‘We are just trying to help little Alex to walk’

Sarah Cromack, owner of Just Sandwiches, has organised two weeks  of fundraising for her friend Sarah Craven's son, Alex, who has a form of Cerebral Palsy and needs treatment which he can't get on the NHS.
Sarah Cromack, owner of Just Sandwiches, has organised two weeks of fundraising for her friend Sarah Craven's son, Alex, who has a form of Cerebral Palsy and needs treatment which he can't get on the NHS.
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The owner of a sandwich shop is raising money to help fund groundbreaking treatment for a little boy who can’t walk.

Three-year-old Alex Craven, of Glass Houghton, was born with a form of cerebral palsy which left him unable to crawl, walk or even stand.

Alex, who was born eight weeks premature, has been undergoing groundbreaking treatment – which is not funded by the NHS – for two years.

The Advanced Biomechanical Rehabilitation (ABR) costs £6,000 per year and uses exercises to loosen body muscles and thus reduce the effects of the condition.

His mum Sarah Craven, 32, of Garden Street, Glass Houghton, said: “He is doing really well he since he started the treatment, he has learned to crawl and he can even sit up on his own now. The treatment is expensive but he needs it.”

And Sarah Cromack, friend and owner of Just Sandwiches, on Wood Street, has organised two weeks of fundraising to go towards Alex’s treatment.

She said: “I want to help out because I know how hard it is for his parents.

“With big charities you don’t always see where your money goes but in this case it will really make a difference to a little boy’s life, all they want to do is help him walk.”

She is donating the proceeds of some of her cakes and buns, as well as money raised from a raffle with prizes donated by other businesses on Wood Street.

To donate visit www.justgiving.com/alex-abr-therapy