PICTURES: Harry's Trike Fun Day

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

Tuesday, 30th May 2017, 12:47 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 3:56 am
Harry Ragless with parents Steve and Selina and Worthing toastmaster Bob Smytherman, who opened the event. Picture: Derek Martin DM17525581a

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

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.

Harry Ragless having fun in the ball pit DM17525610a

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.

“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.

Harry Ragless, front centre, with family and supporters DM17525588a

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.”