Bollywood charity event aims to make young Manchester girl’s dreams of walking unaided come true

By Dean Wilkins

A Bollywood and Bhangra fundraising event is being held to help raise £50,000 to make a young Manchester girl’s dream of walking unaided for the first time come true.

Shuhaney Lad, Dukinfield, suffers from spastic diplegic cerebral palsy – an illness that causes severe pain making it impossible to walk – and has spent her eight years unable to do what most people take for granted.

But her family and friends are uniting with Caudwell Children to try and help raise the money needed to travel to the US and have a life-changing operation.

Shuhaney’s mum Jayaben Lad said: “We are really looking forward to the event and appreciate all the hard work our friends have put into organising this.

“If we can raise the money Shuhaney needs her life will be changed dramatically.”

The fun-filled event on October 6 will have auctions, dancing, raffles, music and – of course – food for all.

Shuhaney is hoping to travel to St Louis Children’s Hospital, Missouri, where she will have an operation to reduce the tightness in her muscles and making it easier to increase strength with therapy and exercise to eventually walk upright.

Trudi Beswick, chief executive of Caudwell Children, said: “We really believe in the difference the SDR treatment can make to a child’s life.”

Tickets for the event at The Alexander, Dean Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, are £10 for adults and £5 for children. To buy tickets call Nanda on 07786 330605.

Alternatively, you can support the Help Shuhaney Walk Appeal here.

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