Soldiers bowl for Henry

SOLDIERS fought their way to victory in a charity ten-pin bowling match as the bid to raise funds for a brave Suffolk youngster hit the fast lane.Police officers and nurses were defeated by the army in the challenge at Solar Bowl held in aid of Henry Chaplin, who suffers with cerebral palsy, West's syndrome (an infantile form of epilepsy), visual impairment, epilepsy and severe developmental delay.

SOLDIERS fought their way to victory in a charity ten-pin bowling match as the bid to raise funds for a brave Suffolk youngster hit the fast lane.

Police officers and nurses were defeated by the army in the challenge at Solar Bowl held in aid of Henry Chaplin, who suffers with cerebral palsy, West's syndrome (an infantile form of epilepsy), visual impairment, epilepsy and severe developmental delay.

Because the plucky two-year-old requires constant care and attention his parents, Michelle and David, have embarked on a mission to raise £20,000 to build Henry a specially adapted downstairs bedroom and bathroom meaning he can continue to live at home.

And the coffers have been swelled to more than £10,000 thanks to the latest event which raised £375.

Henry's one-year-old sister Grace even took to the lanes, bowling for the district nurses.

Mrs Chaplin said: “We had a fantastic night. The staff at Solar Bowl were really welcoming and embraced the challenge of raising money for Henry - they even organised their own raffle and they didn't charge us to bowl which meant we could raise even more cash.

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“We are really grateful for everyone's support and hopefully we will soon reach our target to enable us to keep Henry at home.”

To donate money to Henry's appeal, contact Michelle on 07746 999230 or e-mail her at chaplintomsk@aol.com

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