Peterborough Mum Wants Op For Son

A Peterborough mum is trying to raise 60-thousand pounds to help pay for lifechanging surgery for her four year old son.

A Peterborough mum is trying to raise 60-thousand pounds to help pay for lifechanging surgery for her four year old son.

Leo Waites has spastic diplegia cerebal palsy which means he can only move by shuffling around on his knees, leaving him with painful cuts and grazes on his knees.  He also has to use a wheelchair.

There is a complicated operation available which can help him to walk again, but it's not available on the NHS.  Mum Joanne is now trying to raise money to pay for the treatment in Missouri in the USA.

23-year old Joanne has launed the Help Leo 2 Walk appeal and has already raised 25-thousand pounds by other sponsored events.  Now the mum would like businesses across Peterborough to help her by taking part in a "dress down Friday."

The event is happening on Friday 1st October.

Joanne said: "We have tried lots of fundraising events so far and had fantastic support, but we are still a long way from our target.  The Dress Down Friday is something really simple that every business can take part in - but it could make a massive difference to Leo's life."

The idea is, staff at companies who are taking part pay one pound each to wear normal clothes to work, with extra cash being raised by bringing in cakes.

National charity Caudwell Children is helping Leo's family raise cash and organise travel arrangements.

To register for the dress down event email ben.sutcliffe@caudwellchildren or call 01782 600114

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