Theo's Day to remember Winterbourne baby
Updated 12:46pm Wednesday 9th July 2014 in News By Alexandra Womack, senior reporter covering Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell, Rangeworthy, Wickwar, Hawkesbury, Iron Acton, Coalpit Heath and Old Sodbury
A FAMILY fun day in memory of a little boy from Winterbourne will be held in the village this weekend.
Theo’s Day is being organised by the family of Theo Cameron, who died in February 2011 aged nine months.
A twin to brother Ollie, now aged four, Theo was born with a rare genetic condition.
Despite the difficulties the youngster suffered, his parents Sarah Harttrup and Scott Cameron were able to look after him at their Winterbourne home with support from nurses from the Jessie May Trust based in Kingswood.
Since Theo died, his family has been holding fundraising events to celebrate his memory. In total £19,000 has been raised in his name through Christmas fundraising walks over the past four years.
This year the family decided to organise a fun day at the Cross Hands in Winterbourne Down as a way of keeping Theo’s memory alive while raising money for the Jessie May Trust. “It is really important to us to celebrate Theo’s life in a day that is just for him and raise money for Jessie May, who continue to be an amazing support to our family and so many more,” Sarah said.
“So many people have supported our Christmas Stomps in the past but this year we wanted to organise something that the whole family could enjoy.”
It takes place on Saturday, July 12 (from 11.45am) at the Cross Hands pub on Down Road, Winterbourne.
A host of stalls, including face-painting, cakes and a bouncy castle will be set up in the garden of the pub and bands will also be playing at the family friendly fundraiser.
Added Sarah: “We want to say a huge thank-you to everyone who has been involved in planning this day and the companies that have donated prizes as well as people who bought tickets to come along.
“We hope to continue fundraising in Theo’s name as long as we can.”