Corby boy’s dream of new bike comes true

Jordan Hutchison, 11, who has cerebral palsy, raised �1,500 for a special bike for him and for other pupils at his old school, Studfall Junior School in Corby

Jordan Hutchison, 11, who has cerebral palsy, raised �1,500 for a special bike for him and for other pupils at his old school, Studfall Junior School in Corby

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A Corby boy has defied the odds by walking more than two miles as part of a fundraiser to pay for a special bike.

Jordan Hutchison, 11, has cerebral palsy, but bravely completed the Fermyn Woods walk last month, raising more than £1,500 in the process.

The two-and-a-quarter mile walk, which raked in £1,523.19, took Jordan an hour and 13 minutes.

The youngster was raising money for a special new tricycle for him to ride – and he raised so much that he has been able to buy a second bike, which is being donated to other children with cerebral palsy at Jordan’s old school, Studfall Junior. A separate Just Giving web page will also be set up in the New Year.

Mum Jacqueline said: “We are so very proud of Jordan, he is truly amazing.”

She has paid tribute to everyone who donated to Jordan’s cause, including sponsors from Costa coffee and the charity Jacob’s Journey.

She added: “Thank you for helping make our son’s dream come true.”

Studfall School headteachers Louise McGeachie and Kim Kirchin said Jordan was an “amazing young man” who had already achieved so much.

They said: “While he was at Studfall he was an outstanding child and gave a lot of joy, fun and laughter.

“It is no surprise that he has continued to strive for what seems the impossible, following the Studfall motto: ‘Expect the unexpected’.

“The fact that he is now donating a bike back to the school shows what a wonderful person he is by giving opportunities to others.”