A campaign has been launched to buy a new wheelchair for a man whose bravery and cheerfulness has endeared him to friends and neighbours after a devastating series of tragedies.

Warren Higgs, 53, of Vansittart Road, Windsor suffers from Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) which caused him to have a severe stroke 15 years ago, leaving him paralysed on the right side of his body.

Subsequent strokes and a tragic road accident while riding in his wheelchair along Maidenhead Road disabled him further.

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Another accident left him with broken ribs and he now faces a series of operations and the removal of his kidneys, that will mean a life on dialysis.

Warren is a former sailor who has brought his son up on his own despite his disability.

Mo Windsor - the proprietor of Windsor Cars Corporate travel taxi company in St Leonard's Road - got to know Warren well while doing community work in the town, helping out people during the Covid crisis.

He said: "He was always happy and smiling despite his disabilities and liked to get out and about. But one day I noticed a difference.

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"I learned that his kidneys had failed and that he was facing three operations.

"His condition had reached the point where he could not use his wheelchair any more."

Warren needs a new wheelchair that can cater to his needs and enable him to enjoy a quality of life. But it would cost £9,500.

Now Mo's company Windsor Cars has teamed up with the charity Driven Forward - the charity set up by Tiia Stephens to provide wheelchair-accessible minibus transport for vulnerable adults across Windsor, Maidenhead and the wider Berkshire area.

Together they hope to raise the money for a new wheelchair for Warren.

You can contribute to the campaign by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-warren-get-his-new-wheelchair?