Weʼre raising £400 to help fund a specially adapted tricycle for Dylan.
- Bollington, Macclesfield, UK
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Dylan is a happy, friendly and active 9 year old with a genetic condition called NF1.
It affects him in a number of ways, including causing him problems with mobility.
He can walk, but usually only short distances before becoming fatigued; most of the time he uses a buggy. He cannot ride a bike because he cannot physically push the pedals round.
He also has autism, linked to his NF1. This means that in addition to his physical difficulties he also suffers from severe anxieties that mean that he is scared to ride an ordinary bike because he feels unsafe.
He needs an adapted tricycle with special gearing to make it easier to pedal, foot plates to help him get the pedals all the way round and a parent control handle so that we can help push when he's tired and brake when needed! He also needs a seatbelt and a supportive back to the saddle to give him the confidence to ride.
At the moment, if we want to go for a walk we always have to take his buggy and push him. A bike of his own would give him the opportunity to be active and a bit more independent.
We have been fortunate enough to have been given a grant from Cauldwell Children that covers 2/3 of the cost; but we still need to raise £400.
We will be undertaking a sponsored "push" from Millers Dale to Bakewell and back (about 16 miles) at the end of August in order to hopefully raise some of the funds.
I am also raffling a couple of my hand painted pebbles... please see below. The raffle winner gets to choose which they would like; the runner up will get the other.
Raffle tickets are £1 each, and obviously you can buy as many as you like. Please give permission to justgiving to share your email address with me if you would like to enter the raffle.
The closing date for the raffle will be August 30th; the winners will be drawn at random by Dylan and announced on the 1st of September.
If we are lucky enough to pass our target, all other money will be donated to Cauldwell Children.
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- 14 days ago
Donna Stratford14 days ago
Thanks so much to all of you! We're already up to £45 after just a couple of days! I've discovered that Just Giving won't let me see your emails addresses (because we are not a charity) so could I ask that you check this page for the winning names after the raffle is drawn? I will also post the winners on the Bolly rocks site. To those lovely people who have donated anonymously, I'm really grateful, if you would like to be included in the raffle, please message me.
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Aug 4, 2018
Best of luck with the fundraising and happy peddling Dylan. We love your rocks - so beautiful!
Aug 4, 2018
Good luck to Dylan. Happy riding!
Aug 3, 2018
Aug 3, 2018
All the best with your fundraising x
Aug 1, 2018
We hope you reach your target quickly! We love the Gaia rock!
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