AN INSPIRATIONAL Flintshire family have been inundated with heartfelt messages from well-wishers after they launched a fundraising effort in aid of their disabled son.
Christine Lace and her partner Jonathan, of Cadnant Drive, Bagillt, are on a mission to raise £1,400 to buy a specially adapted car which can carry their son Harley’s motorised wheelchair.
Four-year-old Harley, who suffers from a rare form of cerebal palsy known as schizencephaly, is unable to play outside with his friends at the Cornist Park School, Flint, because the family cannot fit his motorised wheelchair into their car.
Christine, 23, said she has been overwhelmed by the response from kind-hearted members of the public.
She told the Leader: “We didn’t expect this at all. I’ve had strangers calling me up and wishing me all the best.
“One nice old lady rang up and wanted to make a donation and another lady rang up and said the story brought tears to her eyes and said she thought he was such a beautiful little boy.
“I have even had people stopping me in Sainsbury’s store.
“ Everyone has been really, really nice and the feedback has been 100 per cent positive.”
The family have even been contacted by another parent whose 10-year-old son suffers from the same condition, which affects just 70 children worldwide.
The brave mum added: “I really want to raise awareness of this really rare condition and get people to realise about it.”
Christine is now intending to set up a private trust fund in Harley’s name.
The family have arranged a fundraising evening at Groove nightclub, Wrexham on Friday, March 5.
Tickets cost £5 and are available from Christine on 01352 763100.
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