A huge thank you to the family of Meliah Cummings, who raised an amazing £1334 for us – by racing a train!
Meliah’s dad, Chris, granddad Nigel Bostock, uncle Eran Bostock and great aunt, Janenna Grech, really ‘went off the rails’ to help us out, and we cannot thank them all enough!
Back in August, the four of them took part in the Race the Train challenge in Talyllyn, Wales – an annual event where up to 500 participants try to beat a steam train to its destination, running either 10k or 14 miles.
The family said they wanted to support us as Meliah has been attending the centre for 18 months now, and her development has come on in leaps and bounds.
The two-year-old has an undiagnosed condition, which includes epilepsy, sensory sensitivity, learning delays and neurofibromatosis type 1.
Mum Katrina, who went along to watch the race, along with Meliah, was delighted they had raised so much money.
“We were told it was unlikely Meliah would ever stand independently – soon after, she started to pull herself up whilst she was at the centre, and is now cruising around furniture quite happily,” she explained.
“The staff (at the centre) cannot do enough for her, and it has made such a different to her life. She’s much happier around other children now.”
Interested in getting involved in a fundraising event yourself? Ring Chrissie, our fundraising manager, to see how we can help and support you.