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£520raised of £3,000 target by 27 supporters

    Weʼve raised £520 to make a dream come true, Shepsk8 Scotland, in loving memory of Carl Shepherd.

    Location
    Perth, United Kingdom
    Category
    In memory
    Time left
    Funded on Tuesday, 28th March 2017

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    Hi I'm James, I'm 1 of 3 people organising an event in memory of Carl Shepherd. (Shepsk8)

    Carl spent 22 years as an infantry man/signals platoon with the Staffordshire regiment and reached the rank of WO2 (warrant officer class 2).He served in the gulf war in 1990, Belfast, Canada, Kenya, Hong Kong and 2 tours of Iraq around 2004/2006. He retired from the army in 2009 and worked for Scottish gas for 4 years.

    He fell ill in January 2015 with suspected mild pneumonia, diagnosed over the phone with pulmonary fibrosis in April, went onto full time oxygen in October, lung transplant assessment was due January but Carl deteriorated so fast it was brought forward to December, the week before Christmas. He was accepted onto the lung transplant list on the 23rd December . He deteriorated rapidly was hospitalised, passed away on the 9th January 2016.

    Carl also struggled with ptsd and his way of coping was through his love of roller skating. He used to skate as a child and lacing up his boots was his happiness in adult life. His two daughters now carry on Carl's love of skating.

    I'm trying to raise £3000 help bring a few of the world's best roller skaters to Carl's home town of Perth Scotland for 1 days event in his memory.

    Carl had a passion for roller skating that many of us skaters have, a feeling of happiness, a feeling of freedom, escapism, fitness. Ultimately rolling around meeting new friends and people who also share the same passion all whilst having biggest smile on our faces.

    Skating is 1 of the best ways to exercise, it's low impact to the body and it's something the whole family can enjoy together.
    Carl Would be first to buy us all a drink tea,coffee or a beer so for the price of a tea,coffee, beer help me raise enough to fulfil 1 of his dreams for his family and home town of Perth.
    I've never done this just giving thing before but I've donated to plenty so your turn to help me.
    As little as a £1 or as much as you can.
    Thank you x

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    • james hunter

      james hunter

      5 months ago

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    • james hunter

      james hunter

      9 months ago

      james hunter

      Thanks everyone who have donated already at such an expensive time of year, I'm also trying to amend the statement but for some reason I cant but it will be fixed asap just waiting to hear back. Thank you all so far.

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    27

    • Duthie Kirkaldy

      Duthie Kirkaldy

      Mar 17, 2017

      We support the lung foundation and want to help to make the day a huge success.

      £100.00

    • LESLEY SCOTT

      LESLEY SCOTT

      Mar 17, 2017

      Will be a great day. Love to you all Lesley xx

      £10.00

    • Audrey Shepherd

      Audrey Shepherd

      Mar 17, 2017

      Happy to donate to this wonderful event in memory of Carl love Kathryn and Billy from Dunblane xx

      £10.00

    • Audrey Shepherd

      Audrey Shepherd

      Mar 17, 2017

      Happy to donate in memory of Carl love Liz and Ian from Kirkcaldy xxxxx

      £10.00

    • Gareth, Ally, Tyler and Jasmine xxxx

      Gareth, Ally, Tyler and Jasmine xxxx

      Mar 5, 2017

      Carl was & always will be one of the best friends you could ever wish to have & we were so lucky to have him in our life. He'd be so proud of you guys for raising awareness of such a cruel illness x

      £50.00

    • Angela Rogers

      Angela Rogers

      Feb 26, 2017

      We are very happy to support this in memory of Carl who was taken from his lovely family far too young. Nic & Angie xx

      £50.00

    • Sandra Hannington

      Sandra Hannington

      Feb 4, 2017

      Happy to support the event for one of the nicest blokes you could wish to know and his gorgeous family. Make Carl proud x

      £30.00

    About the fundraiser
    james hunter

    james hunter

    Perth, United Kingdom

    Raising money to make a dream come true, an event to raise awarness of Pulmonary Fibrosis and in loving memory of Carl Shepherd.

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