Crawley Lions Club raises £3,500 in Christmas appeal

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Crawley Lions Club raised £3,500 in its Christmas appeal.

It will give £500 to help a Crawley amputee boy who needs new prosthetic legs and £1,000 to Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Gary Davies, Lions committee member, said: “Crawley Lions Club have yet another very successful fund raising Christmas.”

Members sold raffle tickets at Crawley Garden Centre and pubs in the Crawley area.

Staff drew the winning tickets at the centre yesterday on Tuesday (December 23).

Ryan Brand, 14, of West Green, has spina bifida and had both his legs amputated this year after doctors told him an infection in his left leg was incurable.

His father Matthew set up the Ryan Brand Foundation to buy prosthetic legs that would let his son run.