Two brave little girls who are both overcoming disabilities have joined forces to raise money for others.
Poppleton Ousebank Primary School pupils, seven-year-old Poppy Wadsworth and nine-year-old Georgina Thompson, are combining forces to host the Crystal Ball this coming weekend.
The event has been organised by their families and well-wishers to raise funds and raise awareness of their disabilities.
Poppy has a complex condition called cloaca, and has had operations to untangle her bowel and help with other medical problems. She is fundraising for Children with Hirschsprung’s and Rectal Malformations (CHARMS).
Fellow pupil and Poppleton resident Georgina was born with congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV), which resulted in the damaging of her optic nerve and led to a stroke.
Georgina is epileptic and suffered brain damage, meaning she is unable to use her left arm and leg. Her family have set up The Georgina Grace Trust, which has so far raised about £15,000 which has included funded equipment for York Hospital’s physiotherapy department.