Appeal for unwanted gifts

A severely disabled Skegness man has appealed for donations of unwanted Christmas presents to use in a fundraising raffle scheduled for the New Year.

Osteoporosis sufferer Steven Huckle requires £7,500 for a new standing wheelchair which could help him regain his independence and eventually walk again.

Steven said: “If anyone receives gifts this Christmas which they know won’t get used, please don’t leave them to gather dust at the bottom of a cupboard - put them to good use and help me to walk again.

“A standing wheelchair will make a great difference to my life - it would be fantastic if I could get out and about on my own.”

Raffle tickets will be sold from a stall at the Hildreds Centre, which Steven and his family will be running on Saturday, January 5.

The appeal received a welcome £2,000 boost recently thanks to a generous Lincoln firm, Destec Engineering Ltd, which included Steven on its Christmas donations list.

You can donate gifts to Steven’s dad Eric at Skegness Bust Station or post them to 4 Ely Way, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE251FE.