Locals help Harry

Cheque presentation at The George pub has raised �735 which it is giving to an appeal for Harry Boyce who has cerebral palsy. 'left toright Brian Boyce, Iris Lilley, Geoff Lilley, Marilyn Boyce Jeff Pettit
Cheque presentation at The George pub has raised �735 which it is giving to an appeal for Harry Boyce who has cerebral palsy. 'left toright Brian Boyce, Iris Lilley, Geoff Lilley, Marilyn Boyce Jeff Pettit
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Kind-hearted residents of Wimblington and Doddington have bought a little boy one step closer to a very important operation in America.

Harry Boyce (5) suffers from periventricular leukomalacia, a brain condition that affects motor control and causes developmental delays, and cerebral palsy after being born prematurely.

His grandparents Brian and Marilyn Boyce, who live in Wimblington, have been busy fundraising to help Harry get to America where he will undergo surgery on his nerves that could change his life forever.

Brian explained that Harry’s operation is booked in for May 7 and the whole trip, plus aftercare, will cost in excess of £70,000.

They recently raised over £1,000 with a three-week yard sale, selling items donated by local residents, and The George pub, in Doddington, donated £735 to the cause on Thursday after Iris Lilley bought a flyer into the pub about Harry.

Landlord Jeff Pettit said everyone agreed unanimously to give the money to Harry, which was raised through several events in the pub and a donation jar.

Brian said: “We have been overwhelmed by support from the community. The village spirit is unbelievable.”

• For more information on Harry, visit www.helpingharry.net