Walking on broken glass for Lexie, 4

Brave volunteers are being sought to raise funds to help a little girl walk for the first time.

An appeal for 30 daredevil fundraisers has been launched to take on the challenge of walking on broken glass in aid of Lexie’s Leggy Fund.

The fund is aiming to raise £40,000 for Corby youngster Lexie Fordyce, four, who has cerebral palsy to have treatment for the condition in America.

The fundraising event, which is being organised by Corby medium Dennis Binks, is the latest challenge after a fire walk he organised last year raised £4,700 for Lexie.

The latest feat will be taking place on Friday, July 13, at the Grampian Club in Patrick Road, Corby.

Mr Binks said: “It is real glass – there’s no pretend about it. I am doing it and I’m more scared about this one.

“Lexie can’t walk so we can do something to help which only causes us a bit of discomfort. She is constantly in pain but she knows nothing else and she doesn’t cry because that’s her life.

“We would like to help her get this treatment to strengthen her legs so she has the opportunity of being able to recover quicker.”

Those wishing to sign up, who must be aged 18 or above, can attend the St John Ambulance hall in South Road, Corby Old Village, tonight at 7.30pm to enter and collect sponsorship forms.

They will be able to meet the specialist team which will be coaching the glasswalkers and can answer questions on the event. But spaces are filling up fast with 15 people already having pledged to take part.

Friends, families and supporters are also welcome to attend the event.

The glass walk will be accompanied by an evening of entertainment including a performance by band Adrenalin, fire eaters and sword swallowers.

Mr Binks added: “It will be a full night of entertainment. Come and see people walk across a sea of broken bottles and support the appeal for Lexie.”

Tickets for spectators cost £5. For details call Mr Binks on 01536 460097.