Little Skye Cowan, five, and Sophia Banger, seven, both suffer with cerebral palsy.
The incurable condition is caused by a brain injury and affects movement and posture making everyday activities such as standing and walking very difficult.
Both Skye and Sophia’s parents have discovered their daughters could have an operation called selective dorsal rhizotomy, or SDR, to alleviate their cerebral palsy symptoms.
This operation is not routinely available on the NHS but a surgeon in America is willing to carry out the operations. However, Skye and Sophia’s families need to raise £40,000 each.
Now they have received the support of AFC Bournemouth’s charity co-ordinator Adam Murry to raise half that on behalf of the club and the Ebony Robinson Foundation, who yesterday launched a campaign – 2 Pounds for 2 Children Fulfilling 1 Dream.
Adam is asking people to donate just £2 to the appeal in a bid to help the girls reach the golden figure for the cost of their operation.
Adam said: “The country rallied around our athletes for the Olympic Games. Now we are calling on the people of Bournemouth to help two very special young ladies improve their lives.”
Cherries midfielder Mark Molesley added: “Please give generously and find it in your heart to help these two inspirational girls.”
Skye’s father Steven Cowan, of Parkstone in Poole, said: “It’s a daunting task to raise that kind of money and we are thrilled that Adam Murry, Eddie Mitchell and everyone else at the club is willing to help us achieve this goal.”
Sophia’s father, former footballer Nicky Banger, 41, from Southampton said: “I only met Adam six weeks ago but we are delighted this club is helping us. It is nice to know there are good people out there willing to help.”
You can find out more about Skye at helpfundskye.co.uk and about Sophia’s campaign at sophiasfootsteps.co.uk . Adam Murry added: “Two pounds is just the price of a Euromillions ticket or a burger at a football game but you could make a real difference by giving it to this cause.”