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£6,883raised of £4,000 target by 137 supporters

Weʼre raising £4,000 to help fund a bedroom and wet room for our daughter, Alannah

Location
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Time left
95 days to go

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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

    20 days 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

    23 days 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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  • Andrew Edwards

    Andrew Edwards

    24 days ago

    Andrew Edwards

    I really don't know what to say! The last hour has been immense! 48 hours ago we were staring at the reality of losing the build and now just wow! Thank you just doesn't seem enough. We are blessed with truly excellent family and friends, but the kindness of strangers? Makes you realise that the world isn't such a bad place after all☺️

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137

  • Charlotte Perry

    Charlotte Perry

    Dec 1, 2016

    A visitor at work will not be around for the car wash event but still wanted to donate.

    £2.00

  • Charlotte Perry

    Charlotte Perry

    Dec 1, 2016

    Some people at work had a retirement party and ordered Tokyo Wok. There was some money left over. They have decided to donate to you guys. So I have donated on their behalf.

    £6.00

  • Jackie Gregory

    Jackie Gregory

    Nov 29, 2016

    Please accept my donation for a little girl who gave lots of smiles at Springboard. I trust Allanah is doing good. From an ex-Springboard volunteer.

    £20.00

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

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