Mystery donor gives £1,000 to Theo

An anonymous £1,000 donation has boosted a fundraising appeal to help a five-year-old boy with cerebral palsy to walk.

Just before Christmas Theo Knott’s parents, Steven Knott and Naomi Morton, received the good news that their son had been accepted for a spinal surgery procedure called selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) to reduce the spasticity or tightness in his legs.

With the surgery not available on the NHS, the family set their minds to raising the £50,000 fee.

In less than a month the appeal – branded Theo’s Mission to Walk – has raised more than £4,000, with a quarter of the sum given to the College Road family by a donor who wanted to remain anonymous.

Miss Morton, 26, said: “I was lost for words. They contacted me on Facebook and handed the money to me directly a couple of days before Christmas.

“They said they’d love to see Theo out of pain and be able to walk and just wanted to do what they could to help. They have asked to remain anonymous.”

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