Round Table gives young girl day out

The Winton family: at Drayton Manor for the Biggest Wish Ever (Penny: at the front)
The Winton family: at Drayton Manor for the Biggest Wish Ever (Penny: at the front)

Banchory Round Table sent a girl who recovered from a condition that left her paralyzed to Drayton Manor for the ‘Biggest Wish Ever’.

The ‘Biggest Wish Ever’ marked the 25th anniversary of the ‘Biggest Wish’ - the charity set up by the Round Table to annually give children who are suffering from, or have recovered from, life-threatening illnesses.

Each Round Table got to nominate one family to go to the 25th annual event, so Banchory Round Table sent 12-year-old Penny Winton, who recovered from a condition that left her paralyzed, to Drayton Manor theme park along with her whole family and Banchory tabler Chris Pickering.

Penny’s mum, Lynn Winton, said: “We had a fabulous day out at Drayton Manor.

“We feel extremely grateful to be nominated by the Round Table, and now recognize the great work the Round Table does to support families with children who have had life-changing events such as ourselves.”

Penny thanked Banchory Round Table for allowing them to go to “such a tremendous and terrifying day out”.

Penny was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis two-and-a-half-years-ago - it is a neurological condition which causes nerve fibers to lose their myelin coating through inflamation of the spinal cord.