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Ashby pub’s plan to raise funds for Harry’s treatment

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 02, 2014

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AN Ashby pub is planning to hold an Easter fundraiser in aid of a six-year-old boy receiving treatment for Cerebral Palsy.

Harry Culwick and his twin brother Luke were born at 28 weeks due to complications from discordant growth. Harry only weighed 1lb 6ozs and was later diagnosed with the condition. During his young life he has encountered multiple problems and initially was unable to sit, stand, walk or talk and was barely able to hold his head up.

He is currently undergoing a program of Advanced Biochemical Rehabilitation, which has a substantial cost of £5,300 per year.

However his story has not gone unnoticed in the community and now The Bull’s Head in Market Street are holding an event to try and raise money on his behalf with a fundraiser on Easter Sunday - April 20.

Manager Marie Kelleher said the pub was looking for a cause to support when a friend of the Culwick family, who live in Packington, made her aware of Harry’s story. She told the Mail: “The team and I were incredibly touched by Harry’s story; hosting this event in his honour was an obvious choice.

We have already started encouraging guests to donate money and hosted our first raffle during Mother’s Day, prior to our Easter event.”

They will be holding a bouncy castle, barbeque, face painting, and a raffle to try and raise as much as possible to pay for Harry’s treatment. Friends and family will also be baking cakes for sale.

Marie added: “We are a small community but we are also a strong one and it’s great to see so much support from local businesses - several of them have donated prizes for the second raffle. We at the Bull’s Head will be giving away a meal for four and all proceeds from the activities during our fun day will be given to Harry’s Fund.”

Anyone wishing to donate can do so by visiting www.justgiving.com/Harrys-Fund-appeal

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