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£1,564raised of £2,350 target by 43 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,350 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
Time left
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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

    7 days 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

    a month 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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  • Karen Newell

    Karen Newell

    a month ago

    Karen Newell

    We are London bound tomorrow to see our Consultant for a check up and to assess if Fred's detachment has progressed. We try and combat the stress and stingy drops with a treat. We have decided on the new Lego shop and the Transport Museum ! Which is timely as Virgin are arranging a train driver experience for Fred. I can't wait to see his face when he steps into the cab! I want to thank everyone for their donations and messages of support. They mean so much. Choo Choo. Pic shows a younger Fred and Eva as train drivers at the Railway Museum

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2 months ago

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  • Joanne Casey

    Joanne Casey

    Jan 4, 2017

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

    £10.00

  • Suzanne Gamache & supporters

    Suzanne Gamache & supporters

    Dec 24, 2016

    For Fred’s exciting adventures!

    £87.50

  • Sinead Ash

    Sinead Ash

    Dec 22, 2016

    Hope Fred gets to experience through all his senses all the wonderful things the world has to offer. Go for it Fred!!

    £10.00

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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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