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PUB FUND DELIVERS MAJOR BOOST TO FAMILY’S WHEELCHAIR APPEAL

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8 NOV

PUB FUND DELIVERS MAJOR BOOST TO FAMILY’S WHEELCHAIR APPEAL

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KIND-HEARTED pub-goers have come up with a major fund-raising boost to help buy a unique new wheelchair for a disabled youngster.

The family of 10-year-old Dylan Beeston, who suffers from a bone disorder, set up an appeal to raise £15,000 for a revolutionary Segway machine.
And regulars at the Cricketers Arms, in Oakamoor, have played their part by helping to raise more than £750 (UPDATE TOTAL) for the fund.
Landlord Paul Callear organised barbecue events, acoustic nights and raffles at the boozer, while donations – including one from the village hall committee – delivered a further boost to the total.
The fund-raising initiative was launched by Graham Elks, himself a regular at the pub, and the money was handed over to Dylan’s mum, Sonia, at a presentation on Monday night.
Graham, who lives in Cheadle, said: “I found out about the appeal and what it was for through my daughter Claire, who works with Sonia at a hairdressers in Leek.
“Dylan has been in a wheelchair since he had a bone marrow transplant when he was two years old.
“But Sonia wants to raise £15,000 for an Ogo Segway machine, which is an amazing piece of equipment.
“It will give him so much more independence and open up a whole new world for the lad, so I thought it was a really worthy cause.”
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