More support for brave Callum

Epilepsy Outlook operations manager Jacqui Gettings pictured with Callum and parents Zoe and Luke.
Epilepsy Outlook operations manager Jacqui Gettings pictured with Callum and parents Zoe and Luke.
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MAIL readers show no signs of easing up in their support for a brave little boy.

Money has continued to pour in for Callum Smith, the 22-month-old boy Hartlepool boy who became the town’s little hero when we launched our Callum’s Dream appeal.

Two weeks ago, we told how the appeal total had topped £7,000 - way more than the £5,000 needed to install a sensory room filled with lights, projectors and fibre optics to change Callum’s life for the better.

Now, it stands at £7,595 with more funds still to come.

We launched the Callum’s Dream appeal, in association with Hartlepool charity Epilepsy Outlook. The charity’s operations manager Jacqui Gettings said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to help Callum and his family. The management committee of Epilepsy Outlook are over the moon with the response.”

Fundraisers have held all sorts of events to support Callum who has epilepsy and numerous other conditions. Every branch of McDonald’s in Hartlepool is holding three consecutive days of fundays from today. Staff were donning fancy dress, doing car washes and holding raffles to back the cause.

Also still to come is a Victorian tea planned at the Cook’s Corner Cafe, in Church Square, Hartlepool from 3pm to 6pm on Sunday, September 1. Admission is £3.