Princess-themed fun day in Newton for brave Caitlin

Caitlin Winter was admitted to Birmingham Children's Hospital in January.
Caitlin Winter was admitted to Birmingham Children's Hospital in January.

A Rugby family is working hard to give back to a charity that supported them while their young daughter was in hospital.

Andy Winter and his wife Tara have organised a family fun day in Newton to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.

The pair’s six-year-old daughter, Caitlin, was admitted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital back in January, suffering from Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS).

And the Ronald McDonald House provided them with free accommodation while Caitlin recovered.

Andy said: “Without the Ronald McDonald House we would have had to either travel from Rugby every day, stop in expensive hotels or sleep in a chair in the room. It enabled us to still function as a family at a difficult time.”

He added: “Whilst my daughter was in hospital we promised her a party when she came out and was well enough and she asked for a princess party.

“The fun day is a chance for kids to dress up as a prince or princess and prizes will be given for the best efforts.

“It’s also about raising awareness of SJS.”

The day will feature bouncy castles, a disco, tombola, face painting and cake stalls, as well as a raffle with lots of prizes.

It will be held in the grounds of the St Thomas Cross pub from 2.30pm to 5pm on Sunday, July 17. Entry is free and donations for the charity are welcome.