Fancy dress walk for Oakley operation

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DON’T be shocked if you see Batman walking along the road with Elvis Presley.

It’s just the family and friends of little Oakley Smith, pictured, doing a fundraising fancy dress walk to help pay for an operation that may change his life.

The toddler was born prematurely and has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. One of the symptoms is a painful tightness in his legs, so he is unable to walk independently.

The operation on June 18 in Missouri will hopefully correct that.

But the family, from Warren Park, still need to raise £12,000 of the £30,000 cost.

That’s why they are walking from The Churchillian pub on Portsdown Hill to Southsea, from 11am on Sunday.

Mum Angie Mahon, 33, said: ‘We have a fire engine from Southsea depot meeting us at the end as Oakley and Mykey (his twin brother) are fireman mad.’