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Fun programme helps disabled Aidan

PUBLISHED: 15:37 30 May 2009 | UPDATED: 14:02 03 July 2010

Family fun day: Aidan Forster is joined by his parents Wayne and Debbie, sisters Ebony, 7, Erin, 2, MP Tony Wright and his wife Barbara, and Stephanie Bird at Belton.

Family fun day: Aidan Forster is joined by his parents Wayne and Debbie, sisters Ebony, 7, Erin, 2, MP Tony Wright and his wife Barbara, and Stephanie Bird at Belton.

GENEROUS fundraisers raised more than organisers expected at a family fun day in aid of a disabled Gorleston boy.

Over £2,500 was collected during the event at the Belton Tavern on Saturday to pay for vital equipment for Aidan Forster, four, who suffers from West Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Global Development Delay.

GENEROUS fundraisers raised more than organisers expected at a family fun day in aid of a disabled Gorleston boy.

Over £2,500 was collected during the event at the Belton Tavern on Saturday to pay for vital equipment for Aidan Forster, four, who suffers from West Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Global Development Delay.

The pub was packed to capacity throughout, with guests enjoying the excellent weather outside in the afternoon before moving into the pub for the evening session.

Those attending and supporting the event included Yarmouth MP Tony Wright and Stephanie Bird, Team GB, European and UK swimming champion for people with learning difficulties.

There was also a large contingent of Star Wars characters present.

The organisers are still expecting the sum collected to increase as there are some promises to come in and various major auction prizes that were not cleared on Saturday evening will be auctioned on the website e-bay to increase funds further.

The organisers thanked Folkes Plant and Aggregates and their staff for getting the grassed area laid in good time and gave a special thanks for the donation from the Chevron Captain Welfare Fund.

Aidan has two sisters, Ebony, seven and Erin, two, and attends John Grant Special School in Caister.

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