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Formby mum gets dozens of companies involved in fundraising after sons accident last year


After a road traffic accident on 31st October last year in Formby, Jamie Murphy spent months in hospital recovering. Jamie found out at the end of May that he will need yet another operation on his leg. His mum, Vickie is now raising money for Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

Vickie and her family and friends climbed Snowden to raise money via a Just Giving page but also, Vickie has managed to get dozens of local companies to donate prizes for a raffle to help boost the fund raising. Vickie has already managed to smash her £500 target and the total keeps rising.

Vickie (in pink) pictured with family and friends at the top of Snowden

Vickie said: "Jamie was involved in a road traffic accident and suffered a type 2 fracture to his left distal tibia salter Harris. The care provided by the staff at Alder Hey was outstanding and I can't thank them enough for what they've done for us. Ben and I climbed Snowdon on the 4th June 2017 to raise money for Alder Hey Children's Hospital for everything they did for Jamie."

"I would love to raise as much money as I can for this amazing hospital. Please help by donating, even if it's a £1. I would also like to thank everybody for your support over the past 7 months, you don't know how much it helped get us through this horrendous time."

Vickie works at Elbow Lane Dental Care in Formby and they are also supporting her fund raising by donating £1 for Facebook Check-ins on their page. A spokesperson from the dental practice said: "Congratulations to Vickie for reaching her target of £500 and well done to Vickie and her family for climbing Snowden on 4th June. We would like to help her raise money for Alder Hey Children's Hospital where Jamie and his family received fantastic care and support after he was involved in a road traffic accident last year"

"Elbow Lane Dental Care will be donating £1 for every check-in and review on our Facebook page throughout June. Raffle tickets are available in our reception. There are 38 prizes from local busineses, raffle to be drawn 30th June. On behalf of us all, thankyou for your support."

If you'd like a raffle ticket please call into Elbow Lane Dental Care in Formby to purchase or donate on the Just Giving page and message your telephone number to Vickie.

Prizes have been supplied by so many local companies. Please go along and buy a ticket to support this amazing cause. Well done Vickie!

Raffle prizes:

  • Elbow Lane Dental - Zoom tooth whitening (worth over £300)

  • Graham's Ground Solutions - half day Digger and Drive hire

  • Plaza Cinema - family of 5 including popcorn

  • The Good Catch - voucher

  • Southport Pleasureland - Full day VIP pass

  • The Style Rooms Formby - Hair voucher

  • Knowsley Safari Park - x 2 family day passes

  • Julie Saunderson - Dermaplane facial

  • Bananas Tattoo - x 3 £20 vouchers Olga Banas

  • Starkidz Entertainment - Voucher for a character visit

  • Break Out Liverpool - Group of 5

  • Greenlands Farm - Family of 4 day pass

  • Formby Pool - 3 months gym/swim membership

  • IT Repair Centre - A years free back up for upto 5 family computers Gem Watson

  • Lifeboat Formby - meal voucher

  • Sweeps Barbers - voucher

  • North Wales Shooting School - clay pigeon lesson

  • Formby Yoga - 6 classes or 1 hour private

  • Hayley Tulley Cakes - cup cakes

  • Village Barbers - dad and lad hair cut

  • New Hill House Riding School - riding lesson

  • UCS - 1 months membership

  • Unique Hair Design - cut and blow

  • Play Town Southport - family day pass

  • Sports Massage with Andrea White - 1 hour in aintree

  • PT sessions - Aintree

  • Mary Bowlers Riding School - riding lesson

  • Baby Ballet - 3 classes

  • Kumon Formby - vouchers

  • Phone -A- Meal - banquet A for 2 people

  • The Beauty Lounge - Vouchers

  • James Comish - Hanging basket

  • Unite Formby - Vouchers

  • Derbyshires Formby - gift from their shop

  • Over the Moon - children's designer shop - voucher

  • Flash your Lashes - Voucher

  • Beth Formby Tanning - spray tan

  • Kings Arm - Bottle of red wine and prosecco

  • Unite Formby - One week free pass to Summer camp (9am - 3pm) for one child aged 4 to 10yrs (worth £60).

  • Evo Fit Aintree - PT session x 2

  • Evo Fit Aintree - PT session/Yoga session

  • North wales shooting School - Voucher

To get a raffle ticket, simply call into Elbow Lane Dental Care to purchase 1 ticket - £1 or a strip of 5 - £4.

Well done to all the companies that have donated prizes.

Vickie's Just Giving page is: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Vickie-Murphy1

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