Dance success for little fighter

FANS of country and western music stepped out to the Latina Rumba and the Goodbye Walk to help send one little Ipswich girl on a dream holiday.More than £1,000 was raised for Cerebellar Ataxia sufferer Rebecca Budinger, featured in the Evening Star earlier this month, at a country and western night to send her on a dream trip to Disneyland in Europe.

By Jessica Nicholls

FANS of country and western music stepped out to the Latina Rumba and the Goodbye Walk to help send one little Ipswich girl on a dream holiday.

More than £1,000 was raised for Cerebellar Ataxia sufferer Rebecca Budinger, featured in the Evening Star earlier this month, at a country and western night to send her on a dream trip to Disneyland in Europe.

Two years ago, Rebecca, now eight, could not speak, sit up or walk because of the condition which affects the part of the brain that governs a persons balance.

Today, thanks to the amazing work of her adoptive parents Pat and Mick Budinger, the little girl loves nothing more than to get up on the dance floor at the regular country and western nights that the family go to.

Joyce Fisk, of the disbanding Gainsborough Labour Club's Country and Western Group, decided to put any left over cash from the club towards a deserving cause.

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Around 80 people turned up to the event at the Gainsborough Labour Club raising £1050.

Joyce, of Campbell Road, is now busy arranging another event for later this year as they are hoping to raise around £5,000 for Rebecca's holiday.

Thanking everyone involved, she said: "It was a really good night and we were really pleased."

It is hoped that another dance will be arranged for October.

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