Raffle and clothes sale’s welcome boost to charity

A raffle and sale of clothes was held at Willingdon Community School in aid of the Headstart childrens charity. (L to R): Brett Boniface, Mandy Lloyd-Jones holding Lilia Boniface, Heidi Brown, Chris Tuppen holding Finlay Tuppen and Sue Tuppen. September 28th 2013 E40026P
A raffle and sale of clothes was held at Willingdon Community School in aid of the Headstart childrens charity. (L to R): Brett Boniface, Mandy Lloyd-Jones holding Lilia Boniface, Heidi Brown, Chris Tuppen holding Finlay Tuppen and Sue Tuppen. September 28th 2013 E40026P

The family of a baby with ‘flat head’ syndrome held a raffle and clothes sale in aid of charity.

Heidi Brown and her partner Chris Tuppen organised the event on Saturday (September 28) at Willingdon Community School.

Their young son Finlay was born with plagiocephaly after being in the breach position and was fitted with a helmet back in July thanks to a £900 boost from Headstart4babies.

The treatment cost a total of £2,000 andthe family, from the North Harbour, has been busy raising funds to give something back to charity and raise awareness of the condition. Money the charity receives can be used to fund grants for other families.

The recent fundraiser helped raise £353.61 for the charity and included dozens of raffle prizes up for grabs such as a Plum Harper voucher, JoJo Maman Bebe voucher, annual Tastecard membership and baby sling and people also had the chance to snap up baby and toddler clothes, shoes, accessories, toys and more on the day.

Heidi, 31, said since her son’s treatment the family had seen a great improvement and has thanked friends and family for their support.

To find out more about Finlay’s treatment visit: www.my-lit tle-head.blogspot.co.uk.