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£4,527
raised of £4,527 target by 118 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,527 to Help Amy Llewellyn obtain an eye gaze communication aid.

    Shropshire
    Funded on Friday, 22nd October 2021

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    Due to Amy’s Cerebral Palsy, she is not able to use speech. She is an excellent and highly motivated communicator and does a fantastic job of using sounds and pictures to communicate. However, Amy has a lot more she wants to say and using pictures and sounds alone restricts what she can say.

    Amy has been trialling the use of a communication aid using eye gaze technology. Using this aid allows her to communicate through her eyes, looking at different symbols on a computer screen. When she looks at a symbol, the computer generates the equivalent spoken word so that she can communicate a variety of messages. She’s been practicing asking for her favourite TV shows and music, stating what pamper treatment she would like and, her favourite, telling people to ‘Get out!!’ – she finds it very amusing!

    Using this communication aid has allowed her to have more control over her life, be able to socialise more, have a wider range of things that she can ask for and has allowed her to be less reliant on her team interpreting her communication for people who don’t know her so well. In addition to this, she has been accessing games on it, which has not only been a great way for her to develop her eye gaze skills, but has also given her the opportunity to engage with something totally independently – something that is hard for Amy due to her physical disability associated with Cerebral Palsy.

    The trial was very successful, and Amy was very happy with it. However, unfortunately, the eye gaze Amy requires is going to cost approximately £8,000. Therefore, a team at CCL have decided to organise a sponsored walk and all money raised will go towards Amy’s communication aid. In addition to this, Amy’s family also plans to host other fundraising events, which we will keep you updated on.

    ‘The Shropshire 3 Peaks’ Walk Details:

    On Saturday 18th September, a team from CCL accompanied with Amy's mum and sister will walk over the Lawley (377m), Caradoc (459m) and Ragleth (398m), finishing at the pub where Amy will meet us for a celebratory drink! The walk will be challenging, climbing 1234m and a total distance of 15.8km, but definitely worth it for Amy.

    We hope you can sponsor us and help us fundraise for something that will ultimately change Amy’s life for the better.

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    • Condover College7 days ago
      Condover College

      Condover College

      7 days ago

      We are very happy to announce that Amy's Eye Gaze communication aid has arrived at our Head Office and will be set up for Amy's use very soon! This is a picture taken today of Amy when she found out the fantastic news! On behalf of CCL and Amy's family, we are extremely grateful for all donations made - we cannot thank you enough.

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    • Condover College1 month ago
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      Condover College

      1 month ago

      Well, we completed the walk on Saturday! 11 of us attended the walk, including OIlie Blakemore, one of CCL's residents! It was a beautiful day and everyone did exceptionally well. We are overwhelmed with the incredible donations we have received so far - reaching a total of £4,282 on Just Giving and, also, a whopping £1,206 has been sent to CCL, making it a total of £5,488! We are getting closer and closer to our target, but we are still not quite there, so please share with your family and friends, and help us help Amy!

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    118

    • Heather

      Heather

      Oct 14, 2021

      £30.00

    • Jillian Ireland

      Jillian Ireland

      Oct 1, 2021

      I hope you get it soon Amy (and that's its fantastic!) Jilly

    • Anon

      Anon

      Sep 22, 2021

      £100.00

    • Becky Best

      Becky Best

      Sep 21, 2021

      Good luck! Hope you get your computer before long Amy

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 21, 2021

      £15.00

    • Alice O’D

      Alice O’D

      Sep 20, 2021

      Amazing, well done Beth! Sending love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

      £40.00

    • Philip

      Philip

      Sep 20, 2021

      :-)

      £30.00

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    Condover College

    Condover College

    Shropshire

    We are fund-raising £8,000 to help Amy Llewellyn, 33, who has Cerebral Palsy, obtain an eye-gaze communication aid, allowing her to communicate with others and live a better and more fulfilling life.

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