Deeside Mum steps up charity efforts


A Deeside mum is stepping up her charity efforts to help her four-year-old son, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, live an ‘independent life’.

Last September Banchory Woman Lynne Wilson strapped on her running shoes and completed the Crathes Half Marathon raising £1,685 for charity Capability Scotland.

But this time Lynne is joined by the rest of the family in fundraising with dad Steve and the other children Olivia and Anna also getting involved.

Funds for the latest campaign are this time going to the Tree of Hope cause which helps the families of sick children who need specialist care.

At the time of writing the current donation website has already beaten the Crathes total, raising £2,165 from just seven donations.

Liam was born four months prematurely at just 28 weeks and within his first two weeks he suffered a bleed on the brain.

Following life-saving treatment by hospital staff, Liam was able to come home in May 2009.

Lynne said: “At first, we were just so happy and grateful that Liam had survived his premature birth that we didn’t worry too much about developmental milestones... However.. at 15 months, an MRI scan revealed, and confirmed to us, that Liam had CP. Liam’s diagnosis signalled the beginning of a new, and initially terrifying, journey for us as parents. We were initially told by doctors that Liam may never walk or be able to sit unaided...”

But Liam has just taken his first independent staps recently (pictured) and the family are keen to get even more independece for their son.

Donations to Liam’s footsteps can be made through their just giving page online at: www.justgiving.vom/liams-footsteps.

Alternativley you can donate by texting ‘LJUW99 £X’ and replace ‘X’ with your chosen ammount to 70070.