The proud mum of a meningitis survivor has thanked Burnley super slimmers for raising awareness and money for her little fighter.
Julie Jenkins (31) set up the Little Lamb Appeal after her son Louie had to have his legs amputated below the knee in 2012. She has praised Slimming World members for joining in the fund-raising.
The groups, who meet at Turf Moor and St Cuthbert’s Community Hall weekly, took part in a six-week sponsored slim and Elaine Hargreaves also organised a healthy cake sale to help funds to £650.
Mrs Jenkins, of Colne, said: “It was fantastic, really overwhelming - we didn’t imagine they would raise such a fantastic amount. It is amazing to think people put in so much dedication to raise money for Louie. It is really nice people are still thinking of him.”
Slimming World co-ordinator Caroline Griffiths added: “Members who decided to take on the sponsored slim gave themselves a target, and asked family members and friends to sponsor them. All of them reached their targets, which is fantastic. This is a community event we do every year.”
Money raised will be put into Louie’s fund to help him in the coming years. Recently, the family have been going back and forth to hospital, as the youngster’s legs have not been growing as they should. Louie, a music lover and fan of outdoor activities, may face an operation.