Fund-raising car wash to be held for girl injured in Lowestoft road collision
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A charity car wash is to be held to raise money for an 11-year-old girl who was seriously injured in a road crash in Lowestoft.
East Point Academy student Farrah Marshall was involved in a collision with an Audi vehicle on Tom Crisp Way at about 3.35pm on December 14.
She was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, where she stayed before returning home on Monday (February 8).
Her mother, Louise Harris, said her daughter has shown 'determination and bravery' and hopes that her story will 'create an awareness in drivers and pedestrians'.
'When Farrah first arrived in hospital, she had head injuries that are still being monitored,' she said.
'She suffered a broken shoulder, collarbone, elbow, pelvis, hip, thigh, two breaks in her lower leg, a split spleen, liver and bladder.
'I hope, if anything, Farrah's story will create an awareness in drivers and pedestrians and for family and friends affected by trauma.
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'I hope Farrah's determination and bravery reaches out and touches them.'
Leading Lives in Lowestoft is now hosting a car wash event on Saturday, February 27, from noon until 3pm, to raise money for Farrah and her family.
It will take place at the Lowestoft Hub Site on Rotterdam Road and refreshments and cakes will also be available.
Scott Church-Gant, locality team leader at Leading Lives, has encouraged people to donate a minimum of £5 to help Farrah – if they would like their car to be washed.
'We would like to raise as much as possible to help her and family with anything they need, from travel costs to items Farrah should need to help her recovery along,' he added.
Ms Harris also thanked people for their support and kind words, at a difficult time for the whole family.
'Farrah has shown us new things on a daily basis including a sense of honour, and she still has the determination to push forward and improve.
'A special thank you to Dan Bird that supported us through this ordeal and other friends who helped wherever they could.
'Farrah is happy and enjoying the fresh air and starting to see a few friends although she is still in pain and has a lot of healing to go.'
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