Rais­ing money for Ben’s op­er­a­tion

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

Dacre Son & Hart­ley has backed an ap­peal to raise money for Ilk­ley boy Ben Smith­son, whose dream is to walk un­aided.

Nine-year-old Ben, who has cere­bral palsy, walks with the aid of sticks and a walker but hopes to travel to Amer­ica for a ground-break­ing op­er­a­tion in Jan­uary 2011.

Once the £45,000 is in the bank, the trip will be as­sured and Ben can un­dergo the spe­cial­ist surgery that will give him more in­de­pen­dence.

Rose­marie Fisher of Dacre Son & Hart­ley says: “We were keen to do ev­ery­thing we could to help raise the re­main­ing £15,000 and sup­port such a wor­thy ap­peal. Our branches are there­fore wel­com­ing cash do­na­tions via col­lec­tion boxes.”

The sur­geons in Mis­souri are on standby for the op­er­a­tion known as se­lec­tive dor­sal rizho­tomy.

To do­nate, con­tact Rose­marie Fisher on 01943 862131 or send a cheque made payable to: Ben’s wish to walk to Dacre Son & Hart­ley, The Es­tate Of­fice, Sta­tion Road, Bur­ley LS29 7ND.

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