Fraserburgh fundraiser for 5-year-old with rare condition

Frankie Wojcik (right)
Frankie Wojcik (right)

A five-year-old-boy who suffers from a rare disease will have a fundraiser held on his behalf in Fraserburgh this weekend.

Franciszek ‘Frankie’ Wojcik, who turns six next month, suffers from a potentially fatal condition called Biliary Atresia Cirrhosis which can lead to liver failure.

The young boy must travel to Brussels every year with his family to receive specialist medical treatment.

Friends of Frankie and his father, who lives in Poland, are now holding a fundraising event in the Broch this Saturday, September 10, to help pay for their trip and treatment.

Milena Tkacz Dabrowska, who is organising and hosting the event, said: “We’re trying to raise some money for my friend’s son who has this illness.

“He is too young to have a transplant from his dad and they need to wait until he is 10 or 12 years old so they need to go to Brussels every year.”

Frankie and his father will travel over to Fraserburgh for the fundraising event which will be held at the town’s Community and Sports Centre.

Hosted by Polfit, Milena’s gym, they will run three hour fitness sessions.

These will be divided into three parts and people can attend one session or all three.

The sessions start at 4 pm and go on until 7 pm with donations to Frankie’s cause welcome.

John Stuart, who owns local business Caledonia Tree Care, has put up money for flights so that Frankie and his father can attend the event and he is hoping they can raise money for the trips to Brussels.

Mr Stuart said: “These trips are hugely expensive and we would very much like to support them during this very difficult time.”

To donate to the fund for Frankie you can visit the crowdfunding page at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/milena-tkacz

Anyone attending the Saturday event should bring kit and a towel.