Bo’ness’ Adam and Lianne Fox have managed to raise enough money to buy their disabled son a £2,000 stairlift - after just one fundraiser.
Adam, his dog Troy and nine friends took part in a sponsored climb of Ben Nevis to raise funds for five-year-old Logan, who has diplegic cerebral palsy. Logan is unable to stand unaided, so his family are trying to raise thousands of pounds to adapt their home in Liddle Drive to make life more comfortable for him.
Lianne, a hairdresser at Chakir in Linlithgow, told s1bo’ness: “It took four hours to get up to the top and two hours to get back down. The conditions were quite wild – it was a bit of a blizzard. They did really well and I’m proud of them.”
As s1bo’ness reported last month, the Fox family are looking to improve life at home for Logan by installing a stairlift and wet room and to buy an adapted car.
Unfortunately, due to health and safety reasons, the health board have refused to fit a stairlift until Logan is older, so the Foxes face raising the cash themselves.
But it now seems that due to the Ben Nevis climb alone, Logan might be able to have his much-needed mechanical chair sooner than thought. Lianne said: “We’re still waiting on all the money to come in so we don’t know exactly how much we’ve raised. I've been going round looking for sponsor money.
"We’re pretty sure that the Ben Nevis walk will cover the stairlift. We’ve still got loads more to raise though.
“The walk has been the first activity. My next one is a night in Linlithgow on May 13. The communities of Bo’ness and Linlithgow are really pulling together. Things are starting to get better.”
Keep an eye on s1bo’ness to find out how much the Fox family raised from the sponsored Ben Nevis climb.