Walk from Winchester to Whiteley for Reuben

Flowers laid in tribute outside the multi-storey car park on Osborn Road, Fareham

Flowers for boy who died near car park

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A GROUP of women are walking from Winchester to Whiteley today to raise cash for a three-year old who was born with cerebral palsy.

The ladies will walk 25 miles to raise money for Reuben Smith, from Whiteley, to have botox injections to ease the discomfort in his muscles.

Reuben was born prematurely, along with his twin brother Zachary. He has fought a number of medical problems and he will never walk unaided. The family need to raise £3,000 so Reuben can have the treatment.

Reuben’s family featured on an episode of BBC’s DIY SOS, when a team of contractors took over the family home to transform it into a house more suitable for disabled children.

Reuben’s mum, Haanagh Smith, said: ‘Our family are eternally grateful for everyone’s time and efforts in the build-up to this, from the walkers, supporters and everyone behind the scenes.’

The ‘Ramble for Reuben’ fundraiser will start in Winchester at St Catherine’s Hill at 8am following the ancient footpath ‘The Pilgrims Trail’, and it will finish at The Parsons Collar, on Rookery Avenue, Whiteley.

For more information contact email reubensmith@gmail.com or call 07540 218743.