Legoland day out for little Sheffield lad Harley

Six year-old Harley Ingham who suffers from a rare genetic condition was treated to a special stay at Legoland thanks to a charity appeal.

Six year-old Harley Ingham who suffers from a rare genetic condition was treated to a special stay at Legoland thanks to a charity appeal.

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IT WAS a day out which left him with the building blocks for some very happy memories...

Little Harley Ingham was treated to a special stay at Legoland – thanks to The Star-backed Help A Child Have A Chance charity appeal.

Six-year-old Harley, from High Green in Sheffield, suffers from the rare genetic condition cystinosis, which has damaged his kidneys and could spread to other areas of his body in the future.

Last year Harley’s family and friends staged a sponsored walk which raised £10,000 for The Cystinosis Foundation.

Then, following an appeal in The Star by Help A Child Have A Chance, nominations flooded in for Harley to be given a special reward from the charity which offers treats to needy youngsters across the region.

Harley’s mum Paula told The Star: “Harley, and his sister Isabel, really loved Legoland.

“They enjoyed all the rides and the hotel in particular.

“We can’t thank Help A Child Have A Chance enough for giving us this opportunity.”

Harley, a pupil at High Green Primary School, has started taking medication to treat his cystinosis.

But the condition has also caused crystals in his eyes as well as the problems with his kidneys.

Help A Child Have A Chance was founded in 2009 by the wife and daughters of the late Hallam FM radio DJ Dave Kilner.

Shirley Kilner, a trustee of Help A Child Have A Chance, said: “Harley and his family have done a fantastic amount of fundraising themselves so they thoroughly deserved this special treat.

“We are really pleased they all had such a great time.”

Log on to www.helpachildhaveachance.co.uk or call Shirley Kilner on 07507 600 146 for details of Help A Child Have a Chance.