#HelpRosieWalk / Rosie’s Legs Fundraising campaign
Organisers from the London Pantomime Horse Race have launched a special fundraising challenge and are appealing for racers to sign up early and help raise money for a very special cause.
Selected teams taking part in the 2019 London Pantomime Horse Race will be helping raise money for a special 6-year-old girl from Greenwich called Rosie.
‘Help Rosie Walk’, in association with ‘Rosie’s legs’ fundraising campaign is raising money for young Rosie, who needs a life-changing operation in the United States that will enable her to be able to walk for the very first time in her life.
Rosie was born 8 weeks premature. At the age of one, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a particular type is known as spastic diplegia which means the brain damage occurred at birth has predominately affected her lower limbs.
Rosie is an incredibly curious and active 6 year old from Plumstead in London. She wishes to run, jump, climb, sit straight without losing her balance, play football and dance. Rosie has a fighting spirit, determined and willing, she is bubbly, creative, thoughtful, smart and very popular amongst her peers.
While there is no cure for Cerebral Palsy, there are treatments that can radically improve her quality of life. Rosie’s Legs is a campaign raising money to fund a particular surgery and rehabilitation process known as SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy).
Through the ups and downs, ongoing therapy, surgeries, triumphs and struggles, nothing dulls Rosie’s sparkle. With each day, Rosie bravely defeats the odds, working towards the day she may one day walk independently.
Unfortunately, Rosie doesn’t meet the NICE funding criteria to have this life-changing surgery under the NHS, namely due to an arbitrary criteria that has no bearing on the success of the surgery. It is a costly procedure of £30,000 to cover the surgery alone, and an additional £20,000 for rehabilitation and equipment needed for the years of recovery.
The organisers of the London Pantomime Horse Race have been touched by Rosie’s plight and have pledged to do all they can to help and are appealing for racers, Businesses & the general public alike, to come together and get behind this very special fundraising campaign. Together, we all can really make a big difference to a young life.
BACK-A-NAG: To back a Team panto-Horse, raising money for Rosie, please visit www.pantohorserace.org/back-a-nag-2019_race_entries & follow the step by step instructions.
ROSIE’S LEGS CAMPAIGN : Visit: www.facebook.com/pg/Rosieslegs/about/?ref=page_internal
This year, organisers have announced an incredibly exclusive charity auction, taking place at ‘The After-Race Show’ at 3 pm, Sunday 15th December at ‘The Hill’ restaurant, 89 Royal Hill, Greenwich, SE10 8SE. Items to be auctioned include signed memorabilia from STAR WARS, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jonny Wilkinson, Martin Johnson & more. Plus exclusive Holidays, breaks, flying lessons and VIP dining. Visit www.pantohorserace.org/charity-auction-the-after-race-show/ for full details / listings
Alternatively, you can make a direct donation at JustGiving: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/help-rosie-walk-the-london-pantomime-horse-race
Please help spread the word and share this page (or the above JustGiving donation link to everyone you know. The more people we can make aware, the bigger the chance we have in helping raise the £50,000 needed for Rosie’s operation.
Thank you for your support.
Mark Biddiss : Organiser -the London Pantomime Horse Race
For regular updates and to learn more about young Rosie, visit ‘ Rosie’s Legs – the journey to independence’ facebook page: www.facebook.com/Rosieslegs/