Generous Grantham people give disabled girl Bethany a holiday

Money raised by ASDA for Bethany Baker. (Left to right are) Jake Baker, Mauricia Gallian, Sam Baker, Bethany Baker, Kerri Bishop, Adrian London, Karen Holm. 310D
Money raised by ASDA for Bethany Baker. (Left to right are) Jake Baker, Mauricia Gallian, Sam Baker, Bethany Baker, Kerri Bishop, Adrian London, Karen Holm. 310D
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When customers at Asda in Grantham heard about the plight of little girl Bethany Baker, they delved deep into their pockets.

Bethany is 11 years old and has suffered from an incurable chromosome disorder from birth, which has left her severely disabled.

When Mauricia Gallian heard her Asda colleague Kerri Bishop talking about granddaughter Bethany’s condition, she decided to launch a fund-raiser in-store to raise money to send the family on holiday.

On Father’s Day, the family and supermarket staff packed bags, sold cakes and shook donation buckets - and raised an incredible £1,420. The family will enjoy a weekend at Butlins in Skegness, where Bethany, who lives in Greylees near Sleaford, loves to play in the pool.

Grandma Kerri, 52, said: “Grantham people have been so generous and colleagues in the store have given up their time. Times are hard; it was heartwarming that people are so generous.”

Karen Holm, Asda’s community life champion, said that Kerri herself has suffered with ill health and staff wanted to support her and her family. She added: “We really want to thank the public for getting behind us and colleagues for the work they’ve put in.”