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Money donated by the Milton Keynes Re-Use Centre means that a toddler from the new city can go to America to help with medical research.
3 year old Joshua Cullip suffers from a rare disease called Neimann Pick – also known as Childhood Alzheimer’s.
Although at the moment he is relatively healthy, his mum Jodie told Heart that it’s “like a ticking time bomb”; she just doesn’t know when things like dementia will set in.
Heart Radio ran a story about Joshua over the weekend and Margaret Mann from the MK Re-Use centre, and her husband John felt they had to get involved and help the family out.
They donated £1000 and pledged to also donate whatever Saturday’s takings were to the family. It made a total of £1500, and that’s the amount the family were hoping to raise to go to America for the clinical research.
Margaret Mann who runs the Re-Use Centre told heart that the people of Milton Keynes who give their furniture and other belongings to the centre, and those who’ve brought them who make it possible for the centre to help the community.