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Parents of a three-year-old boy with cerebral palsy are hoping a fundraiser in Enfield can raise enough for physiotherapy sessions
A young couple whose son has a rare brain disorder are hoping to raise money to pay for intensive physiotherapy sessions at a fundraising event this weekend.
Lukas Riley was just one when he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a brain disorder that can cause problems with movement, learning and speech.
Now, three years old and starting at a special needs school in Hertfordshire, Lukas cannot walk or talk.
Parents Jade Penny, 23, and Mark Riley, 24, are hoping their fundraising event at Enfield Working Men’s Club in Ordnance Road, Enfield Wash, will raise enough funds for a year’s worth of physiotherapy at The Bobath Centre in East End Road, Finchley.
Jade said: “We want to give our son the best chance in life and this physiotherapy is so intense that it can help improve Lukas’ way of living.”
Cerebral palsy can vary in severity from those who have one limb affected to those who cannot move or communicate.
The private centre offers individually tailored therapy for children with cerebral palsy to help improve their way of life and offer weekly sessions for six weeks.
Jade, who lives in Holly Bush Way, Cheshunt, added: “It has been difficult but he is a really clever boy. He is now at a special needs school, which is helping him.
“There has been a tremendous amount of support in getting this event organised and I hope we can raise a lot of money for his physiotherapy.”
The event will commence at 7pm and last until midnight, with a DJ, tombola and raffles, as well as an information stall.
Tickets are £5 each and for more information call 07894 966643.
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