Fundraisers adopt holistic approach

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REFLEXOLOGY treatments have raised valuable funds for a Swineshead toddler who is almost completely blind.

Complementary therapist Steve Sitch offered half-an-hour sessions at Donington’s Molsom Optometrists, where he rents a room, in exchange for a minimum £5 donation to the Charlie Brookes Trust.

Charlie Brookes, three-and-a-half, has just six per cent sight, is severely light sensitive and registered blind.

Mr Sitch, 52, of HT Holistic Healthcare, reported a ‘full and busy’ day, raising £80 for Charlie.

This joined £97.76 collected at Molsom Optometrists, which has taken the Charlie Brookes Trust as its chosen charity.

Charlie’s mum Kelly Scrupps, 29, said: “It’s really kind and we’re really grateful.”

Donations to the trust have meant the family have been able to buy two LCD Acrobat CCTV Magnifiers (at £1,500 each) to help Charlie’s development.

These, Kelly said, has already brought about a more confident and talkative Charlie.

“It’s amazing, really,” she said, adding she hopes to make a special message of thanks in the coming weeks.

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