THE incredible fundraising efforts for two Poole brothers with a painful genetic skin condition have now raised almost £6,700.

People across the town and beyond have been rallying around the Churchill family and sons Harry, three, and one-year-old Cody, who both suffer devastating and painful genetic condition epidermolysis bullosa, or EB, which means their fragile skin blisters at the slightest bump.

Within 10 days the Harry’s Wheels appeal, launched by mum-of-four Emily Kelly, had smashed its £3,600 target to buy Harry an electric wheelchair – but fundraising has continued apace.

A host of events based at The Cockleshell pub in Lagland Street have raised an additional £1,760 for EB charity Debra, and a further £1,633 which will go towards creating a outdoor play area in the Churchill’s Parkstone home.

Organiser Becky Way said: “I want to do ramped decking so that Harry can go on there in his wheelchair by himself safely and play with things from his wheelchair. It’s going to be under cover so they can use it all year round.”

Becky added: “I just want to say thank you to everyone for providing prizes for the raffle and auction and for supporting us. We’ve had so many offers of help from the customers of the Cockleshell — it has been amazing.”

The money was raised with a table-top sale, music quiz, raffle, auction and a 25-mile sponsored walk from Poole to Wareham completed by 14 adults, five children and a baby in a pram.