£130raised of £2,000 target by 9 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to Raise Money for a Specialist Printer which prints both Ink and Braille to support Alana who is blind with her education.

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Alana Gratty is a 14-year-old who has a love of education especially music. Like most teenagers, Alana loves using computers and with having no eyesight at all, she types up her work with the help of specialised apps that talk to her and tell her everything she types. Once her work has been printed out as normal, members of staff who work with Alana must type up her work using a brailler which is considered inappropriate and old fashioned due to Alana’s needs as she is also Autistic. Alana also finds this current process frustrating which has an impact on her other educational needs. Alana over her life has faced many barriers and over her life she has got through them with the support of those around her. Earlier this month, research was carried out and it was discovered that there is a form of technology which will print Alana’s work out in both braille and ink so Alana as a Blind student can read it as well as her sighted peers. From those that know her, it is well documented that she is a talented musician but her education must come first. The printer without VAT costs £3,603.29 and we hope to raise that money through a variety of ways. The Printer is called a Tiger Cub braille embosser and will be for Alana’s personal use both at home and more importantly at school and eventually college when she progresses.

As her brother this is a personal note:

Please donate as much as you can as it is such a great cause and it's gonna help improve the education of a really talented individual.

Thank You

Alex Gratty (Alana’s Brother)

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    • P Day

      P Day

      Jan 15, 2018

      Good luck. Alana deserves all the help she can get. You are a great big brother Alex.


    • R Dean

      R Dean

      Dec 24, 2017

      Good luck Alex


    • d spencer

      d spencer

      Dec 24, 2017

      Good luck Alana, sure it won’t take long to raise the money you need xx


    • Sharon Tunstall

      Sharon Tunstall

      Nov 5, 2017


    • Trevor Keates

      Trevor Keates

      Oct 27, 2017

      Hope you achieve your target quickly


    • Kallum Franklin

      Kallum Franklin

      Oct 21, 2017


    • Jenny Oxton

      Jenny Oxton

      Oct 19, 2017

      Good luck xxx


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    Alex Gratty

    Alex Gratty

    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

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