TWO shop owners from Crowthorne have raised £146.50 for a little girl

with a debilitating muscle condition.

Gill Clark and Maureen Welch of This ‘n' That in

the High Street, held a

raffle for the Amy Louise Fund to help boost an appeal for an electric

wheelchair.

Amy Louise Collins, of Bramley Grove, Crowthorne, has become the focus for numerous fund-raising

campaigns after her story touched the hearts of

hundreds of people.

At 20-months-old, she is beginning to show signs of frustration because she cannot move around in the same way as other toddlers.

Her rare muscle

weakness means she cannot sit unsupported and has to be fed through a tube as she is too weak to eat normally.

Her parents, Mandy and Peter, are desperate to buy her an electric wheelchair, which the NHS cannot

provide, to give her more independence.

The chair costs £7,000, but thanks to Maureen and Gill, Amy's parents are a step closer to fulfilling their wish.

Mrs Clark said: "Mandy is a customer of ours and when we heard about the Amy Louise Fund we thought it would be nice to do something for a little girl that lives in Crowthorne.

"We held a raffle for a large fluffy tiger and

cheetah. The tiger was won by Susan Robinson, who asked us to give the tiger to Amy."