Wisbech businesses organise fundraising raffle to help six-year-old get ‘bionic’ arm for Christmas

Two businesses in Wisbech have started fundraising to help a six-year-old get a ‘bionic’ arm for Chr

Two businesses in Wisbech have started fundraising to help a six-year-old get a ‘bionic’ arm for Christmas. Picture: ALAN EDMUNDS - Credit: Archant

Two businesses in Wisbech have joined forces with Wisbech Lions in fundraising to help a six-year-old girl get a ‘bionic’ arm for Christmas.

Two businesses in Wisbech have started fundraising to help a six-year-old get a ‘bionic’ arm for Chr

Two businesses in Wisbech have started fundraising to help a six-year-old get a ‘bionic’ arm for Christmas. Picture: ALAN EDMUNDS - Credit: Archant

Bygones Café and The Jolly Fryer both set up raffles in aid of Hope Weston.

Hope was born with no lower left arm and has asked Santa for a new 'bionic' arm and hand but her requests have gone unanswered.

The operation she requires cost about £15000, with on costs required of about another £5000.

This year, family friends Betty Cunningham and Carrie Haime got together and set up a funding page 'Christmas Wish for Hope'.


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It is the hope of Wisbech Lions Santa may have the opportunity to restore Hope's faith in him.

Each business offered meal prizes and customers were entered into the raffle for £1 in an envelope.

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More than 600 customers contributed - such is the generosity of local people and businesses.

Prizewinning envelopes were drawn on November 1.

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