Mum's fundraising continues for son

SALLY Reynolds has given her son one of her kidneys, run the London Marathon twice and organised countless fundraising activities.However, today the Ipswich mum is desperate for her 22-year-old son Ollie to get the operation he urgently needs - but the date for the procedure keeps getting put back.

SALLY Reynolds has given her son one of her kidneys, run the London Marathon twice and organised countless fundraising activities.

However, today the Ipswich mum is desperate for her 22-year-old son Ollie to get the operation he urgently needs - but the date for the procedure keeps getting put back.

Thankfully there is some good news. Mrs Reynolds has been given a signed Ipswich Town shirt and football to raffle off to collect funds for the complicated procedure.

Ollie, who has posterior urethral valves, a condition which caused a blockage to his bladder and affected his kidneys, has already had one kidney transplant from his mum but he needs another so he can come off dialysis.

And this time he will be getting the kidney from his dad, Peter.

Before the surgery can go ahead an antibody removal programme needs to be set up at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

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Mrs Reynolds, 54, of St Augustine's Road, said: “They still don't have the project running; I think it is because of a lack of funds.

“We have been told we have to wait to September now.

“This has got all of us down and for Ollie it means he won't be fit for the football season and he so wants to get back into playing.”

But Mrs Reynolds said she was overwhelmed with the support the family had received.

She said: “So far we have raised more than £6,000 to support the programme but I'd love to raise the amount of money it will cost for Ollie's operation, about £15,000.

“Cheques are still coming in and all of us would like to thank everyone who is contributed, it means so much to us.

“Now Ollie's old English teacher, who works at ITFC, has given us a signed shirt and ball to give away.”