A Croxley Green pupil who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy is one step closer to getting an operation which could help him walk thanks to the "overwhelming" support of fundraisers.

Four-year-old Noah Collins, who uses a walking frame to help with his mobility, has been accepted for an operation in America which is designed to help with his stiff muscle tone.

In an endeavour to raise the £80,000 required to send the Yorke Mead Primary School pupil to America, fundraisers have gathered round and collected more than £30,000.

The most recent contribution to the Help Noah Walk Fund came from Dave Edwards, who adorns his Lancing Way house, in Croxley Green, in festive decorations every Christmas.

One of Mr Edwards’ chosen charities this year was Noah’s, and on Friday, January 17, Mr Edwards presented the pupil with a cheque for £2,250 in at a school assembly.

Noah’s mother, Jeanette, said: "The support of people in the community has been overwhelming and the generosity of strangers has been wonderful."