A twenty-one-month-old tot from Bury St Edmunds, who may have to go to America for treatment for a brain tumour, was the beneficiary of a family fun day held in the town.
The Little Squigglers which runs art classes for the under fives, decided to raise money for Henry as part of its second birthday celebrations at Moreton Hall Community Centre.
The event included a selection of the fun craft activitiesas well as a BBQ, bouncy castle and slide.
About 300 people came along to take part in the celebrations at the weekend.
“We were so thrilled with the turn out for our event and had such wonderful feedback from everybody enjoying the day. Thankfully we were blessed with wonderful weather,” said mother of two and former primary school teacher Amanda Wigzell, who founded Little Squigglers two years ago. Amanda organised the event to thank her customers for their loyalty and to celebrate 2 successful years. The business has recently sold franchises in both Forest Heath and South Essex and classes started in those areas with a whole host of new families just this week.
“When I started this business I never imagined quite how well we would be welcomed by the local community. It was fabulous to see so many familiar faces join us to celebrate.”
Henry was diagnosed in January with an ependymoma brain tumour and may need to travel to the USA for proton therapy treatment, not available in the UK.
His mum Katie Dalgoutte said: “I’m so grateful for Amanda’s generosity offering to donate the profits from the Little Squigglers fun day.
“I’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of local people in helping raise funds for Henry.”
More than £450 was raised.
To find out more about Henry’s journey you can follow his mum’s blog on Facebook, by searching for Henry the Handsome’s Journey.
To find out more about Little Squigglers visit www.littlesquigglers.co.uk, email email@example.com or call 07530 447 006. Mention the Bury Free Press to enjoy a free class.