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Oskar celebrates reaching his target at Ashton Gate

Oskar Pycroft is thanking those who helped raise £50,000 needed for a life-changing operation to help him walk.

The six-year-old Bristol City fan who has cerebral palsy reached his target at the weekend after football fans walked the 117 miles from Bristol to Wembley, ahead of City's Johnstone's Paint Trophy win over Walsall at the national stadium.

He's been at Ashton Gate, Bristol City's ground, this morning meeting players and supporters to say thankyou - and get his hands on the Johnstone Paint Trophy!

Oskar and his mum meet captain Wade Elliott Credit: Richard Payne/ITV
Oskar meets captain Wade Elliott with the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Credit: Richard Payne/ITV

Oskar Pycroft thanks fundraisers after target for life-changing operation reached

Oskar lead out Bristol City to victory in last weekend's match

Six-year-old Bristol City fan Oskar Pycroft will be at Ashton Gate today.

He has cerebral palsy, and will be thanking those who helped raise the money needed for a life-changing operation.

The £50,000 target was reached at the weekend after football fans walked the 117 miles from Bristol to Wembley, ahead of City's Johnstone's Paint Trophy win over Walsall at the national stadium.

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Oskar Pycroft fundraising walkers arrive at Wembley

Walkers arrive at Wembley ahead of Bristol City's game Credit: ITV News

Fundraisers hope they have made enough money for a life changing operation for a Bristol boy after arriving at Wembley following a 5 day walk.

The group set off from Bristol on Wednesday. They're raising money for six year old Oskar Pycroft who suffers from cerebral palsy. Bristol City have been helping the family of Oskar raise £50,000 for his operation.

Oskar will be leading Bristol City out ahead of their big game today.

"It was horrific in parts, elated in parts. It was really good but really difficult at the same time.

Fundraising has gone well. We think we're at the £9,000 mark but we won't get a definite figure until the final count up tomorrow.

We are very very close to the total amount for the operation."

– Scott Wright, fundraiser walker

"The weather has been great, the group's been great and we've had a lot of fun, a lot of pain, but we've got through it and we've made it so yeah it's all worthwhile."

– Sarra Whitfield, walker

Gorillas pledge their support to Bristol City

Bristol Zoo's gorillas have put their support behind the Robins Credit: ITV News

Gorillas at Bristol Zoo have pledged their support to Bristol City after they were given some new playthings with a football flavour.

They were presented with City kits and banners ahead of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final on Sunday. The Robins are due to play Walsall at Wembley and seem to have some welcome support from the apes.

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