Raising Money for Surgery

Imogen Kelly, 4, has cerebral palsy and her family is trying to help her to have a surgery that would cut the damaged nerves in her spinal cord and allow her to walk. So far they have raised £6,000 of the £28,000 they need for the operation. Her mom, Sarah Rogers, launched Imogen’s Wish to make it happen.

Most recently, the Sunshine Day Nursery at Dene House Children’s Center where Imogen is a student, held an event. The fundraiser involved a raffle, a cake sale and more. Other events that the family has had include a battle of the bands, cake sales, coffee mornings and walks, bungee jumps in Imogen’s name and more.

As Sarah said, “All the community has pulled together and that many people have had bag packs and cake sales, the police come down to the sponsored walk, and it just shows how good Peterlee is. We’ve made lots of new friends too.”

Those interested can go to a Facebook page that Sarah has set up to see how the fundraising efforts are going. The page is at www.facebook.com/imogenswish.