Fundraisers put best feet forward to help Sorrel

Zoey Shaw with Sorrel Hutchins
Zoey Shaw with Sorrel Hutchins

A group of fundraisers are to put their best feet forward to help a three-year-old High Peak girl.

Sorrel Hutchins suffers from cerebral palsy spastic diplegia and every morning at New Mills Nursery School has to undergo specific exercises to help her muscle strength and flexibility.

She has a special wheelchair which helps her carry out all the normal activities that other nursery children do daily, including sports and playing outdoors, and the chair also helps to build up her muscle strength.

But the chair is only on loan for a few weeks and has to then be returned, and to buy the chair costs £1,800, money Sorrel’s family simply do not have.

Now Zoey Shaw, a sports coach who works with Sorrel every week, has roped in fellow Glossop Ladies football team players and other parents and staff from the nursery to take part in a sponsored walk from Glossop to New Mills on Saturday November 8 to raise money towards buying a chair for Sorell.

Zoey said: “Growing up myself with a disability I know some of the struggles Sorrel might go through in her lifetime.

“If this chair or other equipment keeps her included in everything her family and friends are doing then that’s more than worth it.”

The group will set off from the Bluebell Inn in Gamesley at 9.30am on November 8.

To sponsor them, call Zoey on 07591 364 784.