Sudbury fundraisers tackle mud race in aid of six-year-old boy with severe health conditions
Staff from a Sudbury department store took on a mud race in aid of a six year-old boy with severe health conditions.
Storeworkers from Roys joined Karen Lea to help raise funds for medical equipment for her grandson, Teddy, who has cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
The family must raise £15,000 as the equipment cannot be funded by the NHS.
So far, they have raised £250, with donations still coming in.
Karen, of Bowers Cottage, Great Henny, praised the team’s efforts following the 3km challenge, which took place in Norfolk earlier this month.
“I am very touched by my work colleagues from Roys, who gave up their time to support our fundraising, which is very much appreciated by all the family,” she said.
“I felt really humbled by the fact that my colleagues understood my grandson’s situation and gave up their day to join in.”
Karen explained that, due to the epilepsy, which has been difficult to control, Teddy has been very poorly.
The family hope to fund a Innowalk machine, which will help improve his posture and promote muscle strength.
Teddy’s mobility has been limited due to his condition. He is able to crawl and uses a walking aid to move around.
To make a donation towards Teddy fund, go online to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/teddyberriman.