A 13-year-old schoolboy and four of his friends from Worksop in Nottinghamshire axed the customary luxury stretch limousine transport to take them to their end of year Prom Ball, in preference for wheel barrows and mobility scooters.
Patrick Gallagher, who attends Worksop College, decided to sacrifice travelling in luxury to the Prom Ball in order to raise money for the local Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. He and his friends cut quite a dash arriving at the Ball in their black tie attire, on the back of a tractor which they then exchanged for mobility scooters and wheelbarrows.
Patrick’s mum Jane Gallagher commented: “The boys had the best laugh and there was not a moment of regret nor even a wistful look on their faces as others rolled up to their dinner dance in some of the most amazing cars I have ever seen. I’m so proud of them for choosing to help the amazing cause that is Bluebell Wood, they sure were the Prom Kings of the evening in my eyes.”
Bluebell Wood fundraiser Emma Vizo said: “I’d like to thank Patrick and his friends for coming up with this ingenious fundraising idea. There aren’t many teenage boys who would pass up the opportunity to ride in a sports car to help a local charity. It was a fabulous idea and the money will help us support more local children with a shortened life expectancy.”