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£2,205raised of £2,000 target by 24 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to fund Adam a new specialist trike

Location
Newbury, United Kingdom
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Adam is our son who is 9 years old and has quadriplegic dyskinetic cerebral palsy due to a premature birth and breathing complications and needs help 24/7 with all physical needs and has no clear speech and moderate visual impairment.
He is a happy, cheeky boy who enjoys life and we try to give him as many experiences as possible. He has loved riding his old Tomcat trike for the last 5 years but it is now far too small for him so this page is to raise funds to buy him a new trike.
It is a very specialist trike that has a swivel seat so we can help him get on and off and has trunk control as Adam is unable to maintain a sitting balance without support. It has a parent steering/braking handle that also helps assist Adam to push the pedals round. Pedaling is very good exercise for Adam's legs to strengthen his quad muscles (as his opposing hamstrings are severely affected by his cerebral palsy). It also converts to a trailer trike so Adam can join the rest of our family on bike rides.
He loves to be out and about and especially loves the wind and his giggle is priceless when he is riding.
Everything special needs is so very expensive and trikes are considered non-essential and are not funded on the NHS so we sincerely appreciate your help with fund raising.
Adam's grandparents have raised £700 towards his new trike from friends and family who donated for their golden wedding celebration. We would like to raise the remainder of £1,931 as soon as possible, any help would be amazing, thank you.

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  • Traci West

    Traci West

    16 hours ago

    Traci West

    Last day of fundraising so we'd just like to say thank you to you all. This is a photo taken from Tomcat's website of the trailer bike attachment that will come with Adam's trike (except his will be yellow and black - Batman colours!) Thank you all again for donating and sharing and you will see Adam out and about on his new trike very soon xxx

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  • Traci West

    Traci West

    a month ago

    Traci West

    Just an update to let all you generous people know that I have placed the order for Adam's trike this morning and fingers crossed it will be delivered by Christmas!!! As we have raised the money so quickly and have exceeded our target we would like to let you know that any excess money will go towards buying Adam a specialist wheelchair attachment to support his eye-gaze communication device (£695.00 from Smile Smart Technology Ltd). We wish to thank you all again for your immense generosity and we will always be grateful for your support xx

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  • Traci West

    Traci West

    a month ago

    Traci West

    Wow!!!! We are astounded and completely overwhelmed by everyone's generosity. Thank you, thank you, thank you for putting a big smile on Adam's face. You are all awesome amazing human beings. I have thanked those people I know but to all of you others particularly our anonymous doners THANK YOU 💞💞💞xxx

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  • Helen Maclean

    Helen Maclean

    Dec 8, 2016

    Only just seen your donation request on Facebook. Adam so deserves his trike.

    £10.00

  • Maria Doran

    Maria Doran

    Dec 8, 2016

    £25.00

  • Gillian  Ward

    Gillian Ward

    Nov 10, 2016

    £20.00

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Traci West

Traci West

Newbury, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Adam's mum, his dad and I have decided to fund raise for Adam's new trike so he can join us on family bike rides again with his twin sister and two older brothers. His smile and giggle is worth all the effort, thank you xx

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