Wheels for Kaiden

The Wheels For Kaiden fund-raising day at The Starting Gate pub: Kaiden Rankin in his new pushchair with parents Andy and Toni, brother T-Jay, Andrew 'Sammy' Neary and Lee Atherton, who cycled 100 miles from the Lake District, landlord Jason Hunter and event organiser Gary Carsley
The Wheels For Kaiden fund-raising day at The Starting Gate pub: Kaiden Rankin in his new pushchair with parents Andy and Toni, brother T-Jay, Andrew 'Sammy' Neary and Lee Atherton, who cycled 100 miles from the Lake District, landlord Jason Hunter and event organiser Gary Carsley
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A DISABLED child from St Helens has been given a life-changing pram thanks to the generosity of fund-raisers.

Lee Atherton, 40, of Billinge, cycled from Kirkstone Pass in the Lake District to The Starting Gate Pub, in St Helens, to raise money for Wheels For Kaiden,

Kaiden Rankin, 23 months, was born with X linked hydrocephalus, and also suffers from Pierre Robin syndrome, a cleft palate, colitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, abducted thumbs, and hearing loss.

He needed a specially adapted pram which costs £3,600, which would make a huge difference to his life.

Through Lee’s bike ride and the generous donations of the Wigan and St Helens community, Kaiden’s family was able to afford the chair.

Mum Toni Ward, 26, of St Helens, said: “We are over the moon about it all.

“We are delighted Kaiden has his pram and he just loves it.

“We want to say thank you to everybody who helped, especially Lee, who has put a lot of hard work into fund-raising.

“We could not have done this without everyone.”

Gary Carsley, who helped to organise the charity fun day at The Starting Gate Pub, said: “We don’t know the full figure raised, but it could be around £4,000 - certainly enough for the pram.

“The whole community was pleased to present Kaiden with the pram.

“Even at the age of two he knew what was happening and he had a smile on his face.

“His family were so emotional, as they didn’t realise we were getting the pram so soon.

“We want to say thanks to everyone who helped with the fund-raising.”