£34,721raised of £15,000 target by 1167 supporters

Weʼre raising £15,000 to pay for Chris's Specialist Wheel Chair

Derby, United Kingdom
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On 11th June 2017 Chris Toon suffered a horrific motorbike accident which has sadly left him with many broken bones including his back. He is now coming to terms with the fact that, at the age of 32, he will never walk again.
The accident was not anyone's fault, the back wheel of Chris's bike started snaking and Chris knew that he would have to do something. He had the choice of ploughing into a group of cyclists on the other side of the road or taking himself into a ditch - he chose the ditch, saving the cyclists but severely injuring himself.
To make things even harder for Chris, he has no close family members. His mother is disabled and in a home, he doesn't know his father and he has never been very close to his step family as they were brought up separately from him. This may sound very personal information, but could you imagine being in this situation without your family by your side?
Despite all of this and the extent of Chris's injuries, and the long and challenging journey of rehabilitation that lies ahead of him, Chris remains remarkably positive.
Chris has many saxophone and flute students, he is a great teacher who inspires his pupils, gets results and makes music fun. His students miss him and look forward to him teaching them again. Chris is determined that he will be back to teaching and playing his flute and saxophone as soon as possible.
To be able to do this, though, he will need a specialist wheelchair which is likely to cost over £10,000.
(Please click on the links below to see the sort of chair Chris is hoping to have)

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  • Rachel Richardson

    Rachel Richardson

    13 days ago

    Rachel Richardson

    Chris is amazed and incredibly grateful for all of the generosity shown to him on his justgiving page. Although we have more than doubled the original target it would be amazing if people could keep giving. This would ensure Chris could adapt his home in the best way possible to aid him to regain his independence. Thank you.

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    Aug 17, 2017


  • The Harts

    The Harts

    Aug 16, 2017

    Only recently got to know Chris at a school event; the support so far has been incredible and we hope that Chris continues to improve and gets back to his music.


  • Chris Watkins

    Chris Watkins

    Aug 16, 2017

    Hi Chris, you and I go back a LONG way at Meadows school - wow there's a lot of love for you in Duffield! Thinking of you lots, stay strong and 'thank you for the music' xxx


  • Kathy Riches

    Kathy Riches

    Aug 15, 2017

    Looking forward to Chris being able to give Kitty more flute lessons in the future. Good luck and best wishes.


  • Al, Sally, James and Harry Anderson

    Al, Sally, James and Harry Anderson

    Aug 15, 2017

    Very best wishes Chris.

  • Karen George

    Karen George

    Aug 15, 2017

    All the best Chris. We are missing you at School.


  • Cat Birchall

    Cat Birchall

    Aug 15, 2017


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Rachel Richardson

Rachel Richardson

Derby, United Kingdom

As friends and colleagues of Chris's we have seen how devastated Chris's pupils were to hear about Chris and how he now has much rehabilitation ahead without family by his side. We want to help him get back to teaching/playing - for this he will need a specialist wheelchair.

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