Inspired urges people to dig deep for bubbly Aash to live pain-free

Tattenhall Cricket Club is aiming to raise £500 at the Junior Cricket Festival on 24 July, which Inspired Villages has promised to match-fund to help improve the quality of life for a local boy with an infectious smile.

Five-year-old Aash-Jai Evans, from Shocklach has diplegic cerebral palsy and needs a life-changing operation so he can live pain-free and walk unaided.

Funding for the risky and complex Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) operation was cut in March this year so the family now need to find £21,000 to cover the surgery cost at Alder Hey. The family has already raised the £20,000 needed to fund the essential pre-op physio, aftercare, post-op physio and equipment.

Despite the pain he encounters every day, mum Shaileena describes Aash as a happy, smiley and loving boy who loves to swim unaided, play tag and even football – often on his knees – with his friends.

Aash’s 12-year-old big brother Ethan (pictured front with the Inspired team) plays for Tattenhall’s U13 team and is proudly helping to umpire at the festival.

Visitors can contribute to the Aash-Jai Quality of Life Fund by buying wristbands, food and drink and by entering the raffle at the festival.

To get involved in other fund raising initiatives or to donate, email Shaileena on [email protected] or visit the Just Giving page.

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