Festive News 2017 2017 - Page 12

PAGE 12 • FESTIVE NEWS • DECEMBER 2017 Signature Interiors Visit our Extensive Showroom for your Christmas Gifts Lampe Berger Purifying Lamps Clocks, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Flooring, Woodburners, Paint… and much more. 171 Widemarsh Street, Hereford. HR4 9HE 01432 266255 info@signatureinteriors.uk.com HEREFORD BUTCHERS Locally sourced, high quality meat ● ● ● ● ● BRAVE FINDLEY LEARNS TO COPE WITHOUT HANDS AND FEET After going through the trauma of seeing their two year old son Finley lose his hands and his feet the Amos family were badly in need of a holiday to help recover from the stress of the life changing operation. When Hereford Lions Club heard of their plight they quickly arranged a seaside holiday in an hotel in New Quay which has one of the best beaches in Cornwall. Despite his handicap Findley, who will be three in February enjoyed playing on the beach with his brother Brandon, 10, dad Matt and mum Sarah. He also has a 16 year old brother Jack. The family enjoyed visits to the aquatic centre and the famous Eden Project. A victim of septicaemia and meningitis, Findley’s life was at stake and doctors in Birmingham had to amputate his fingers and thumbs and his feet in June. Back home in Hereford after the week long holiday in September Matt said “Being told by doctors that Findley’s life depended on the amputations was a terrible blow, but he is a brave little boy and coping well. The gift of a holiday from the Lions Club helped us overcome some of the trauma we have gone through over the last few months.” The latest bit of good news is that Findley has now had prosthetic feet fitted to help him walk but will have to wait until he is older for replacement hands. Matt has given up work to care for him. Friends have started a fund raising campaign to help support Findley and his family as he grows up. Lots of events have already been organised, including a team carrying a ‘patient’ on a stretcher up Pen y Fan in the Black Mountains and down again. If readers want to help go Findley and Brandon have fun on the beach. to:www.justgiving.com/crowfunding/FindleysFighting Fund. DOUBLE GOLD WINNER WINS BURSARY Keira Jackson was just seven when a failed liver threatened her life and she was put on the urgent transplant list. Thankfully, a matching donor organ was found and she underwent a successful eight hour operation in Birmingham. Christmas meat orders now being taken Delicious Sausages – lots of flavours Freezer Packs & Ready Made Meals Hot Rolls & Cooked Meats Hog Roasts Telephone (01432) 272357 44-45 Bewell St, Hereford HR4 0BA Keira with her Gold Medals Now, seven years later Keira is doing her bit to show that after a transplant you can live a full and active life and at the same time she is an ambassador for the transplant team at Birmingham Children’s Hospital encouraging more people to join the life- saving transplant donors register. The Leominster teenager returned from the World Transplant Games in Spain earlier this year with two Gold medals, winning the badminton singles and doubles just over a year after taking up the sport. At the UK games this summer she won more golds and Keira hopes to repeat her Gold success at the next World games in Newcastle 2019. Hereford Lions Club award an annual £500 bursary to a young person seeking to achieve a personal goal and after hearing how brave Keira not only overcame her liver crisis, but is now using her sporting golden champion status to ‘win’ extra transplant donors to save more lives, Lions decided she was the perfect winner of the 2017 bursary. She is a pupil at the Mortimer Academy and trains at Leominster Badminton Club. Her proud dad, Mark said: “We couldn’t be more proud of her.” l To nominate someone for the 2018 Lions Bursary send details to Simon Swancott, 16 Moor Park Road, Hereford HR4 0RR. " ! %# % ''' # ! # "# "# $% # "# " & HEREFORD’S LEADING ELECTRICAL WHOLESALER SUPPLIERS OF INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Industrial, Commercial and Contracting Equipment. HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS G FREE DELIVERY G COMPETITIVE PRICES U n i t 2 , G r a n d s t a n d B u s i n e s s C e n t r e , F a r a d a y R o a d , H e r e f o r d . T E L : 0 1 4 3 2 3 5 2 6 3 3 G w w w . e d