A DAY of fun in Sleaford saw hundreds of pounds raised to take a local boy one step closer to having a life changing operation.
The family of Joel James held a fun day at Eastgate green, Sleaford in aid of Joel’s Quest.
Joel, 11, has cerebral palsy and needs in excess of £40,000 to fund an operation in the USA to improve his mobility.
The fun day included various stalls, games for young children and a duck race. There was also a performance by the Shooting Stars dance club team from Metheringham.
Overall the event raised £700 for the appeal.
Joel’s Quest has also recently received two anonymous donations of £1,000 and £2,000, which have pushed the appeal total to £36,000.
Mum Karen said that as the target total is getting nearer, Joel is getting excited, and a little nervous, as there is only five weeks to go.
She said: “We hope that we will smash the target before we fly out. We have Washingborough Bowls Club and Elite Fish and Chip shop raising money for us too.”
The chip shop will give 20 per cent off customers’ restaurant bill at the Sleaford site on Saturday and Sunday and on the Ruskington site on Saturday. Or you can have a takeaway haddock and chips for £3. All profits on both days go to Joel’s Quest.
To help Joel to reach the target, Gary Hood has been doing a sponsored challenge on a rowing machine over the past few weeks with the aim of completing 1,000,000 metres. He will be rowing on Rauceby School playground from 7.30am today (Wednesday) when he hopes to reach the 1,000,000 metres mark by lunchtime.
To donate to Joel’s Quest, you can visit their JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/joelsquest