Mothers come to aid of disabled youngster

Nicola, Stephen and Joseph Warren presenting flowers to Julie Spence.

Nicola, Stephen and Joseph Warren presenting flowers to Julie Spence.

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A group of mothers have come to the aid of a disabled boy.

Eight-year-old Joseph Warren was born with cerebral palsy while also suffers from spasticity in his limbs and sight-related problems, undergoing an operation on his legs, hips and knees in March.

Our family are so grateful for the support we are receiving.

Nicola Warren

Now mothers at St Columba’s Primary School, where he attends one day a week with his twin sister Eleanor, are helping to raise £10,000 for much needed equipment.

Mandy Burbridge, Julie Spence, Lynsey Jackson, Claire Sharp, Caroline House and Amanda Buchanan helped organise a fundraising night at the Anson pub in Wallsend, raising more than £2,000 while a cake sale raised £175.

Out of Sight – a local charity that supports visually impaired children and their families living in North Tyneside – has also been supporting Joseph, both financially and practically.

Nicola, Joseph’s mum, said: “Our family are so grateful for the support we are receiving.”

“Joseph simply wants to do what his brothers and sisters do we are a very active family enjoy lots of exercise, and sports.

“We have named Joseph’s cause ‘Go Jo Jo’, words of encouragement we say to him every day”.