eResponse fun day raises money for Rugby girl born without eyes

Mia with her mum Fran at the event
Mia with her mum Fran at the event

More than 3,000 people enjoyed a charity fun day and helped raise thousands of pounds as part of a Rugby company’s pledge to help a disabled child with vital alterations to her home.

eResponse Group, which is based in Valley Drive, has raised more than £9,000 towards a £55,000 target through its Mia Foundation – launched earlier this year to support eight-year-old Rugby girl, Mia Williams.

Mia Williams

Mia Williams

The family fun day in the grounds of Ragley Hall, Alcester, saw crowds flocking to see a mini circus, falconry display and performances from a local dance group. The day also featured a bouncy castle, inflatable slides and a host of arts and crafts stalls where local businesses showcased their products.

eResponse has committed itself to the ambitious target of raising £55,000 for Mia.

Mia, who lives in Warwickshire, was born without eyes and also has cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

She has to be carried upstairs by her parents.

A fun day was held to raise money for Mia's home improvements

A fun day was held to raise money for Mia's home improvements

But eResponse is raising funds to help her parents Dean and Fran to adapt their home.

Paul Alekna, managing director of eResponse Group, said: “Mia is an absolutely delightful little girl and had a fantastic day with her family and friends at the event.

“We had an amazing turnout with over 3,000 people helping raise a huge proportion towards our target. We have been holding various events already but we still have a long way to go before we reach our target and help Mia have the adaptations she needs to live her life to the fullest.

“On behalf of everyone here at eResponse I’d like to say a big thank you to all who came and made the day such a success.”

Lewis Hughes, Paul Alekna, Kim Hayden and Trudy Harding from eResponse

Lewis Hughes, Paul Alekna, Kim Hayden and Trudy Harding from eResponse