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Lowestoft girl who suffered stroke aged 4 gets huge funding boost

PUBLISHED: 15:02 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:37 04 July 2018

Lily Dewbery outside the pub whicj donated £350. Picture: The Stroke Association.

Lily Dewbery outside the pub whicj donated £350. Picture: The Stroke Association.

The Stroke Association.

In May 2012, four-year-old Lily Dewbery woke up with a weakness down the left side of her body.

The little girl had suffered three mini-strokes in the week, and had suffered a major stroke.

Five years on, the Lowestoft youngster completed a Resolution Run for the Stroke Association at Catton Park.

And having seen her story in the Eastern Daily Press, a Suffolk pub wanted to give Lily’s chosen charity an extra boost by donating £350 to her cause.

Vix Maceachen, landlady at Limeburners pub in Offton said: “We’re over the moon to be supporting Lily and working with the Stroke Association. When we saw Lily’s story we were really moved and knew we had to do something to support such an incredibly brave girl.

“The Limeburner has the community at heart, and we wanted to do something to support local stroke survivors like Lily in their road to recovery. I want to take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful customers who spare some change each time they visit to support such a worthy cause.”

The Limeburners Pub donated the funds directly to the Stroke Association, inspired by Lily and her determination to complete the run.

George Burroughs, fundraising manager at the Stroke Association, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to the Limeburners pub for supporting the Stroke Association and sharing Lily’s incredible story.

“The money raised will go a long way in helping to support people who are living with the effects of stroke and their families and carers, as well as help to prevent people from having a stroke. We look forward to working with Limeburners to spread vital awareness of stroke.”

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