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£365raised of £7,458 target by 25 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.

Location
Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Time left
47 days to go

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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

    4 days 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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  • David Prince

    David Prince

    a month ago

    David Prince

    ✨Fantastic news!!!✨ We have now raised 🌟25%🌟 of the cost of the wheelchair and powered bike attachment!!! A 💕fabulous couple💕 asked their walking groups, school reunion, book group, friends and family to contribute and they raised £505!!! The contributions ranged from £2 to £100. Every bit counts and it all adds up. I am so grateful. Please share the Just Giving page (which has raised £290 of the amount so far) with your friends, clubs, groups, etc so we can get closer to our goal.

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  • David Prince

    David Prince

    a month ago

    David Prince

    £1582 raised in total so far! I delighted to announce that we have had a few more donations! A £10 donation is a response from the member of the public to one of my posters up either in the hospital or Sheringham community centre. One of my lovely friends donated all of his silver coins that he was collecting in coffee tins in his house. We were delighted that it added up to £140.55! Thank you so much for a truly kind gesture. This brings us up to a grand total of £1582. Another £6554 to go and we are getting there slowly but surely.

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  • 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

    £20.00

  • kate cooksey

    kate cooksey

    Nov 25, 2016

    Donated with love and happy memories at Farrows where we met xx

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 25, 2016

    Good luck, Julia

    £5.00

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Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

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