Donations and prizes needed for charity fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Petals

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The mother of baby Walter Olney - who is urging the Prime Minster for new lifesaving medication for Cystic Fibrosis – is holding a fundraising campaign.

Leanne Olney, 36, from Manea, is seeking raffle prizes and donations for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and baby loss charity Petals.

It comes as friends and family of a baby Walter wrote heartfelt letters to Theresa May campaigning for access to the life-prolonging drug Orkambi.

Her son, four-month-old Walter, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at only 13 days old.

It was announced earlier this week that demonstrations are set to be held around the UK on June 22 – following on from NHS England’s meeting with pharmaceutical company Vertex.


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Leanne is undertaking the fundraiser with friend Kym Field, whose first baby Alfie died unexpectedly shortly after birth in December 2015.

Since then, Kym has fundraised for Cambridgeshire based charity Petals.

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They helped enormously following the sad loss of her son.

Petals provide specialist bereavement counselling to those suffering trauma or loss surrounding pregnancy or birth.

Anyone who would like to help with donations should contact Leanne at: leannerallen1980@gmail.com

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