Post readers pledge hundreds for incurable Dagenham baby
PUBLISHED: 13:18 08 October 2014 | UPDATED: 13:23 08 October 2014
Generous Post readers have raised hundreds of pounds for a baby with an incurable genetic disease after being touched by his story.
Six-month-old Lachlon Filipe was featured in the paper last week when his parents made a heartfelt appeal for help in raising £8,000 to make his short life more comfortable.
The sum would be used to pay for a jacuzzi to enable him to have aquatheraphy at their home in Freshwater Road, Dagenham, as well as allowing for the creation a sensory room.
Since their plea, cheques for £124 and £40 have been dropped off at the headquarters of charity Precious Kids, which is organising the appeal, while others have taken to its JustGiving site to offer their donations.
A pub is in talks to to put on a VIP dinner to raise money for Lachlon and Kidspace in Romford has given him an annual pass to enable him to use its sensory room.
Cheryl Wilson, appeals co-ordinator for Precious Kids, said: “We have had a fantastic response with lots of people wanting to help.”
To donate to the appeal, visit preciouskids.org.uk
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