18K is raised for Ryan

Some of the people who gathered for the racenight and raffle at Hatfield Chase to raise funds for Ryan Golding. Ryan draws the raffle tickets helped by mum, Zoeann Ward (left) and event organiser Emma Margison. Picture: Malcolm Billingham D0493MB
Some of the people who gathered for the racenight and raffle at Hatfield Chase to raise funds for Ryan Golding. Ryan draws the raffle tickets helped by mum, Zoeann Ward (left) and event organiser Emma Margison. Picture: Malcolm Billingham D0493MB

SUPPORTERS of a four-year-old boy with a rare muscle-wasting condition have smashed their fundraising target to get him to the US for treatment.

Ryan Golding, of The Potteries, New Rossington, flew out to Texas last week to get a Vecttor machine, which will help circulate oxygen in his body and could hugely improve his quality of life.

Family, friends and Doncaster residents have rallied around to raise more than £18,000 to support the youngster, who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

His mum Zoeann, 31, has been overwhelmed by the public support for little Ryan since she set out to raise £15,000 in March this year.