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Six-year-old Boy Smashes Fund Raising Target For Disability Challengers

Published on: 11 May, 2020
Updated on: 13 May, 2020

Six-year-old Toby Morris from Park Barn in Guildford, who has autism and special needs, has already raised £1,270 and smashed his £1,000 sponsored fundraising target for Disability Challengers. But he wants to raise even more.

Toby, 6, and his dad, James, are cycling 50km in May to raise money for Disability Challengers.

To raise the money, he is cycling with his dad, James, on most days in May to try to reach 50km by the end of the month.

Great grandparents, Shirley (awarded the BEM for her own charity fund-raising) and Brian West, who live in Broadstreet in Guildford, wrote to The Guildford Dragon NEWS to say how proud they were of him and asking us to publicise his sponsored ride.

We couldn’t find better words than their email; so we are publishing it in full here:

Proud great grandparents of Toby Morris, Shirley and Brian West, want people to sponsor him raising money for Disability Challengers.

“Dear Guildford Dragon,

Please read the story of my great grandson Toby Morris who is aged six-years-old. He has autism and special needs and attends Disability Challengers.

He is missing going to Challengers so much that he wants to help them with his daddy by doing this sponsored 50km bike ride.

So far, he has raised £1,100 for Challengers. Could you please publicise his story so we can bring awareness to everyone out there in the same position as Toby and his family that need Challengers so much.

The funds will go towards the opening of Challengers again when this Covid-19 virus is safe enough for them to open again.

You can imagine how proud we are of Toby. If anyone wants to sponsor him, they can donate online on Toby’s page or they can donate to Disability Challengers.

I do hope you can help me with this story, just for Toby please.

Keep safe,

Shirley and Brian (proud great grandparents)”

Toby and his dad are keeping track of the miles they are cycling during May in the Covid-19 lockdown.

Challengers was set up in Guildford in 1979. It now has 15 schemes, from pre-school to young adults, mainly in Surrey and Hampshire.

It aims to provide: “…truly inclusive, fun and safe places where all disabled children and young people can spend time with their friends and to offer a positive impact for families and the wider community”.

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