An appeal to raise £20,000 for Holly House Specialist Child Development Centre in Accrington is nearing the final hurdle.
The Finley’s Friends campaign was set up in 2012 to help raise the cash for Holly House therapy centre for disabled children.
The Observer’s Finley’s Friends Appeal is aiming to raise £20,000 to buy specialist computer equipment that will help youngsters at the centre, based at the Acorn Health Centre on Blackburn Road, with their learning and development.
The total currently stands at £19,467.53 and we are calling on our readers for one last push to hit that final target.
Finley Rosbotham, from Pearl Court in Accrington, was born with part of his brain missing and was paralysed down his left side, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was six months old.
His mum Kelly said her little boy is an inspiration
She said: “It is great to see the campaign doing so well. Finley is an inspiration and it is wonderful to see how he has inspired people.
“He is a credit to us.”
Kelly said that five-year-old Finley still visits Holly House for occupational therapy.
She added: “Holly House has always been there for us and is always going to be there for us.”
People across Accrington and beyond have got behind the appeal to raise funds for Holly House, with little Finley as the face of the campaign.
Angela Preston, a specialist nursery nurse at Holly House, said the equipment will make a difference to the children who use the service.
She said: “We want to use the money to but a variety of ICT equipment including iPads and smartboard TVs that the children can use.
“We’re hoping to hit that final target before Christmas. All the children who come to Holly House would be able to use the equipment.
“It would help them to be more independent and make their learning experience more enjoyable, and improve their motor skills.”