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£1,584raised of £2,350 target by 45 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,584 to To help fund Fantastic Mr Fred's Flight for Sights. A world touch tour. To see, hear, touch and experience everything whilst we can see.

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    York, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Thursday, 9th February 2017

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    Fred was born with a rare eye condition meaning he is severely sight impaired. Fact. What does this mean in reality. Fred is fearless and wants to live life to the full. He may do a few things differently but this boy has vision! His eye sight is deteriorating so we are setting off on seeing and experiencing as much as we can whist he can see. To load his visual memory banks full of amazing places and people.
    We are not looking for pity. We want experiences. Lots of them!
    Fred's list.
    To climb a snow topped mountain and be pulled by huskies to visit Santa.
    To travel by Eurostar to Paris and climb the Eiffel tower and see Mickey on the way home.
    To feed the penguins and look after them but not to pick up their pooh!
    To drive a train and a plane to a warm beach
    To visit Big Ben. Tick! Done that thanks to Virgin and Parliament Tours.

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    • Karen Newell

      Karen Newell

      15 days ago

      Karen Newell

      Thankyou to every one of you who have helped Fantastic Mr Fŕeds ight for Sights take off. It was a difficult decision to reach out and seek support for our cause. I am so pleased we did. We feel less alone and we are having fun making memories already. It feels like you are all on our journey with us. With the kindness and generosity of people we are flying high. It's not just the money. It's the time and people's actions that has made this experience so positive. Our journey seems a bit less daunting with you lot along for the ride. Kx

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    • Karen Newell

      Karen Newell

      20 days ago

      Karen Newell

      ChooChoo. Yesterday Fred ticked another adventure from his Vision Bucket list. He boarded the train drivers cab beside a driver called Mario.Yes Supermario drove us to Newcastle where we were treated to the best view and honked the horn. The fun didn't stop there as both Fred and Eva and a rather enthusiastic daddy drove the driver simulator from Kings Cross too. A wonderful day thanks to Virgin. Many thanks to Bob and Geoff for making memories and helping us find some fun on our subsequent train journeys to London GOSH

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      Karen Newell

      a month ago

      Karen Newell

      Happy New year to all our friends. I hope Santa bought you all you wished and and that 2017 is filled with adventures. i asked my kids to write their wishes for 2017 and this is Eva's. 1. My brother to get better. 2 My family to get together. 3 to be good at a talent. The first both filled my heart with love and pride but also broke it too. Its a really interesting issue in how people in particularly children see disability. It is not a illness, Fred is (VI) blind not broken. Fred's Flights for Sights helps turn empathy into action. Thank you

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    • Karen Newell

      Karen Newell

      2 months ago

      Karen Newell

      It's been a rollercoaster of a year, we rode the highs and gathered strength from our friends during the dips and loop the loops! We have ended on a high with Fred being given the Courage award from school and a no worse no better assessment from Gosh - we will take that thankyou! I can honestly say that this journey is made so much better with you all coming along for the ride. next year we have a penguin experience ( Avian flu dependent), a train driver and possibly a pilot experience in the offing. Lots to look forward to in 2017. Happy days

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    • T Larner

      T Larner

      Feb 5, 2017

      What a fabulous set of things to experience :) I hope Fred completes these and many more. Best of fun xxx

    • Gwyneth McCormack

      Gwyneth McCormack

      Feb 5, 2017

      Look's like you covered the train - ness of the train ! Great to see Fred really understanding the concept of the train!All good wishes from all of us at Positive Eye

      £10.00

    • Joanne Casey

      Joanne Casey

      Jan 4, 2017

      We met Fred at the Saturday Club. Hope to hear more about his adventures :)

      £10.00

    About the fundraiser
    Karen Newell

    Karen Newell

    York, United Kingdom

    Mum of Fred and his sister Eva. Co founder of Toylikeme Co author of Let's Play. The Rnib Play Guide.

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