Youngster with cerebral palsy raises thousands at charity walk – The Oxford Times

A COURAGEOUS teenager with cerebral palsy walked a mile around the grounds of Blenheim Palace to raise cash for a new minibus for his school.

Leo Burbidge, 13, successfully complete the challenge – called Leo’s Mega Mile – at the Woodstock World Heritage Site as more than 150 friends, family members and supporters cheered him on.

A total of £1,650 was raised on the day, a figure matched by Blenheim Palace to make the final amount raised £3,300.

To date, Leo, who lives with his family in Woodstock, has raised more than £10,000 towards the costs of the new minibus for The Marlborough School in the town, which will be in the region of £40,000.

His mum Rachel said: “We could not have asked for a better day and it will stay in our memories and the memory of many others forever.

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