Lincolnshire Police raise nearly £14,000 for boy’s new prosthetic blades

Officers and staff from Lincolnshire Police will gather on Friday, July 1 to present money raised over the last two years to fund the cost of a new set of titanium blades for 11-year-old Harvey Phillips.

Harvey was under a year old when he contracted meningitis and as a result had to have both his legs amputated below the knee and one arm below the elbow.

Lincolnshire Police have raised £13,928.21 for Harvey through a number of fundraising events such as a 26 mile marathon and a man v mountain challenge.

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Nearly £14,000 has been raised for Harvey

After seeing his plight on a Yorkshire Television News programme the organisers of Lincolnshire Police’s annual Women in Policing event decided to focus a major part of their charity fundraising towards buying a new set of the lightweight blades.

Newest recruit, 12-week-old police dog Olly will also be at the event to present Harvey with the cheque.

Harvey’s family and friends are determined that he will enjoy a full, fun and active life and have to continuously fundraise so that he will be able to have prosthetic limbs and blades as he grows.