GENEROUS locals have raised almost £5,000 to buy specialist equipment for an Acocks Green youngster.
Seven-year-old Conor O’Donovan, who suffers with cerebral palsy, was featured in the paper last year.
A full-time wheelchair user, the little boy relies on his parents to get around. His disability also makes it difficult for him to visit friends and his grandparents.
Conor’s family were in need of a stair climber, because his mum and dad were finding it increasingly difficult to carry him upstairs. It would also allow Conor to reclaim some independence.
The Newlife Foundation launched a campaign raise enough money to buy the youngster’s equipment. Earlier this year, the charity reached its target and the stair climber has now been delivered to Conor’s home.
Shirley Round Table, the Day Trippers Scooter Club and Solihull Times readers are among those to have given their support.
Sheila Brown, Newlife’s chief executive, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and very encouraging to see the efforts of groups and individuals improving the lives of disabled children within the local community.
“We are very grateful to everyone involved, and would encourage other groups and individuals to keep fund raising for other disabled children in the Birmingham area.”
Any money left over from the appeal will go to other local children who need medical equipment.
If you want to know more about the Newlife Foundation call Jayne Sullivan on 07973 473268 or visit www.newlifecharity.co.uk.