Help send Welwyn Garden City boy Toby to USA before he goes blind
PUBLISHED: 13:16 04 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:17 26 October 2009
A BATTLE to send a six-year-old boy to America before he goes blind has been launched by WGC s firemen. The clock is ticking for young Toby Addison who has retinitis pigmentosa, a serious eye condition for which there is no cure. So WGC s fire station,
A BATTLE to send a six-year-old boy to America before he goes blind has been launched by WGC's firemen.
The clock is ticking for young Toby Addison who has retinitis pigmentosa, a serious eye condition for which there is no cure.
So WGC's fire station, backed by the WHT and WGC car part stockist Bennetts, has launched a campaign to support the Springmead pupil from Ploughmans End in WGC.
They are hosting a family car wash on Saturday, September 6, and hope residents will donate as much as they can to Toby's fund.
Firefighter Angus Kirkhope is also calling on businesses and residents across the town to donate raffle prizes, for a draw held on the same day.
He said: "I was moved by Toby's story and the fact his parents Nicky and Jon have already raised £300,000 for the RP charity.
"Toby is on the clock, it's important he sees things before it's too late."
Nicky, who is also mum to 10-year-old Emily, said she was shocked to hear what the firefighters were going to do.
"They are doing this for Toby, not just for RP.
"We hope next year to take Toby to the States to do something like swimming with dolphins.
"It's more important than ever to get him to do the things he will see and remember forever."
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