Clitheroe girl’s mystery illness: help fund treatment

Cindy and Erin Bater
Cindy and Erin Bater

A CAR boot sale organised by a Clitheroe family to support their nine-year-old daughter raised £265.

Richard and Cindy Bater appealed to people to pitch up and park so their daughter, Erin, who has an undiagnosed condition which causes severe learning disability, global development delay and low muscle tone, could continue receiving essential treatment.

Erin receives specialist care at the Legacy Rainbow Trust in Omskirk, but because of a rise in demand for the charity’s expertise, additional funds are needed to ensure she can keep receiving treatment.

Erin’s family held the car boot sale on Easter Sunday at Shackleton’s Garden Centre, in Clitheroe Road, Chatburn, and were pleased with the support they received.

Cindy Bater, Erin’s mother, said: “We are overwhelmed with the amount of support we have received so far. All the funds raised make such a difference.”

• More fund-raising events are being planned, including a two-hour charity zumbathon from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 28th, at St Augustine’s RC High School, Elker Lane, Billington. The admission is £5 per person and for registration please contact Jo on 07749 304495. For more information, contact Richard or Cindy on 01200 440760.