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Harry, 6, overcomes the odds for Children in Need

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A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy who was told he would never be able to walk or talk has overcome the odds and is now cycling three miles for BBC Children in Need.

Nearly there! Harry de Gruchy-Wilson, with mum, Cirsty, at Gorey, where he is in the process of a three-mile cycle ride in aid of Children in Need.(Picture by Tony Pike)

Harry de Gruchy-Wilson has challenged himself to cycle a total of three miles, in various stages, along Gorey Harbour with the aim of raising £1,000 for the charity.

Born prematurely with a genetic condition, the Mont a l’Abbe pupil visits Southampton Hospital up to five times a year for operations and deals with a number of medical challenges on a daily basis, including walking, sensory problems and being able to communicate.

Harry decided to raise money for the charity after watching BBC1’s The One Show and seeing this year’s team taking part in the Rickshaw Challenge, a 500-mile cycle between London and Glasgow.

To donate, visit the-rickshaw-challenge-2017.everydayhero.com/uk/Harry.

Full story in today's Guernsey Press

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