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£475raised of £7,458 target by 29 supporters

    Weʼve raised £475 to buy a powered Handbike for Julia to enable her to get out and about into the fresh air and countryside again.

    Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Thursday, 26th January 2017

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    My name is Julia Idris. For the last 7 years I have been trapped by the horrible illness of CFS/ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalopathy) and other health conditions. I am in need of a lightweight wheelchair and power handbike but do not have the means to purchase this equipment.

    Unfortunately after a short walk of only 10 minutes with my amazing little Hearing Dog for the Deaf named Paddington I do not have enough energy reserves left to do anything and am forced to spend the remainder of the day on my bed. The only thing I can do to help myself feel better with this horrible condition is to carefully pace myself. This lightweight wheelchair & handbike will enable me to save a significant amount of energy throughout the day resulting in my needing a lot less rest and enabling me to do far more during each and every day of my life.

    Before I became ill I was very active and always going for long walks in the countryside, cycling, swimming in the sea, camping out and generally being very adventurous. I have found it very frustrating that my health conditions do not allow me to do any of those activities now. With this equipment I will be able to do proper length walks in the beautiful countryside with Paddington independently giving him the life he deserves and strengthening our working bond. Being out in the fresh air in natural surroundings helps with the depression I experience from this limiting illness. This would mean so much to own this wheelchair & Power handbike to improve my life.

    CFS/ME has taken away my energy, work life, social life, health, freedom, much of my independence and with it all the activities I used to enjoy.
    I hope you feel you would like to help me raise money for the wheelchair & power handbike. Please make a huge difference to our lives by liberating us, giving me a lot of my independence back and enabling us to get outside and enjoy life as best as we can.

    Thank you
    Julia and Paddington



    • David Prince

      David Prince

      2 months ago

      David Prince

      A massive thank you to all the amazing people who donated towards my wheelchair and handbike. You have all been amazing! We raised £475! I will keep you posted on progress. When I have the equipment and am enjoying the countryside with Paddington I will be thinking of all of you and the wonderful gift of freedom you have given me. Thank you!

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    • David Prince

      David Prince

      2 months ago

      David Prince

      With the donations from this page and other fundraising we have now raised £4690.08! We still need to raise £2714.22 so please consider donating or share this JustGiving page to people who may be able to help. This page is only up until 26th January 2017 so there's not much time left. Thank you! ☺️

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    • David Prince

      David Prince

      2 months ago

      David Prince

      We're doing really well. Still £2840.12 left to raise though so keep sharing to anyone who you think would donate towards getting me out and about again. Thank you!

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    • David Prince

      David Prince

      3 months ago

      David Prince

      Fantastic news!! One of the charities I applied to is giving me £1000 towards my wheelchair and handbike! I have also just heard that a friend of a friend has given £25 plus I have a £20 Christmas present to add to this! We've raised £3682.50 which is nearly half the amount!!! Still a long way to go but very little donation adds up. I've asked for money only from my family towards my wheelchair for Christmas so am hoping to have a little more to add to this soon. Fingers crossed some of the other charities I have applied to will help too.

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    • Hannah Radenkova

      Hannah Radenkova

      Jan 25, 2017


    • Julia SNOWLING

      Julia SNOWLING

      Jan 18, 2017

      One day please can I join you for a walk with the pup Julia?! Go go go. You will do this. I'm happy to carry on supporting your funding activities after my task is done and that's a promise. X


    • Jaideep Chakrabarti

      Jaideep Chakrabarti

      Jan 3, 2017

      Hi Julia,Good luck and hopefully you will have something in time for spring?J


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    David Prince

    David Prince

    Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

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