Firefighters join cause to raise money for Oliver Cameron

On 29th July 2017 crews from Wantage fire station will be hosting a charity car wash and cake sale to raise money for a local desperately sick child.

Oliver Cameron who lives in Wantage was born with a large tumour in his heart that causes his pulse to elevate to dangerously high levels that could ultimately kill him.

Oliver needs this tumour removed urgently and the only place that this operation can take place is in Boston, America at the Boston Children’s Hospital. Desperate mum Lydia, 28, and dad Tim,30, have the daunting task of raising £150,000 pounds which will cover the cost of this life saving operation. Unfortunately, the NHS don’t have the expertise to operate on Oliver.

Currently Oliver lives with a fitted heart rate monitor that communicates directly with Southampton Hospital and due to the frequent attacks that Oliver has Lydia and Tim live in constant fear that the next attack will be the last.

The crew from Wantage will be hosting a Charity Carwash to try to help raise money for Oliver. Watch Manager Sean Mienie from Wantage Fire station said “We feel really saddened by the desperate situation that Oliver is in and we will do whatever we can to support the family. Although we know that £200 000 is a lot of money to raise every little helps in reaching the total so we can help get little Oliver well. I have two young girls of my own and I can’t even begin to imagine the stress that Lydia and Tim must feel daily.”

The carwash will take place on Saturday 29th July between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Wantage Fire station in Ormond Road, Wantage. Oliver needs your help so please support us in this event and come and meet your local Firefighters or you can donate at http://www.gofundme.com/oliversheartsurgery