Charity footie match for unique Madison: Billericay game for five-year-old

Appeal – Bethany, mum Kelly, Madison, dad Mark and Lola

Appeal – Bethany, mum Kelly, Madison, dad Mark and Lola

First published in Echo News by , Reporter

A CHARITY football tournament is being held for a little girl who is thought to be the only person in the world to suffer from a genetic condition.

Madison Hunt, five, suffers from problems, including autism, epilepsy, hyper-mobile limbs and delayed brain development.

Brain scans show she has the same level of development as an eight-month-old child.

Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, believe the disabilities are caused by a problem with Madison’s 19th chromosome.

Her parents, Kelly and Mark, are hoping to raise £5,000 to build a sensory room at their home in Cathedral Drive, Laindon, to help with her development.

The charity match will be held at Hannakins Farm Community Centre, in Rosebay Avenue, Billericay on March 23. Mr Hunt is inviting players to form teams of five to take part in the day.

The cost is £5 a player and the day will also include a bouncy castle, face painting and games for children.

Mr and Mrs Hunt have two other daughters, Lola, three, and Bethany, ten, who has learning difficulties and arthritis.

Mr Hunt said: “We want to build the room for Madison and Bethany, to help their development, but we cannot afford it.

“That’s why we have started this fundraising drive and we are planning a few events over the next fewmonths.”

The family are also inviting businesses to donate prizes for the match. For more details, search for Madison’s Page on Facebook.

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3:35pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Kim Gandy says...

....and with the sort of money some people around the Billericay area have, £5,000 is pocket money. Surely somebody could stump up some or all of it.

I wish I had it.

I don't do facebook but do the family have an online fund? I can't do the five grand or anywhere near but it would be good if there was a place people could contribute.

Every little helps.
....and with the sort of money some people around the Billericay area have, £5,000 is pocket money. Surely somebody could stump up some or all of it. I wish I had it. I don't do facebook but do the family have an online fund? I can't do the five grand or anywhere near but it would be good if there was a place people could contribute. Every little helps. Kim Gandy
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