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Closed 03/06/2017

raised of £300 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £375 to help the Finola Trust buy an electric wheelchair for Finola

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 3rd June 2017

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    Finola is one of my very good friends - I have also had the privilege of working with her over the last 8 months. I am running the 10km race in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival on Saturday 27th May in order to help raise money to purchase a specialised electric wheelchair for Finola. Getting the right chair will make all the difference in the world to Finola.

    Finola has lived with Cerebral Palsy for 25 years. She is reliant on others for all her daily needs. She is unable to walk or sit unsupported. Her speech and learning are affected too. She requires specialist therapy to manage her condition to minimise pain and discomfort. The Finola Trust was formed to generate funding for essential equipment, weekly Bobath therapy, specialist education and for her general wellbeing.

    Whilst working with Finola, I have learnt that when an individual with a long term condition, such as Cerebral Palsy, reaches adulthood in Scotland, NHS provision changes. With regards to adult wheelchair provision, you can either have a manual OR electric chair - not both. This does not meet Finola's mobility needs.

    Orbit is Finola's canine partner, a Golden Retriever, who provides companionship and protection while supporting her with physical tasks. He has given Finola renewed confidence. Despite her disability she is always smiling and is determined to influence her own world, inspiring people to "see me rather than someone in a wheelchair".

    As most of you will know, I would not class myself as a 'runner'!! However, over the last few months I have joined a local running group and made myself get up and out in preparation for taking part (even in the pouring rain in February). The cost of an adapted state of the art electric wheelchair is in the region on £12,000. £7,838 has been raised thus far. We still have £4,162 to go. Please consider sponsoring me so that together we can get Finola as mobile and independent as possible by getting her some new wheels!! Thank you so much.



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        May 29, 2017

        Well done treens. A late donation is better that not at all I thought! X


      • Claire Yates

        Claire Yates

        May 28, 2017

        Well done catriona! You should be very proud Claire, dean, LolaEve Ethan and Jamie x


      • Victoria Sherratt

        Victoria Sherratt

        May 27, 2017

        Well done Lady! Feeling very proud of you! Hope you mange to get those much needed wheels!! Xxx


      • Jill Wanliss

        Jill Wanliss

        May 27, 2017

        Well done xx


      • catriona moffat

        catriona moffat

        May 27, 2017

        So impressed with your running, and for a brilliant cause, great achievement x


      • Michele Liston

        Michele Liston

        May 27, 2017

        Good luck my fellow iRunner you will smash it 💪🏼


      • Morag


        May 26, 2017

        Go Catriona! Hope it all goes really well tomorrow!


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      Catriona Foley

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      Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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