Lily’s good fortune rubs off on Callum

ONE youngster’s good fortune has led to a boost for another child in the same situation.

A group of girls from the Avenue Youth Club on the Meadowell Estate in North Shields, last year walked from the club to South Shields to raise money for cerebral palsy suffer Lily Gordon.

Lily’s family were raising £50,000 to enable her to undergo pioneering surgery in America, but the six-year-old, of Preston Grange in North Shields, hit that total before the money could be collected, so the £255 the girls amassed has now been given to another youngster in need of the same operation.

Callum Brown, of Seaton Sluice, is raising funds to undergo the same surgery as Lily, known as a selective dorsal rhizotomy, in the hope that it will enable him to walk unaided.

The seven-year-old’s mum Sharon said: “I went to the club and collected cash that was raised for Lily originally, but her mum Joanne kindly passed it over to Callum as she did not have time to collect it and had reached her target. We are so grateful to everyone.”

For more details of Callum’s appeal, visitwww.callumswishto