9 year old Alfie Smith, who has cerebral palsy, has always dreamed of one day walking unaided and painfree.

His family are raising money to fund selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) surgery which will be carried out at Leeds General Infirmary. Alfie, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 16 months old, has until June this year to have the operation or his condition will have deteriorated too far.

Thanks to the tremendous support from his community, the generosity of his friends and entrepreneur Matt Haycox, Alfie has this week managed to smash through the halfway mark.

The money will fund surgery which will help allow Alfie to fulfil his dream of one day walking unaided and pain-free.

 

By Christmas, Alfie’s donations had reached £16,000, and Matt Haycox has just honoured his pledge and donated another £16,000 bringing the total raised so far to £32,000.

Matt Haycox said: “Reaching £16,000 is fantastic news. I never thought when I attended that football match I’d end up meeting Alfie and getting involved to donate to such a worthy cause.”

“As pleased as I am to be helping out in this way, the main achievement is all the fantastic people who have helped to get Alfie the £16,000 in the first place so that it can be matched by me – the effort and generosity of these people is brilliant.”

The money will be used to fund selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) surgery which will help allow Alfie to fulfil his dream of one day walking unaided and pain-free.

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