There was such a good turn-out. Sadie did so well and she and the staff did a fantastic job.” Youngsters enjoyed making creations from mountains of Lego, plus craft activities including making shields for St George’s Day. There were also stalls and refreshments. • Pictured at the Lego fun day are, from left, Wisbech Lions members Avis Gilliatt and Marilyn Battrick, Nicola O’Brien with daughters Maisie and Lottie, 9, Sadie Golding and Lion member Bill Battrick. Photo: MFCP16AF03127