Sam’s Wish to Walk supporters closing in on target

GENEROUS SUPPORT Sam Bottomley. (d512d403)
GENEROUS SUPPORT Sam Bottomley. (d512d403)

Donations are continuing to pour in to a fund set up to pay for a schoolboy’s life-changing operation.

Sam’s Wish to Walk has raised more than £22,000 so far thanks to support from the community in Mirfield and further afield.

It means Sam Bottomley’s family has collected almost two-thirds of its £35,000 target as the appeal nears the three month mark.

The money raised will help fund an operation and intensive physiotherapy for six-year-old Sam, who has cerebral palsy.

If successful, it would allow the Hopton Primary School pupil to walk independently for the first time.

Recent donations include £151.50 from Mirfield gift shop Beadelicious, which hosted a fundraising evening.

Hopton Mills Cricket club gave more than £200, while Lower Hopton WMC added more than £100 to the pot after its second Jim Butler Memorial Quiz. A ladies night at the club boosted the total by a further £660.