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Weʼre raising £20,000 to Raise funds for the South Tees Disablement Services, who will support my dear friend after her prosphetic leg was stolen!

Stockton-on-Tees, UK
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An incredible lady whom I have been fortunate enough to know for more than two decades now, has become victim of an incredibly horrific prank/theft, and so I need your help!

Kate is an amputee. She's not, she's an incredible woman who just so happens to only have one leg...she would not take to kindly to being labelled! The reason for that, is that Kate lives life to the absolute full and as such, is never one to shy away from whatever challenge is presented to her.

As an avid swimmer, Kate was swimming in the River Tees at Preston Park one day within the last week and when she returned to the jetty where she had left her leg "Pogo", it was missing. For the full story, I've included both a news article and a video from BBC Tees below:

Now I do not think it right, that Kate has suffered this. Nor do I think it's right, that anyone could or would impact her freedom in this way. I'm sure you all feel the same, that's why I'm asking for your help!

Although the term 'fortunately' seems a poor choice, Kate will be supported with a new Pogo, at the cost to the local NHS department of approximately £5000. I feel as well as to cover the cost of Kate's leg and relieve the frustration she feels in needing a replacement due to a mindless act, that more should be done to recognise such a fantastic team here in the North East. I'm looking to support them with more of the necessary equipment they need to help amputees to make the best of the challenges they face.

Anything, the littlest amount, they all add up! Please, just help me to restore some faith in humanity for a lady who is ever so eager to support others! Check out the South Tees Disablement website link below. Thank You.

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    • Gillian Hale

      Gillian Hale

      Jun 11, 2018

      Kate is an inspiration, well done for setting this up


    • roger walters

      roger walters

      Jun 7, 2018

      So glad your leg was recovered but happy to chip in for a spare


    • Anonymous


      Jun 7, 2018

    • Douglas Harris

      Douglas Harris

      Jun 7, 2018

      Excalibur has risen from the deep! No matter, we will chip in to get you a spare Kate!


    • Sheila Austin

      Sheila Austin

      Jun 7, 2018


    • Chris Pilkington

      Chris Pilkington

      Jun 6, 2018


    • Claire Hunter

      Claire Hunter

      May 22, 2018

      After breaking my ankle I have new found respect for individuals without two working limbs! I hooe Pogo is found :-)


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    Stockton-on-Tees, UK

    I met Kate over 20 years ago as part of the Teesside Youth Bowling Club in Stockton, and I was in awe of this Lady full of positivity, emboding what can be achieved when you put your mind to it! Kate supported me massively during my formative years, so its my turn to help her!

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