A Luton girl in need of life-changing surgery will be given a hand by the town’s firemen this weekend as they hold a charity car wash.
Ganaya Parmar, 5, was born at 32 weeks and had to have three major operations in her first year, before she was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
The five-year-old uses a walker but it unable to stand or walk independently– though a selective dorsal rhizotomy operation will reduce the spasticity in her legs and allow her muscles to strengthen.
The life-changing operation comes at a £30k price tag.
To help meet the costs Beds Fire and Rescue has agreed to split funds from two upcoming fundraisers with Ganaya and the Fire Fighters Charity.
Station commander Martin Statham said: “We hope that the public will support the event and two very worthy causes – as well as getting their car sparkling clean in the process!”
The car wash will take place at Luton Fire Station, Studley Road on Sunday between 11am and3pm. Proceeds from an open day, to be held at the station on July 20, will also be donated to Ganaya and the Fire Fighters Charity.