Martha McCarthy

Martha McCarthy

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Lilly Walk of Hope and Cake Sale for Martha

The staff at Lilly have completed a Walk of Hope for Martha and have raised a fantastic £511.27 for her fund.

Martha attending the Walk of Hope with Mummy
Martha attended the event and was pleased to meet so many of the staff at Lilly who had given up their lunch hour to take part in the Walk of Hope in support of her fundraising for intenstive physiotherapy at the Footsteps Centre in Oxford.

Earlier in the year the staff at Lilly held a cake sale for Martha that raised £227.50 - an amazing amount.

Thank you to all the staff at Lilly for such generous support.

Martha Attends her First Footsteps Session of the Year

Martha attended her first three week course of daily intensive physiotherapy at the Footsteps Centre in Oxford this year.

Martha in the "Spider" at the Footsteps Centre
During the daily sessions the physiotherapist worked on Martha's balance and core strength - two things that will help Martha when she starts to take independent steps.

Although Martha was very tired at the end of the three week session, we have noticed that Martha is more alert, has better posture and is able to maintain a standing position for longer and with less support.

Martha is due to attend the next three week block of intensive physiotherapy during the summer holidays.

Thank you to everyone who has supported Martha to make this possible.

St Francis Bake Off

St Francis School in Ascot held a Bake Off on 15th March in aid of Martha and the fundraising to send her to the Footsteps Centre in Oxford for intensive physiotherapy.

The Bake Off raised a fantastic £393.80 that will go a long way to paying for Martha to attend this specialist therapy which makes such a difference to her development. Well done and thank you to all involved.

St Francis Joggers Run for Martha

Many thanks to the St Francis Joggers who took part in the Reading Half Marathon and Fun Run (44 fun runners and 11 half marathon runners) on Sunday 17th March.
Although the weather wasn't great the team pulled together to raise money for Martha's physiotherapy sessions at the Footsteps Centre in Oxford.

Class R Mums Walk for Martha

A big thank you to all the Mums from Class R at St Francis who walked from Ascot to Windsor (in the pouring rain) to raise an amazing amount of money for Martha. Also a big thank you to all those who supported them from St Francis school and church.
Class R Mums who walked in support of Martha
The total amount raised from the Class R sponsored Walk was £1272 - a fantastic amount that will go towards Martha's intensive physiotherapy.