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16 year-old Mosley Common girl captures the heart of a community
10:27am Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
BIRTHDAY girl Megan Bradshaw has sparked a whole community into action.
Megan, from Mosley Common, celebrated her 16th on Tuesday and well wishers from throughout the Leigh area are banding together to try to raise funds to purchase an electric wheelchair that would be a great mobility aid.
She attends Oakfield High School at Hindley Green and like her mum, Vivian, aged 48, she suffers from cerebral palsy.
Her father, Graham, aged 55, explained: “Because Megan does not need full time use of a wheelchair she isn’t entitled to an electric one but it would be a real help. When people heard that we were trying to raise the money to buy one for her amazingly so many people have offered to help.”
Fundraising events have been arranged at Lindale Hall and by the Cafe 55 community group at Boothstown.
In Tyldesley Special Creations ladies wear and gift shop in Elliott Street have organised a fashion show which be held at the 180 Dance Club in Tyldesley from 6.30pm until 9pm on Sunday, November 10. Dance Club members will be among the models.
Mr Bradshaw, who is Megan’s full-time carer and looks after his wife, Vivian, when Megan is at school, explained that LLG Wheelchairs had kindly offered a significant discount on a suitable electrical appliance for Megan and Green Lane Chippy in Holden Road, Leigh have already made a donation towards its purchase.
On Tuesday Megan and her mum and dad enjoyed a birthday meal at the chip shop restaurant where Megan was enjoyed her favourite scampi and chips and sliced her birthday cake.
Chip shop partner Paul Georgiou told the Journal: “Megan is a lovely girl. The whole family are regular customers and great people. I wish them all the best.”
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