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£1,181raised of £20,000 target by 45 supporters

Weʼre raising £20,000 to buy Thomas a desperately needed new wheelchair

Location
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Time left
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We're trying to get things moving on behalf of this amazing young man to get him the Wheelchair that he needs.
His Mum wrote
Thomas was born three months prematurely, weighing 2lb 7oz with a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy - Spastic Quadriplegic, affecting postural control and all four limbs. He is unable to walk and is completely wheelchair dependent. Thomas is now 20 years old and a strapping young man in his second year at Cambridge Regional College. He loves listening to music and Heart Radio, watching Top Gear and Deal or No Deal and spending time on his iPad and computer.
Thomas desperately needs a new power wheelchair, as his existing chair, which he had new at age 11, is now nine years old. Unsurprisingly, it is too small, with unsupportive seating and poor driving position. The wheelchair standing function no longer works and due to its age, is proving very unreliable.
Thomas ideally needs a Permobil standing power chair, costing approximately £26,000, that has been recommended by his physiotherapist and wheelchair therapist. Unfortunately, this type of chair is not funded by Wheelchair Services and most charities will only fund for children up to age 18.
This new power chair will continue to give Thomas the independence he needs and the comfort he requires to be able to change his position throughout the day. He can independently elevate the leg rests and tilt and recline the back rest which all help with his complex health needs. As Thomas is unable to sit or stand independently, he can also use the power chair to do this himself with the sit to stand function.
Thomas is a very happy, charismatic young man and always remains positive throughout his difficulties, enduring many operations including major spinal surgery. His condition will never improve but having a power chair like this makes all the difference and is an essential part of Thomas' life - and in Thomas' opinion, his favourite possession - even better than the TV or computer!

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  • Louisa Marnoch

    Louisa Marnoch

    a month ago

    Louisa Marnoch

    Thomas is really looking forward to this event.

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    Louisa Marnoch

    3 months ago

    Louisa Marnoch

    Wow! Well Done Anna x

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    Louisa Marnoch

    3 months ago

    Louisa Marnoch

    Anna is just about to achieve her mammoth challenge of 26,000 steps a day for 26 days raising money for Tom's new wheelchair. How amazing is she??

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3 months ago

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45

  • anna crane

    anna crane

    Jun 9, 2017

    This is from Miss Bailey x

    £25.00

  • Joan Griffiths

    Joan Griffiths

    Jun 7, 2017

    Glad to support this for Gricey!

  • Kate Bullen

    Kate Bullen

    Jun 5, 2017

    £20.00

  • Elizabeth Wexler

    Elizabeth Wexler

    Jun 5, 2017

    Thank you for helping Tom. He so deserves this and I know it will work out eventually!

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 5, 2017

    I'm sorry I'm not helping to pay for this through my taxes!

  • Maya Bullen

    Maya Bullen

    Jun 5, 2017

    £20.00

  • Gemma Myers

    Gemma Myers

    Jun 5, 2017

    Wishing you a very Happy 21st Birthday Thomas! Xxx

    £20.00

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Louisa Marnoch

Louisa Marnoch

Cambridge, United Kingdom

We've already raised £5000 towards our target of £25,000. This is the next phase to get Tom his Wheelchair

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