Finley was born paralysed down his left side and with part of his brain missing.
His family have taken on the fundraising target to say thank you to the centre which helped him overcome the odds to learn how to walk.
The Observer’s Finley’s Friends Appeal aims to raise £20,000 to buy specialist computer equipment which will help youngsters at the centre, based at the Acorn Health Centre on Blackburn Road, with their learning and development.
Over the next few months Finley, of Pearl Court, Accrington, will be holding his own fundraising efforts to add to the £4,000 already raised.
We are calling on our readers to stage their own events or donate money to help us reach our target.
Finley’s mum Kelly, 37, said her three-year-old son had made great strides thanks to the help of staff at Holly House and that without them he would not be the little boy he is today.
She said: "Finley is a brave little boy and this is down to the centre and the amazing care he has received there.
"When we came to Holly House we had no experience of caring for a child with disabilities.
"It was scary because of the uncertainty of the situation. They have given us so much support.
"They have taught us how to deal with Finley’s condition and turn what seemed like a negative into a positive."
Holly House, which is based at the Acorn Health Centre, helps children with disabilities and special needs.
Staff specialise in speech and language therapy, as well as physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
The centre also offers respite sessions for children up to three years old, which Kelly said was a godsend for herself and husband Ivan, 33, as they could spend time with their other children – Paige, 16, Mackenzie, 12, and Finley’s twin sister Ellie.
Kelly said: "The staff are so welcoming and they make you feel like you are part of an extended family which Finley loves. Every child is an individual and treated with love and care.
"When we tell Finley we are going to Holly House, he is always excited. It has become a second home for him."
Accrington Observer editor Gareth Tidman described Finley as an amazing little boy and is encouraging readers to fundraise for Holly House.
He said: "Finley is an inspiration to all of us.
"Holly House is a wonderful resource and I hope our readers will do as much as possible to support the centre."
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
THE Observer wants your help to raise £20,000 for the Finley’s Friends Appeal in aid of Holly House.
Around £4,000 has been raised to date and we want as many people who are holding community events in the weeks ahead to get involved.
If you have a fundraiser planned or an idea about how you can help, please get in touch with us.
Call the newsdesk on 0161 211 2977, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us by post at Accrington Observer, MEN Media, Mitchell Henry House, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 8EF. You can also pop into our office at Unit 3 of Accrington Market Hall.
Finley’s family have started a Facebook group entitled Finley’s Friends at Holly House Fundraising page and a Twitter feed @finrosbotham so you can follow the progress of the fundraising.
You can also donate online at http://charitygiving.co.uk/finleyrosbotham .