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By Ben Murray
Annan and Eskdale
Steve plans Lakes mission in aid of Joshua
LIVING WITH A SMILE . . . physiotherapist Claire pictured with Joshua

EASTRIGGS fundraiser Steve Jack will push his wheelchair up a Lake District fell next month to help buy specialist equipment for a Canonbie boy.

Steve is raising money for ten-year-old Joshua Graham, who has cerebral palsy and needs a Trekinetic wheelchair and Innowalk machine.

Double amputee Steve heard about his plight from a friend and decided to see if he could help, setting his sights on scaling the 368 metre high Latrigg Fell near Keswick on February 24-5.

He said: “In the past few years I’ve done a little bit of fundraising to give something back to the community for everything that has been done for me over the years.

“I have decided to do another fundraiser, where I will be pushing my wheelchair up Latrigg Fell from the bottom of the car park to the very top.

RAISING FUNDS . . . Steve Jack will be pushing his wheelchair up Latrigg Fell to raise money for Joshua

“I first learned about Joshua’s plight from a diamond of a lady called Claire, a physiotherapist who works with him that I met when I was in hospital recovering from my second amputation.”

Proceeds raised from will go towards purchasing the equipment needed by Joshua to maintain and improve his strength, independence and mobility.

Steve added: “Any further funds would go to more specialist equipment and physiotherapy which may be required by Joshua in the coming years.

“I know times are hard but if you could donate anything to help this little boy please do.”

To donate, visit this website.

Joshua was born two months early and was diagnosed with diplegic cerebral palsy after an MRI scan when he was one.

In June 2021, he had SDR surgery that has immensely helped him, keeping him from waking up in the middle of the night due to leg cramps and freeing up his movements.

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