Lancaster gym raises hundreds for Lottie’s wheelchair

The Fitness Formation team bootcamp for Lottie Kirkbride.
The Fitness Formation team bootcamp for Lottie Kirkbride.

Despite severe wind and rain Lancaster gym members came together to help raise funds for a little girl’s wheelchair.

The team at Fitness Formation has raised £300 to help Lottie Kirkbride get the wheelchair she so desperately needs.

Anna and Chris Kirkbride with 5 year old Lottie and 7 year old Mani.

Anna and Chris Kirkbride with 5 year old Lottie and 7 year old Mani.

Already the Kirkbride family has raised approximately £2,000 for a wheelchair to suit their daughter’s age and size.

The cost of the buggy for Lottie is £1,800 and the family will use the additional funds for seat pads and accessories.

More than twenty members squatted through the wet weather on the artificial pitches at the University of Cumbria on Saturday, December, 20.

Lottie herself turned up to support the team and her mum, Anna Kirkbride, who is also a member at Fitness Formation, on North Road, Lancaster.

The Fitness Formation bootcamp for Lottie Kirkbride.

The Fitness Formation bootcamp for Lottie Kirkbride.

The five-year-old has a rare disorder which affects only 500 children worldwide. Known as Isodicentric 15, which is a duplication of the 15th chromosome. This causes her to have various difficulties and disabilities including global development delay, learning difficulties, severe speech and language difficulties and mobility issues.

Anna Kirkbride said: “We were really pleased with Saturdays turn out and everyone worked really hard, the weather was very cold and wet yet we had a really good laugh and enjoyed the good atmosphere as everyone made it really special.

“We feel extremely lucky to have the support from so many people who want to help Lottie get her buggy.

“It really will make a difference to us being able to take Lottie out.”

Daniel Donohue, manager at Fitness Formation, said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone who attended, and all those that donated, and we extend our sincerest gratitude to everyone who raised money, which means the family can now buy the wheelchair they wanted.”