Overcoming Blindness, Together


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The Independent Online

Although he’s been blind for most of his life, nine year-old Robbie Lee from Boston Spa is still able to enjoy cycling with the help of best friend Edward Gaunt.

Edward guides Robbie with his voice, “talking to him to make sure he doesn’t crash!” Blind due to complications from brain cancer early in life, Robbie is a frequent face at the Boston Spa Cycling Club, which is run by Edward’s mother, Angela Gaunt.

“Seeing Robbie go from strength to strength, year after year, has been truly inspirational,” she said.  The club, which Angela founded in 2014, provides basic bicycle training to primary school-aged children. Angela is always looking for volunteers to teach more enthusiastic young cyclers, whether or not they are disabled.

You can find out more about by searching for Boston Spa Cycling Club on Facebook.

To support other children who are suffering with cancer, Robbie’s parents encourage you to look into Candlelighters, www.candlelighters.org.uk