Ipswich: Brooke’s Wish to Walk is a step closer after successful golf day

DOZENS of eagle-eyed golfers stepped out on to the fairways for a charity day in aid of Brooke’s Wish To Walk appeal.

Eleven teams took on the challenge to tackle the 18 hole course at Ufford Park near Woodbridge, helping to raise just under �3,000 for the worthy cause.

Brooke Lawrance was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was a baby and has been confined to a wheelchair ever since.

Her devoted parents, Sarah and Peter Lawrance, of Morland Road, Ipswich, set up a �70,000 fundraising mission to pay for a life-changing operation which will enable their daughter to take her first steps.

The family has raised more than �31,000 so far after donations from friends, family as well as strangers. The pioneering selective dorsal rhizotomy operation, which is likely to take around six hours will be undertaken at St Louis Children’s Hospital in Missouri, America. It involves nerves in the lower spine being cut and extensive physiotherapy afterwards.

n Visit www.justgiving.com/brookeswishtowalk to help make Brooke’s dream come true.

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