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Monday, September 01, 2008

I'm overwhelmed, says Archie's mum

THE MOTHER of a young boy who had to have both his legs amputated after being struck down by meningitis today said she was overwhelmed by the support the family had received from well-wishers.

Thousands of pounds have been raised to help care for Archie Barton, two-and-a-half, who had to have his legs, parts of his fingers, the tip of his nose and some of one ear removed.

Mum Nicky Barton said: "The fundraising has been brilliant. It's amazing what everyone has done for us. I don't know how to describe how the family feels about it all, to be honest."

The latest money-spinning stunt is at the Seymour Arms in Greenbank tomorrow, which is holding a 24-hour pool and darts marathon. (full article...)

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