Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Halstead firefighters charity cash for Lenny

Firefighters have handed over money raised for a schoolboy with cerebral palsy who’s set to undergo a life-changing operation next month.

On-call firefighters from Halstead Fire Station visited Earls Colne Primary School, in Park Lane, yesterday, December 17, to meet seven-year-old, Lenny Pyne who was diagnosed with quadriplegia spastic cerebral palsy when he was just 13-months-old.

ECFRS staff raised £310 through a Christmas Jumper Day on Friday, December 11. The condition affects Lenny’s ability to walk and he currently uses two sticks to help with his mobility.

The money will go towards funding an operation, taking place on January 9, which will help the brave youngster walk on his own two feet for the first time.

Sarah Hume, Lenny’s mother, said: “I’ve been overwhelmed by the support from the whole community – from kind hearted locals to generous Essex County Fire and Rescue Service staff.

“We only started appealing for funds in September, so this has been a tremendous turn around and I would like to thank everyone who donated.

“All Lenny wants for Christmas is to be a normal boy who is able to run, walk and laugh with this friends.”

The handover during the school assembly included fire safety advice and a question and answer session with pupils.

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