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£10,094raised of £15,000 target by 224 supporters

Weʼre raising £15,000 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
23 days to go

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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

    37 minutes ago

    Lisa Harrison

    Brilliant work everyone! I have had messages from all corners of the globe wishing support and best wishes to Welly. Fantastic ❤️

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  • Lisa Harrison

    Lisa Harrison

    2 days ago

    Lisa Harrison

    To all of the people who have donated, thank you again. We are so moved by your generosity and can't believe the response that we have had. Welly and Jude's situation has changed beyond what most of us could imagine or have to deal with and if this piece of kit enables a degree of independence, then we have all played a part in achieving that. ❤️

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  • Lisa Harrison

    Lisa Harrison

    6 days ago

    Lisa Harrison

    Thank you so much to everyone who has donated. YOU ARE ALL AMAZING. This has been more successful than I could have dared to hope for. 🤗🤗🤗🤗😘😘😘😘

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  • Lindsey Hand

    Lindsey Hand

    Dec 7, 2016

    Sending Welly our best wishes. The volume of support here in such a short space of time shows what a great guy he is and how many lives he's touched. xx

    £20.00

  • Amanda Cotton

    Amanda Cotton

    Dec 7, 2016

    Good Luck. I hope you reach the amount needed x

    £10.00

  • Helen Knapton

    Helen Knapton

    Dec 7, 2016

    Best wishes to Welly and family

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Lisa Harrison

Hanbury, United Kingdom

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