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Southminster: Archie paints picture of his dedication
4:00pm Thursday 13th September 2012 in Local News
A young boy from Southminster is continuing to paint a poignant picture of his selflessness.
Archie Turner, nine, of Burnham Road, was diagnosed with congenital muscular dystrophy - a degenerative and lifelimiting condition - when he was just six-months-old.
Although he is wheelchair-bound and regularly has to attend hospital, it doesn’t stop Archie giving back to others and the St Cedd’s Primary School pupil has become something of an unofficial ambassador for Little Havens Children’s Hospice in recent years.
His latest contribution has seen him do a special painting for the High Roding Art Exhibition, which is dedicating its opening night to the hospice.
Archie, who has been visiting Little Havens for about eight years, said: “I chose to paint the garden because it is what I like most about Little Havens.
“I like the swings the most because I can go on them in my wheelchair.
“I also play football with mum and dad, my brothers and sister and some of the carers as well. We have a lot of fun in the garden.”
The exhibition will be launched at High Trees Barn in High Roding tomorrow from 7pm to 10pm, with proceeds from the opening night going to Little Havens.
For more information, call 07889 226877.