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Store raises cash for chair

A SPORTS-mad youngster could soon receive a special wheelchair thanks to generous staff at a Solihull boutique.

A SPORTS-mad youngster could soon receive a special wheelchair thanks to generous staff at a Solihull boutique.

Nine-year-old Callum McEvoy, who has cerebal palsy, dreams of playing tennis.

But to take part in the sport he will need a special chair - costing £2,700. A model built in America is specially designed for its user to manoeuvre on court.

Elena Koskinen, who owns Madonna Dresses Boutique, is a friend of the family and wants to raise money towards the equipment.

“We’ve all been inspired by Callum’s attitude and wanted to do something to help raise the money,” she said.

The youngster found his passion for the sport after joining the David Lloyd tennis centre, over in Brierley Hill.

His game even caught the eye of Peter Norfolk - Britain’s number one wheelchair player.

Callum’s mum Justina said she was very grateful for the shop’s help.

The store, in Old Lode Lane, will be opening every Sunday in February - with a slice of profits going to Callum.

Elena has already raised money from her other store in Kingswinford and hopes that the idea will enjoy similar success in Solihull.

 

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