New bike for Belvedere 4-year-old with cerebral palsy thanks to charity day

Left to right: Asia Thomas, 7, Daisy Smith, 9, Charlene Smith, 28, Ronnie Smith, 4, Coral Smith, 7, and Angel Barrington, 3.

Ronnie with mum Charlene.

Fundraisers outside the Corner Pin pub.

Bouncy castle fun.

Yum.

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A Belvedere four-year-old with cerebral palsy will soon have a special new bike thanks to a pub charity day which raised nearly £2,000.

Ronnie Smith, of Chequers Court in Picardy Road, needs the £2,000 specially adapted tricycle so he can ride around with his siblings Daisy, 9, Coral, 7, and Albi, 5.

Raffles, cake stalls, auctions, tombolas and a barbecue at the Corner Pin pub in Slade Green Road, Slade Green on Sunday (July 27) helped raised £1,910 - and there's still money to come in.

The rest was got through a sponsored bike ride on Saturday.

Ronnie starts at Royal Park Primary School in Sidcup in September.

Mum Charlene Smith, 28, said: "The day was amazing and it flowed so nicely.

"We had around 200 people. I would like to thank everybody who helped out to make the day go ahead and raise the money for the bike.

"Without them it would not have been possible."

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1:45pm Wed 30 Jul 14

concerned.erith says...

Aw how lovely to see this - I hope some miserable b%stard doesn't nick it.
Aw how lovely to see this - I hope some miserable b%stard doesn't nick it. concerned.erith
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