The mother of a “happy” little girl with severe disabilities resulting from a bleed on the brain when she was just two weeks old is among the latest to apply for a slice of our Smile Campaign cash pot.
Julie Baker is hoping to be among the lucky ones who will be handed a mini windfall from the £10,000 being offered by Spalding and District Round Table to help make life better for those who need it.
Just about anyone can apply for any project – for themselves, on behalf of someone else, for a group, a club or school.
Applications will be considered by a panel from the Round Table and a representative of the Spalding Guardian, who will decide who will receive a donation of up to £500. Requests over £500 will also be considered.
Julie is asking for £500 to buy sensory equipment, such as bubble lamps, to enrich the life of her 11-year-old daughter Shannon, who has hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy and severe learning difficulties.
Although Shannon is wheelchair-bound, Julie said: “She attends the Garth School and has respite care where she has access to these sensory rooms. She is a really happy little girl but having some of this equipment in her bedroom would really benefit her.”