Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Corey's Downton Abbey Inspired Christmas Afternoon Tea

This week Corey Eastwood will be wheeled into an operating theatre for what we hope will be, life changing surgery. I have yet to meet this very special young man but I am hoping, that when I do, I will also be presenting him with a cheque to help his family fund this important operation. 

Corey might be a stranger to me, but his big sister, Rebecca, certainly isn’t. Rebecca is a smiling, hard working, popular member of the Catwalk Cafe team. She is well liked by both our customers and her colleagues, and is someone who will always go the extra mile to ensure our customers have a great experience during their visits to our cafe. 

The revelation that her family were working so hard to raise £25,000 by Christmas to fund an operation for 13 year old Corey stunned us all. 

Rebecca tells me that Corey is a delightful younger brother! She speaks so highly of him and with such affection...

Rebecca explained, “Corey was born with cerebral palsy and is unable to walk unaided. He gets around with the aid of a walker or, when tired, a wheelchair. A procedure called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) could enable Corey to walk unaided for the first time in his life.This procedure is not available to him on the NHS because NICE guidelines suggested it was most effective on patients aged between three and nine years old. My family have decided to raise the £25,000 needed for the procedure themselves. Corey himself, has participated in numerous events to help raise money.” 

The hospital fees will be due by Christmas so with that in mind we have planned a spectacular Downton Abbey Christmas Afternoon Tea. £5 from every ticket will be donated to Corey’s fund along with all of the proceeds from the raffle held that afternoon.

For more details or to book your place at this very special tea party click here.

To find out more, or donate to the fund click here.


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