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Family raise £18,000 for Worthing boy’s wheelchair

Anthony Dickenson of Feast, mum Emma Pink and Ollie Pink

Anthony Dickenson of Feast, mum Emma Pink and Ollie Pink

A boy who suffers from muscular dystrophy received his state-of-the art wheelchair last week after family and friends raised nearly £18,000 to buy it.

Ollie Pink, 11, of Offington Drive, Worthing, had outgrown his previous wheelchair, which he had used since the age of four.

He desperately needed a new one to help him improve the quality of his life.

But because the wheelchair was not available on the NHS, his family pulled together to raise the required £17,500.

Mum, Emma, said that there were countless people to thank for helping raise the funds over the course of the last year.

She said: “I want to thank everyone who’s helped.”

“We’ve done a lot of fun events, from a charity bike ride to Worthing Birdman and Ollie’s school, St Mary’s, have done lots of fund-raising, too.”

For the full story, read the Worthing Herald today, Thursday, November 1.

 

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