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Oskar Pycroft celebrates reaching landmark target

Oskar Pycroft has celebrated hitting his £50,000 target for life-changing surgery at Ashton Gate.

The six-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, issued a huge thank you to everyone who has helped with fundraising – including those who walked to Wembley last week to reach the landmark sum. 

Young Oskar even had his hands on the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, alongside skipper and favourite player Wade Elliott.

Oskar’s mum Lizzy said: “Thank you doesn’t really cut it on this occasion. You can’t express how it feels in words. 

“The people who have taken the time and effort to donate are all wonderful people. It’s a real community, the football and sporting community. I can’t thank everyone enough.” 

Oskar needs selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery, which will take place privately in Bristol. 

“It’s all been booked in for after the season finishes,” added Lizzy. “There’s no way Oskar was going to miss a game!” 

City skipper Elliott said: “He’s lit the place up in a year of positives on and off the pitch. Oskar has contributed to the feel-good factor around the place.” 

City vice-chairman Jon Lansdown commented: “There were many things that made you feel proud about Sunday and Oskar was certainly one of them. 

“Having spoken to his mum, Oskar had a great day at Wembley and it’s great the team were able to win. Days like that don’t come around too often. 

“It’s a great story, a real feel-good story. The people have rallied round to raise the money in order for a young boy to have a better quality of life.”