These children are faced with balance and co-ordination issues, together with physical disabilities that make many things that are easy for most people, so much more of a challenge for them, but this did not stop them raising thousands of pounds towards the charity’s target.
Amber McLoughlin from Euxton who is 3 years old and has HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic encephalopathy) completed an obstacle course, whilst Leyland’s Evie Jackson also 3 with HIE, walked up 13 steps at home and walked across the finish line at the Ramble, raising £315.
Lewis Hencher, 9 from Leyland, has quadriplegic cerebral palsy but accompanied his family on a trike; whilst another trike rider, Luke Carter, 13, from Garstang, and Leon, 9 from Ormskirk, completed five miles, with Leon raising £565.
3 year old Toby Jones, from Wigan, who has Downs Syndrome, raised £125, whilst Blue Peter Gold Badge winner, Alex Macpherson, 16 from Chorley continued his fundraising record with another £580 and Abu Bakr Roked, 7, from Bolton raised an impressive £1,390.
Lyndsay Fahey, Chief Executive, Rainbow Hub, said, “The Ramble is always a very special event, not only for the funds it raises, but for the amazing support we get in so many ways from families and companies. The atmosphere is fantastic and the children just make everything extra special – we are so proud of them all.”