A Sibsey businessman has come to the aid of a five-year-old disabled boy who needed cash for a new car seat to make his journeys more comfortable.
Shopkeper Nirmal Singh was the first to respond to the appeal for Oscar Bigland who suffers from spina bifida.
Mr Singh dipped into his own pocket and offered £1,000 to Oscar’s family with residents helping to ensure he would get the rest needed to buy this vital piece of equipment that will add so much to his quality of life.
Oscar’s mum Emma, from Alford, said: “Mr Singh’s donation was a huge surprise and it has made so much difference to our family. We cannot thank him enough for his generosity.”
Mr Singh, who has five businesses read about Oscar ‘s case in our sister paper in Spilsby and he was determined to help.
He said: “I do a lot for charity and I felt moved to help this little boy. I have kids myself so I know how I’d feel if it was one of mine.
“I thought that if he needed a car seat that cost £2,000, it seemed like a lot of money and I just wanted to help him.”
Caudwell Children arranged the appeal to help Oscar’s family raise the funds needed.
The charity provides practical and emotional support both locally and across the UK to disabled children and their families.
Charity community and appeals fundraiser Stacey Smalley said:”Oscar now has his car seat and the appeal brought in just under an extra £1,000 which will be used to help other children in the area.”