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Worksop: Fitness fans raise £2k to help little Elias walk alone

Fitness fanatics at 365 Functional Fitness, based at the Creative Village in Worksop, did a fundraising challenge for little Elias Haydock

Fitness fanatics at 365 Functional Fitness, based at the Creative Village in Worksop, did a fundraising challenge for little Elias Haydock

Fitness fanatics pushed themselves to the limist to help raise funds for a little Worksop boy who needs an operation.

Elias Haydock, aged three, has cerebral palsy and needs surgery to help him walk unaided.

Howard Hill, from 365 Fitness based at Worksop’s Creative Village, heard about his plight and decided to get involved.

“I got 14 of my clients to volunteer to take part in a fitness challenge,” he said.

“These were half marathons on the rower and 30 mile cycle rides on the spin bikes.”

“We managed to raise more than £2,000 in one morning, which was fantastic.”

Elias was born was born prematurely in 2010 weighing in at just 4lb 13oz.

He continued to grow into a happy and alert baby and progressed through most milestones, but his mum Charlotte noticed his physical development was behind and took him to doctors who eventually diagnosed cerebral palsy.

His family needs to raise around £25,000 for an operation called selective dorsal rhinotomy that will relax his legs. They also need funding to pay for aftercare, equipment and physiotherapy to help him walk unaided.

Elias has a lot to cope with for such a little boy. He goes in his walker every day, has his muscles stretched, wears gaitors and takes medication to stop any pain and to keep his muscles relaxed.

Read more and donate at www.helpeliaswalk.co.uk

 

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