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Closed 28/07/2017

49%
£6,896
raised of £14,000 target by 245 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,896 to help Neil get a new wheelchair

    Stroud, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 28th July 2017

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    Story

    When Neil was 17 and on shore leave from the Royal Navy in Dubai, he dived into a swimming pool and broke his neck in the c5, c6 region. He spent two weeks in a Dubai hospital which provided him with awful treatment. When he was transferred to the Duke of Cornwall spinal unit in Salisbury, he had to spend his first month in isolation due to the dreadful doctoring in Dubai.
    The first year was extremely difficult for Neil because he was living in one room until an extension was built. During this period, he was visited by a social worker called Chris Moxham who suggested that Neil go back to college. Neil signed up for a business administration course and was accepted. He also took several IT courses and completed his teacher training.
    After an 18 year career teaching web design, desktop publishing, business management and virtual learning, the amount of work Neil did with computers took its toll on the body. Many of Neil’s carers suggested he become a counsellor as he was good at listening to their problems. After 7 years of study, Neil completed his diploma and continued to work voluntarily at the collage for a further 2 years.
    However, problems with his health began to arise and difficulties with his wheelchair started to develop pains in his arms and legs. It means that, a lot of the time, Neil is stuck in the same position and gets stiff easily. He needs our help. Although he receives some NHS funding, he still requires £14 thousand pounds to be able to buy a chair that will revolutionise his life. A chair that will be able to take him outside, to elevate him up and to let him enjoy the outdoors so he can live life the way he wants to.

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    • Chairfor Neil4 years ago
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      4 years ago
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    • Chairfor Neil4 years ago
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      Chairfor Neil

      4 years ago

      Such an amazing day yesterday thank you so much to everyone who came and supported. There was an amazing turn out, big and small. Thank you again to everyone who was a part of it.

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    • Chairfor Neil4 years ago
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      Chairfor Neil

      4 years ago

      For anyone who would like to join in, there will be a sponsored walk taking place on Saturday 10th June starting at Archway school at 11:00 am.Its 10 miles long. There will be a BBQ and raffle at the end or the walk at the Rose pub, Paganhill where there will be some brilliant prizes on offer. I you'd like to come along please let us know.

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    • Chairfor Neil4 years ago
      Chairfor Neil

      Chairfor Neil

      4 years ago

      We are over £4000! Fantastic, thank you to everybody who has donated we really appreciate your generosity. Hopefully it will not be too long before we reach our goal.

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    4 years ago

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    Supporters

    245

    • Jess Jacques

      Jess Jacques

      Jul 24, 2017

      Donation for my colleagues sponsored walk towards this fundraiser

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 20, 2017

      £25.00

    • Gillian Martin

      Gillian Martin

      Jun 30, 2017

      I was at Stroud College with Neil. He always had a smile for you and would help you in any way (he did a lot of my homework!). A great guy who deserves this new wheelchair. Good luck.

      £10.00

    • Leon Kamalanathan

      Leon Kamalanathan

      Jun 28, 2017

      All the best Neil! Thanks Gill and Candice for sponsoring and here's some more towards your chair. Best wishes

      £50.00

    • Gareth Hammond

      Gareth Hammond

      Jun 26, 2017

      £10.00

    • Sarah Green

      Sarah Green

      Jun 26, 2017

      Amount I raised by doing the sponsored walk.

      £70.00

    • Hannah Davis

      Hannah Davis

      Jun 25, 2017

      £16 donated for 16 days of brilliant Burpees from the lovely Bethany #Empower- thanks so much 🙏🏻 x

      £16.00

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    Chairfor Neil

    Chairfor Neil

    Stroud, United Kingdom

    hi, my name is Max I'm 14 years old and as part of my Duke of Edinburgh award, I am helping Neil raise money for a new wheelchair.

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