PICTURES: Harry’s Trike Fun Day

Harry Ragless with parents Steve and Selina and Worthing toastmaster Bob Smytherman, who opened the event. Picture: Derek Martin DM17525581a
Harry Ragless with parents Steve and Selina and Worthing toastmaster Bob Smytherman, who opened the event. Picture: Derek Martin DM17525581a

The Ragless family from Worthing was overwhelmed by the support given to Harry’s Trike Fun Day on Saturday.

The money raised on the day was very close to the total amount needed to buy three-year-old Harry Ragless a specialist trike.

Harry Ragless having fun in the ball pit DM17525610a

Harry Ragless having fun in the ball pit DM17525610a

He has spina bifida, causing limited feeling in his feet, so he is unable to use a normal bicycle or scooter.

Parents Steve and Selina Ragless, of Sompting Road, tried various types without success but found a £1,720 Tomcat trike that will give Harry the support he needs.

Mum Selina said: “I was gobsmacked to see how many people turned up.

“The day was nothing but truly spectacular. I am so truly shocked at how well it went.

Harry Ragless, front centre, with family and supporters DM17525588a

Harry Ragless, front centre, with family and supporters DM17525588a

“The total raised was £1,688.17, an absolutely staggering amount. We are truly shocked and overwhelmed. Our boy will get his trike! I cannot tell you what it means to us.”

Adding in the money raised through GoFundMe, the total stands at just under £3,000.

Worthing toastmaster Bob Smytherman officially opened the fun day at Goring Conservative Club, in Mulberry Lane.

He said: “It was a truly fantastic community event. I was very proud to be part of such a great occasion.”