Thousands headed to Rugby Club to help a toddler’s dream of being able to walk come true
Thousands headed to Crawley Rugby Club at the weekend to help make a toddler’s dream of being able to walk come true.
The rugby club put on a rugby festival to raise cash for Sonny Hamilton, who turned three on Monday.
Sonny was born prematurely with cerebral palsy, which affects his ability to sit and walk.
He needs a selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) operation and his family are trying to raise £80,000 to get him this by next year.
Before the festival they had raised £30,000.
His mum, Katie Finkle, 26, of Holman Close, Crawley, said: “It was an absolutely fantastic weekend – we won’t know how much we raised until later this week.
“Thousands came and there was so much support from everyone.
“Sonny led out both teams and this was a really touching moment and it was great for everyone to see him with his walker – which showed his struggle.”
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