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Boy with cystic fibrosis on his bike at the Crew Club in Whitehawk thanks to gift
5:30pm Wednesday 31st July 2013 in News
A good Samaritan has made an anonymous donation towards an adapted bike for a disabled youngster.
Nicholas Boyland, nine, suffers from cystic fibrosis and was “thrilled to bits” after getting the special hand-pedal bike.
It was paid for by a stranger who handed youth workers £450 after overhearing them discussing a fund to pay for the bike.
Nicholas would normally use a bicycle at the Crew Club in Whitehawk.
But club volunteer Cristine El- Shabba wanted to raise money so Nicholas could ride during the summer holidays when club activities wind down.
She said: “We were talking about a raffle in Hawk’s cafe and later that day a man came over with £450 in £20 notes.
“He wouldn’t give his name but said he came from a charity which gives money to good causes.
“He was thrilled to bits that he has his own bike.
“As well as keeping him busy over the summer it’s really good exercise for him.”
The club is now raising money to buy treats for disabled children on the estate.
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