Charity golf day supports Lenny’s dream of walking
A charity golf day organised by a funeral director’s firm based in Bishop’s Stortford has raised thousands for charity and supported a boy’s dream to walk.
The 13th annual event by Daniel Robinson & Sons raised £40,000 for local causes and this year; ‘Walk with Lenny’ was the main beneficiary.
Derek Oakley, the family firm’s Funeral Manager, said: “The day was a huge success due to the generosity of so many people and it benefited many good causes. We would like to share Lenny’s story with SAIFInsight and would like to invite readers to make a donation to help Lenny to continue to share the wonders of walking.”
Lenny was diagnosed with quadriplegia spastic cerebral palsy at nine months old, and when he was three, Lenny’s family was told he would never walk. His mum Sarah, however, was determined that Lenny would defy everyone’s expectations.
Sarah scoured the internet to find a private physiotherapist and came across Kidsphysioworks. Lenny has been seeing physio Chris Smith for five years and has become more mobile than anyone could have hoped for.
In 2015, Lenny needed a major operation which would reduce tightness in his legs so he could put his feet flat on the floor and also ease the pain.
The NHS could not fund the £31,500 operation and the Penny for Lenny campaign was launched. The fundraiser was a success and Lenny had his operation in January this year.
He now needs physio every other day, costing £12,000 every year, and will need further operations on his hips and the muscles in his legs as he grows.Bishop's Stortford, charity, D Robinson, Daniel Robinson & Sons, Derek Oakley, golf, Kidsphysioworks, Lenny, Lenny Pyne, physio