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The Farrar-Fowles Crazies' Abseil

The Farrar-Fowles Crazies' Abseil is crowdfunding



£1,300raised of £1,000 target by 63 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to help Lucy walk again

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So, most of us can walk, right? Its such a privilege which most of us don't even realise. Not our friend, Lucy. At 18, whist at university, Lucy was diagnosed with a spinal Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) - a rare condition that left her paralysed from the waist down. We're trying to help Lucy get to her total of £80,000 to buy a device that will let her walk again.

So, despite both Annabel and I being PETRIFIED of heights, we are abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth - that's 560 feet or 170 metres. Argh! And Lucy is doing it, too. Please help us help Lucy get to her total - she's already proved unstoppable and raised over £50,000 - let's help her get her 'robot legs'. Thank you all in advance. Charlotte and Annabel.

Here is Lucy's story, in her own words:

"I used to walk. At 18 I was just your average university student in my first term getting adjusted to my new student life. That was until I was diagnosed with a spinal Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), a rare condition that meant I had an abnormal tangle of blood vessels on my spinal cord. After a lot of operations, it was removed but the damage had already been done. I was paralysed from the waist down. The doctors told me it was unlikely that I would ever walk again.

It was a traumatic time but I got on with my life. I completed my degree and a masters programme. I have a fulltime job and I have thrown myself into fundraising for other people like me. But, even though I have accepted my condition, I have never accepted this wheelchair or the idea that I will never walk again.

Last year, I found the ReWalk exoskeleton. I’d seen this kind of tech before but ReWalk seemed different. They offered me a trial session and 10 minutes in, I was crying like a baby. For the first time in 14 years, I was walking across a room towards my family and friends.

Understandably, access to this kind of expensive tech doesn’t exist on the NHS. However my civil servant salary doesn’t stretch to include the £80,000 needed to buy this incredible device. I have always prided myself on never asking for help but now I need it.

I want to go on walks with my family without them pushing me when the terrain gets tough. I want to go shopping with my friends and be able to see over the clothes rails. I want to just walk up the stairs at my parents house.

I will work for it. From now on, for however long it takes, I will be raising money through various activities. Any contribution you can make will be immeasurably appreciated. Whether that’s a share of my campaign on social media, spare time to help me fundraise or a donation, everything helps!

I'm going to track everything I'm doing on my social media channels so please follow me and send good thoughts to help me on my way - I'm definitely going to need them!

Instagram: @lucysrobotlegs

Twitter: @lucysrobotlegs

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Thank you so so so much to everyone who has already helped me on this journey, I can't express just how much it means to me.

Love Lucy x"

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    • Helen May

      Helen May

      Mar 23, 2019

      I hope you had a brilliant view from the top you crazy person.Best wishes from the Mays.


    • Karen TJ

      Karen TJ

      Mar 23, 2019

      Money well spent for watching the singing abseil 🤣


    • Becca Fowles

      Becca Fowles

      Mar 23, 2019

      Congratulations on your mega bravery and amazingness!!! You are superheroes!!!


    • Debbie Spinks

      Debbie Spinks

      Mar 23, 2019

      Good Luck Ladies, and have fun!


    • Lou and Andrew Thorning

      Lou and Andrew Thorning

      Mar 23, 2019

      Good luck Charlotte x


    • Tracy Eccles

      Tracy Eccles

      Mar 23, 2019

      Go Smash it!!!!! Amazing!!!!!


    • Michelle Dymond

      Michelle Dymond

      Mar 23, 2019

      You are indeed crazies, and absolutely brilliant too! Good luck! xx


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    Charlotte and Annabel are sisters who are both PETRIFIED of heights. But they have the privilege of being able to walk, and so will be doing a 560ft/ 170m abseil to raise money to help their friend Lucy walk again.

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