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Big-hearted construction firm raises £3,660 for youngster’s life-changing surgery

Harri Honeyfield with his mum Andrea (left) and Maria Seabright, HR and Finance Director, Greendale Construction.

By Andrew Diprose [email protected]

Published: January 8, 2024 | Updated: 8th January 2024

A Dorset construction firm has raised £3,660 to help pay for life-changing surgery and post-operative physiotherapy for a seven-year-old boy.

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Staff at chartered builders, Greendale Construction Limited, chose Hope 4 Harri as their charity of the year.

Harri Honeyfield suffered hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy during his traumatic birth which left him with multiple organ failure.

He spent the first three weeks of his life in the neonatal intensive care unit where he received brain cooling treatment.

Harri gradually recovered but was left with a severe brain injury and was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy, global development delay and epilepsy.

Harri’s parents. Andrea and Simon Honeyfield started Hope 4 Harri to raise funds for treatment, and awareness of Harri’s condition.

Greendale Construction raised £1,910 for the charity from its Christmas party raffle.

Thanks to generous donations from subcontractors, it was able to top the amount up to £3,660.

Harri Honeyfield with his mum Andrea (left) and Maria Seabright, HR and Finance Director, Greendale Construction.

Maria Seabright, Finance and HR Director, Greendale Construction, said: “Yet again, Greendale is overwhelmed by our fantastic team for helping to raise so much money for Hope 4 Harri.

“We are incredibly grateful to all our staff, suppliers, subcontractors and everyone who very generously donated prizes which all helped tremendously to raise this amount.

“We very much look forward to continuing our fundraising for Harri throughout 2024.”

Harri’s mum, Andrea, said: “Harri has spasticity in all his limbs and his gross motor functions are severely impaired causing him daily mobility challenges such as only being able to walk on tiptoes.

“This results in issues with his balance and coordination, making him fall frequently.

“Harri has recently been offered the chance to have selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) surgery to permanently remove the spasticity in his legs, although this isn’t available on the NHS for him, meaning it must be self-funded.

“Post-surgery, Harri will require intensive physio rehab for two years, along with continuous focus at home to build his strength and help him learn new patterns of movement to make it safer for him to mobilise independently.

“The money raised by Greendale Construction will go towards Harri’s surgery and post-op rehab, which really is going to be life changing for him!”

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