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Trio of siblings fundraising for their sister, who has cerebral palsy

PUBLISHED: 09:36 01 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:22 01 October 2018

Ben (12), Felicity (8), Ellie (10 and Josh (14) show the letter they wrote to celebrities like David Walliams and the award they won in 2013. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Ben (12), Felicity (8), Ellie (10 and Josh (14) show the letter they wrote to celebrities like David Walliams and the award they won in 2013. Picture: Neil Didsbury

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A trio of siblings has organised a fundraising extravaganza to raise money for a trailer trike, so they can go out as a family with their little sister, who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

Felicity Wright, eight, from Adams Lane in Corpusty, has difficulty balancing and walking on her own for long distances because of her condition.

Her siblings, Ellie, 10, Ben, 12, and Josh, 14, have previously raised thousands of pounds for her by organising tombola and cake sales outside Corpusty Stores, where their mother, Sarah, works part-time.

That money paid for an outdoor sensory garden for Felicity, and a £1,000 tricycle, which she used to get to Corpusty Primary School.

She outgrew that tricycle, so the family, which also includes dad Steve, 43, a full-time carer for Felicity, need to start all over again.

From L-R, dad Steve Wright, Josh, Felicity, mum Sarah, Ben and Ellie. Picture: David BaleFrom L-R, dad Steve Wright, Josh, Felicity, mum Sarah, Ben and Ellie. Picture: David Bale

Mrs Wright, 36, said: “We need to get a trailer trike that Felicity can use by herself. We can take the front wheel off and connect it to an adult bike.

“It would mean absolutely everything to her, and an awful lot to us to go out together. As a family we cannot do anything physical together, because Felicity is always in a wheelchair. She can walk short distances but only on very level ground.

“It will also benefit her from a physiotherapy point of view. I think the reason she’s doing so well now is because of the original trike.

“She will also be able to use the trike to cycle to school, rather than be pushed in a wheelchair. She will also be able to join in things more at school with the new trike.”

The siblings wrote letters asking for donations for the raffle. The letter they wrote and signed. Pictures: David BaleThe siblings wrote letters asking for donations for the raffle. The letter they wrote and signed. Pictures: David Bale

The family has some wonderful prizes to raffle at the fundraiser at Corpusty village hall, from noon to 3pm, on October 7, including a signed book by David Walliams.

Mrs Wright said: “The kids typed a letter together which they sent out asking for donations. The whole event was Ben’s idea. He wanted to find a way we could do stuff together, after we cycled in the summer.”

They also received letters back from The Queen and Prime Minister Theresa May.

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