Joy as Flintshire boy finally set to get room of his own

Reporter:

Hayley Collins

A LITTLE boy who touched the hearts of Leader readers is set to have his dreams come true.

Work begins next week to build a specially adapted bedroom and wetroom for cerebral palsy sufferer Harley Noble at his Bagillt home.

It follows a mammoth fundraising effort by his family.

Supported by the Leader, Harley’s parents, Christina Lace and Jonathan Noble, managed to raise £7,500 through a series of fundraising initiatives and charity events.

Last summer Flintshire Council, which is paying for the rest of the project, gave the go-ahead for the work to begin and workmen will move in at the family’s home in Cadnant Drive on Monday.

Harley, five, suffers from an extremely rare form of cerebral palsy known as schizencephaly, which has left him confined to a wheelchair.

He currently shares a bedroom with his three-year-old sister Lilly, but his family were desperate for him to have his own space complete with adaptations including ceiling hoists.

Since his plight appeared in the Leader, the family have been inundated with donations and goodwill messages from kind-hearted Leader readers.

Christina said: “I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped out, however big or small. It has taken us three years to get to the stage where we are now and we wouldn’t have done it without everyone’s help.

“We have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of the whole community.”

Music mad Harley cannot wait to move into his new room.

Christina added: “I have asked him what he wants in his room to make it really special. He’s really into music, so he has asked for a DJ room with decks on the wall.

“Lilly is really excited too and she wants a pink room.”

The extension is expected to take 18 weeks to complete.

Christina added: “It is really going to make a huge difference to our lives. We have been trying for so long for this and it’s a huge relief to know it’s now happening.”

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