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Closed 31/07/2017

105%
£5,287
raised of £5,000 target by 132 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,287 to help our lovely friend, Karen Martin (Hill) who has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone’s Disease (MND) Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

    Lytham Saint Annes, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 31st July 2017

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    MND is a rare, life-shortening disease and there is no cure. (ALS) is the type of MND where the muscles that enable you to walk, speak & breathe, weaken & waste away. You may have heard this described as “locked in” as your body is essentially paralysed.

    Many of you may know Karen. From LSA High, Bradford & Bingley days, working at Waterloo Primary Academy in Blackpool, or just living locally in Lytham St Annes.
    Andy, Keiron & I feel lucky to say Karen is like family.

    Our fun loving friend, Karen Martin (Hill) was born and lives in Lytham St Anne’s. Karen is 49 years old, a wife and mum to 3 amazing kids. The photo above is just before she was diagnosed with MND less than 2 years ago. Karen was a keen climber and fitness was a big part of her life.
    Following a climbing accident, Karen was concerned as she was struggling with the strength in her arm. In her true gritty style she increased her gym sessions and worked hard to strengthen her muscles however due to further deterioration was referred to a neurologist who later diagnosed Karen with MND.

    Karen has now lost the ability to walk, the use of her arms, her breathing has become more difficult and her speech has deteriorated. However this does not stop Karen or her family wanting to continue to live life to the full.

    Karen now has a motorised chair, which enables her to move about in her home, however her home requires so many adaptions. More importantly her family need a disability van with ramps that can accommodate her mobility chair so they can all go out together.

    MND impacts everyone in the family. For Karen, its the frustration of no longer being able to look after herself. For her husband and children, there are overwhelming changes they need to make to adapt.

    Your money will help in so many ways. Please help us to raise this much-needed money to support her and her family.

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    • Alison Wiggans3 years ago
      Alison Wiggans

      Alison Wiggans

      3 years ago

      Just wanted to let all the lovely kind people that donated, know that the money we raised together has made such a difference in helping with so many improvements to make life that little bit easier. Karen and her family now have their much needed mobility van and this is allowing Karen to get out and about. Her downstairs bathroom is well in progress and will give her wheelchair access. Karen would like to say a heartfelt thank you to every person that helped and supported her with the many adaptions that have been made to her home. Thank you

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    • Alison Wiggans3 years ago
      Alison Wiggans

      Alison Wiggans

      3 years ago

      Massive thank you to Marc again for raising a further £48 from his wonderful work friends. Plus another MASSIVE thank you to Gillian who raised a further £82 meaning she SMASHED the £1500. . The GRAND total today on our last day is £6850 Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your kindness and support. Every single one of you has made a difference to an amazing family who I adore, going through the toughest time. We have also raised an additional £5000 for the MND ASS charity which is being used in the local area. THANK YOU xx

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    • Alison Wiggans3 years ago
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      3 years ago

      Stuart and Pauline Hill, (Karen’s Dad and Mum) would like to THANK everyone who has donated to the crowd funding, organised by Alison, there are not enough words to THANK her. We are very impressed by your donations for helping our lovely daughter Karen to get the extras she needs to make her life a little easier. We also THANK Alison’s helpers. Once again we THANK you. Love to you all. Stuart and Pauline.

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    Supporters

    132

    • Steven Hardman

      Steven Hardman

      Jul 31, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 25, 2017

      You're in our thoughts. Love to you all from the family in Switzerland.

      £100.00

    • Jenni green

      Jenni green

      Jul 21, 2017

      £10.00

    • Caroline Ayres

      Caroline Ayres

      Jul 19, 2017

      Well done to everyone! Love to Karen and family xx

      £50.00

    • Victoria Mythen

      Victoria Mythen

      Jul 18, 2017

      Well done Kieron. Love to Rick and Karen and family.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 15, 2017

      Well done everyone. Goal reached. Yay.All the best Karen.Love from Australia....

      £30.00

    • Lindsey Cooper

      Lindsey Cooper

      Jul 13, 2017

      Karen is a lovely lady. I am pleased she has do many good friends and a strong family unit

      £30.00

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    Alison Wiggans

    Alison Wiggans

    Lytham Saint Annes, United Kingdom

    Andy, Keiron & I feel lucky to say Karen is like family, and would appreciate any help you can Andy & Keiron went to school with Karen and her husband Ric and I met Karen working at Bradford & Bingley. We have shared holidays and many years of fun and laughter

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