EXTRA funds left over from money raised in our Tyler appeal has enabled the five-year old’s family to buy him a hi-tech touch screen computer, reports KEVIN QUINN.
Gazette readers helped to surpass the £7,500 needed to buy a life-changing feeding device for Tyler McLelland, who suffers from a rare condition which makes it difficult for him to use his hands.
After passing the original appeal target, Tyler’s family decided to put the money to good use and buy him something else which would give him a better life.
His mother, Emma Gove, revealed more about the computer the Gazette appeal helped to pay for and how much of a benefit the feeding device has been for Tyler and his family.
She said: “We got him a computer. It’s got a touch screen on which he can use a pointer with in a couple of years but he is in the process of learning how to use it.
“It makes life easier for him.
“The feeding device has been perfect. It’s really made a difference to our lives.”
Gazette readers played their part in taking the fund-raising total beyond the original target.
As well as cash and cheques being handed into the Gazette office, many of you came up with weird and wonderful ways to raise cash for our Tyler Appeal.
A group of Adam Smith students doing Event Organisation chose to do a charity event for the Tyler McLelland Appeal after reading about it in the Gazette, raising over £50 in the process.
Workers at Albany House, Velux Windows and other local organisations, as well as local bingo fans raised cash for Tyler, helping to surpass the £7,500 target.