Leighton Buzzard Lions Club helps Freddie

John Gout, president of Leighton Buzzard Lions Club presenting the trike to Freddie
John Gout, president of Leighton Buzzard Lions Club presenting the trike to Freddie

Leighton Buzzard Lions Club helped a three year old boy with cerebral palsy get a special tricycle that will help strengthen his legs.

Freddie Gray, of Gemini Close, was over the moon when he received his new tricycle from the club.

Freddie on his trike

Freddie on his trike

The special tricycle is bigger and sturdier than a standard one and his family can push him along.

The club is a charitable organisation that helps local, national and international charities.

Freddie’s mum, Katie Gray, wrote a letter to the club, explaining Freddie’s condition and the need for the trike that would cost £1051.

Peter Richardson, welfare committee officer at the club, said: “I met Katie and was impressed by her efforts to help Freddie with his needs.

“I could see the problems they were facing, one of the main ones, the shortage of money.

“Both grandparents said they would pay £100 towards the tricycle and we paid the remaining balance of £851.

“As a club we wanted to help Freddie, he is a great boy.”

The club used the money from the charity fund, they raise money for the fund throughout the year through different events.

Katie said: “We are really grateful for the donation from Leighton Lions, the trike will help him because it will help him separate his legs.

“Freddie loves it and loves going on it, we really appreciate all the help we have received.”