Lewes Prison staff support the Help Jamie to Find his Feet fund

Staff and inmates at Lewes Prison handing over the cheque to Jamie's mum, Gemma Chappell
Staff and inmates at Lewes Prison handing over the cheque to Jamie's mum, Gemma Chappell

STAFF and inmates at Lewes Prison were so touched by the story of a young disabled boy they decided they must do something to help him.

So, the group organised a 100-mile sponsored cycle in the prison’s gym, raising almost £700 for the Help Jamie to Find his Feet fund.

Jamie Colwell, seven, has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and needs an operation in the USA if he is to stand a chance of walking unaided.

His family need to raise £40,000 to pay for the selective dorsal rhizotomy in St Louis, which they hope Jamie will be able to have later this year.

Speaking about the latest donation, his mum, Gemma Chappell, said: “We were so very touched by these guys’ kindness.”

The fund-raisers were inmates Joseph Carr and Dan Brazier, and guards Chris Ette and Gareth Wheeler. Prison governor Robin Eldridge presented the money to the family.