Thanks to the magnitude of generous online donations – Harley’s fundraising page reached its target, in less than a week!
Your overwhelming support has blown us away and we want to say a huge thank you from us at Children Today and on behalf of Harley and his family.
The £1,782.50 raised will pay for half the costs of the 12-year-old’s adapted trike.
Once again, thank you for making this little boy’s dreams come true.
12-year-old Harley, who has severe learning difficulties, has outgrown his old Tomcat trike – which he’s had since he was five – as his feet no longer fit the pedals.
The little boy’s family are still taking him out on his old trike, but as he doesn’t fit the equipment properly it’s not very comfortable or practical for him. Harley has low muscle tone and cycling is a great way to strengthen his muscles while also having fun outdoors.
The little boy, who is partially sighted, non-verbal, and has severe reflux, has an extremely rare condition which hasn’t yet been named in the medical world as he is the only one in the country with it, according to his mum.
Harley’s mum, Lynne, says: “The trike is a very big thing for us at the moment to give him some exercise and to get out and about in the fresh air and to do things together as a family.
“It would mean everything to have the new trike, it’ll just mean we can get out and do what families do as there’s not that many things that we can actually do together so it will be amazing.”
Any funds raised over and above what we need to provide this equipment for Harley will go towards helping fund vitally needed equipment for other children in need.
If you would like to make a donation to support a child like Harley, you can make a donation on our JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/childrentoday