A summer fun day will help raise funds to help a local boy compete in an international sports event.
Funds raised at the Fun Day on Saturday 20 July at the Rice Lane Recreation Ground (12-3pm) will be used to help send Dylan Beaumont to the World Dwarf Games in Michigan next month.
Dylan, aged 12, has a rare genetic disorder, achondroplasia (short-limb dwarfism). He has been selected for Team GB after a medal-winning performance in the Dwarf Sports Association UK (DSAuk) National Games in Birmingham.
As DSAuk does not receive funding to send a team to the Games, each member has to raise funds to compete.
Dylan will be at the fun day to help draw a raffle along with the Lord Mayor, Councilor Gary Millar and Steve Rotheram MP.
Local resident Karen Edwards said: “Dylan’s achievements are remarkable and he deserves to take part in the World Games so we are aiming to raise funds to try and makes sure this can happen.
“And the fun day really will have something for all the family so, with the current weather, it promises to be a great event.”
The fun day, organised by Rice Lane Residents Group, includes the Rice Lane bake-off and a fancy dress competition for homemade costumes. There will be numerous stalls, cage soccer, drumming and art workshops and outdoor games, including a BMX track,
Entrance is free but donations to a food bank will be welcomed.