Fundraising campaign for boy with cerebral palsy captures community’s imagination

A family are delighted by news that their boy may have a specially-adapted set of equipment in time for Christmas.

Six-year-old Noah Evans was diagnosed with a form of cerebral palsy when he was 18 months old and relies on a wheelchair to get around.

He has also had to contend with a catalogue of other health problems during his short life, including an operation to remove one of his kidneys and a separate procedure to take out his tonsils and adenoids.

The youngster’s family, from Connah’s Quay, North Wales, decided to launch a fundraising campaign so they could buy a custom-made bike and walker frame.

The hope was that the kit would give Noah, who suffers with reduced muscle tone in both his core and legs, greater independence.

They launched themselves into a frenetic fundraising campaign, with father David enduring the pain of a sponsored leg wax to help boost the total.

The family were overwhelmed when they managed to raise the sum in a matter of weeks.

David said the extent of people’s generosity had taken the family by surprise and the walker was expected to be delivered within the next couple of weeks.

Since the bicycle is a bespoke model, it may take a little longer to arrive, but the family are holding out hope that it could also be delivered ahead of the festive season.

Stepmum Lindsey said: “Noah is in a wheelchair at the moment, but he manages to hop around the house and gets around quite well, but getting him the walker and the bike would give him more independence.”

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