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£1,676raised of £20,776 target by 109 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,676 to fund a Dragon Powerchair.

    Funded on Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

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    My name is Charlotte and I am 19 years old. I have Ullriches Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, a trache and I use a powerchair full time.

    I have had my current Powerchair for 7 years and am in desperate need of a new one. A couple of the functions are not working and this causes me pain being in the chair long period of time. It is also too small for me. It doesn't hold all of my equipment very safely and it doesn't allow me to be as independent as i would like to be.

    I would like a Powerchair called The Dragon by Dragonmobilty, pictured above. This wheelchair goes right down to the floor which means that I can reach the bottom shelf in a shop, I can go down to my dogs level to stroke her and I can play with my younger cousins. It also means that I can travel at the same height of other people without compromising on the speed which allows me to have more independence.

    This wheelchair costs £20,776! This includes the base and customised alterations, car docking system which will make it easier for my grandparents and carers to strap me in safely and care for my wheelchair.

    A powerchair is much more than a way to move around. Without it I wouldn't be me.

    Thank you for reading my story!



    • Charlotte Thom1 year ago
      Charlotte Thom

      Charlotte Thom

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      My fundraising has come to an end. I want to thank you all for helping me along my journey. All of your support has meant so much to me! I am very pleased to announce that due to a very generous donator, I have met my fundraising target! The Brian Kennedy Trust were so impressed with the fundraising that I had already done that they have offered to fund the rest! This is incredible news and as you can imagine I am overjoyed. I am overjoyed by every single person who has supported me and I thank you all from the bottom of my humble heart ❤❤❤❤

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    • Charlotte Thom1 year ago
      Charlotte Thom

      Charlotte Thom

      1 year ago

      I want to give a huge shout out to Mow Cop Players for having a collection after our Panto this week! So far we have raised £256!!!

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    • Charlotte Thom1 year ago
      Charlotte Thom

      Charlotte Thom

      1 year ago

      WOW!!!! Thank you all so so so much for all of my donations!!! It's truly amazing and all of your support means the world to me!!! I wish I could thank each and every one of you personally!!! As the updates are limited on how many characters I can use, I have thanked you all in the comments!!! ❤❤❤

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 1/12/2017 4:13 PM



    • Susan Gillespie

      Susan Gillespie

      Jan 12, 2017


    • Gaynor Aldridge

      Gaynor Aldridge

      Jan 8, 2017

      Good luck with your fundraising, Charlotte. Best wishes from Lloyd Aldridge (Y8 St Margaret Ward) and his parents


    • Becky Crane

      Becky Crane

      Dec 30, 2016


    • Hilary Stringer

      Hilary Stringer

      Dec 25, 2016


    • Chloe Goodwin

      Chloe Goodwin

      Dec 12, 2016

      Good luck Charlotte, hope you get your chair as soon as possible xxxx


    • louise lodey

      louise lodey

      Dec 9, 2016

      I'm a friend of Aggi Pope. There's enough challenges in this world, and this shouldn't be one of those. Good luck!


    • Anonymous


      Dec 9, 2016

      Donating rather than sending Christmas cards. Every blessing to you and your family at Christmas! From a friend of a friend x


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