Auction to raise funds for Harpenden boy’s vital operation

PUBLISHED: 12:33 29 November 2013

A charity auction night is being held to raise money for a vital operation for  five year old Will Horton of Harpenden

A charity auction night is being held to raise money for a vital operation for five year old Will Horton of Harpenden

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A week-long ski holiday for two, skiing lesson with five-times Winter Games downhill Olympian Graham Bell and romantic weekend break for two will be auctioned at a fundraiser on Saturday.

The event is being held to raise funds for a vital operation for a Harpenden boy, Will Horton, who has cerebral palsy. The five year old has spastic quadriplegia with all four limbs, and his trunk, affected.

However he has been offered a groundbreaking operation, developed in the United States. Launched in the UK at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Will’s parents, Rebecca and David, have been told there is no NHS funding for it.

The event, a party on the indoor piste, is being held at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead, from 8pm this Saturday November 30..

Tickets are £25, with the party including two hours on the slope, skiing, boarding or tobogganing, equipment and clothing hire and instruction.

For more information and to book, email david.horton@hotmail.co.uk or rebeccagerrard@hotmail.com

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