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.”

Read more Crawley Observer

Make a donation here