November 21, 2011 1.56 pm This story is over 144 months old

Man overcomes disability to raise for Children in Need

Sponsored silence: Despite suffering cerebral palsy, a Lincoln resident contributed to this years’ Children in Need fundraising.

A resident of Ashley Court care home in Lincoln surprised his carers by organising his own contribution to this years’ Children in Need fundraising.

Announcing he would embark on a sponsored silence, David Wagg, who suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy, impressed staff as he is normally renowned for his talkative nature.

Manager of Ashley Court, Jim Kelsey, said: “We were very surprised when David said he was going to do a sponsored silence, he’s usually one of our most talkative residents so to see him silent for so long was very impressive.

“Raising this much money for charity by himself is fantastic and we are all extremely proud of him.”

Wagg raised £105 in total for Children in Need and managed to stay silent for 8 hours, from 9am until 5pm and is happy to be involved this years’ fundraising.

“I really wanted to do something for Children in Need because it’s a fantastic cause, I knew a sponsored silence would be a real challenge for me and I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who sponsored me,” said Wagg.

If you are inspired by Wagg’s efforts, you can still donate to Children in Need.