Welcome to Five Stars Appeal Children's Charity
The Five Stars Appeal is a charity raising funds for children in the North West who suffer
with life changing and life threatening illnesses
The Five Stars aim to raise £10,000 for Nicholas Bamforth
Join us on 15th March at 5 Exchange Quay where up to 60 people will abseil to raise the £10,000 needed for Nicholas.
For information on how to sign up for this abseil event, go to
www.justgiving.com/fivestars-nicholas or call us today on 0161 798 8936.
To donate towards the £10,000 we aim to raise, please go to www.justgiving.com/fivestars-nicholasbamforth
My name is Nicholas and I am 9 years old. I have Cerebral Palsy. There is no cure for Cerebral Palsy! I have left sided Hemiplegia which means all the left side of my body is affected. My balance is not good. I trip over and fall over a lot and get tired very easily.
I even find it hard to carry my school bags. I need a wheelchair when I go to the park and on long trips out.
I wear special boots which are very heavy and uncomfortable especially when it is warm, and I wear a splint. The splint pulls my heel to the ground so I don’t walk on my toes but it sometimes hurts because my left foot is twisty. My leg aches and I don’t want to wear the splint anymore.
Normal activities like putting on my clothes, going up and down stairs and getting up from a sitting position are difficult for me.
As I grow the tightness becomes worse and makes everyday tasks more difficult.
Despite my daily challenges I am just a normal bubbly little boy with lots of friends, but with your help and support my future could be a lot brighter as I have been
given the chance of a life changing opportunity at The St Louis Children’s Hospital in the U.S.A to have an operation called SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) by a
wonderful surgeon called Dr T S Park. The hospital has an amazing success rate with 100% of patients permanently reducing plasticity.
The SDR operation will permanently remove all the tightness (spasticity) in my body and help me improve my walking, posture and gain flat feet so I should be able
to run, skip, jump, play football, ride a bike and scooter like all my friends do.
The operation, travel, accommodation and intensive after care will cost over £60,000 and the NHS will not help with any of the costs.
We hope with your support we will reach this target. Thank you!
To donate towards £10,000 we aim to raise, please go to www.justgiving.com/fivestars-nicholasbamforth
The Five Stars Appeal is a charity raising funds for children in the North West who suffer with life changing or life threatening illnesses. We help families raise funds to pay for medical treatment abroad as not all children can be treated in the UK for cancer related illnesses such as Neuroblastoma or conditions such as Cerebral Palsy.Treatment available in USA or Germany can cost anything from £50,000 to £500,000 per child. The parents and families of these brave little children do everything in their power to raise the funds themselves but it is difficult when also caring for your child who is ill as well as holding down a job and caring for the rest of the family. The Five Stars Appeal can help with financial contributions as well as advice on how to raise funds and even help some families set up their own charity to help others in need.
If you would like to help Five Stars Appeal make a difference to the lives of children in need of treatment, please contact us today on 0161 798 8936 and we will be happy to discuss how you can get involved. Thank you.