Mar 14 2012 by Lorna Hughes, Birkenhead News
SINGER/songwriter Caroline England is playing a special gig on Saturday (March 17) to help buy an electric wheelchair for a Hoylake woman.
Neighbours are rallying around to help Kaliya Franklin, 35, who has been told she is not eligible for an NHS electric wheel- chair.
They decided they would raise £6,000 to fund the purchase them- selves to help her stay in the area she loves.
Kaliya suffers from a rare and debilitating condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, which means her joints dislocate easily and she is unable to walk further than a few metres.
Hoylake-based Caroline has taken time out from recording her second album to start the fundraising. She will play at Panache on Market Street from 7.30pm.
She said: “I am delighted to be able to help. This electric chair will dramatically improve the quality of Kaliya’s life.
“If everybody gives a small amount we can easily raise the £6,000 needed get the appropriate chair for her, even a donation of £2 really helps.”
Donations can be sent via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org