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£2,215raised of £3,000 target by 41 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,215 to Help fund a new chair for Greg....

    Location
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Monday, 18th September 2017

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    This is Greg.

    Greg is my husband and the father of Lois and Fraser. We are hoping to raise funds to buy Greg a specialist, mobile, 'comfy' chair as an alternative to his wheelchair.

    Five years ago Greg had a haemorrhagic stroke. He was cared for by the wonderful staff at the Western General and Astlie Ainslie hospitals in Edinburgh. He was in hospital for over a year and it was touch and go at times. Due to the effects of his stroke returning to live at home was not an option for him.A place was found for him in a unit run by Leonard Cheshire in Newhaven. Here he has 24 hour care and 2 to 1 support to meet his needs provided by a great team of carers.He is hoisted for all transfers and spends most of his day in a mobile chair that he inherited from another user. Other wise he has to use his wheelchair.
    As Greg is in constant pain with very little mobility it is important for him to get a chair that fully meets his needs and tailored to him. He likes to spend time outside in the garden at the unit. It would benefit him greatly if he had a chair capable of outdoor use on uneven surfaces that gives him the support and comfort he needs.
    Greg turns 65 in September and with your help we hope to purchase a mobile chair that will allow him more freedom to move round his home and enjoy being outside in comfort with the support he needs.
    Any donation no matter how large or small would be greatly appreciated
    Thank you.

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    • Angela nicol6 months ago
      Angela nicol

      Angela nicol

      6 months ago

      I am totally amazed at how generous everyone has been with their donations towards Greg's chair. Today was Greg's birthday and he had a lovely afternoon with friends and family. Thank you to all of you who joined us to celebrate his 65th birthday. Greg really enjoyed seeing everyone and catching up. Both of us are quite overwhelmed with the kindness you have shown us and how wonderful it is to have friends like you. Thank you so much. Angela and Greg. X

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    • Angela nicol6 months ago
      Angela nicol

      Angela nicol

      6 months ago

      Thank you all so much for your donations. It is so kind of you to help us raise money for a new chair for Greg. The latest quote we have had is £2500 for one that meets his needs. Thank you again. X

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    41

    • Chris Armour

      Chris Armour

      Sep 14, 2017

      Good luck xx

      £100.00

    • Brian Gardiner

      Brian Gardiner

      Sep 11, 2017

      Good luck

      £20.00

    • Serena king

      Serena king

      Sep 11, 2017

      Sending love to you both x

      £20.00

    • Gillian White

      Gillian White

      Sep 10, 2017

      Happy birthday! Hope you had a lovely time today and won't have to wait too much longer for your chair! Lots of love Gill, Keith and Jacob x

      £20.00

    • Mark Kinloch

      Mark Kinloch

      Sep 10, 2017

      Great idea, hope you get the best chair for my big cuz, Mark

      £30.00

    • Steve Kydd

      Steve Kydd

      Sep 10, 2017

      Best wishes

      £50.00

    • Claire McKendry

      Claire McKendry

      Sep 10, 2017

      Happy Birthday Greg! X

      £50.00

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