STEPHEN Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, showed his support for the Stanford and Corringham Carnival Association when he attended their spring dance and presentation evening last weekend.
The Association hold a number of events throughout the year to raise money for some extremely worthy local causes – this year’s beneficiaries are Holiday Homes for the Handicapped, First Responders and ‘Blu’s nu-shoes’.
Blu’s nu-shoes is a fundraising campaign for four year old Blu from Chadwell St Mary. Blu suffers from cerebral palsy and his parents Laura and Damien had been fundraising for him to have the pioneering Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy operation which will ease his mobility problems, this has now been approved and so all funds raised will go towards physiotherapy and equipment.
Mr Metcalfe commented: “It was a real privilege to attend the Stanford and Corringham Carnival Association spring dance and to present cheques to some fantastic local charities.”
“It was a great occasion and I would like to offer my sincere thanks to the Association for their ongoing fundraising efforts. The money raised makes a real difference to the local community and will bring Blu one step closer to his life changing operation.”
“I look forward to the main Carnival this summer and will continue to support the Association however I can.”
If you would like to donate ‘Blu’s nu-shoes’ please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/blus-nushoes .