Four year old Jude Noble was due to have an operation this week (25th March) which will improve his lifestyle and hopefully lead to his being able to walk again. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Jude was confirmed as suitable for a pioneering operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy which is now available at Frenchay Hospital but on the NHS. As we have reported in The Week In over the last year, family and friends have been busy raising money to cover the cost of the operation as well as the extensive physiotherapy required afterwards. So far, they have raised a staggering £40,000 which will also cover the cost of a powered wheelchair for Jude’s more immediate needs.
Parents Marie and Paul Noble said: ” We are overwhelmed that so many people did all they did to help us. We held a fun day at Bitton Railway with Erica Williams and so many of my good friends and family. There was a fun night in Cadbury Heath, a breakfast fundraiser, quiz night, cake sales, book sales, afternoon tea, skittles evening, supermarket bag packing, Halloween party and afternoon tea. Many people who didn’t even know Jude and the family well raised funds including the Saltford Brownie Group, Vicky Rutter, Peter Chaplin and Coffee#1 who are selling Gingerbread men, to name a few. There are literally too many to mention and we are so grateful to each and everyone of your support.” If anyone wishes to donate, please visit www.anoblecauseforjude.co.uk.