A FUNDRAISING walk in support of a teenage Skipton boy who has a life-limiting muscle-wasting disease was a massive success.
The eight-mile trek coined-in £1,316 – more than double the original target.
Proceeds will help pay for specialist equipment in the home of 14-year-old Scott Story, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The walk – from Keighley to Haworth and back – was organised by his aunt, Rachael Meeking.
"Funds have been allocated for an extension to the house so Scott can have his own bedroom and bathroom – but there is no funding for the equipment he needs for everyday living," said the mum-of-four, from Braithwaite.
"He is confined to a wheelchair, so bathroom adaptations and things such as hoists are needed to help him around the house.
"There is no cure for his condition, which is relentless and progressive, but he has a very positive attitude and is determined that he won't be beaten."
Scott, a pupil at South Craven School in Cross Hills, grew normally during his first year of life and was walking at 16 months.
But as he continued to develop, his family – from Skipton – noticed he wasn't as agile as other children.
He was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which affects the heart and lungs, in 2007.
A group of nearly a dozen family and friends completed the fundraising walk, generating cash through sponsorship and collection buckets.
Rachael's partner, John Whitaker, thanked everyone who gave their support.
"Our original target was £600 so we are absolutely delighted," he said.
"On behalf of Scott and his family, we would like to say a massive thank-you to those who completed the walk and all the shops, customers of pubs along the route and members of the public who kindly donated. People were throwing money from cars."
Plans are now being made for the next fundraiser, a drag act night.
The event takes place at Central Hall, Keighley, on June 30, from 7.30pm to 11.30pm.
Tickets are £15 and can be obtained from the family, Doll House in Church Street, Keighley, and from Central Hall.
Raffle tickets are also available, for £1, with prizes including return flights to Jet2 European destinations.