The team at Signature care home at Elton House, have recently joined members of the community to raise money for specialist treatment to support local youngster, Ryley Keys.
On 11th June, people across Watford came together for a charity football match and family fun day for the young football fan who lives with cerebral palsy.
The charity event was organised to raise money for Ryley who was told by doctors early in his life that he would not walk again. Yet, after years of bravery and determination, Ryley has built up the strength to not only walk, but play his favourite sport, football.
Ryley’s incredible story recently went viral after he was awarded ‘goal of the month’ in May by his favourite team, Tottenham Hotspur.
During his inspirational journey Ryley was required to undergo a specialist operation in the USA on his legs. Whilst the operation was a huge success, because of this Ryley now requires regular physiotherapy, approximately costing £2000 a month.
After hearing about Ryley’s physiotherapy costs and his families planned community fundraiser, family friend and Housekeeping Supervisor at Signature at Elton House, Siobhan Gates, was quick to share the event with her colleagues at the care home.
In an effort to play their part and support Ryley, the team at Signature at Elton House donated a luxury food hamper, which included Prosecco, Signature goodies, and plenty of food, towards a raffle event that took place on the day.
The family fun event proved to be a huge success, with the community raising £4,100 for Ryley to continue to receive the vital physiotherapy support he needs.
Reflecting on the wonderful day, Siobhan Gates, said:
“We were overwhelmed by the support from work colleagues’ friends, family, and the wider community. We were grateful for all the amazing donations for the raffle and from those that couldn’t attend on the day that donated via our just giving page.”
“Supporting the local community is something that Signature truly believes in and all the staff at Elton House got fully behind the Family Fundraiser to ensure its success. We wish Ryley all the best with his continued treatment and take inspiration from his courage.”