Barrowford mum’s thank you to Foulridge nursery

Five-year-old Finley Mattison is pictured at Lakeview Nursery raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis.
Five-year-old Finley Mattison is pictured at Lakeview Nursery raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Kind-hearted staff at a Foulridge nursery have been praised by a Barrowford mum – whose little boy was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at just three months old.

Lakeview Children’s Nursery raised an incredible £1,010.50 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust at a fun-filled coffee and cake morning.

They decided to hold the event, which included a bouncy castle and face painting, after being inspired by the story of little Thomas Taylor .

Thomas, who is now 22 months old, has to take medication every day, including permanent antibiotics, and has frequent physiotherapy to help keep his chest clear.

His mum Louise (28) said: “Thomas was born on Christmas Day, 2011 and on Boxing Day was rushed to royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to have an emergency operation on his bowel.

“He was very poorly for his first few months of life and stayed in Manchester Hospital until April, 2012.

“After his diagnosis of cystic fibrosis at age three months we had a lot of information to take in and things to learn.

“At first it seemed like a lot to take in but with time we have a good routine and it just becomes part of your daily life.”

Having done some fund-raising herself, by hosting a charity jamboree and running the Manchester 10K, Louise is delighted that Thomas’s nursery have also been raising money for the charity.

She said: “The Cystic Fibrosis Trust work hard to drive up standards of clinic care and invest in cutting edge research to develop treatments that limit the impact of cystic fibrosis and ultimately they are working to find a cure.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to the Lakeview staff for organising and holding the event. They all worked so hard and put in so much effort and it was a great success. We had a wonderful day and are so grateful to them as the cause means so much to us.”

And nursery owner Tracey Smith, who said that around 130 people attended the event, added: “We wanted to choose a charity close to our hearts.

“Thomas’s mum is just

over the moon with the amount of money that has been raised.”