Wheelchair footballer’s appeal for specialist chair

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An appeal has been launched to help a city teen follow his sporting dreams.

Luke Brown, 17, is an aspiring wheelchair footballer, and is due to receive a specialist wheelchair worth £4,324. But the charity providing it, Caudwell Children, needs urgent help.

The teenager suffers from Friedreich’s Ataxia, a condition which causes him to have severely weakened muscles. Despite being a full time wheelchair user, his conditions means he requires a specialist wheelchair to play.

Luke’s mother, Karen Brown, saidd “It’s so important that charities like Caudwell Children exist. Without their support I don’t know what we would do.”

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/Luke-B or text LUKB55 £2 to 70070.