‘Meet the alpacas’ to help fundraise a bionic hand for Leighton Buzzard boy Kye

An open day has been organised at Abbots View; Inset, Kye
An open day has been organised at Abbots View; Inset, Kye

Crowdfunding events continue to be organised to help a young boy who lost both hands and feet to a deadly meningitis infection.

Kye Vincent, 10, underwent multiple amputations in April 2016 after contracting Meningococcal Septicaemia.

Friends and family are working hard to raise £11,000 to give Kye a bionic hand that promises to transform his life. So far, they have managed to raise £5,800 – just over half of the amount needed.

Last Thursday, the Ship Inn in Linslade hosted a ‘King Henry VIII burger challenge’ – serving up gargantuan sized burgers and challenging the public to eat them in record time.

Just four out of 20 people managed to finish the burgers with winners:

1st place – Jack Pacey who ate the challenge in 25 minutes and 17 seconds.

2nd place – Ben Waite in 26 minute 11 seconds.

3rd place – Alex Weston in 27 minutes and 9 seconds.

On Sunday, September 2, Abbotts View Alpaca Farm in Aston Abbots is hosting a special open day from 11am to 3.30pm, with £5 entry.

The open day will give the public the chance to meet the alpacas, with a selection of classic cars on display and a BBQ of free range rare meats.

Abbots View owner Joanne Dell said it is the only open day at the farm this year.

To donate towards Kye’s bionic hand, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bionichand.