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£2,210raised of £2,500 target by 71 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,500 to fund Adam's new wheelchair, seating and other associated equipment

Location
Cumbria
Time left
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Adam is 18, lives in the Lake District, has cerebral palsy and uses a powered wheelchair and a communication aid (he has no speech). He is currently in 6th Form studying physics and aims to go to University in September 2017 to do a BSc in Mathematics. This is an amazing achievement but he takes it all in his stride and is thoroughly looking forward to leaving home!
His current power chair is almost 9 and needs to be put out to grass; so Adam needs a new one which will not only get him around school and Uni, but also have the capability to get him out and about in the countryside that he loves. It needs it to have suitably supportive seating and the ability to have his communication aid mounted on it. We have found the Magic Mobility Frontier V6 and it fits the bill perfectly (with additional seating) and so have been raising the £13,000 needed...nearly there. In addition, for Uni, Adam will need other bits of specialist equipment and computer software so that he can make the best of his time as a student, both academically and socially! There is some statutory support available for disabled students, but this will only cover the basics and Adam may need more than one of various bits of kit for example a special keyboard for working in his accommodation and another for lecture or tutorial work. Thank you

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  • Jenny Herd

    Jenny Herd

    6 days ago

    Jenny Herd

    Thank you so so much to everyone. The deadline (and target) has been extended a bit. Hope this is OK! the actual amount Adam needs is basically "how long is a piece of string" but please be assured that it will all go towards helping ensure Adam has the equipment that he needs. Thank you

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  • Jenny Herd

    Jenny Herd

    9 days ago

    Jenny Herd

    Thank you so much to everyone who has so generously donated...A. now has 2 Uni offers for next Sept and so please be assured that your money will be well spent on enabling him to get the best out of his time as a student. Many thanks

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  • Jenny Herd

    Jenny Herd

    23 days ago

    Jenny Herd

    What a day! We are so touched by people's generosity... Disabled people like Adam should not have to rely on charitable giving...but this sort of thing does restore some faith in the generosity and goodness of human beings, after what has been a pretty rocky week in other ways... Thank you

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  • Kris Ball

    Kris Ball

    Dec 4, 2016

    My friend Robin recently smashed the world record for continuously playing ukulele (30 hours) and asked people to do nice things. So chucking a fiver into the pot. Sorry it's not much :)

    £5.00

  • Melody Boughton

    Melody Boughton

    Dec 4, 2016

    Happy Christmas Adam (this is the only nice thing I will ever do for you, so make the most of it!)

    £10.00

  • Mary Anne & Craig

    Mary Anne & Craig

    Nov 29, 2016

    Hi Adam and all; we're very happy to help you raise money for your new chair etc. We feel very proud to have you as part of our family. Hope to see you all soon. All our love Mary Anne & Craig xx

    £30.00

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Cumbria

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