A charity night for cheeky Charlie

SGM Hair Studio in Mytholmroyd have organised a charity evening in aid of Overgate Hospice and two-year-old Charlie Potts who has cerebral palsy.'Pictured are Kirstie Purvis, Laura Heptinstall, Lucy Littley Charlie Potts and Sarah Merta

SGM Hair Studio in Mytholmroyd have organised a charity evening in aid of Overgate Hospice and two-year-old Charlie Potts who has cerebral palsy.'Pictured are Kirstie Purvis, Laura Heptinstall, Lucy Littley Charlie Potts and Sarah Merta

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A SALON has organised a charity evening to help raise money for little Charlie Potts who has cerebral palsy.

SGM hair studio in Mytholmroyd will host a special evening with an array of exciting prizes in aid of the two-year-old, of Chestnut Close, Greetland, and Overgate Hospice.

SGM Hair Studio in Mytholmroyd have organised a charity evening in aid of Overgate Hospice and two-year-old Charlie Potts who has cerebral palsy.'Pictured are Kirstie Purvis, Laura Heptinstall, Lucy Littley Charlie Potts and Sarah Merta

SGM Hair Studio in Mytholmroyd have organised a charity evening in aid of Overgate Hospice and two-year-old Charlie Potts who has cerebral palsy.'Pictured are Kirstie Purvis, Laura Heptinstall, Lucy Littley Charlie Potts and Sarah Merta

Salon boss Sarah Merta is friends with Charlie’s mum Lucy Littley, who set up the Charlie Potts Fund to help pay for much-needed equipment.

Charlie was diagnosed with cerebral palsy after he suffered a bleed on his brain when he was born eight weeks premature.

The condition means he can’t sit unaided, can’t crawl or stand but doctors hope he will be able to walk at some point in the future.

The NHS pays for necessary items – walking frames, bath seats and chairs – but the family are fund-raising for other equipment such as a specialised trike and a contribution towards a wheelchair.

SGM Hair Studio in Mytholmroyd have organised a charity evening in aid of Overgate Hospice and two-year-old Charlie Potts - pictured - who has cerebral palsy.

SGM Hair Studio in Mytholmroyd have organised a charity evening in aid of Overgate Hospice and two-year-old Charlie Potts - pictured - who has cerebral palsy.

Lucy said: “We want to buy things that will help him lead a normal life.

“He’s the most amazing little boy. People will say that about their own child but he is so happy. To look at him you wouldn’t think he was disabled.

“He’s got a cheeky personality. He can talk and knows what he wants and how to get his point across.”

Sarah thanked local businesses who have donated prizes for the raffle, which include meal and beauty vouchers, a spray-tanning machine and a large jar of sweets.

There will also be bags and jewellery to buy on the night, with proceeds going to the two causes, as well as wine and nibbles.

The event takes place on Friday November 11 from 6.30pm.

Tickets are now on sale, priced at £2 and are available from the salon on 01422 885588, which people can also ring to donate to the Charlie Potts Fund.