Two Shropshire businesses have joined together to come up with an ‘egg-citing’ way to raise money to help a severely disabled 10-year-old boy in the run up to Easter.
Award-winning caravan dealership Salop Leisure at Emstrey, Shrewsbury is selling £1 raffle tickets for a giant Easter egg, which weighs 21lb and has a three-inch thick chocolate shell.
The Easter egg has been donated by Magna Food Specialists of Telford to raise money to buy a powered wheelchair for local boy Daniel Edwards.
The lucky winner will be announced on Monday, April 16, the last day of the West Midlands Caravan and Motorhome Show, which is being hosted by Salop Leisure from April 6.
All the money raised will go towards a £10,000 fundraising campaign to buy the wheelchair for Daniel, son of Stuart Edwards, motorhome sales specialist at Salop Leisure who lives in Four Crosses.
Complications at birth left Daniel with cerebral palsy and severely disabled but a recent move to Treloar School, Alton, Hampshire has seen him make remarkable progress.
Daniel’s mum, Lisa Vickers, who is originally from Ellesmere but now lives in Maidenhead, has so far managed to raise £6,000 towards the target. Because the powered wheelchair chair is made up of different sections, she hopes to be able to start buying the parts this year.
Staff at Salop Leisure have already raised £1,200 towards the total thanks to a sponsored swim by Brooke Morgan, raffles and a generous anonymous donor who gave £200 after reading about Daniel in a local newspaper.
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