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£21,865
raised of £13,000 target by 506 supporters

    Weʼve raised £21,865 to get Mum walking again. (We have upped the target now to hopefully pay for 2 weeks at STEPS rehab centre).

    Lake District
    Funded on Wednesday, 21st April 2021

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    Story

    On the 4th August 2020, my mum had a haemorrhagic stroke which has resulted in her left side of her body being paralysed. Due to the severity of the stroke, she was in hospital for 16 and a half weeks. Initially, at Salford Royal for the first two weeks and then was transferred to a local hospital, Furness, for the remaining weeks. Whilst in Furness, she was also unlucky enough to catch COVID-19 for four weeks. Although fortunately she wasn’t ill with it, it limited her progress as her physio was confined to a box room. Despite this, through her incredible hard work she is now able to move the left side of her face and more impressively her left arm has also started to move. However, as a family we are determined that her development cannot stop here. We have been shown the opportunity of STEPS in Sheffield, a residential rehabilitation centre for strokes. STEPS will provide an intensive course of physiotherapy, neuropsychology, speech and language therapy, medical care and music therapy in order to aid her recovery. We would love to send mum here in order for her to maximise and speed up her possible recovery, gain some independence back and improve her quality of life. Mum would require 6-8 weeks to receive the best care and maximise the opportunities for her possible recovery. This bespoke high level treatment, comes at a considerable cost which is £6500 a week. Due to this, myself and my friend Durks are doing a 40 mile walk around the Lake District with about 4,300 ft of ascent. This will be hopefully completed within 24 hours. We will be doing the challenge in early January, but haven’t set a date yet due to the classic unpredictability of the Cumbrian winter weather. Any money which is raised will go towards the costs of mum attending STEPS. Any donations will be greatly appreciated x

    Thanks for reading :) x

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    • Alice Boston3 months ago
      Alice Boston

      Alice Boston

      3 months ago

      Thank you for all the donations. Mum is now at the rehab centre and will be there for 6-8 weeks. Hope everyone is safe and well x

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    • Alice Boston3 months ago
      Alice Boston

      Alice Boston

      3 months ago

      Last Saturday we completed the walk in 14 hours. We set off at 4am and finished at 6pm - a very long day! Thank you for all the support and donations! x

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    • Alice Boston4 months ago
      Alice Boston

      Alice Boston

      4 months ago

      Hey everyone, thank you all so much for the donations. Because we reached the target within 3 days !!! We have decided to up the target now to hopefully pay for 2 weeks at STEPS rehab centre. Durks and I completed a practice walk on part of the route on Christmas Eve, which made us realise how far it actually is !! Hope you all had a good Christmas! x

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    4 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 3/8/2021 11.01

    Supporters

    506

    • Jenny and Michael

      Jenny and Michael

      Mar 8, 2021

      It may seem a long journey, and we wish Alice and the whole family strength and success in the endeavor.

    • MARGARET ROBINSON

      MARGARET ROBINSON

      Feb 8, 2021

      WELL DONE ALICE AND HANNAH

      £25.00

    • Tommy Owen

      Tommy Owen

      Feb 7, 2021

      £20.00

    • Rafa

      Rafa

      Feb 6, 2021

      Congrats dopes xxxx

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 6, 2021

      I hope your mum is doing well x

      £100.00

    • Sally

      Sally

      Feb 6, 2021

      Congratulations on your walk Alice Sal x

      £20.00

    • Tara Curran

      Tara Curran

      Feb 5, 2021

      £10.00

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