Village gun club gets behind for Thakeham boy’s care fund

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The White Lion Gun Club in Thakeham have raised money to help care for a young villager who has a rare medical condition.

After the club’s Christmas Clay Pigeon Shoot this month they presented Emma and Peter Smith £300 towards the care of their son Maxwell.

The White Lion Gun Club present a cheque for �300 to the parents of Maxwell Smith who suffers from mitochondrial disease - picture submitted

The White Lion Gun Club present a cheque for �300 to the parents of Maxwell Smith who suffers from mitochondrial disease - picture submitted

Maxwell has mitochondrial disease is currently living in his grandmother’s living room while a double garage is converted to provide a safe family home equipped for his needs.

Numerous fundraising events have been held over the past five years and many trades have donated labour, material and equipment for the build.

Nigel Miller of the gun club said: “The gun club has adopted Maxwell as a local worthy cause for their sponsored charity of the current year by contributing an amount from each member each time we shoot. His special needs, in order to be looked after at home, are various and require expensive equipment and facilities.

“He requires 24 hour nursing which is provided by his parents and a specially trained nursing team.

“Maxwell’s family are hoping to be able to commission the specially adapted building within the next few weeks but additional funds are always appreciated.

“As a club we applaud the charitable contributions made over the years by the Countryman Gun Club who have been told that they have to give up the ground that they have shot on for the last 46 years. Their beneficiaries will be now be short of those funds which helped to make the difference.”

For Maxwell’s full story on Maxwell go to www.littlemaxwell.org

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