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Oliver was born in January 2011. He was nearly 12 weeks early and weighed 2lbs 12 when he was born. As time went on we started to realise that he wasn't able to do things other children do and wasn't reaching his milestones. 

In April 2012 Oliver was diagnosed with Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy with complications in his upper limbs. Our world fell apart when the consultant told us he may never walk. At that time Oliver couldn't do anything, he would just lie on the floor watching the world go by around him. Now at the age of 2 and a half he is a happy little boy who can sit up on his own (although he may be a bit wobbly), crawl on all fours and has started to pull himself upto standing. He loves to swim but all he really wants to do is join in with his sister and friends and play on a scooter, ride a bike and run around. 

Please help us to raise money for a life changing operation that will help him to walk. The operation that is available is called SDR - Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy. We need to raise the money for the operation, intensive physiotherapy both post and pre op and a specialised trike that strengthens his legs to prepare him for the operation. 

Please help us to give Oliver the chance to play on a scooter alongside his big sister. 

Should we exceed the target amount (or if we do not raise enough funds, or if they cannot be used for any other reason) the funds raised will go to the general funds of Tree of Hope to assist other sick children.

http://www.footsteps4oliver.co.uk

Updates 14

Thank you to Futurepath Nurseries (Millie's old nursery) for their fantastic donation and Virgin Atlantic for their amazing donation of £13,160 raised by the whole company. THE BEST company in the world to work for. Xxx

28/01/14 15:43

A massive thank you to Emma Ede and her team at ID Agency for their 5km Santa Run and cake sale which raised £1,621. We wish we could have been there to cheer you on in your santa costumes. xxx

16/01/14 10:49

Thank you to the Southampton Welly Walkers who raised £1587 walking with toddlers and children around Riverside Park in Southampton. xxx

16/01/14 10:45

Thank you so much to each and every one of you for all of your support and donations, you have no idea how much it means to us and how utterly overwhelmed we are by everyones generosity. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. xxxx

03/12/13 20:40

Thank you so much to the team at LIVE Experiential for completing the Mens Health Survival obstacle run raising £1841.77 in the process. xxx

03/12/13 20:20

Raising money for

Tree of Hope

Tree of Hope

Charity Registration No. 1149254 In Scotland SC042611

Tree of Hope offers hope to the families of sick children in the UK who need specialist medical surgery, treatment, therapy and equipment in order to free them from suffering, giving a better quality to their young lives. England & Wales 1043092 Scotland SCO4261 http://www.treeofhope.org.uk

Donations 736

Another instalment from the Mid Sussex Veterinary Clinic collection pot!!

Donation by Wendy Osborne on 19/03/14

£55.00

+ £13.75 Gift Aid

From Lisa Allday-Zumbathon held on Feb 17th 2014. With the barclays and Joy Of Souls donation to add, this makes nearly £2000!! Good Luck Oliver xx

Donation by lisa allday on 18/03/14

£1,500.00

Monies raised at soul & motown night at the 1865 club

Donation by Anonymous on 03/03/14

Good luck Oliver!

Donation by Alison Durant on 18/02/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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In support of the application submitted by Chris Ogier. Best of luck with your fundraising!

Donation by Cara Bentley- NATS Footprint Fund on 14/02/14

£500.00

3rd small donation. Hope it helps :)

Donation by Samantha Wallace on 13/02/14

£10.00

Donation by Hazel Rush on 11/02/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by John Rawlinson on 06/02/14

From the collection pot in Reception at Mid Sussex Veterinary Clinic

Donation by Wendy Osborne on 06/02/14

£38.00

+ £9.50 Gift Aid

Oliver please accept this donation from all the lovely parents at Futurepath Childcare both Park Gate and Romsey who have raised £220.00. We will match this, so you have £440.00. Love Peter & Jacky xx

Donation by The team at Futurepath Childcare on 25/01/14

£440.00

+ £110.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Darren Innes on 22/01/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good luck to you Oliver I look fwd to hearing of your successes. Love from Helen Innes. X

Donation by Anonymous on 17/01/14

£20.00

😘😘😘

Donation by Lauren dunn on 15/01/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

From Wendy and Stuart with thanks from Andrea and John Ashby.

Donation by Anonymous on 11/01/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

From Wendy and Stuart with thanks to Jen and Bill Line.

Donation by Wendy Osborne on 11/01/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

From the Collection pot at Mid Sussex Veterinary Clinic. Thank you to all Mid Sussex Veterinary Clinic clients who have donated.

Donation by Wendy Osborne on 11/01/14

£35.00

+ £8.75 Gift Aid

From Marion Jolliffe (friend of Wendy Osborne)

Donation by Wendy Osborne on 11/01/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Best wishes

Donation by Samantha Wallace on 10/01/14

£13.00

Proceeds from another Plane Booty sale!

Donation by Charlotte Thurlow on 07/01/14

£7.00

+ £1.75 Gift Aid

From all your friends in Alcaucin including the Auction, The Fellowship of the King, and well wishers for a successful operation.

Donation by The Rogers Family on 04/01/14

£1,160.72

+ £290.18 Gift Aid

Donation by Julie foster on 27/12/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Merry Christmas to you all. Love from The Saker-Rimmers

Donation by Amanda Saker on 24/12/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

A donation instead of Christmas cards :)

Donation by Vickie on 24/12/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hi I've donated my Christmas card money

Donation by Susan on 23/12/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by David Gott on 22/12/13

£22.00

+ £5.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£29,956.67
  • Offline donations£25,641.83
  • Text donations£58.00
  • Total raised£55,656.50
  • Gift Aid£5,866.58

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