Cash rolls in at fun day in memory of tragic Wigan toddler

A fun day provided a big cash boost for a Wigan mum hoping to provide a lasting legacy for her toddler son.

Friday, 24th September 2021, 1:42 pm

People of all ages enjoyed attractions at Ince Rose Bridge Sports and Community Club, including face painting, bouncy castles, a singer, DJ, children’s entertainer, ice cream van, sandwich van and name the teddy.

There was also a stand manned by representatives and fund-raisers from DoIt4Louis, which provides infant swim survival lessons in Hindley.

The event was organised by Kirsty Jolley, from Hindley, who is aiming to raise £11,000 so she can go to the USA and learn how to teach the survival skills herself.

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Her four-year-old son Presley Stockton drowned in a swimming pool while on holiday in Tenerife in September 2018 and she does not want the same thing to happen to anyone else.

The fun day raised £2,400, taking Kirsty’s current fund-raising total to £8,600.

She is now considering other money-spinners to help her reach the target, with a sponsored bike ride among her ideas.

Kirsty Jolley, in the blue top at the front, with people at the fun day

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