Saffron Walden event to aid recovery of Bobby Hughes, 5, set to take place

Bobby Hughes, five, is an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan and was sent a video message by Harry Kane

Bobby Hughes, five, is an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan and was sent a video message by Harry Kane

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A fundraising event to aid the recovery of a Saffron Walden five-year-old boy who suffered serious injuries in a tragic accident will take place on bank holiday Monday.

The Bobby's Bravery sign outside Saffron Walden County High School. Picture: KIM DRILLINGCOURTThe Bobby's Bravery sign outside Saffron Walden County High School. Picture: KIM DRILLINGCOURT

Bobby’s Bravery has been organised to support Bobby Hughes, who was hit by a car as he played with friends outside his home.

He was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge where he remains after suffering serious brain injuries in the incident, which happened on March 15.

A learner driver was believed to have been behind the wheel of the Renault Megane which struck Bobby before crashing into the side of another house.

The event will take place at Saffron Walden Town Football Club, on Monday, May 29, from 1pm-4pm, and will feature a bouncy castle, penalty shoot-out, face painting, a cake stall, a prize raffle and more.

Bobby Hughes, five, who was hit by a learner driver in Saffron Walden on March 15Bobby Hughes, five, who was hit by a learner driver in Saffron Walden on March 15

Bobby’s football hero – Tottenham striker Harry Kane – sent a video message of support for the youngster after learning of the tragic accident.

Organiser Kim Drillingcourt said: “I have had lots of people offering to help – I even had a gentleman from Australia wanting to donate.

“Intercounty sponsored six for sale-type signs, which are displayed in prominent positions around the town. I am especially thankful to Saffron Walden County High School for allowing us to put up a sign at their gate - Bobby’s oldest sister goes to the school.”

Tickets can be purchased from Saffron Walden Tourist Information.

A JustGiving page has been set up for the event and has raised more than £1,500.

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