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I'm fundraising for my son, Ben. He is 5 years old and due to complications during my pregnancy Ben has cerebral palsy.  This condition causes tightness and spacticity in both arms and legs. Sitting unaided is difficult, commando crawling is done with maximum help & walking is something Ben would just love to be able to do unaided but can't.  He needs physio daily, to be put in equipment such as wheelchairs & standing frames to avoid him forming deformities as he's growing & needs help with feeding, drinking & all other daily tasks we all take for granted.

We are fundraising for any physiotherapy, equipment & for Ben to be able to have an operation.  SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) will remove the spasticity in Ben's legs, therefore removing all the pain & enabling Ben to use his "normal" muscles. The operation is in St Louis, Missouri, America & for the life-changing operation and essential post-op therapy we will need to raise a HUGE £60k!!!! We would love to be able to take Ben for this life changing operation!!
 
Ben has had intensive physiotherapy courses at a centre in Oxford in the past. He has therapy 2 hours a day, for 3 weeks, with highly trained therapists using equipment they don't have any where else in England. We aim to take Ben there 3 times a year but at £1500 a session it means we need to fundraise to continue to take him. He also has weekly sessions with a private therapist.
 
Ben is such a determined, fun and happy boy but his physical restrictions are extremely frustrating for him. His mind is so willing but his body just won’t let him do what he wants to. We would like to do everything we can to help him overcome these challenges and live his life as full and as pain free as possible!

We are raising money for Tree of Hope to help fund this ongoing treatment and any donationswould be greatly appreciated!

 

Without ongoing treatment like this Ben will fall behind. But again, this therapy doesn't come cheap.

Since starting this extra work with Ben he has rocketed with improvement. His strength has improved and he is more stable and aware.

 

So, please, please support Tree of Hope to help Ben have the treatment he so badly needs.

 

Would be willing to help us in our journey to change Ben's life? By donating safely on this website, being sponsored to do something, organise an event-pub event, cake sale, party, football match, golf day, etc, donating a service or prize to be auctioned off or used as a prize at one of our events...any help will be hugely appreciated!!!!
 
Please please please keep Ben in mind-you'd be changing his life!
 
For more information on Ben please visit his facebook page:  Ben's Therapy Fundraising" or by clicking on https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bens-Therapy-Fundraising/200857373319514?ref=ts&fref=ts
 
Thank you for reading

 

Thank you

 XxxX

 

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Updates 7

12 weeks since we got the yes from America! 296 twitter followers (@BensFundraising), 1,023 fb likes (Ben's Therapy Fundraising) & £58,435.41 raised-Incredible! The support has been amazing & we cannot thank you enough!!!

18/04/14 09:13

4% to go is incredible!!!!!

14/04/14 18:58

92% in10 weeks is incredible!! Are we going to go over our target?!?! Would be fab if we need!! More physio & equipment for Ben!!

06/04/14 09:45

Just added more offline donations!!!!!!

27/03/14 18:49

Yesterday Jeremy completed Fleet Half Marathon for Ben & raised over £1300!!!!!!

17/03/14 09:35

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 740

Great Cause!! Good luck on the Walk today guys. plenty of fluids and sun cream. don't give Lee the map! have fun

Donation by Tom Meechan on 18/04/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Good luck to Wayne Altham walking sixty miles to Brighton raising money for Ben Butler! Come on let's get to 60k for Ben nearly there! All the best Ben and fam!! Great to see what ppl can do as 1!

Donation by Anonymous on 17/04/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

This is part of our sponsorship from a 34 mile charity walk in Hampshire. More to come from other participants soon!

Donation by Royal Air Force Personnel at Oakhanger on 17/04/14

£170.00

+ £42.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Becky on 17/04/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Jodie and James on 16/04/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 16/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 15/04/14

£2.00

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So close now! This will be done! All the best to you Ben and your amazing Mum and Dad!

Donation by James Wells on 15/04/14

£10.00

Love you guys determination, nearly there!

Donation by Richmond ;) on 14/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck

Donation by Simon Moloney on 14/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Leanne on 14/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Ben ❤️ From Natasha & The Grayderz team.

Donation by Natasha Rachel on 14/04/14

£320.00

Donation by Anonymous on 13/04/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

It's been amazing following Bens story, you have done so well. Good Luck with Everything xx

Donation by Kayleigh Ward on 13/04/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Andrew wood

Donation by Anonymous on 13/04/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Raffle for Ben's Bowling Night

Donation by Kerry Leather on 11/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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For you..

Donation by From Angela ..X on 10/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck and lots of love to you and your family xxx

Donation by Ann Gatenby on 10/04/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Bex B on 09/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

NATO F4 Oakhanger walk

Donation by Rohan on 09/04/14

£10.00

NATO F4 Oakhanger walk

Donation by Ecky on 09/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

All the commision i got from my fight. Hope it helps out :)

Donation by Jamie Warden on 09/04/14

£200.00

+ £50.00 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 09/04/14

£5.00

The "Red Army" proceeds from Andy Roberts BJJ

Donation by Andy R0berts on 08/04/14

£493.54

+ £123.39 Gift Aid

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Wishing you all the best

Donation by Michael Stevenson on 07/04/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£29,754.78
  • Offline donations£28,612.63
  • Text donations£168.00
  • Total raised£58,535.41
  • Gift Aid£6,569.70

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