Pedal power to fund operation

By Matthew McKew

Saturday, May 10, 2014


Pedal power to fund operation

Isle of Wight youngster Gracie-May on her trike. Picture by Jennifer Burton.

GRACIE-MAY Fuller is getting on her trike to raise money for her own operation.

The severely disabled Isle of Wight youngster will attempt a sponsored ride to help improve her quality of life.

Gracie-May, seven, of Beech Tree Drive, Shanklin, has quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy, which affects her legs and limits her movement, and has already been to America for one major operation.

Now she is looking to raise £15,000 for a second trip to the USA.

The first operation was largely funded Islanders giving to the cause, but Gracie-May is keen to raise some of the money herself this time.

She is holding a £2k for 2km bike challenge.

Gracie-May will pedal a trike for 2km along Shanklin Esplanade on May 24, with the aim of raising £2,000. She will start at 10.30am from Hope Beach car park.

Her mum, Mandy Fuller, said: "It will be a big challenge for her and we are expecting it to take a couple of hours."

Gracie-May can be sponsored at


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