Pub's kindness for youngster
by Andy Gray
When the family of a severely disabled youngster were told
specialist equipment to ease his misery would cost £10,000 they
quietly gave up hope.
But they didn't bank on the kindness of pub regulars in
Seven-year-old Kye-Reece Spooner has cerebral palsy after
suffering a brain injury. A £10,000 hydropool would help ease
debilitating muscle cramps.
When the Spooner family mentioned it at their local, the
Five Pointed Star, friends organised a sky dive.
Mum Lauren Spooner said: "Everyone is being so kind and
Bridgett Lindsey, 49, the Five Pointed Star's manager,
said: "They're a nice young family and we want to help where we
"Before we knew it, the regulars were chipping in with all
sorts of offers of help. They're a great crowd and it's a real
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