Clitheroe family’s £3,000 appeal to help disabled Erin (9)

Erin Bater
Erin Bater
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A CLITHEROE family has launched an appeal to allow their disabled daughter to continue to receive vital treatment following funding cuts.

Richard and Cindy Bater, who are the parents of Erin, are planning a series of fund-raising events, starting with a psychic night at Shackleton’s Garden Centre this month, to raise funds for their daughter to continue receiving an invaluable service.

Nine-year-old Erin has an undiagnosed condition which causes severe learning disability, global development delay and low muscle tone. The youngster has been attending the Legacy Rainbow House, Mawdesley, for specialist treatment since the age of two, allowing her to take her first steps.

Now, the family must raise £3,000 for Erin to continue attending Rainbow House.

Cindy explained: “The Legacy Rainbow House has been such a massive support for us over the years. We need to raise this money, not just for Erin but all the other children who attend and need to attend in the future.

“Erin enjoys attending Rainbow House as it not only helps with her development, but staff help and support parents as well. The service is not Government-funded The centre relies heavily on charitable donations, times are tough and everyone has been told to help and find ways of funding the service.”

Richard and Cindy have organised a psychic night on February 29th, at 7-30 p.m. at The Pavilion Restaurant, Shackletons Garden Centre, Clitheroe. Tickets are £10, which includes a light supper. Private readings are available at £20, with £5 donated to the charity, bookable in advance. For more information, call Richard on 01200 440760.

l To donate to Erin’s appeal, visit her Just Giving page at or follow her appeal on Facebook at and Twitter @ErinsAppeal.