hotel raises £635 towards Brailler for young Olivia
Burnham-On-Sea hotel's fundraising music night has raised hundreds
of pounds to help buy a Braille reader for a five year-old local
girl who is registered blind.
Royal Clarence Hotel on the town's seafront held a successful
Karaoke and Pop Quiz Night on Saturday March 21st in aid of the
group Olivias Lights.
Paul Chatwin, from the hotel, said: "The final amount raised
for Olivias Lights was a staggering £635.49. Well done to
everyone who purchased raffle tickets, joined in the music quiz,
paid to sing, donated wages on the night and just made that special
effort to help towards the urgently-needed Smart Brailler for
mum, Emma-Louise Hearle, had said: "Olivia is my five year-old
beautiful daughter who is registered blind. She has not had a
full diagnosis as of yet but had a mild form of a condition called
joubert syndrome which affects her motability and balance, but
most of all affects her vision."
top of this, during summer 2014 she developed a type of glaucoma
in her left eye which took away the little vision she had in that
Olivia is at school she has begun to learn Braille. Braillers
are unfortunately very costly and are quite bulky so the one she
has from Vision Support in our local area has to stay there."
would love for her to have one at home for the future that myself
and her seven year-old brother can learn with her. When
we have reached the goal of being able to get a Brailler, I'm
aiming to be able to install a sensory room in our local area
for families to use."