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£1,601raised of £7,000 target by 55 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,601 to fund a new high-tech wheelchair for Saajan Patel to reach his dream and ambition of playing first team wheelchair football for England.

    Location
    Bolton, United Kingdom
    Category
    Sports
    Time left
    Funded on Wednesday, 14th December 2016

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    Story


    My name is Saajan Patel, I was born with a condition called Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, which weakens the muscles over time and I am confined to a wheelchair. In my younger years I loved playing/watching football and especially my beloved Man Utd. However, when I was approaching my tenth birthday, I was struggling to find the same power and strength that I used when I was younger. This is when I discovered I had this muscular disability. Of course, this was a very bitter pill to swallow, especially when you are only 10 years old. However, after the initial realisation and with the support of my family, I realised that I would not let this condition dictate my life, anymore than it already had. I continued to participate in watching football and never lost my appetite for this sport. After messing around in the wheelchair at home and participating to some level with my brother and sisters, I became more and more interested to understand what organisations there were for like-minded people with similar conditions to my own. I was fortunate to discover there was an organisation, who were trying to get a few wheelchair bound people together to enjoy some football related activity in Smithills sports centre. As my parents could see how engaged and motivated I was in this sport, they helped to get this initiative off the ground and formed the ‘Bolton Bullets’. In the early stages we were well behind the standard of established teams, but this only motivated us, as I was involved in a real determined group of young men, who had formed a real camaraderie together and really took pride in the jersey they were wearing. we progressed over many years my proudest moment when I received the captains armband, and also receiving a phone call from the National team manager to join England in training. I believe i can make the England first team but require the more superior equipment to reach my ambition and that's why I am fundraising for that dream to come true. Thanks


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    • Elliott Jones

      Elliott Jones

      10 months ago

      Elliott Jones

      Funds are now coming along well £1400 so far, more than 20% raised! Keep sharing and promoting the fundraising. Thank you for all your support! 😁👍

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    • Elliott Jones

      Elliott Jones

      a year ago

      Elliott Jones

      #teamwork. Look at our captain on the left! #Supportsaajan

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    • Elliott Jones

      Elliott Jones

      a year ago

      Elliott Jones

      Less than 12 hours of raising funds for Saajan's high tech wheelchair and already raised £245. If the fund raising keeps on going at that rate we'll have the funds within 30days. #supportsaajan #dreams #newchair

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    a year ago

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    Supporters

    55

    • Brian Western

      Brian Western

      Sep 27, 2016

      If you read this. Please support this worthy cause and make this young mans dreams a reality.

      £20.00

    • Allan Griffiths

      Allan Griffiths

      Sep 23, 2016

      Great thing to to for a great family!! All the best The Griffs xxxx

      £50.00

    • Wendy Brittain

      Wendy Brittain

      Sep 23, 2016

      Go for it, Saajan! Best wishes for your future success.

      £10.00

    • Paul Owen

      Paul Owen

      Sep 23, 2016

      a worthy cause, good luck with raising the restPaul " the best ERO driver" Owen.

      £50.00

    • Dan Redmond

      Dan Redmond

      Sep 13, 2016

      Football Card money

      £20.00

    • Dan Redmond

      Dan Redmond

      Sep 13, 2016

      Money kindly donated by Andy Longsdale

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 11, 2016

      Football card money! ⚽️

      £20.00

    About the fundraiser
    Elliott Jones

    Elliott Jones

    Bolton, United Kingdom

    Elliott Jones & Brian Western work colleagues/ friends of Saajan's dad have started a crowdfunding page to help Saajan achieve his dream.

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