Run Ronnie Run with Paul Manners

Run Ronnie Run with Paul Manners

6th May 2018 Charity News 0
Run Ronnie Run with Paul Manners

Paul Manners doing his bit for charity again with a host of celebrities and they played a charity football match to help 4 year old Ronnie walk independently.

The match was played on Saturday May 5th 2018 and it was held at ProKIT UK Stadium on Dunmow Road, Bishops Stortford.

Paul Manners was joined by these other great stars including Danny Dyer, Mike Hassini, Jordon Brook, Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock, George Gilbey, and many more.

The ‘Run, Ronnie, Run’ football match was between Run, Ronnie, Run Celebrity FC and the Saffron Walden Town Legends FC.

Paul Manners and Celebrity Footballers
Paul Manners with Ronnie's and family

Ronnie Leys from Saffron Waldon in Essex suffers from a condition called Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy.

This condition is believed to have been caused by a brain haemorrhage that Ronnie suffered during a “difficult birth” and has left the youngster unable to walk far without falling over or getting too tired to carry on.

Ronnie’s disability hasn’t stopped him as he’s become a keen sportsman, attending swimming lessons, dance and music lessons weekly and he is a member of ‘Cambridge in the Community’ cerebral palsy football team.

Ronnie’s dad, Steve Leys explained:

Ronnie is an unusual case to have suffered with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy as he was born late at 40 weeks and 2 days after a huge struggle during birth in which Ronnie had suffered a brain haemorrhage and as a result a bleed to his brain. He had spent the first 16 days of his life in the care of Addenbrookes Hospital and continued to show his fight and determination to start what would be a very challenging life.

Run Ronnie Run Charity Football Match
Paul Manners with Danny Dyer

Money being raised will allow Ronnie to have an operation known as selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR), which is the only remaining option which would literally change Ronnie’s life for the better. Sadly this operation isn’t available on the NHS.

Ronnie’s family started fundraising eight weeks ago and have already raised £23,000. They are hoping to raise £30,000.

Currently money raised so far is £27,547.18, which is about 92% so almost there but Ronnie needs more donations to make his life better.

Please help Ronnie walk without any more tumbles and help make a massive difference to his life.
Please donate on Ronnie’s Just4Children donations page.