A charity day in aid of ‘Theo’s wish to walk’ has raised £2,000 towards the £50,000 target needed for an Underwood toddler’s life-changing operation.
Leanne Byard, first heard about the plight of four-year-old Theo Hunt through a colleague at the baby group she runs called Baby Boom in South Normanton and with the help of fellow staff, she organised a charity day to raise funds for him.
he mother-of-one said: “One of the girls working at the group suggested holding a charity event in honour of Theo and we all agreed it was a great idea.
“The community really pulled together and I would like to thank everyone who got involved and donated to this amazing cause.”
The all-day event held at The Boundary, Lea Vale, South Normanton, raised nearly £2,000 through raffles, cake sales, a silent auction, tombola and treasure hunt.
Local band’High Hopes’ made up of Emily Harris and Ellie Hayes also played a set of their music in the evening.
The event, held on Saturday, August 2, was part of many events to raise the money needed to help Theo, from Underwood.
Theo, who has cerebral palsy and needs an operation to enable him to walk, was set for life-changing surgery in February to help him walk, but the plug was pulled due to a lack of NHS funding.
Failure to have the operation would mean he would one day become permanently confined to a wheelchair.
The fundraising total currently stands at £32,500.
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/theoswishtowalk or by texting THEO75 followed by a space and £ with the amount to 70070.