Palace Party for Scarlett fund-raiser, Two Brewers pub, Jun 8

Following the success of last year’s World Cup Party for Scarlett, there will be a Palace Party for Scarlett at the Two Brewers pub, Gloucester Road, on June 8.

Scarlett Hewitt: charity appeal to help to pay her treatment costs

Proceeds will go towards the treatment costs for Scarlett Hewitt.

Hewitt is a young Croydon girl and Crystal Palace fan who suffers from cerebral palsy. After an SDR operation in America, she is now on an intensive rehabilitation programme. Selective dorsal rhizotomy, or SDR, surgery treats muscle spasticity caused by abnormal communication among the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.

Ultimately the success of the operations depend upon whether or not Hewitt continues physiotherapy treatment and hydrotherapy. These cost £100 per session; physiotherapy courses in Wales vary from £400 to £1000 per course.

None of Hewitt’s rehabilitation is funded by the NHS, so it leaves the family relying on fund-raising from their supporters.

“Scarlett having regular care is the difference between her being able to walk or being dependent on her wheelchair,” one of the organisers of the June 8 fundraiser told Inside Croydon.

“Scarlett’s parents are massively grateful to everyone who has supported their little girl.”

All funds raised at the Two Brewers will go towards Hewitt’s long-term rehabilitation, with the aim of strengthening her muscles and one day enabling her to walk independently and on to the pitch at Selhurst Park.

The day will begin at 2pm, and run until 5pm. There will be a bar-b-que and face painting, and the Crystal Palace v Everton Zenith Data Cup final from 1991 will be shown. There will be a raffle during the day and an auction after the game.

All welcome. “It would be wonderful to see as many people there as possible supporting this brave young girl and great local cause,” the organiser said.

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