Talent youngsters help support two brave Hartlepool children

Liv Unwin (left) and Jasmin Sanderson. Picture by FRANK REID
Liv Unwin (left) and Jasmin Sanderson. Picture by FRANK REID
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TALENTED youngsters took to the stage and raised vital cash to support two brave town children.

Dance and performing arts teacher Toni Parker-Harvey organised a fun-packed evening in support of Jasmine Sanderson and Liv Unwin.

Jasmine, six, suffers with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP), a condition which causes bones to grow over tendons, ligaments, joints and muscles around the body, restricting the youngster’s movements.

Three-year-old Liv has faced battles of her own after she was born three months prematurely and even stopped breathing five times in one night but remarkably survived.

Her family were also told she may never speak or hear but she had defied the odds of medics.

The families of both children have now been boosted after the fundraising evening at Owton Manor Social Club, in Wynyard Road, raised £1,200.

That cash will be split between supporting vital research into the rare condition Jasmine suffers with and the National Deaf Children’s Society.

Organiser Toni, 24, said: “It was a brilliant night. The kids were all absolutely fantastic and I was over the moon to raise as much as we did.”