Cheltenham Town welcome a very special mascot to Saturday’s fixture with Wycombe Wanderers – as we show our support to help a brave little girl walk independently for the first time.
Three-year-old Lilac Jackson, from Bishop’s Cleeve, was born critically ill at 34 weeks and was on life support after contracting sepsis and her organs were shutting down.
Lilac showed incredible fighting spirit and pulled through but months later parents Leila and Barry were told their daughter may never walk again. She was diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy - a condition which tightens her leg muscles.
That's why Leila and Barry have launched a campaign to give Lilac a selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) operation - a procedure not provided for free on the NHS - which would allow her to walk again.
The Jackson family has so far raised more than £28,000 through the Lilac’s Little Legs campaign – they are trying to raise up to £80,000 so she can have a life-changing operation, potentially in the USA.
The people of Cheltenham have really got behind the campaign and on Saturday the Robins are showing our support.
Lilac will be one of our mascots and will comhelp lead the Robins out!
And you can show your support on the day by donating to Lilac's Little Legs:
- Text to donate - by texting: 'LILA92 £5' to 70070
- Make a donation inside the Club Shop or inside the Robin's Nest bar.
- Click on the JustGiving page HERE and donate today!
Lilac has the warmest smile you will ever see and she was born a fighter. Please help us to help her.
For more information on Lilac's Little Legs click HERE
Thank you for your support!