Fynn, Katie, and Leo Fleming

OVER 60 businesses across Plymouth are supporting a campaign in ‘sending kisses’ for three-year-old Fynn Fleming, who is diagnosed with Spastic Cerebral Palsy, and needs a £38K operation not funded on the NHS – so he can walk like his twin brother.

He was born prematurely at 30 weeks in August 2014, and the differences between the twins became apparent when he failed to achieve key milestone like his brother Leo when he turned one-years of age, said Katie Fleming.

Mrs Fleming, said: “Fynn needs a (SDR) operation where surgeons will cut the nerves in his spinal cord that are sending out the wrong messages to his legs, which could make him walk like other children.”

“We met consultants in Bristol who said the NHS does not currently fund this type of operation, and yet it’s ironic that if we find the £38K for his procedure, it will be carried out at an NHS hospital,” she said.

Jason Parsons, director of New Wave Marine, said: “We are very happy to use our offices to launch the campaign in ‘sending kisses for Fynn’, and the teams at New Wave Marine have taken Fynn’s’ plight to our hearts.”


Jennie Morgan, Fynn, Katie, Leo Fleming, and Amiee Corless

Jennie Morgan, account manager at Home After Halls, said: “We are hoping our campaign for Fynn will go viral, and where people can send their kisses with donations of whatever they can afford.”

Last week city student accommodation provider Home After Halls coordinated a black tie dinner, at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel where over 50 city businesses donated raffle draws that raised over £4,000 towards Fynn’s’ operation.

Mrs Fleming, added: “We’ve raised £23K so far, and looking to reach the other £15K with the amazing support of the Plymouth business community to complete our operation target of £38K.”

“I can’t thank people enough for their kind generosity and especially the many companies donating their time and efforts including New Wave Marine, Home After Halls, Aldi, Brittany Ferries, Michael Spiers, Dorcas Media, and many others,” she said.

Meanwhile, a petition is also being launched on the Government’s website for a change in NHS rules – allowing children suffering from Spastic Cerebral Palsy to have (SDR) operations funded on the NHS, said Darren Negus, operations manager at New Wave Marine.

A special Bank account has been created where individuals and businesses can donate for Fynn’s fight to walk.

Anyone looking for more information can contact Katie Fleming:

Donations to a special bank account set up for Fynn:
Sort Code: 20-68-10
Bank account: 83516776


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