Bus firm raises money for driver’s disabled son

Arriva supports the MPS Society - pictured at their Aylesbury depot are Antonia Crofts and Laura Burrows from the society and Harry Evans with dad Ian and mum Lucy

Arriva supports the MPS Society - pictured at their Aylesbury depot are Antonia Crofts and Laura Burrows from the society and Harry Evans with dad Ian and mum Lucy

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Staff at bus firm Arriva have raised money for one of its drivers whose family’s life was changed forever when his son was diagnosed with a potentially deadly disease.

Aylesbury bus driver Ian Evans’ son Harry was diagnosed with MPS when he was 11 months old.

The condition causes progressive physical and in some cases neurological deterioration and can result in death.

Harry is now seven but often has to use a wheelchair and his condition affects the whole family.

Mr Evans said: “You can’t do a lot of things. He gets upset when there’s crowds of people and we spend a lot of time at Great Ormond Street Hospital.”

Harry might not still be alive if it were not for his big brother Oliver, nine, who gave him a bone marrow transplant.

Arriva employees recently wore fancy dress and collected donations to support the MPS Society.

Mr Evans said the society has been a huge help.

He said: “They help with everything. One day somebody will find a cure.”