Whilst hundreds of people enjoyed the opportunity to be together for the first time for two years at the Rainbow Ramble recently, a group of children and young people were taking on their own challenges to support the charity which helps them and many other youngsters with physical and neurological disabilities raising thousands of pounds towards the charity’s target.
These amazing children are faced with balance and co-ordination issues, together with physical disabilities that make many things that are easy for most people, so much more of a challenge for them.
Children like Amber McLoughlin from Euxton who is 3 years old and has HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic encephalopathy) but completed an obstacle course; Toby Jones from Wigan, also 3, who has Downs Syndrome raised £125. Lewis Hencher, age 9 from Leyland, has quadriplegic cerebral palsy but accompanied his family on a trike; whilst another trike rider, Luke Carter, 13, from Garstang and Leon, 9 from Ormskirk, completed five miles and Leon raised £565.
Little Evie Jackson (3) from Leyland, who also has HIE, stunned everyone at her parents wedding earlier this year by walking down the aisle and she has made everyone proud again by walking up 13 steps at home and walking across the finish line at the Ramble. Evie raised £315.
Whilst Blue Peter Gold Badge winner, Alex Macpherson, 16 from Chorley continued his fantastic fundraising record with another £580 and Abu Bakr Roked, 7, from Bolton raised an incredible £1,390.
Lyndsay Fahey, Chief Executive, Rainbow Hub, said, “The Ramble is always a very special event, not only for the funds it raises, but for the amazing support we get in so many ways from families and companies. The atmosphere is fantastic and the children just make everything extra special – we are so proud of them all.”
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