Girl group release CD to help boost funds for twins

The FGH Security team at their awards evening, which raised �3,600 for the Twins Appeal.
The FGH Security team at their awards evening, which raised �3,600 for the Twins Appeal.

A local girl group has released a CD to help boost funds for disabled Lancaster twins Katie and Emma Sutcliffe.

The twins suffer from spastic diplegic cerebral palsy and need wheelchairs to get about.

They are aiming to raise £85,000 to pay for pioneering treatment in America which could see the girls walk unaided for the first time.

The appeal has so far raised £74,000.

And Dalton, who have helped fundraise for the Twins Appeal previously, have recorded a 12-track CD to support the 16-year-olds in their quest.

A preview of the CD can be viewed on You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx9_61hT-0A.

CDs cost £5 each or five for £20, and £2 from each CD sold goes to the appeal.

They will be on sale at future Twins Appeal fundraisers, through the Twins Appeal Facebook page or from Dalton (e-mail daltongirlgroup@gmail.com).

Caroline said: “Dalton have worked really hard to support our appeal by performing at previous events, and have also donated £240 to us from sales of their fabulous CD. They are super-talented girls and the CD is a bargain at £5, and we want to thank them very much for their continued support.”

Katie and Emma celebrated their 16th birthdays on Saturday with a trip to the Trafford Centre with some friends, where they went shopping before going to TGI Fridays and then to see Les Miserables.

The following day, a family party was held at home for the girls, with their grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends all joining in to help celebrate the occasion.

Caroline said: “It was a lovely afternoon and the girls were very spoilt and had a lovely time.”

Meanwhile, money has been pouring in from various generous outlets.

FGH Security will be donating funds raised at their 10th anniversary party and staff awards night on Saturday. They hope to have raised around £3,600.

The appeal has also received £500 from Our Lady’s Catholic College from a dance show they held at the end of last year.

Katie and Emma’s Uncle Luke recently donated more than £800 which he raised from doing a skydive for the appeal.

And Yasmine Currah and Katie Prendeville, who did a skydive back in October, visited the Sutcliffes last week to donate their sponsorship money of more than £600.

Caroline said: “They are such lovely girls and we are so grateful to them.”