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£2,142raised of £3,000 target by 104 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,142 to help fund a new wheelchair for Ricky Sterling

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    Funded on Thursday, 8th September 2016

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    Story

    Hifi Pig heard about a young guy and audiophile in the USA, Ricky Sterling. Ricky's story really touched us. This young man has been a paraplegic nearly his whole life after falling from a 6th floor window when he was just 2 years old. Since 2009, Ricky's insurance have only been able to supply him with a very non-manoeuvrable, hospital type wheelchair that is not suited to his needs, this makes his life uncomfortable and difficult. Add to that the fact that the tyres are now coming off his chair and you can understand how this is impacting on Ricky's life. We are aiming to raise £3000 to go towards his new chair, which will cost 4500 US$. To do this we are having a raffle!

    Current prizes which will be drawn in the following order are:

    Kralk Audio BC-30 FL loudspeakers in Statement Silver Oak & Tellurium Q Black speaker cables up to 2.5m

    Chord Company £600, 1.5m Signature Array Power Cable (county designated plug)

    IsoTek mains loom (UK plugs &sockets) From Sound Fowndations £750

    Studio Connection interconnect and mains cable (country designated plug) £600 & £200

    Signed Brian May photo

    Audio Suspension ASU-100 Turnatble Shelf, £240

    Sanus VuePoint 47-80” Tilting TV Mount, £69.99

    2 Audiomica MAGNET GOLD power cables, 400 CHF each. One cable has a Schuko and the other a 16 amp Swiss plug. Donated by Artizan Audio.

    Lyudmila Gorbulya handpainted plate from Voyla Audio

    Flare R2S earphone £300 and Isolate Pro £46

    1.5m pair of GamuT Reference interconnects, £2700

    Mitchell&Johnson MJ2 Headphones, £499

    2 x High End Munich 2017 4 day passes from The Bespoke Audio Co

    It costs £5 for each entry, so if you donate more then you get more chances to win! Please donate in multiples of £5, leave your full name and if you win, you will need to email me your confirmation email with shipping details. In the event of us raising more than Ricky needs for his chair, we will send any extra money to UK charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.

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    • Linette Smith1 year ago
      Linette Smith

      Linette Smith

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you so much for every donation you wonderful people! The raffle will be drawn over the next couple of days and we will announce the winners both here and on the Hifi Pig facebook page and Hifi Pig itself. If you are a winner you will need to forward your donation confirmation email to me, along with shipping details. Good luck everyone!

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    • Linette Smith1 year ago
      Linette Smith

      Linette Smith

      1 year ago

      This is Ricky's current chair. It is falling apart beneath him and he has had to use second hand bike tyres on it, which are really hard on his hands when he is wheeling himself about. Someone also stole the handles from the back so he can't even have anyone help by pushing him around. Please, please donate anything you can to try and get us to our target and buy Ricky his new chair and get him mobile again!

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    • Linette Smith1 year ago
      Linette Smith

      Linette Smith

      1 year ago

      Makers of a very high end passive pre amp, The Bespoke Audio Company have donated 2 x 4 day passes for High End Munich 2017. This is THE hifi show to attend and it takes place next may in Munich, Germany. Thank you Bespoke!

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    • Linette Smith1 year ago
      Linette Smith

      Linette Smith

      1 year ago

      Thank you so much to Mitchell & Johnson who have donated a pair of their MJ2 Headphones to the fundraiser! The headphones combine Mitchell & Johnson's lightweight hybrid electret-electrostatic flexible transducers with a dynamic driver and retail at £499. Donate £5 and you can be in with a chance to win these or any of our other stunning prizes! Just 8 days to go, let's see if we can hit that target!!

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    104

    • Julian

      Julian

      Sep 7, 2016

      £10.00

    • Edward Swann

      Edward Swann

      Sep 6, 2016

      Hope you reach your goal.

      £30.00

    • Chris webster

      Chris webster

      Sep 6, 2016

      :)

      £15.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 6, 2016

      £10.00

    • Amy Parkinson

      Amy Parkinson

      Sep 6, 2016

      £5.00

    • Chris Rowsell

      Chris Rowsell

      Sep 4, 2016

      Hi Ricky, just like you I use a wheelchair so know how important it is to have a decent chair, good luck and hope you get your chair soon

      £20.00

    • John Hamer

      John Hamer

      Sep 2, 2016

      Had a bit of luck so here is a bit more to your very worthy cause, every bit helps. :)

      £20.00

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