We are playing a ticket only gig on 4th Feb 2017 at Love Lane Petersfield, further information will be available soon. We are donating all takings to Ollie’s Next Step. Ollie is the son of our guitarist and singer Paul.
Right now Ollie’s family are facing the tough challenge of raising £40,000 for an operation not currently available on the NHS which will greatly improve Ollie’s quality of life and potentially keep him from being wheelchair bound by the time he is a teenager.
Ollie, of Burnett Lane, Horton Heath, was born 14 weeks premature at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, in Winchester, but was transferred to Southampton to a specialist baby care unit at the Princess Anne Hospital.
He suffered a bleed on the brain leaving him with cerebral palsy, which affects his legs, meaning he can only walk with the help of a walking frame.
Ollie has been to see a specialist at Bristol Children’s Hospital for a life changing operation called SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) but unfortunately it is no longer available on the NHS.
The cost will be in excess of £40,000, which will cover the operation, intense physio for a couple of years and equipment required to make it a success.
For Anyone wishing to donate to Ollie’s campaign can visit the family have also set up a Just Giving page at https://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/blossomdvlp/olliesnextstep or text, and you can text a donation now (text BONS16 £10 to 70070 to donate).
More information about Ollie and this massive challenge can be found at the following Daily Echo page: