Easter egg fund-raiser for meningitis tot Thomas

DROP-OFF POINT: Dealership Principal Steve Featherstone and car sales negotiator Timothy Robson at Toyota in Colne (S)
DROP-OFF POINT: Dealership Principal Steve Featherstone and car sales negotiator Timothy Robson at Toyota in Colne (S)

Businesses have been throwing their weight behind an egg-stra special raffle for an extra special little boy and his family.

Organised by Matthew Eyre, the fund-raiser will take place outside Colne Market Hall from 9am on Saturday.

All money raised will be split between the family of Thomas Procter-Whitham (3), who is battling meningitis, and Ronald McDonald House, where his relatives have been staying while he is at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

The event will begin at 9am, and will see guest appearances from Elsa and Mickey Mouse, as well as a cake sale by Barbara Taylor from Stanbury Cottage.

Tickets for the raffle, which will be drawn at 2-30pm on Saturday, are priced £1.

More than 150 eggs have been collected and have been combined in to more than 60 prizes.

EGG-STRA SPECIAL RAFFLE: Jackie Naylor, from Regal Engineering, with some of the donations (S)

EGG-STRA SPECIAL RAFFLE: Jackie Naylor, from Regal Engineering, with some of the donations (S)

Mr Eyre would like to thank North Valley Motors, Colne Tyre Centre, Mr Chips, Newtown Nursery, Create Studios, Tesco and Regal Engineering for agreeing to be drop-off points for the scores of donations.

Vantage Toyota of Colne provided a car free of charge to help with the collection of all the eggs.

To make a donation to help Thomas’ family and support the work of Ronald McDonald House visit www.gofundme.com/n1tifw