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Football fundraiser for Guiseley toddler's pioneering operation
8:00am Tuesday 29th October 2013 in Local news
An appeal to help a little boy get vital surgery has been given a boost with a cheque for £1,000.
The family of Wes Knight are trying to raise money to pay for a pioneering operation – selective dorsal rhizotomy – in the US.
And their appeal was given a boost by Guiseley Lions who held a six-a-side fundraising football tournament in conjunction with Guiseley AFC Community Foundation.
A cheque for £1,000 was presented to Wes and his mum Catherine by Guiseley Lion Marilyn Hunt.
Wes, who lives in Guiseley, was born prematurely, at 31 weeks, two years ago. The youngster suffered damage to part of his brain shortly after birth and is unable to sit, crawl, stand or walk. His parents hope the treatment in America will enable him to walk.