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£6,139raised of £5,000 target by 99 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,139 to sponsor a 24 Hour Squashathon for Mark Langeveld

    Location
    Hinckley, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 7th November 2015

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    Story

    On 27 May 2015 Mark experienced a life-changing injury. He had felt some minor back pain for about a week, much like hundreds of thousands of people, then on leaning back and twisting to pick something up, he suffered an intervertebral disc hernia. So basically a prolapsed or slipped disc, albeit of pretty severe proportions. This has left him as an 'incomplete paraplegic' which means that he has limited movement in his legs, and as such is a wheelchair user.

    Being an active sportsman, continuing with sport is very important to Mark, both physically and psychologically. So being able to play sport competitively again, albeit now in a wheelchair, is massive. The members of the squash club are a close-knit community and we've wracked our brains as to how we might support Mark. We have decided, in conjunction with Hinckley & Burbage Lions Club, to raise as much money as we can to allow Mark to remain an active participant in the sport he loves.

    We are therefore hosting a Sponsored 24 Hour Squashaton. On Friday 16th October at 7pm we will commence! Finishing 24 hours later on Saturday 17th October at 7pm. We are hoping that the wider squash community of Leicestershire, along with our members will put on a squashing extravaganza for this great cause.
    For anyone that wants to participate as well as donate, please simply turn up at the club at any point during the 24 hours, or contact development@hinckleysquash.com for more information.

    The money raised will be spent on things such as, sports wheelchair, gym equipment and other vital resources.
    Such as this: http://www.sunrisemedical.co.uk/wheelchairs/quickie/sports-wheelchairs/matchpoint

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    • Hinckley Squash & Racketball Club

      Hinckley Squash & Racketball Club

      a year ago

      Hinckley Squash & Racketball Club

      If you're a UK tax payer we'd like to claim gift aid on your donation. This will increase the value of your donation by 25%. It's an extra £1,542 across all donations to date! Thus, please email your name and residential address to development@hinckleysquash.com for us to claim.

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      Hinckley Squash & Racketball Club

      a year ago

      Hinckley Squash & Racketball Club

      I'd like to say a huge thank you to all those that've donated to Mark and to the awesome lot that took part in the 24 hour squashathon. We've smashed our target which means Mark can get equipment that he could've only dreamed of and make a massive difference to his life.

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    • Hinckley Squash & Racketball Club

      Hinckley Squash & Racketball Club

      a year ago

      Hinckley Squash & Racketball Club

      WE DID IT!! We successfully completed 24 hours of Squash. A special shout out to Simon, Alan, Heath, Andy P, Andy B & Tim who all completed the full 24 hours, you are legends and it wouldn't have happened without you! Plus to Mark for hitting the first and last ball! xxx

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    a year ago

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    99

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 9, 2015

      £50.00

    • Jennie, Nigel and the kids xx

      Jennie, Nigel and the kids xx

      Nov 8, 2015

      Oops, turns out my card was out of date... Try again! Lots of love from the Slaughters xxxx

      £50.00

    • Annika

      Annika

      Nov 7, 2015

      Well done everyone!

      £50.00

    About the fundraiser
    Hinckley Squash & Racketball Club

    Hinckley Squash & Racketball Club

    Hinckley, United Kingdom

    Established in 1935, we are one of the oldest clubs in Leicestershire and now operate from a brand new purpose-built facility. We cater for players of all ages and abilities and have 4 fantastic new 'glass-back' courts. Address: Maple Drive, off Coventry Road, Hinckley, LE10 3BE

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