By NICOLE KUTER
ANONYMOUS donations of hundreds of dollars have been flowing in to support Charlotte’s Reid mission to go to school.
Charlotte’s mum Sunny Reid was almost in tears when she told the Central Western Daily how grateful she was to the community for their support of her special “night princess”.
Charlotte is allergic to the sun and cannot sweat, a condition only 108 people have.
Charlotte needs a fully enclosed scooter equipped with an airconditioner for her to get around in and without the support of the community it would not have happened.
Due to the generous donations, one of which was an anonymous gift of $750, the airconditioner for the “Charlotte mobile” will be fitted in the next few weeks.
The donation could not have come at a better time for the Reid family. The day of the donation the airconditioner in their car stopped working.
“Without the money we wouldn’t be able to get it fixed and Charlotte would be home bound,” she said.
School starts at the end of January and Charlotte has already begun the countdown in the hope she will walk through the gates of Bowen Public School with all of the other kindergarten children.
“Without the support from everybody, Charlotte would not be going to school at all,” Mrs Reid said.
“It’s just so overwhelming how fantastic and giving everybody is.”
There was a fundraiser held for Charlotte at the Occidental Hotel on Friday night and people were urged to donate spare change in exchange for a night of live music.
Mrs Reid was astounded to hear about $1300 was raised for her little girl.
“It’s so humbling to think so many people are helping a little girl they have never met,” she said.