Billy Lee appeal raises £15,000 in one week

Fitness day in aid of Billy Lee at 24/7 fitness ANL-150902-071304009
Fitness day in aid of Billy Lee at 24/7 fitness ANL-150902-071304009
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The family of Billy Lee have been overwhelmed by the public response to a £70,000 appeal to buy him a prosthetic limb.

Wisbech St Mary man Billy is recovering at home after surgeons amputated his right leg as a result of a rare cancer.

His parents Spencer and Rebecca launched an appeal last week to fund a Helix 3D leg which is not available on the NHS.

People across Fenland have rallied round and have so far raised £15,000 for the appeal.

Mrs Lee, who is known as Bex, said: “It has been an amazing response. It is unbelievable to have raised that much money in one week.

“It has been overwhelming as we have had people we don’t know getting in touch to offer support.”

Staff at the 24/7 gym at Tesco in Cromwell Road, Wisbech, organised a fitness fun day on Sunday.

A Valentine’s disco has been organised in Wisbech St Mary Sports and Social Club on Saturday. Tickets cost £10 for adults and admission is free for children.

Bloom and Wake in Outwell have organised a Do It For Billy day on Wednesday, February 18.

A jumble sale will be held in Wisbech St Mary Primary School on Saturday, February 28, from noon to 4pm.

A fun day including pony rides, bouncy castle and stalls will be held in Tower Hall, Friday Bridge, on February 16, from 11am.

To donate go to: www.gofundme.com/Billyon2feet

Donations are also accepted at the Holiday With Us and Bantoft and Co branches in Wisbech.