School’s fundraising efforts for pupil with cerebral palsy

A seven-year-old boy living with cerebral palsy is looking forward to riding a bike for the first time, after his school launched a so-far successful fundraising campaign.

Hayden Holding, of Colwyn Bay, Wales, has always wanted to cycle, but has been held back by his condition.

“Hayden has never been able to ride a bike and, although he can walk short distances, he relies on his wheelchair to get about,” said Hayden’s mum, Gemma.

In a bid to help the youngster to realise his dream, his local school have organised a fundraising drive to get Hayden a specially-modified trike.

“The school came up with the idea to raise £400 towards a specialised trike, which will cost £1,174,” Gemma said.

“On Wednesday, two of his fantastic teachers, Mr Jackman and Mr Williams, did a sponsored bike ride from the school to the Great Orme, cycled 10 laps around it, and then rode back. The school and all the parents have given donations and money is still pouring in,” she added.

The youngster’s school, Ysgol Nant y Groes, has been doing all it can in order to help Hayden – who is now well on his way to riding for the first time.

“All we want for our son is to be able to do the things other children do, so having his own trike would make a massive difference to him,” his mum said.

“It would be amazing to be able to get him one. It’s something he’s always wished for and we’ve all wished for.”

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