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£7,462raised of £4,000 target by 179 supporters

    Weʼve raised £7,462 to help fund a bedroom and wet room for our daughter, Alannah

    Location
    Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Wednesday, 8th March 2017

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    Hi my name is Andy and the photo above is of my little girl, Alannah. Alannah is 5 years old and lives at home in Weston super Mare with me, mum Lisa and big sister Ella. Alannah is a happy girl but has faced many challenges in her short life.
    When she was 9 months old she was diagnosed with a severe sight impairment and was registered blind. Alannah failed to meet her milestones and is unable to stand, walk, talk, feed and dress herself. We undertook and number of tests, scans and MRI's plus ongoing extensive genetic testing but to this day we have no diagnosis for Alannahs condition. Having Alannah is an absolute joy and she brings so much love and laughter into our lives. However Alannah is growing up and we are starting to find that looking after her has physical challenges. Being unable to walk we must carry Alannah everywhere. Carrying her upstairs to her bedroom and lifting her into the bath is especially tough. The answer is to extend our home to accommodate a bedroom and wetroom complete with changing table and hoist. We are extremely grateful to receive a Disabled Facilities Grant from the local authority however there is a snag, the grant doesn't cover the entire cost of the build. We're hoping to raise money to cover the shortfall, but without it we are unable to start the build.
    This means so much to me and my family as it will enable us to carry on meeting Alannah's needs whilst giving Alannah the quality of care and comfort in her own home only parents can give their child. Myself and my family will do all that we can to raise money for our cause. We will be carrying out a number of activities to raise money. Our daughter Ella is excited to create a bake sale, Lisa is looking to organise an event at her gym and I, with help from a couple of mates, will be trekking the hills and highlands of our local area namely the Mendips, Quantocks, Brecon and finally Snowdonia. We fully appreciate your time and kind donations. It means the world to us!

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    • Andrew Edwards

      Andrew Edwards

      4 months ago

      Andrew Edwards

      It's the last day of our page and I just wanted to say a massive, heart felt thank you to everyone who has donated. We are stunned by the amount that you guys have raised! The donations are still coming in as Debbie & Nick are running the Bath half for Alannahs cause, good luck guys! We are delighted to announce that work starts next week and in a couple of months Alannah will have her bedroom & wet room. None of this would have been possible if it wasn't for your generosity, we cannot thank you enough. It truly has changed our lives!

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    • Andrew Edwards

      Andrew Edwards

      7 months ago

      Andrew Edwards

      Thank you so much for your donations and your kind words of support! Absolutely amazing! We're well underway with a number of events so I'll keep you posted with dates and times. The amount raised so far is awe inspiring! Not only has it secured the build, it has given us security with a contingency fund. Plus the dream of making the garden wheelchair friendly is becoming a reality. All this is down to you..thank you!!

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    • Andrew Edwards

      Andrew Edwards

      7 months ago

      Andrew Edwards

      Again we are totally blown away by the kindness of your donations! I would like to thank everyone who has donated. My work colleagues past and present.. You guys have been especially busy today. I don't know how I'm going to face you all tomorrow without bursting into tears! Thanks also to the offers of helping out with events. Ella has an army of bakers to rival Greggs, offers of fashion shows, race nights and even running half marathons! Fun times ahead!

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    179

    • Becky Habberfield

      Becky Habberfield

      Mar 6, 2017

      Good luck Nick and Debs - a great cause.x

      £10.00

    • Katherine Jubb

      Katherine Jubb

      Mar 5, 2017

      Good luck Laura!

      £20.00

    • Sam Ward

      Sam Ward

      Feb 28, 2017

      Go LauraJenkins! £1 a mike.

      £13.10

    • Nola Evuarhe

      Nola Evuarhe

      Feb 27, 2017

      To the running mum. Good luck with the race.have a good time. Love Nola

      £2.00

    • Gemma Portis

      Gemma Portis

      Feb 25, 2017

      Good luck Deb and Nick on your half marathon you'll be great!xx

      £10.00

    • simon keeling

      simon keeling

      Feb 18, 2017

      £10.00

    • Joanna Turek

      Joanna Turek

      Feb 2, 2017

      Donated to my works raffle

      £10.00

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    Andrew Edwards

    Andrew Edwards

    Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

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