Thanks to incredible support from the Village we have now raised over £40,000 to help Connie in her endeavour to walk. This takes us into the second year of physiotherapy that she will require following surgery – an amazing achievement for Lympstone.

The money had to be in place before the team at Frenchay would assess her. Connie has now had her full assessment, and we should hear in the next couple of weeks whether she will be put forward for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy or not. If she is not recommended for this, then the team at Frenchay will suggest other surgical routes that will improve her mobility and opportunities. The money is now being held for Connie by the charity, and is administered by them to support her interests.

I am quite certain that if Connie lived anywhere else, we would not have been able to achieve such an incredible amount of support and warmth for her. I would like to thank everyone that has supported us, from wishing us well, to donating to the auction, to conducting their own fundraising, to doing the sponsored Walk for Connie. It has been an overwhelming experience for us. Thank you.

Lucy McCance