Youngsters take part in charity walk in support of National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day

Two young children living with cerebral palsy have taken part in a charity walk to promote National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day.

On Sunday 25 March 2018, three-year-old Harry Weatherstone and five-year-old Lily Sharp were joined by 20 friends and family members at the event, which was organised by Harry’s mum, Hayley Goodwin.

Young Harry, who lives in Lincolnshire, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy last year and is unable to walk without the aid of a specially-made walking frame.

At the event, which started out in Wyndham Park in Grantham and ended at a nearby McDonalds, both Harry and Lily used their walkers to complete the charity challenge.

Mum Hayley Goodwin said: “We wanted to raise awareness of cerebral palsy.

“I think the Walk With Harry went so well this year. We will probably do it again next year, though maybe not the same route.”

Participants helped to raise money for a prominent cerebral palsy charity.

Up-to-date research estimates that one in every 400 children is affected by cerebral palsy, making the condition the most common disability affecting young children.

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