MORE than £900 was raised at a fundraising day for a disabled boy in need of special equipment at home.

The fundraiser for Tommy Turner at the Red Lion, in The Street, Latchingdon, raised a total of £918.

Michaela Horne and Trevor Whittaker even volunteered for a sponsored headshave by partially-blind Elliot Belford.

Between them, they raised £600.

There were donations from businesses including Nisa, McColl’s and Stitch Print, as well as a raffle.

Other activities included sponge throwing and karaoke.

Tommy’s mum Lou thanked everyone who took part, especially organiser Laura Hartnoll.

Tommy, five, who lives in Southminster and goes to Southview School in Witham, was born prematurely at 32 weeks.

Doctors later found he had cerebral palsy, autism and a condition which means his heart beats too fast.

His family aim to raise £35,000.

Around £15,000 will be spent on a downstairs bedroom and wet-room for Tommy.

The remaining £20,000 would be for continued physiotherapy to help him walk.