Charlie's 'Wobbly Walk' raises £75 for charity

PUBLISHED: 17:00 12 November 2015 | UPDATED: 09:36 18 November 2015

Charlie Vincent and his friends doing a fundraising Wobbly Walk at Payhembury Primary. Ref mhh 5923-45-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Charlie Vincent and his friends doing a fundraising Wobbly Walk at Payhembury Primary. Ref mhh 5923-45-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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The visually impaired youngster has nystagmus, a condition which causes a continuous uncontrolled to-and-fro movement of the eyes.

Charlie Vincent and his friends doing a fundraising Wobbly Walk at Payhembury Primary. Ref mhh 5924-45-15TI. Picture: Terry IfeCharlie Vincent and his friends doing a fundraising Wobbly Walk at Payhembury Primary. Ref mhh 5924-45-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A visually-impaired Payhembury youngster and his friends ‘wobbled’ their way to raising £75 for charity as part of a school fundraiser.

Eight-year-old Charlie Vincent, of Hillside, took to the playground with his Payhembury Primary School classmates for a ‘wobbly walkabout’ to raise awareness and funds for eye charity Nystagmus Network.

Charlie lives with the condition – which causes a continuous uncontrolled to-and-fro movement of the eyes – and he requires visual aids to see properly.

His mum, Jo, said: “Charlie is a normal eight-year-old boy. He can see, but has very reduced vision.

Charlie Vincent and his friends doing a fundraising Wobbly Walk at Payhembury Primary. Ref mhh 5929-45-15TI. Picture: Terry IfeCharlie Vincent and his friends doing a fundraising Wobbly Walk at Payhembury Primary. Ref mhh 5929-45-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

“He sits very close to the TV and computer monitor, and has large-print reading books.

“I am really proud of him. From when he was diagnosed, he has overcome a lot and made lots of friends.

“We are just trying to get the word out that there is support out for anyone diagnosed with nystagmus.”

Visit www.nystagmusnet.org for more information about the charity.

Charlie Vincent doing a fundraising Wobbly Walk at Payhembury Primary. Ref mhh 5933-45-15TI. Picture: Terry IfeCharlie Vincent doing a fundraising Wobbly Walk at Payhembury Primary. Ref mhh 5933-45-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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