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First Wessex Great Fundraising!

First Wessex

During 2015 First Wessex, the Hampshire-based housing association, have been recycling scrap metal from repairs,
  installations and empty homes to raise money for a three-year-old boy with Cerebral Palsy.

This year, £2,733 has been raised through this scheme and First Wessex employee Mike Clark, Electrical Supervisor, chose to nominate Tree of Hope. Tree of Hope support a campaign called ‘James’ wish to walk.’ Three-year-old, James Mills has been suffering with severe pain, especially in his legs, and has been unable to walk.

James needs major surgery, expensive specialist physiotherapy treatment and equipment to enable him to walk just like other children his age. The family are having difficulty getting this operation funded in the UK, and are looking to have the operation performed in America. The sooner he gets this operation, the less invasive it will be for this young boy.

Tree of Hope have been liaising with medical experts to enable James to get the best possible help and they have helped raise the public profile of the fundraising page, raising £25,000 already. The total amount needed to receive specialist treatment before and after the operation is £50,000. Vicki, (James’ Mum) said: “Tree of Hope have been very helpful and supportive to help us achieve our target. The money raised from First Wessex is our biggest single donation to date! I just want my son to be given the chance to walk and be pain free; as a Mother I will do whatever it takes.”

Mike Clark who nominated this charity, said: “I’m so glad First Wessex can help James and his family, so they are now closer towards their target. Soon James will be able to walk, and one day, maybe even run, just like other children.”

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