On Saturday 21st July Angie Williams (top) had her head shaved, and Hollie Thomas had hers cut short. This was done in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Holiday Fund, which gives families the much needed funding towards a holiday. Any money raised goes direct to families.

Angie has done a lot of charity work, but found most of the money pays wages with only a small amount going to research. However, this charity is different and because her daughter Hollie has Cystic Fibrosis, and has received support from them in the past, they decided to help other families in desperate need of a break from hospital life.

I would like to thank Syd and Paul Howarth, they are a true inspiration in what they do in life and for supporting us with charity work; also thanks to Natalie, owner of Heads Up Hair Salon for holding the event at no cost, along with Rosa and Laura who cut our hair.

Hollie had a rough start in life, she is our little miracle, against all the odds, she is a fighter, never complains, even though we know she’s in pain or unwell, she just plods on.

Hollie is now 13 and more knowledgeable about Cystic Fibrosis but she still asks questions that are hard to answer, Cystic Fibrosis is life threatening and sometimes people don’t realise the seriousness of the condition.

Doing this fundraising will hopefully make more people aware; you can’t see Cystic Fibrosis, it’s what’s inside these people, who don’t have life easy because it also affects family life. So Cystic Fibrosis Holiday Fund means so much to us, helping families have break from the norm.

Taking time to think about others doesn’t take much and if you would like to help, please contact Newton News (Paul), he will contact Angie.

Hollie will be sending videos to Laurie Howard Cystic Fibrosis Holiday Fund every month, as a day in the life of Cystic Fibrosis. She is doing excellent in school, exceeding in everything, she had her first holiday without her parents when she went on a trip with Woodham Academy to France. Mrs Skaife looked after Hollie and the family were very impressed, in fact she loved it.

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