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£375raised of £250 target by 23 supporters

    Weʼve raised £375 to help make Hugh's house a wheelchair friendly home.

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    Funded on Tuesday, 9th May 2017

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    Hugh is a wonderfully happy 6 year old boy who delights in being outside in the sun and loves listening to music. However, Hugh was born with a condition that has left him unable to walk or talk, he is fed through a tube and spends lots of time in hospital due to severe seizures caused by epilepsy. Sadly, Hugh's condition is life threatening and he is unlikely to live until adulthood.

    Hugh's family are currently adapting their house and garden to make it as safe and as accessible for Hugh as possible. With the help of generous friends and family so much has already been achieved. Hugh is now finally able to sit in the kitchen while his mum prepares dinner or paint and make play dough with his big brother at the table. Now he can go into virtually any room in his wheelchair, whereas before he was confined to just one or two rooms. This #BigBuild4Hugh has really opened up his home to him.

    However, there is still work to be done. It is hoped that Hugh will be able to access his garden so that he can enjoy being out in the sunshine, playing in his swing and watching his brother play football. Previously Hugh's parents have been able to carry him into the garden, but now he is getting bigger it is no longer possible to do that. He needs ramped access instead.

    Being able to spend quality time together is obviously very important to Hugh and his family. By raising money for them, we hope to help them do just that.

    Jason Smith is running the London Marathon to hopefully, with your help, make this dream a reality. All donations are welcome and gratefully received.


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    • Hugh Murphy

      Hugh Murphy

      2 months ago

      Hugh Murphy

      It is with regret, that we have to announce that Jason has suffered a calf injury and will be unable to take part in this year's London Marathon. As you can imagine, he is very disappointed but he is hoping to compete next year instead. In the meantime, we will be contacting everybody that has donated and arranging to repay your donations. Thanks for your support and good wishes. We all wish Jason a speedy recovery.

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    • Hugh Murphy

      Hugh Murphy

      4 months ago

      Hugh Murphy

      Can't believe that we have already surpassed the target we set. That's absolutely amazing! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated already! Everything raised will be going towards getting the garden suitable and accessible for Hugh - creating ramped access, a path and sensory plants - things that he can smell and feel. (The photo of Hugh enjoying his swing in the garden is from 2013, shortly after they moved into the house)

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    4 months ago

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    Supporters

    23

    • Tricy Brit Zachy Isherwood

      Tricy Brit Zachy Isherwood

      Apr 13, 2017

      A smile brighter than the Sunshine. X

      £10.00

    • Geraldine Mulhern

      Geraldine Mulhern

      Feb 21, 2017

      Hopefully some extra funds to do something nice in the garden for amazing Hugh x

      £20.00

    • Fionnuala Murphy O'Gorman

      Fionnuala Murphy O'Gorman

      Feb 2, 2017

      £30.00

    • catherine kelly

      catherine kelly

      Jan 15, 2017

      Best of luck Jason

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 10, 2017

      Good luck , Jason all the best ! Have a pint waiting for you when you get back .👍

      £20.00

    • Jane Scott

      Jane Scott

      Jan 10, 2017

      Love to you Murphys. Hugh's smile lights up my Facebook feed xx

      £10.00

    • Rachael Wise-Cade

      Rachael Wise-Cade

      Jan 9, 2017

      Good luck!!! An amazing good deed for an amazing family 💙💙💙💗

      £5.00

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