£115raised of £2,000 target by 5 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to Alterations to Chris's house to help him lead an independent life.

Derby, Nottingham

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Many of you will have seen the previous Crowdfunding page I set up to after Chris's horrific motorbike accident left him paralysed from the chest down (if you didn't please see the full story below) to help raise money for a specialized wheel chair. Amazingly it went way past the target and raised over £35,000! Chris and his girlfriend Sarah are totally overwelmed by the support and wish to thank anyone who has donated or helped in any way.

As fantastic as this is though, there is still a lot that needs to be done before Chris will be able to come and live at home again. In his house alone he will need a lift fitting, a wet room fitting, acces to the house and walls knocking down inside the house to make it possible for him to get around. I am sure you appreciate this all comes at a cost!

For this reason, I have closed the last justgiving page to allow Chris and Sarah access to the money so they can start the renovations and have opened a new one!

The Story

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.

Thank you for your continued support

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  • Rachel Richardson6 days ago
    Rachel Richardson

    Rachel Richardson

    6 days ago

    This is how well we did on the last page ..... THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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  • Julian Beaney

    Julian Beaney

    Sep 21, 2017

    Well done Rachel, Julie and Gracie for all your amazing fundraising work. Hope this helps your friend and music teacher in some small way. From the Beaneys


  • Laura O'Connor

    Laura O'Connor

    Sep 21, 2017

    Well done to all the Shardlow kids who took part in the Donington Cycle ride and a big well done to Gracie for organising. Chris taught my daughter, Darcy, and I was shocked to hear of his accident.


  • Wayne Dickson

    Wayne Dickson

    Sep 21, 2017

    Thanks for organising such a great event at Donington Park. Get well soon Chris!!


  • Yeomin Yun

    Yeomin Yun

    Sep 20, 2017

    I am a Korean saxophonist. I just saw a news about Chris. I couldn't say anything. So sad. As I am a music teacher, I believe your students will miss you so much. I hope you come back to school.


  • Hannah Wade

    Hannah Wade

    Sep 19, 2017

    Hope that your rehab is going well!


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Rachel Richardson

Derby, Nottingham

I am a friend and Colleague of Chris's - I work with him at Derby Music Centre where all the kids and staff can't wait to have him back.

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