Ruby’s Cake and Tombola Stall outside the Town Hall did a roaring trade today as local people supported the campaign to obtain this popular little girl a special wheelchair. An excellent £277 was raised – a superb tribute to the generosity of Whitchurch.

With cakes, a tombola, a lucky dip and a raffle, the stall remained busy, selling out most of its tasty treats in the aim to reach the £3000 required. Many prizes had been donated by local businesses as well as individuals who have been touched by this campaign. Raffle tickets are still available at Dowlings and H’s Coffee Shop.
Sal, Ruby’s Mum, said how she has been amazed at the community spirit she has found in Whitchurch since she had moved here.

Ruby's mum Sal Lavender and Angela Piggott selling the tasty cakes! (click to enlarge)

Special Wheelchair…
Ruby, age 4, who suffers from Hip Dysplasia is undergoing her operation on 30th March. Following this she will need to be in a cast for around two months and will be requiring a special reclining wheelchair. After its use by Ruby, the chair will then be donated to the Red Cross to help other children with the same condition.
Lots of further fund-raising activities are planned – look out for them both here and around town.

Best wishes
The town website’s team joins all residents in sending its best wishes to Sal, her family, and her helpers in raising the much needed funds, and of course a very special wish to Ruby for a full recovery after her operation.
Official town website
And to end this report, some of the lovely fresh cream cakes were being consumed as this article was written! Perhaps the next stall can sell exercise regimes!


Anyone who would like to help Ruby’s cause can contact her parents HERE.
The email goes direct to Ruby’s parents.