£445raised of £7,458 target by 27 supporters

Weʼre raising £7,458 to Buy a powered Handbike for my friend Julia to give her the freedom to get out into the fresh air and into the countryside again.

Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
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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

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  • David Prince

    David Prince

    8 days 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

    a month 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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    David Prince

    a month ago

    David Prince

    Fantastic news!!! We just received a new quote from yet another company for the same equipment and their quote is £732 cheaper! That brings us even closer to our goal! That means we can get this amazing liberating equipment even sooner now!!! I'm really hoping to have it next spring so I can enjoy being out and about without becoming completely exhausted every time.

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  • Jaideep Chakrabarti

    Jaideep Chakrabarti

    Jan 3, 2017

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


  • Julie Bruton-Seal

    Julie Bruton-Seal

    Dec 19, 2016

    Wonderful idea, hope Julia gets it soon!


  • Audrey Cameron

    Audrey Cameron

    Nov 25, 2016

    This is for Julia , as I know how much it would help her to live her life to the full xx


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Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

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