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£2,205raised of £2,500 target by 105 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,205 to Fund a Racing Wheelchair for Neve Allen and the Coventry Godiva Wheelchair Athletics Team.

    Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 26th October 2016

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    Story

    Neve was born with a congenital short femur in 2006. She was referred to Dr Braddish initially at the Birmingham Children's Hospital and then transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Initially, everything went smoothly. The first leg lengthening operation in 2010 created 5cm of growth in her left femur and was a fabulous success. When it came to the next leg lengthening operation, everybody was confident of success and all was going well until first check up. The x-ray showed up a problem, a previously undiagnosed weak hip had dislocated during the early stages of the leg lengthening and all the work had to be undone and a further operation to correct the hip dyspragia. As a result, Neve went into a Hip Spica for 8 weeks. in 2014, it was agreed that we would try leg lengthening again, this time under the consultancy of Professor Roposch (As Mr Braddish had sadly for us retired). Again, Neve was fitted with a frame on her left leg and the process started. Weeks later, at the first check-up, the fears of failure were realised again and the frame was removed and another hip operation performed. A second Hip Spica was needed which Neve had to 'wear' for 8 weeks including for her 8th Birthday. In 2016, following the lack of success in leg lengthening, Neve underwent another operation, this time to start the process of leg shortening.

    All of this has not stopped Neve from taking part in sport. She has represented the school in the Panathlon, Golf, Tennis, Football and Swimming. She loves all aspects of competitive sports. She has completed the Midlands Fun Run three times in her wheelchair raising money for the charity STEPS and Great Ormond Street Hospital. In June 2016, following discussions with local athletics coaches Andy Paul and Job King, Neve started to get involved in Wheelchair Racing with Coventry Godiva Athletics Club. She has been inspired by Paralympians Mel Nicholls, Kare Adenagan and Ben Rowlings and now needs some support in funding a wheelchair.

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    • Jason Allen3 years ago
      Jason Allen

      Jason Allen

      3 years ago

      A week on from the Birmingham Half Marathon and I am just recovering! Deb was fine as soon as she crossed the line - an athlete! Thank you all so much for your fantastic support and donations towards Neve's Racing Wheelchair. We will be visiting the company next month to start the fitting process whilst Neve continues with winter training. A special mention to Andy Foggin (Celltex Fabrications) and Lorraine Foggin for the tremendous donation and company sponsorship who will kit Neve out with the specialist gloves and race equipment.

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    • Jason Allen3 years ago
      Jason Allen

      Jason Allen

      3 years ago

      We have passed the £2000.00 mark thanks to the generosity of so many people far and wide. We are so grateful to family, friends, friends of family, families of friends and the anonymous others who have shown their support. On Sunday, Deb and I will run, walk and hobble the 13.1 miles of the Birmingham Half Marathon. Neve goes back to Great Ormond Street Hospital on Monday and will be taking her trophies in the hope of inspiring others. Neve's story has reached the Sutton Coldfield Observer this week. Thank you to one and all!

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    • Jason Allen3 years ago
      Jason Allen

      Jason Allen

      3 years ago

      Thank you all so much for your donations so far. Exciting News - Neve was awarded the Stephen Sutton Inspiration Award at the Midlands Children of Courage Awards 2016. A fantastic achievement, following on from the Birmingham Outstanding Achievement Award 2016.

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    3 years ago

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    Supporters

    105

    • Lisa Fisher

      Lisa Fisher

      Oct 22, 2016

      £50.00

    • Joanne Roach

      Joanne Roach

      Oct 21, 2016

      Good luck

      £20.00

    • Chris Timmins

      Chris Timmins

      Oct 18, 2016

      Hi Jason, send my best wishes for the future to Neve, she is such an inspiration to others.

      £10.00

    • Craig gibson

      Craig gibson

      Oct 15, 2016

      All the best mate

      £10.00

    • Sarah Hale

      Sarah Hale

      Oct 14, 2016

      Inspirational x

      £20.00

    • Nicola Townsend

      Nicola Townsend

      Oct 14, 2016

      Go team Allen xx

      £10.00

    • Dave  Slayter

      Dave Slayter

      Oct 14, 2016

      Good luck on this quest!

      £20.00

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    Jason Allen

    Jason Allen

    Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

    The Allen Family have been fundraising for STEPS and GOSH over the last 10 years through a variety of events e.g. the Midlands Fun Run, Football Matches and Keep Fit Classes. In October we are running the Birmingham Half Marathon - this time to raise funds for a racing wheelchair

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