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£2,735raised of £2,000 target by 65 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,735 to help fund James's Road to Recovery

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    On Saturday 24th June 2017 eleven members of the Brett Landscaping Commercial Sales Team will be taking part in the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge.

    The 26 mile walk will take in the 3 highest peaks in the Yorkshire Dales – Pen-Y-Gent, Whernside & Ingleborough - and is expected to take 10-11 hours to complete. The team are taking on this challenge to raise funds to assist their colleague James Mackey who fell ill in September 2016, eventually undergoing a double lower leg amputation.

    Joining the team will be Jude Garland, an ex-Marine and qualified mountain & expedition guide for Calderdale Council who has generously offered his services free of charge to assist raise money for James.

    The following is James' story in the words of his partner Ashley - "James fell ill with what we thought was flu. After seeing the GP, he was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital via ambulance and after several scans and tests it he was diagnosed with a strain of sepsis. Sepsis is when the immune system fighting an infection, turns on itself and starts to attack and destroy the body's own organs. Even in it's mildest form, there is a 30% mortality rate and around 66000 people die every year in the UK.

    James was placed in intensive care before being moved to Stoke Mandeville Hospital where he underwent a double lower leg amputation. As you can imagine, this is a major blow to an active young man who enjoys cycling, running and playing football with his children.

    James will spend at least a further 3 months in hospital in the intensive care and burns unit. He is desperate to get back onto his feet again so we are looking for help to raise the funds to enable us to buy the prosthetic equipment he needs to do this. The legs are expensive and we are not sure if or when James will be able to return to his current job. His main goal is to be able to get back on his bike and play football with his children again. With your help, hopefully we can make this happen."

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    • Peter Fowkes

      Peter Fowkes

      Jul 11, 2017

      Well done all, a great effort in support of a very worthy cause.

      £5.00

    • John Hills

      John Hills

      Jul 7, 2017

      £20.00

    • Mark Bushell

      Mark Bushell

      Jul 7, 2017

      My last donation from members of my family!

      £20.00

    • Ed Sparks

      Ed Sparks

      Jun 29, 2017

      £20.00

    • Judith Yates

      Judith Yates

      Jun 28, 2017

      Well done all

      £10.00

    • Keith Ridgewel

      Keith Ridgewel

      Jun 28, 2017

      Well done to all.

      £10.00

    • nicky phillips

      nicky phillips

      Jun 27, 2017

      Donation from my neighbour who saw my pain on Sunday night!!!

      £5.00

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