Bonnybridge youngster with rare disorder completes 232km challenge for Strathcarron Hospice

The family of a schoolboy with a rare chromosome disorder are bursting with pride after he completed a huge challenge for Strathcarron Hospice.

By Jonathon Reilly
Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 12:20 pm

Determined Rory Procek, from Bonnybridge, originally planned to raise £250 for the terminal illness care service by taking on a 5k every day in May in memory of his grandfather Raymond.

The eight-year-old, who has profound and multiple learning difficulties, touched so many with his endeavours that his family were inundated with donations and have since received more than ten times that initial target.

Not only did Rory coin in over £2500, he also covered well beyond the 155km total distance he and his family had set out to achieve at the start of last month.

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Rory Procek was supported all along the way of his fundraising effort for Strathcarron Hospice by mum Karen, dad Kris and brother.

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Having taken part in daily walks and cycles in a specialist buggy with mum Karen, dad Kris and brother Logan (10), Rory successfully negotiated a remarkable 232.2km over the 31 days.

Karen said: “The whole thing was just phenomenal. We were blown away by everyone’s level of support.

“By the first couple of days we had well surpassed £250 so we just kept increasing that target on our social media pages and it just kept rising.

“We were going for £2000 when we had a couple of days left before the end of May and we got an anonymous donation of £130 which took us over the £2500.

“Strathcarron has got a special place in everyone’s hearts but I think Rory has really captured everyone’s hearts as they see this wee boy with all these struggles in life.

“He has just done a fantastic job and we’re so proud of him and so thankful to all our friends and family and the people locally who have donated to Strathcarron.”

Karen says the fundraising page will remain open for “a few more days” before Rory hands over his final amount to the Fankerton-based hospice.

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