Staff scale peaks for Molly

Staff at Alpha Pet presenting a cheque to Molly Roots, and her mother Nicola.14LAOCT15e-1 PPP-141014-183031006
Staff at Alpha Pet presenting a cheque to Molly Roots, and her mother Nicola.14LAOCT15e-1 PPP-141014-183031006

LITTLE Molly is steps closer to a £50,000 operation that would change her life thanks to the efforts of a West Meads vets.

Staff at the Alphapet veterinary clinic have pulled on their walking boots to help fund an operation to help four-year-old Molly Roots, who has cerebral palsy, walk more easily.

The intrepid team took on the Three Peaks Challenge for Molly’s Wish and have so far raised £1,943.44.

Presenting Molly and her mum Nicola with the cheque last Monday they told her that wouldn’t be the last.

Nicola, who has worked at the vets on and off for ten years as a receptionist said she was blown away when her colleagues told her what they wanted to do.

“I couldn’t believe it at first when they told me what they wanted to do. It is a £50,000 operation so this will really help. I was blown away it will make a big difference.”

Because so many of the Alphapet staff wanted to help they had to split into three groups to undertake the challenge which saw them take on Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon.

The first group climbed on the final weekend in May and included Paul Irvine-Smith, Joanna Parker, Claire Bounds, Amy Harrington, Emma Luxford, Hannah Osgood and Karen Palmer.

The second lot were Richard Edwards, Nicky Bulbeck, Natalie Pink, Emma Nolan and Amie Van der Hut in July.

The final adventure took place in August and not content with his first time, Richard Edwards joined Laura Wingham.

Molly’s Wish, was set up around six months ago and so far about £10,500 has been collected.

Molly’s parents have found the Saint Louis children’s hospital in Missouri, USA, which performs selective dorsal rhizotomy.

The operation will relieve the spasticity in Molly’s legs, hopefully stopping her stiffness from worsening and steering her away from needing walking aids or a wheelchair.

More events are being planned for Molly, visit www.mollyswish.co.uk for more information.