A four-year-old boy with head-to-toe eczema has enjoyed his first day at school despite being worried his condition might spoil it.
Wilf Ford, who lives on Berry Lane in Longridge, had his first day in reception at Barnacre Primary School and his mum Sarah Scott said he was worried about what other children would say.
At the moment, Wilf must have fresh cream and bandages applied every hour to ease his itching, but is raising money to allow him to fly to France for life-changing treatment.
Sarah said: “We told him to say it was just eczema and to not worry about what other people say. His feet are really bad so his new school shoes were causing him some discomfort. But even though he was upset leaving me, he did have a good day and he did make a friend who noticed he was upset so decided to sit with him. It was a big change for Wilf but he did enjoy it.”
And now the pair have raised enough money to make the trip and together are planning when to take a month out to travel to France.
Wilf needs three lots of treatment and so mum Sarah says the fund-raising will continue. Sarah is hoping to raise £6,000, which would pay for three treatments over three years at the Station Thermale Avene Hydrotherapy Centre which is situated in the mountains of the south of France.
Sarah said: “It’s been amazing the support we’ve had and so many people have come forward with donations. It’s fantastic we can now take Wilf for the treatments and hopefully it will cure him although we haven’t set a date yet.”
To get updates on Wilf’s fund-raising efforts or to donate to his cause go to www.facebook.com/helpwilf?fref=ts or to donate go to www.gofundme.com/wilfscampaign
Read more about Wilf and his search for a cure here: