Another step forward in fund raising helps get new wheelchair for Callum

July 03 2016

WALKERS put their best feet forward to help buy a powered wheelchair for Yate teenager Callum Quinn.

Callum Quinn and Sarah Hitchings with ramblers involved in the sponsored walk

WALKERS put their best feet forward to help buy a powered wheelchair for Yate teenager Callum Quinn.
Two groups set off from Chipping Sodbury - one to complete a local ramble around the town and neighbouring Yate, while the other walkers trekked about ten miles to Hawkesbury Upton and back.
It was the fifth sponsored walk organised by Sarah Hitchings and brought in more than £2,500 to go towards the £8,000 wheelchair for Callum, 14, who has cerebral palsy and Addison’s disease - a disorder of the adrenal glands.
Sarah said: “I’m delighted that so many people took part in the walk to help us achieve Callum’s goal. The money was added to a fund for the wheelchair, which Callum now has.”
In total, Sarah’s walks have brought in nearly £13,000 for various charities and good causes, ranging from Breakthrough Breast Cancer to the Grand Appeal for Bristol Children’s Hospital.