Meet the extraordinary six-year-old from Warwick who is taking on a tough challenge to help brighten other children's time in hospital

Lola has been completing daily laps around her garden as many times as possible, aided by either a frame or crutches

Friday, 19th February 2021, 6:30 am

An extraordinary six-year-old from Warwick is taking on a tough challenge to help brighten other children's time in hospital.

Lola Poyner has been completing daily laps around her garden as many times as possible, aided by either a frame or crutches.

In January Lola was diagnosed with Osteomyelitis of her right leg which was treated with a three week plus stay in both Warwick hospital and Coventry's UHCW hospitals, including invasive surgery.

Lola Poyner has been completing daily laps around her garden as many times as possible, aided by either a frame or crutches. Photo supplied
Lola Poyner has been completing daily laps around her garden as many times as possible, aided by either a frame or crutches. Photo supplied

One of the highlights for Lola being in hospital for the first time was the toys the wards were able to gift to her to keep her entertained and her mind off her illness/treatment.

The impact of being gifted a new toy brightened her mood and made her feel cared for and looked after.

This wasn't straightforward as during current the current pandemic the hospitals are can only offer new, packaged, and previously untouched toys.

Now Lola is back home and carrying on treatment, and she is completing her daily 'Legendary Laps'; for seven days and is due to finish on Saturday February 20.

Lola will be completing as many laps of the garden each day as she can (aided by either a frame or crutches) to continue her physiotherapy.

In the process she’s asking for people to donate money to her efforts, which will be used to buy new toys to gift to children staying at both Warwick and UHCW hospitals.

Lola’s dad Nick, said: “When Lola was taken into hospital, of course it was scary enough without being in the middle of another lockdown due to the pandemic.

"She feels so grateful for being given new toys to play with while confined to her hospital bed.

"In those tough moments it really brightened up her day, improved her mood and helped her recovery massively.”

Lola’s mum Sophie, added, “Her aim is to raise as much money as possible, and we are incredibly proud of her.”