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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
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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

    10 days ago

    Karen Newell

    You may have spotted our change of picture. We were just beyond thrilled to receive an original sketch from Quentin Blake himself to illustrate Fantastic Mr Fred's Flight for Sights. I got my grubby little hands on the original last week and i couldn't quite believe it..... that Quentin Blake had read my message and actually put pen to paper. He along with his bestie Mr Dahl brought stories to life in my childhood and is doing the same with my children. ! So let's share a bit of whizz popping love today.

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  • Karen Newell

    Karen Newell

    16 days ago

    Karen Newell

    Wow! We tipped the balance of 50% of our target raised. A FANTABULOUS FANTASTIC MR FRED STYLE THANKYOU TO ALL! Every penny will be spent on filling Fred's visual memory banks up to the brim! Its not just the hard cash that counts, though that of course helps. Experiences are what we are after so ..... have a think about who you know and what they do. Give Fred a surprise!

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  • Karen Newell

    Karen Newell

    21 days ago

    Karen Newell

    Big thanks from Team Fred for all your donations. We are blown away by people's generosity. We kicked off Fred's year of adventure last week in style on a first class Virgin train to London to visit Big Ben. Our MP's office and Parliamentary Tours pulled out all the stops and arranged a private tour to the top. So we can see Big Ben up close and boy it was close and very noisy. 334 steps up brought us face to face with Big Ben himself. We like up close and personal. Thanks to Virgin for making the journey so special. Next stop Choo choo...

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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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