A DISABLED girl and her sister are taking part in a fundraising event in London next Saturday (May 22).
Isabelle Everest, aged seven, and sister Amelia, of Asten Close, St Leonards, will be participating in the Bupa Westminster Mile in St James’s Park.
Isabelle, who has diplegia cerebral palsy, will be using her new self-propelling wheelchair and hopes to propel herself as much as she possibly can during the fundraiser, which is in aid of her and Amelia’s friend, Joshua Smith.
Joshua also has diplegia cerebral palsy and the two girls decided to raise money on his behalf to enable to continue to have specialist therapy at the Footsteps Centre in Oxford.
Isabelle and her sister will also be collecting much-needed funds for Hastings-based Charity for Kids, which recently raised more than £6,000 to pay towards Isabelle’s new wheelchair, and the Evelina Children’s Hospital where the youngster recently had metal plates inserted into both her knees.
Isabelle is no stranger to fundraising, as the youngster spends a lot of time collecting for charities and children with disabilities, as well as helping to raise awareness of the difficulties facing families of disabled children.
Isabelle and Amelia have set themselves a target of £500 for next Saturday’s event.
Anyone wishing to donate can do so via Paula Everest Justgiving.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.