Help pours in for Hollie after Falkirk Herald carries appeal

Four-year-old Hollie Shaw
Four-year-old Hollie Shaw

A story about a little girl 
looking for a first holiday touched the hearts of 
residents and businesses across the district.

Four-year-old Hollie Shaw has had a lot to deal with in her short life, with countless operations and a routine of 14 hours of treatment every day.

Hollie suffers from a life-limiting combination of tufting enterapathy and central incisor syndrome resulting in intestinal failure.

Her story featured in The Falkirk Herald earlier this month as close family friends decided to get together to raise money to buy Hollie specially-adapted equipment to let her enjoy days out and holidays.

The fundraisers have been overwhelmed by the support and kindness of people who want to help.

Family member Lauren Adam said: “It’s been non-stop, so many people have been in touch wanting to help.

“Hollie’s mum Amy can’t believe the number of people who want to help, people who don’t even know us.”

The list includes the Falkirk branch of Asda which contacted the family, encouraging Hollie to apply to its Cash For Kids fund.

And a fundraising group in Alloa has decided to donate all its proceeds to the cause with ‘I’m a Hollie fundraiser, get me out of here now’ event.

The family has also organised a zumba event, and will be bag-packing in Grangemouth’s Asda next Saturday.

Falkirk businesswoman Claire McGeough will donate over half of her summer profits to Hollie’s appeal.

The independent Herbalife distributor and mum of three said she was so touched by the story she couldn’t wait to help the family.

To support the Herbalife donation, call Claire on 07584901015, and for more on Hollie’s story, see the Helping Hollie Facebook page.