Connor From Hildenborough Gets His Wheels
Seven-year-old Connor Crawford was delighted to be presented with a custom- built tricycle from Tonbridge Lions, which means he can now get around more easily and even ride to school. Connor, from Hildenbourough, suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal genetic disease which means the body does not produce dystrophin, a protein required for muscle strength and function.
The Lions were able to donate the tricycle from funds raised last year with money from a memorial fund for the late Steve Harvey, which received donations from fellow club members and from Steve’s family and friends.
Steve had been in Tonbridge Lions for 30 years – he was president in 2002 and club treasurer for the last 13 years – and his widow, Val, aware of Connor’s need through the Chasing Connor’s Cure charity, proposed helping him directly and the need for the tricycle was highlighted.
Val presented the gift to Connor with Lions President Tom Simmons and once Connor’s helmet was in place he was able to demonstrate his cycling ability on the garden path!