A HARTFORD grandmother is raising funds for an operation that would have a major impact on her grandson’s life.

Carolynne Riley, is hosting her own Christmas fair in her garden to raise money for an operation which is only available in Alder Hey.

Carolynne’s 11-year-old grandson, Joe Daley, has cerebral palsy and severe visual impairment and is being treated by Alder Hey.

Carolynne said: “At his latest appointment at Alder Hey, we discovered that there is an operation which may help Joe in several significant areas called selective dorsal rhizotomy.

“Sadly, this Operation is not available to Joe on the NHS so we, his family, are trying to raise the necessary funds.

“The sum needed for the operation, is a massive £16,000.

“To this end, we are once again opening our front garden for people to visit our nativity crib and to see the Christmas lights.”

“Our garden will be open from 5pm to 9pm each evening in December.

“Any donations will be very welcome and gratefully received, either during your visit or on the just giving page set up for Joe by our daughter.”

Carolynne will be serving tea, coffee and Christmas treats in the garden as well as toys and crafts in order to raise as much money as possible for the treatment.

SDR is a complex surgical procedure that aims to reduce spasticity in the lower limbs

The operation aims to improve quality of life for children with cerebral palsy by improving mobility, physical endurance, sleeping pattern, reducing painful spasms and reducing medication and injections.

Anyone who would like to donate to Joe’s family can visit the just giving page justgiving.com/crowdfunding/joedaley.

Carolynne’s Christmas fair can be found in 67 Beach Road, Hartford.