William’s pedal power raises £1,200

PUBLISHED: 07:00 25 April 2013

A Lympstone family raising funds to celebrate the life of their son, aged two, who doctors said would not see his first birthday, has raised £1,200 for charity by organising a bike ride.

A family from Lympstone’s cycle ride has raised more than £1,200 for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund.

Adele and Kieron Prosser, of Hunton Close, are holding a series of fundraising events in Exmouth, to celebrate the life of their two-year-old son, William, who was born with a rare muscle-wasting disease – doctors expected William to die before his first birthday.

The couple wanted to raise funds for others as a thank you for the charity support over the last two years.

Adele and Kieron wanted to ‘give something back’ after being supported through eight months of living in hospital.

The charity help has also funded a specially-modified car for William.

Most recently the family - including William’s sister Rhianon, aged 13, have been back on their bikes thanks to funding for William’s special bike trailer.

Mum Adele thanked everyone who took part in, and supported, the cycle ride, which ended with a buffet back at the family home.

She said sponsorship for the event was still being counted and expected to rise.

Facebook’s Million for William has details on the family’s fundrasing events.

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