Telscombe mayor raises £1,000 for Stand Up for Leisha

Telscombe mayor Wayne Botting and Leisha
Telscombe mayor Wayne Botting and Leisha

A charity gala dinner raised more than £1,000 towards buying a power assisted wheelchair for a little girl with cerebral palsy.

The event was hosted by Telscombe Mayor Wayne Botting who is staging a series of fundraisers for Leisha, aged 12.

Telscombe Town Council said the wheelchair will help Leisha, from Telscombe, to help her become more independent at school and at home.

Cllr Botting is hoping to raise a total of £8,000 towards the wheelchair, which costs £21,000.

The event was held at Telscombe Civic Centre on Saturday July 12 and was a huge success with a raffle and auction.

Amongst the prizes donated were a limited print from the Strange Case Company, dinner for two at Coffee Haven, Peacehaven and cream teas at the Olde Cottage Tea Rooms in Rottingdean.

Leisha and her mum attended the evening and thanked all those helping with the Stand Up for Leisha campaign.

Leisha said: “A new power wheelchair will help me to join in more activities at school with my friends.”

In particular she wants to be able to join in with science experiments but is unable to, as she cannot reach the bench where the experiments take place.

For more information on how to donate to the Stand up for Leisha Campaign visit