Fundraising target moves step closer

Angels of the North's Barbara Connors-Fowler with Milo and his dad Stephen, and staff from Leeds Building Society.

Angels of the North's Barbara Connors-Fowler with Milo and his dad Stephen, and staff from Leeds Building Society.

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A fundraising target to get a borough youngster a sensory room is in sight thanks to the help of a local building society.

A donation of £2,600 raised by staff at the Leeds Building Society, who were each sponsored to cycle 56 miles around ten of the society’s branches, has put their fundraising target of £20,000 within reach for two-year-old Milo Browne.

Milo, who lives in North Shields with his parents and elder brother, suffers from delayed physical and mental development that has so far baffled medical experts who are unable to give a diagnosis of his condition.

Barbara Connors-Fowler, from charity Angels of the North, who are helping the fundraising drive, said: “We are greatly looking forward to little Milo having his sensory room that will really change his life.

“We hope that the final fundraising push will enable the work to be completed on Milo’s home by Christmas.”