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£711raised of £950 target by 38 supporters

    Weʼve raised £711 to help Beatrix buy a new tricycle adapted to carry a disabled child

    Hereford, UK
    Funded on Friday, 10th June 2016

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    My work colleague, Beatrix, has recently had a specially adapted tricycle stolen. She does not drive and it was the only way she could take her son Theo, who has Down's Syndrome, to hospital appointments.

    We are appealing for help to get her back on the road and buy a new specialised tricycle.

    Here is the story from the Hereford Times (12/4/16):

    THIEVES have stolen a trike which a single mum used to take her six-year-old son to hospital appointments.

    Beatrix Veal's son, Theo, has a lung condition called bronchiectasis after he contracted pneumonia twice as a baby.

    Theo, who has Down's syndrome, previously rode on the back of her bicycle as Ms Veal does not drive.

    But as he approached his sixth birthday last August she decided to make an investment and buy the bakfiets.Nl cargo trike.

    Ms Veal said: "He was getting too big to ride on the back of my bike.

    "He is not the best at walking and gets tired quite quickly.

    "We are also back and forth to the hospital."

    Ms Veal, who also has a nine-year-old daughter called Esme, noticed on March 15 that the trike, which was locked up in her garden in Oak Avenue in Hereford, had been stolen.

    She said: "It was a big thing for me. I felt a bit guilty buying it but I used it so much.

    "I used to do my weekly shop and I took the kids everywhere in it.

    "Things are taking twice as long trying to go from a to b."

    She hoped the bike would last until Theo was an adult.

    Her insurance covers the first £500 but she will have to save up to be able to afford to buy another one.

    Ms Veal cycles to work at St Michael's Hospice in Bartestree where she is a complementary therapy coordinator.

    Can you help us raise enough money to help Beatrix buy a new specialised tricycle?

    Any funds in excess of the target will be donated directly to St Michael's Hospice Therapy Services.

    Thank you.



    • Beatrix4 years ago


      4 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      THANK YOU!!!!! to everyone who has given so generously. The good news is that we have had a few last minute cash donations and Beatrix will be purchasing the tricycle very soon. We will try and upload a picture of her on the tricycle whenever it arrives. With love, Anthony

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    • Beatrix4 years ago


      4 years ago

      Heartfelt thanks to all who have kindly donated so far. Together we have raised over half the target in only 3 days!!! The power of collective human kindness is incredible and can do amazing things :) Please keep sharing this campaign by social media, with love, Anthony

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    4 years ago

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    • Anonymous


      May 28, 2016


    • Barry family.

      Barry family.

      May 26, 2016

      What a great idea. Hope you reach the target soon.


    • Elinor, in Brittany, France

      Elinor, in Brittany, France

      May 26, 2016

      Hope you reach your target and get back on the road quickly, Beatrix!


    • Anne


      May 25, 2016

      I hope you raise enough to buy the tricycle


    • Anonymous


      May 20, 2016


    • Anonymous


      May 19, 2016


    • Susana


      May 18, 2016

      I just LOVE crowdfunding!


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    Hereford, UK

    This page has been put together by Anthony Hall, I am a colleague of Beatrix' and work alongside her at St Michael's Hospice.

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