Wayne Carlisle, a member of the team at Preston, walked a challenging 14 miles from Blackpool to Preston to raise money for his wife’s cousin who was born with an undiagnosed neuromuscular condition. Wayne’s cousin, William, was left with a long list of life limiting complications and developmental delays.
William is only 4 years old and the family are raising money to adapt their home to suit William’s additional needs. He has spent most of his life in hospital and now he is home full time the family are fundraising and applying for grants to be able to afford wheelchair access throughout the house, alongside a wet room and ceiling hoist in William’s bedroom.
William’s friends and family have been fundraising since the beginning of the year, trying to achieve their target of £40,000 by the end of August. They have hosted family fun day events and raffles, the local fire station has washed cars and they have an entertainment evening coming up along with many more events planned to raise funds.
Wayne managed to walk the 14 miles to Preston in just over 5 hours and raised a brilliant £648 for the house adaptions, supported by Sullivan’s Heroes Charity. This amount has been matched by the W&R Barnett Charity Funding Match Scheme, totalling nearly £1300 for this very worthy cause. Joining Wayne on his charity walk was his son Charlie, William’s father Neil, along with a few other family members and friends.
To find out more about William’s story or to donate to his cause, you can visit his Just Giving page here.