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Closed 30/12/2016

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£18,100raised of £15,000 target by 318 supporters

    Weʼve raised £18,100 to provide a bespoke powered wheelchair to Welly to improve independence, quality of life and his ability to engage in a wide range of tasks

    Location
    Hanbury, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Friday, 30th December 2016

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    Story

    As many of you know, Welly sustained devastating injuries in July this year. Since that time, many of us have followed Jude's story on Facebook and by her side and desperately wished that we could help Welly, Jude and the girls more.
    Welly has made recovery from his initial life threatening injuries but is paraplegic and also has very limited function in his right arm and hand. He is currently undergoing rehabilitation in a Spinal Injuries Unit and is aiming to be discharged home early next year. He has a steady stream of friends and family to visit and support him but in order for him to have quality of life when he is discharged home he will require a variety of adaptations and specialist equipment.
    His family home will be undergoing major adaptations shortly, and many of you have already pledged help ranging from labour to baking cakes and making tea. Your efforts don't stop there as some of the equipment that Welly would benefit from will not be provided through statutory services and must be privately purchased.
    As an Occupational Therapist, I feel privileged to have been able to help Welly and Jude to plan the housing adaptations but I still need help to create a purposeful, fulfilling and as independent a future as possible for Welly.
    One of the ways we can do this together is by fundraising to provide a specialist powered wheelchair, bespoke to Welly's needs. This wheelchair can put the user in a full standing position - I can see the smile on Welly's face standing at the bar again now - and it can lie flat, tilt, recline and any position in between. It can also negotiate outdoor surfaces. Not only is there a social benefit in standing, but an immense therapeutic benefit to respiration, digestion, circulation- the list goes on.
    This type of equipment is life changing to those with such injuries as Welly's. I have had to use my negotiating skills to the maximum with Jude to set this page up and I am counting on the support of many to see this happen.

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    • Lisa Harrison

      Lisa Harrison

      2 months ago

      Lisa Harrison

      What a fantastic Christmas present to give to Welly and the family. Although the fundraising was initially for wheels for Welly, he needs major adaptations to adapt his home, so to all who thought they might donate and see we have hit the target, I can promise that any additional monies raised will help directly with this as soon as the planning application is approved in the new year. ❤

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    • Lisa Harrison

      Lisa Harrison

      2 months ago

      Lisa Harrison

      WE DID IT!!!! I am overwhelmed with the amazing response to this fundraising appeal and I can't believe that we hit the target as quickly as we did. I know Welly and Jude will be absolutely thrilled. For all of those of you who so kindly donated but are not so close by, I promise to get some photographic evidence of the smile Welly has stood at the bar with a pint. It may take a while, but until then, bottoms up and have a fabulous Christmas 🎄 ❤️

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    • Lisa Harrison

      Lisa Harrison

      2 months ago

      Lisa Harrison

      I was able to visit Welly today and he is so very pleased and grateful for all of the support, donations and best wishes. You are all wonderful ❤️

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    3 months ago

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    Supporters

    318

    • Paul Howlett

      Paul Howlett

      Dec 29, 2016

      all the best for the future ,, love and bestwishes from paul n jenny xxx

      £37.00

    • Melanie Salmon

      Melanie Salmon

      Dec 28, 2016

      Lots of love xxx

      £20.00

    • Wendy Sale

      Wendy Sale

      Dec 27, 2016

      Wishing you continued improvement, and a speedy return home Welly.

      £20.00

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    Lisa Harrison

    Lisa Harrison

    Hanbury, United Kingdom

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