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Toddler told he wouldn't walk again strides out for sponsored 100m

A brave toddler who doctors predicted would never walk has completed a sponsored 100 metres to raise funds for the children's centre that changed his life.

Mum Wendy helps Finley complete the 100m

A brave toddler who doctors predicted would never walk has completed a sponsored 100 metres to raise funds for the children's centre that changed his life.

Three-year-old Finley Rosbotham, from Accrington was born with a part of his brain missing and doctors predicted he would never walk or talk.

The youngster has severe Cerebral Palsy but defied expectations to take his first steps last year.

And battler Finley, of Pearl Court, is set to stun his supporters once again by completing a 100 metre walk in July to raise funds for Holly House in Accrington where he has received a range of therapies.

Finley completed the walk on Friday, July 13 with mum Kelly holding his hand.

Kelly said: "It was fabulous, he did really well.

"I held his hand and cried the whole way but he did the last 15 to 20 steps by himself.

"They had a little finish line for him to cross at the end."

Finley was cheered on by brother Mackenzie, 12, and friends, family and staff from Holly House for his walk which raised more than £1000 for the centre.

See Finley's walk below ...

 

Accrington Rotary Club also attended the event and have pledged to support the family's mission to raise funds for Holly House.

They are also paying for Finley to take a tri to Thomas World, a theme park based on Thomas the Tank Engine, next month.

Kelly added that Finley had never walked such a distance before and had suffered from sore and painful legs the following day.

She added: "He was in a bit of pain on Saturday but we have to push him a little bit and he's fine again now.

"He was a bit overwhelmed by all the people giving him presents and talking to him but he signed thank you to all of them."

And on Sunday Finley's family held a fun day at the Poplar Club in Accrington.

More than 100 people attended the event which raised £528.

Wendy Rosbotham with Finley on his 100m walk to nursery gets cheers from staff and parents.

At the end of the month Ben Wright, a friend of Finley's dad Ivan will be completing the Three Peaks Walk and is organising a charity football tournament.

To support the family's appeal for Holly House visit www.charitygiving.co.uk/finleyrosbotham  or send cheques payable to Holly House based at Acorn Health Centre on Blackburn Road in Accrington.

 

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