Boost for Colne boy’s appeal after gala donation

From r-l: Chairman of the Colne Gala Committee Gary Seed with Julie Green, Louie Jenkins and and Donald Leaver (s)
From r-l: Chairman of the Colne Gala Committee Gary Seed with Julie Green, Louie Jenkins and and Donald Leaver (s)

A Colne boy’s fund has received a £500 boost after a donation from the town’s gala committee.

Louie Jenkins (5) and his mum Julie Green collected the cheque for the Little Lamb Appeal on Saturday at Colne Library.

The money will go towards a ground floor extension at their Chatham Street home. Work is now set to start in February after a delay and it is hoped the finished extension will make life easier for Louie as he will no longer have to tackle stairs.

Louie, who is at Barrowford Primary School, is still getting used to his blades and has recently started playing football. He had his legs amputated as a baby after contracting meningitis.

Julie said: “I think it will be a bit more real when the building starts. It’s been a long time coming but it is a big relief to have the funds. The support has been wonderful.”

Gary Seed, Chairman of the Colne Gala Committee, said: “The donation came from funds raised on gala day through the generosity of our visitors to the event. It is a pleasure to support the Little Lamb Appeal once again.”