Misson polo and auction in aid of Joshua

Joshua Lindley
Joshua Lindley

A charity polo match and auction will be held to raise money for a brave little boy with cerebal palsy quadraplegia and severe epilepsy.

Eight-year-old Joshua Lindley, who communicates through a computer, has shown a passion for equestrian and has recently own his first rosette in dressage.

To help his development, caring Joshua, who lives in Wakefield but has family in Bawtry, needs funding for mobility equipment and wants to get new children’s toys for Leeds General Infirmary where he spends a lot of time.

To aid this fundraising plight, a special charity event will be held at the Vale of York Polo Club in Misson on Sunday. Gates open at 1pm.

There will be a match starting at 2pm and an auction from 4pm.

Sophie Wells MBE, a British para-equestrian who won three medals at the 2012 London Paralympics, has also agreed to come along to the event as well as local dignitaries including Bawtry town councillor John Walsh.

Budding young model Joshua is not short of further support either, having received letters from Princess Anne, Prime Minister David Cameron and Ed Balls.

Steve Hewitt’s Bawtry-based company Strata Financial has also selected Joshua’s cause as their chosen charity this year.