Raising funds at the show for Jenson

Tuesday 13th August 2013 10:00 pm

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A COUPLE from Sheepwash who used Glastonbury Festival to promote their fundraising plight were at Okehampton Show raising funds for their cause.

Buster and Anna Jones were at the event with their caravan and Volkswagen Golf Mk1 raising money for their grandson Jenson Tucker. Visitors to the show could sign their names on the caravan and Golf in exchange for a donation to the fund for Jenson. Their efforts raised £709.51.

Jenson, aged two, was diagnosed with spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy, at six months old. Shortly after he turned one year old he was also diagnosed with epilepsy.

The couple are aiming to raise £65,000 so Jenson can travel to America and have a selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) operation. The procedure aims to reduce spasms caused by Jenson's condition. The money will also be put toward physiotherapy and special equipment to help get him on his feet following the operation.

The couple went to the Glastonbury Festival in June. Their Devon flag, with Sheepwash emblazoned on it, and a flag promoting the fundraising for Jenson, was prominent throughout BBC coverage of the festival.

To find out more about fundraising efforts for Jenson visit http://www.justgiving.com/Jensonspage">www.justgiving.com/Jensonspage

If you would like to donate, visit the Justgiving page, or text JENS61 followed by either £1, £5 or £10 to 70070.

l Buster and Anna Jones are pictured above with their caravan.

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