Family are indebted to community’s support

Left to right: Nurses Jenny Mole and Rebbeca Harris, Walter Pocklington, Stacey and Daniel Macgregor, manager Terry Woodhouse and Barbara Connor Fowler.

Left to right: Nurses Jenny Mole and Rebbeca Harris, Walter Pocklington, Stacey and Daniel Macgregor, manager Terry Woodhouse and Barbara Connor Fowler.

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A community is rallying round to help enhance the life of a young boy.

Daniel Mcgregor has spent most of his life in and out of hospital with a number of medical conditions.

The team who took part in the Whitley Bay Beach Assault for the 'My Daniel' charity.

The team who took part in the Whitley Bay Beach Assault for the 'My Daniel' charity.

The 11-year-old from North Shields was diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy at four-months-old, but over the years he has been diagnosed with epilepsy, microcephaly, cortical visual impairment, asthma, severe learning disability, and hip displacements.

He is unable to sit unaided or walk or talk, is in daily pain, and has also had problems with his teeth, bowels and skin.

Now the community is rallying to support his parents, Stacey and Robert, as well as his sisters Jamie and Bobbie.

The Out of Sight charity has helped towards a £10,000 target for essential disability equipment by providing an adjustable electric bed at his grandmother Joyce Heard’s house so she can provide respite care.

You hear about good causes all of the time, but this really touched my heart.

Terry Woodhouse, home manager

It was provided by Cleveland Park care home, in North Shields, after they heard about Daniel’s story.

Terry Woodhouse, home manager, said: “You hear about good causes all of the time, but this really touched my heart. This cause was on our doorstep, and we really wanted to help Daniel and his family, it was our pleasure for our Larchwood Care to assist.

“His parents and grandmother are overwhelmed by their generosity.”

Elsewhere, a group of 30 people took part in the Whitley Bay Warrior Assault Course last Saturday on Whitley Bay beach to raise money for the ‘My Daniel’ charity set up in Daniel’s name.

More fundraising events are planned throughout the year. For more information about My Daniel follow them on Twitter via @MyDaniel or visit their Facebook page.