Erin’s family thanks kind people

Cindy and Erin Bater
Cindy and Erin Bater

THE grateful family of a nine-year-old Clitheroe girl who suffers from a rare condition have thanked generous Ribble Valley people for their kind donations.

Erin Bater suffers from an undiagnosed condition, which causes severe learning disability, global developmental delay and low muscle tone.

She has been attending The Legacy Rainbow House for specialist treatment since the age of two, allowing her to take her first steps. However, as a result of a leap in demand for the charity’s specialist expertise, earlier this year the family was told they had to raise £3,000 to ensure the charity can sustain and develop its services to meet future need.

A fund-raising campaign was immediately launched by Erin’s parents, Cindy and Richard Bater, which included a car boot sale, Zumbathon, Michael Buble tribute nights and many other fund-raising events.

Cindy and Richard said: “We are overwhelmed with the amount of support we have received so far, all the funds raised make such a difference to Erin’s future and we would like to thank everyone.”

He added: “We never imagined when we set out that we would raise such an amazing amount of money, we are extremely proud to be involved with such a wonderful charity.

“We would like to thank everyone who has donated or attended our events and especially those who have organised their own fund-raisers to support The Legacy Rainbow House. Special thanks go to Louise from Rainbow House and Gillian, Louise and Sarah from the Rimington Ladies fund-raising group for all their help. We couldn’t have done it without them!”