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Students join fundraising effort to help Archie to walk
Saturday 26th July 2014 @ 10:00 by Max Wieland
Community Dukinfield News Stalybridge

A Dukinfield family visited a Stalybridge school last week in a bid to help their son walk for the first time.

BRAVE: Mum Sarah, Archie and dad Conrad.

BRAVE: Mum Sarah, Archie and dad Conrad.

Copley Academy decided to hold a non-uniform day last Friday to help young Archie Howarth raise some of the funds needed for a life-changing operation. Archie’s Uncle Charles is currently studying at the Huddersfield Road school.

The toddler, battling with Deplegia Cerebral Palsy, is currently awaiting Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery which has helped thousands of other children to walk again.

The typical cost of the operation is £24,000 and is mostly not available on the NHS.

Little Archie Howarth was sadly diagnosed with the condition last year, which resulted in him having to wear splints on his legs and the aid of a standing frame to stand.

– You can read the full story in the current edition of the Tameside Reporter (July 24).