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£1,650raised of £2,000 target by 22 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,650 to purchase a new motorized wheelchair for Freddie.

    Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
    Funded on Saturday, 22nd April 2017

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    Story

    I'm doing fundraising to purchase a new motorized wheelchair for myself.

    My current wheelchair is 16 years old and have long been discontinued. The chance of it breaking down is increasing rapidly. Finding replacement parts is a problem.
    If my wheelchair breaks down, I’ll be incapacitated and reliant on others to move around. I won’t have the freedom to get around and it will also affect my health and well being.

    Unfortunately, the cost of a new wheelchair is beyond my reach and therefore I am reaching out for assistance. A new wheelchair which have the basic functions I require, will currently cost about R165 000 (£11,000). Yes, it is more than a new small car.

    Thus, raising funds for a new wheelchair is important for my health and basic freedom to move around.

    The wheelchair I need should have power tilt-in-space (tilt the seat) and recline for the backrest to relieve pressure on my body, spine and organs.
    Being unable to re-position myself makes me susceptible to pressure sores, which can leave me bed ridden for days, weeks or even months. A wheelchair that allows me to tilt the seat forward / backwards and recline the backrest up/down allows me to relieve the pressure on my body and reduce the chance of pressure sores. It also allows me to sit in a more comfortable manner depending on my position and the terrain.
    The wheelchair must also have a chin control to allow me to operate the wheelchair, because I can’t use my arms and hands. The chin control allows me to ride my wheelchair in any direction as well as tilt and recline the seat.
    A new motorized wheelchair will not only benefit my health, but also give me freedom to go out with friends for walks along the beach front, out and about and enjoy life to its fullest.

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    • Freddie van der Walt2 years ago
      Freddie van der Walt

      Freddie van der Walt

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you very much to all of the following who supported my crowdfund page: Heather Banks, Carmen Steenkamp, Sara Braddock, Sylvia Veith, Andreya Janse, Joanne Scott, Dennis Arendsen, Tamara & Stuart Haslam, Margaux Stride-Noble, Nazlee Mahomed, Karalene Spiers, Connie Litwin, Samantha van Jaarsveld, Roger & Kim Rua, Riaan Ferreira, Love to Run, Laurence Baldwin, Clayton, Anouska & Aidan Neilson, Samantha Cole, Nicole Sendra, Riaan Kroh. You are all amazing and I appreciate your support so much. <3

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    • Freddie van der Walt2 years ago
      Freddie van der Walt

      Freddie van der Walt

      2 years ago

      Please watch my video and share it. Thank you to everyone who have donated and supporting me.

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    • Freddie van der Walt2 years ago
      Freddie van der Walt

      Freddie van der Walt

      2 years ago

      Thank you all for your support thus far. We are slowly getting there. Please join my Freddie's Fundraising Group @ www.facebook.com/freddiefundraising Here is a article about my fundraising which was published today: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1878873872398332&id=1692072264411828

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 4/20/2017 08.21

    Supporters

    22

    • Riaan Kroh

      Riaan Kroh

      Apr 17, 2017

      All the best and good luck with the fundraising.

      £100.00

    • Nicole Sendra

      Nicole Sendra

      Apr 15, 2017

      All the best Fred, lots of love xxx

      £50.00

    • Samantha Cole

      Samantha Cole

      Apr 12, 2017

      A very courageous man and a very well-deserved cause. I hope you enjoy your new freedom and independence with the motorised wheelchair. Your story resonates with me a lot. Best of luck Freddie!

      £100.00

    • Clayton, Anouska & Aidan

      Clayton, Anouska & Aidan

      Apr 10, 2017

      Best wishes Freddie!

      £100.00

    • Laurence Baldwin

      Laurence Baldwin

      Apr 5, 2017

      Love from the Baldwin family.

      £300.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 4, 2017

    • Love to Run

      Love to Run

      Apr 4, 2017

      Wishing you everything of the best.

      £20.00

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    Freddie van der Walt

    Freddie van der Walt

    Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    I am raising funds to buy a new motorized wheelchair which costs R165,000 (£11,200). My current wheelchair is 16 years old and if parts break they will not be easily replaced. Without a functioning wheelchair I'm bed ridden. Please help me replace my chair with a new wheelchair.

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