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£1,600raised of £200 target by 73 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,600 to Raise funds for Callan's rehabilitation and continual care following his accident.

    Huddersfield, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 30th December 2016

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    I am running the Great North Run to raise funds to support Callan.

    At the end of his last day at high school, my friend's 16 year old son Callan did what a lot of boys of his age do and went for a wander and a play in the woods with his mates. Sadly he fell off a rope swing and landed badly, resulting in his neck being broken in two places and is now unable to move his legs and with limited movement of his arms.

    He is making great progress through sheer determination and bloody mindedness and also tremendous help from his family, friends and the staff Sheffield Northern Hospital Spinal Unit where he currently resides, taking on counselling, physio and learning to do things all over again that we all take for granted.

    He is determined to go to New College as planned and is dealing with the situation much better than I could ever imagine myself doing.

    Callan will eventually need and want to return home and this will require modifications to his house to be made to allow him to move around and carry on "as normal".

    Any donations will be greatly received so the transition to this new situation can begin.

    " it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward."...Rocky Balboa.



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      • James Fox

        James Fox

        Nov 23, 2016

        Great cause, keep up the running too :)


      • Darren, Caroline, Fran, Harriet & Alice

        Darren, Caroline, Fran, Harriet & Alice

        Sep 21, 2016

        Well run Sean, a fantastic effort for a great cause!


      • Anonymous


        Sep 16, 2016


      • Anonymous


        Sep 15, 2016


      • Cherry Limb

        Cherry Limb

        Sep 14, 2016

        A really worthy cause, well done on the run Sean!


      • Georgina Holt

        Georgina Holt

        Sep 13, 2016


      • SonIa Radford-Reid

        SonIa Radford-Reid

        Sep 12, 2016

        Well done Sean, great cause x


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      Sean Newby

      Sean Newby

      Huddersfield, United Kingdom

      Doing the Great North Run to raise funds for Callan who has broken his neck and requires rehabilitation. Let's be clear, I hate running (used to love it) so this is not going to be enjoyable for me (I've done the GNR before and it's hard!)

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