Chorley FC fun day will be a boost to £10,000 campaign for Isaac

Four-year-old Isaac Bolton with mum Lynsey
Four-year-old Isaac Bolton with mum Lynsey

A fun day will be held to raise money for special technology to help a boy communicate for the first time.

A £10,000 fund-raising campaign is underway to buy an eye-gaze computer system for four-year-old Isaac Bolton, of Austin Drive, Chorley.

He cannot talk because of his physical disability - he has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, vocal cord palsy and a tracheostomy - but the technology would allow him to communicate by selecting things on a screen with his eyes.

The campaign - named Team Isaac - has already raised around £3,800 in just a few months.

And the appeal total could rise further when a fun day is held from noon to 4pm on Sunday, July 12 at Chorley FC.

Attractions include live music, stalls, a bouncy castle, raffle, face painting, children’s games, hook-a-duck and a bar.

Visitors can also enjoy a performance by Grupo Sambafriq and meet superheroes and characters from Disney film Frozen.

Admission is free and proceeds will go to the Team Isaac appeal.

The event is being organised by a group of parents from St George’s Primary School, where Isaac’s brother is a pupil.

The next big fund-raiser will involve Kayleigh Ralphs, who has been Isaac’s key worker at The Legacy Rainbow House in Mawdesley for more than three years.

Kayleigh and her father David Ralphs will run the Lakeland 50 on July 25, a 50-mile ultra marathon in the Lake District.

Isaac’s parents Rick and Lynsey also work to raise awareness and understanding of disabilities through their Izzy’s Busy campaign.

To get involved in the fund-raising campaign or find out more, go to www.teamisaac.org or follow @teamisaac10k on Twitter.