Walk for Louie’s new wet room

Louie Jenkins (4) starts the sponsored walk around Alkincoats Park in Colne. (S)
Louie Jenkins (4) starts the sponsored walk around Alkincoats Park in Colne. (S)

A sponsored walk around Alkincoats Park has raised vital cash for a Colne boy’s appeal fund.

The Little LAMB appeal, set up for four-year-old Louie Jenkins, has been boosted by the fund-raising event to take it to a total of £3,500.

The walk was held on Saturday in the Colne Park and saw 75 children complete it with parents.

Louie, who struggles tackling stairs with his prosthetic legs, had his legs and fingers removed after contracting meningitis as a baby. His mum Julie Jenkins is hoping a new wet room downstairs at their Chatham Street home to make life easier for the Barrowford Primary School pupil.

After a council grant, however, a further £10,000 is needed for the dream to become a reality.

But Julie is delighted with the appeal’s progress. She said: “It was a wonderful day with an excellent turn out with 75 children taking part.

“Fun was had by all, some running and some walking the route and all being awarded a Little LAMB Appeal medal and an amazing goodie bag provided by Birchall Catering.

“Sponsor money is still being collected but along with the Go Fund Me page, the total currently stands at an amazing £3,500. Thank you to everybody who took part and helped make it a special day.”