More fundraising is to be held to help Isle of Wight youngster Lottie Rann.
EFFORTS to help an 11-year-old Niton girl, left paralysed after contracting meningitis for a second time, have stepped up a gear.
The campaign to bring Lottie Rann home to the Island has touched the hearts of Islanders, who have made generous donations and rallied round to organise fundraisers for the youngster.
Events in the pipeline include a sponsored waxathon, which will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at LA Glamour, Shanklin, and a variety show at Godshill Village Hall on Sunday.
An eagerly anticipated Blue Light Fight Night — where police officers and firefighters will battle it out in the boxing ring — will be held at Cowes Yacht Haven later in the year and an online auction, with lots donated by Island businesses, will be held on Facebook in early April.
One of the organisers, Michaela White, said: "Islanders are great at coming together for a good cause and helping Lottie come back home is one close to everyone’s heart."
Lottie is currently living at Tadworth Court, a children’s rehabilitation unit in Surrey.
Her parents David, 45, and Christine Rann, 41, are trying to raise the money to fully adapt their home at Priory Walk, Niton, so she can return to the Island.
For further information about how to get involved or make a donation, and to view a full list of the events, visit the Lottie Rann Trust Facepook page.
To donate an item or service to the online auction, visit www.facebook.com/events/135227876647105/