Blind teenager inspires village fundraising

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A YOUNG girl who was left blind after a car accident has inspired a fundraising event in her home village.

Kelly Green, of Eckington, was hurt by an airbag in the incident just days before her 16th birthday last October and is undergoing treatment.

Now Kelly’s Fund aims to raise money for her family to buy new equipment, including a laptop and software programmes which help blind people to access computers.

But the expensive equipment can cost up to £12,000 to purchase.

A family fun day will be held at The Rose and Crown in Eckington on Sunday, June 24.

Jackie Foster, a family friend who is organising the event, said: “This equipment will be life changing for Kelly, it would help her so much.”

The fun day includes live bands, a free bouncy castle, a disco, raffle and auction, face painting and food.

Organisers are appealing for donations and for people take part in the event. Prizes donated by residents or businesses are also needed for the auction.

Sheffield United, Wednesday and Steelers have already given tickets.

For more details, or to help in any way, call into the pub or contact Jackie Foster on 07928069258.