Buzzy Bees get a bounce at fund-raising day

Barnham Buzzy Bees toddler group is trying to raise money for a 3-year-old Thetford girl, Isabella Alford

Barnham Buzzy Bees toddler group is trying to raise money for a 3-year-old Thetford girl, Isabella Alford

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A CHARITY for a rare child illness received a fund-raising bounce last week at a special fun day.

Inspired by group member, two-year-old Isabella Alford, Barnham Buzzy Bees toddler group raised £300 for the National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association at their group last week.

Tay-Sachs is a degenerative genetic disease, which when detected in children gives a life expectancy of four-years-old.

Cash was raised by children being sponsored to do 100 bounces – with a bouncy castle, space hoppers and a trampoline on hand.

There was also a mass release of helium balloons, with children paying £1 for the privilege of writing their name and a message for whoever might find it.

Natalie Jarvis, organiser and friend of Isabella’s mother, Deborah, was delighted with the day.

She said: “Me and Deborah met when our children were very young and when Isabella was diagnosed with Tay-Sachs it saddened everybody.

“What we want to do now is help other people who are going through the same thing and maybe find a way to stop it happening.”