A big step forward for Coopa’s Wish to Walk

The Hunslet Club has got behind a charity appeal for local girl Coopa Ellis-Adams whose parents are trying to raise £34,000 to fund an operation to allow her to walk unaided.

Coopa was born prematurely and suffers from Cerebral Palsy. It mainly affects her legs and she has to use a walking frame. She has been offered an operation at LGI, but unfortunately it is not funded by the NHS.

The fundraising has been brilliantly supported and currently stands at £21,000. The family heard this week that the operation will go ahead on 16 March, but they are continuing to raise funds as post operation physiotherapy can last for years.

The fundraising day, on Saturday 25 February will kick off at 2pm with a match between Hunslet Club Parkside, fresh from their win against Hunslet RLFC, and Hunslet Old Boys Legends.

The Legends team will be made up mainly of the players from the original Open Age team of 1999 onwards.

During the game there will be bouncey castles for the kids, food and refreshments. A Super League Referee will be officiating the game.

After the game the fun will move indoors where there will be a presentation in the club followed by raffles, magicians, auctions, food and drink and a local live band: 0113.

Going into the night DJ Stan will keep everyone dancing until late.

For more information go to Coopa’s Wish to Walk on Facebook. To donate online go to the Just Giving page.