CHARD NEWS: Rhys Fest at The Choughs

CHARD NEWS: Rhys Fest at The Choughs

A FAMILY has been left overwhelmed by the support it has received from people who have been helping to raise money to send a brave six-year-old lad on a trip-of-a-lifetime to Disneyland.

Chard’s very own little superhero, six-year-old Rhys Rodway, has been diagnosed with a brain tumour and so family and friends have been raising money to help fund a trip for him to meet superheroes at Disneyland Paris.

A £6,000 target was set and that was met and surpassed on Thursday (August 30, 2018) with supporters pledging cash on the JustGiving online fundraising website.

Rhys has undergone countless MRI scans without a fuss and has had two major brain operations.

“He has been so brave and an inspiration to everyone that knows him,” says a statement on the JustGiving page.

The fundraising continues on Saturday (September 8) with a day of fundraising – starting at 1pm – at The Choughs pub in High Street, Chard, with games, face painting, music, crafts and a bouncy castle, along with a fantastic raffle with some super prizes up for grabs.

Pop into Hair’s Johnny, Pure Beauty and Paul Fenton Estate Agents ahead of Saturday to buy your raffle tickets.

Further funds will be raised on Thursday, September 13, when a wine tasting event is held at Berensens Solicitors in Chard from 6.30pm onwards. Tickets are priced £15.

If you would like to donate to the Rhys Appeal – please go to: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rhys-oursuperhero .

PHOTO: Rhys (centre) is pictured with mum and dad, Kirsty and Dave, and his two sisters.

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