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Specsavers to host second pub quiz to raise funds for Morgan Walker

Posted on Thursday 28th May 2015 at 11:26 am by SH (Editor)

Hope for Morgan quiz, organised by Specsavers bradley Stoke.

A Bradley Stoke opticians recently pledged to support Hope for Morgan during 2015 and will continue its fundraising efforts on Friday 19th June with a pub quiz.

Specsavers, based in the Willow Brook Centre, is holding a charity quiz night at Little Stoke Social Club from 7.30pm. Teams of either four or six can enter for £3 per person with all money going to Hope for Morgan, a charity set up to support local boy, Morgan Walker, 11, who has cerebral palsy. Teams are asked to register before the event at the Bradley Stoke store or Little Stoke Social Club.

Ed Stanleigh, store director at Specsavers in Bradley Stoke, says:

“With the help of customers and passersby, we managed to raise a fantastic £253 from our first charity event for Morgan. It was also great that we could welcome Morgan and his family into the store to share their story.”

“The team has put in a lot of effort so far and we hope to continue our fundraising right through 2015, with some really fun events coming up later in the year. So if you fancy yourself as a bit of a quiz master, please come and show your support while doing your bit for a local cause.”

Hope for Morgan was set up by Morgan’s parents, Zoe and Darren Walker, to help raise money to fund his treatment, while raising awareness of his disease. Although there is no cure for Morgan, the money raised will provide him with an operation to improve his quality of life.

For more information or to make a donation, pop in to Specsavers, Unit MU4 The Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 8EF, call 01454 275 020 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/bradleystoke

See also: Hope for Morgan page on Facebook

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Opticians to host quiz in aid of Hope for Morgan

Posted on Tuesday 21st April 2015 at 12:06 pm by SH (Editor)

Morgan Walker.

A Bradley Stoke opticians recently pledged to support Hope for Morgan during 2015 and will continue its fundraising efforts this Friday (24th April) with a pub quiz.

Specsavers, based in the Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke, is holding a charity quiz night at Little Stoke Social Club from 7.30pm. Teams of either four or six can enter for £3 per person with all money going to Hope for Morgan, a charity set up to support local boy, Morgan Walker, 11, who has cerebral palsy. Teams are asked to register before the event at the Bradley Stoke store or Little Stoke Social Club.

Ed Stanleigh, store director at Specsavers in Bradley Stoke, said:

“With the help of customers and passersby, we managed to raise a fantastic £253 from our first charity event for Morgan. It was also great that we could welcome Morgan and his family into the store to share their story.”

“The team has put in a lot of effort so far and we hope to continue our fundraising right through 2015, with some really fun events coming up later in the year. So if you fancy yourself as a bit of a quiz master, please come and show your support this Friday while doing your bit for a local cause.”

Hope for Morgan.

Hope for Morgan was set up by his parents, Zoe and Darren Walker, to help raise money to fund his treatment, while raising awareness of his disease. Although there is no cure for Morgan, the money raised will provide him with an operation to improve his quality of life.

For more information or to make a donation, pop in to Specsavers, Unit MU4 The Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 8EF, call 01454 275 020 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/bradleystoke

See also: Hope for Morgan Facebook page

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Town rallies round to raise hope for Morgan

Posted on Tuesday 3rd February 2015 at 10:17 pm by Nikki Hallur

Morgan Walker (centre) with dad  Darren, sisters Anais & Emmie and mum Zoe.

Morgan Walker, an eleven-year-old who attends Wheatfield Primary School, has been through challenges few people can imagine. He was born eight weeks prematurely, after which he suffered twenty minutes of cardiac arrest and damage to parts of the brain which doctors felt would make him unable to walk or talk. Morgan has proved their predictions wrong as he started walking at 17 months and talking, as well as attending a mainstream school.

Morgan Walker.

Despite his effort and achievement, Morgan continues to deal with the effect of his cerebral palsy on a daily basis. He has to endure continuous pain, depend on 12 different medications and has already had 19 medical procedures during his young life

Having played football in the past, now walking is becoming more difficult for Morgan. Even sleeping and eating are risk factors as Morgan has to have an oxygen heart monitor whilst sleeping and suffers from reflux which affects his weight.

There is, however, possibility of a better life for Morgan Walker. Two operations performed in America have the potential to improve Morgan’s quality of life. These operations involve surgery on the spinal cord and are conducted by world-renowned specialists Dr TS Park and Dr M Dobbs. The funds required for these procedures have been calculated by Tree of Hope charity, and set at around £70,000. Morgan’s mum, Zoe, said she wanted to go through the charity because she wanted an impartial third party to handle the accounts, which also means that if the amount raised exceeds what is required, it will go towards helping other causes supported by Tree of Hope.

More: Lots of local fundraising events in the pipeline »

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