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L-R: Adrian Axford, Gary Axford, Anne Axford, Katie Turner, Keith Woodcock, Kirsty Woodcock, Donna Woodcock and Kelly Murdoch

A year of fundraising for the Island’s Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus by one Island family has resulted in a total of £1,823 being presented to the charity.

Donna and Keith Woodcock and their daughters, Kelly, Kirsty and Katie have run tombolas, toy stalls and sold Advent book calendars in aid of the charity. In addition, they have helped raise the profile of the Association, putting at least 1 young family in touch with the support that they needed.

The Woodcock’s have been helped by generous donations of pre-owned toys and other items from islanders. Donna also raised £217 with a raffle at her local Slimming World Christmas lunch in December.

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The Association supports around 70 islanders in practical ways and all money raised stays on the Isle of Wight.

Anne Axford, Association Chairman said:

“The Woodcock family’s efforts really make a difference and the money will provide practical support that is much needed.

“We are approaching our 50th anniversary and a national campaign to fortify flour with folic acid needs to be promoted. It is proven to reduce neurological conditions in babies. We will be putting our efforts into supporting this campaign which is led by the national charity, SHINE.”

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