62%
£31,040raised of £50,000 target by 326 supporters

Weʼre raising £50,000 to Help fund our dad Chris Evans' bespoke wheelchair and other aids to gain his independence! Take a look at our page to read a little bit more

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Chris Evans - Volume 2 - Tetraplegic

On the 2nd July 2017 our Dad Chris Evans went mounting biking with ‘the lads’ like he does every Sunday and unfortunately came over the handle bars off his bike and suffered severe damage to his spinal cord. After just over a week in ICU and the possibility of nearly losing him his strength pulled him through and he began ‘Volume 2’. He is now in Sheffield Northern Specialist Spinal Facility and his journey has not been easy to say the least. Unfortunately he is now a tetraplegic which means there will no longer be movement from his neck down and he will have to remain on a ventilator due to damage to his left lung but this won’t hold him back on his mission to get back to his wife of 25 years, out with his best friend our Doberman Diesel and eventually out with the lads when he returns home sometime this year.

Our Dad has always been generous with his time in helping others which means we have many people who care enough to take part in the below challenges and fun days to raise a target of £50,000 to get our dad a made to measure off-road wheel chair and other aids to gain his independence.

We would be eternally grateful if you would like to donate and help our dad begin Volume 2 of his life. We’ll post regular updates on his rehabilitation whilst we’re training (attempting) for our triathlon.

WHAT WE'RE DOING TO RAISE MONEY!

Royal Mail Colleagues - Coast to Coast - 13th-15th April

Participants: Bob Tittley, Granville Rodney, Ian Cadwallader, Mark Yates, Daz Brophy, Andy Griffiths, Stu Fryer, John Hanley

Beer Fest Day - Birmingham - TBC May - Organiser Catherine Webber

Participants: EVERYONE IS INVITED!

Team Triathlon Day 1 - Nottingham - 7th June

Participants: T1= Chris Connolly, Rachel Evans, Gemma Rawcliffe // T2= Richard Whitehouse, Amie Coleman, Chris Waldron // T3= Jack Dinger, Chris Harvey, Jake Bate

Team Triathlon Day 2 - Birmingham - 24th June

Participants: T1= Tom Adams, Dinx Large, Katie Evans // T2= Charlotte Tarbuck, Simon Lewis, Chris Mane // T3= TBC // T4= TBC // T5= TBC

If you would like to participate then we would love to hear about it and add it to the page, every little helps! Contact us on chrisevansvolume2@outlook.com

Thanks in advance,

Yvonne, Katie, Rachel, Diesel, Jack

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  • Rachel & Katie Evans2 hrs ago
    Rachel & Katie Evans

    Rachel & Katie Evans

    2 hrs ago
    Update from the Page owner

    - Nigel Drew from R & C Williams who provided us a team who have ripped up our patio & built up the levels so Dad will be able to ride straight out (no ramps) and have put in the footing for our extension - Matt Morfet from Chevron who provided us a brick layer - Mitch Gennard Local builder with his team Brian Gadd & Jason Tinsley who have built our patio wall so its safe for Dad - Jim & Lyndie Dell for everything they have done and are still doing for our family! These incredible people have provided us their time and help free of charge!

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  • Rachel & Katie Evans2 hrs ago
    Rachel & Katie Evans

    Rachel & Katie Evans

    2 hrs ago
    Update from the Page owner

    HI AMAZING PEOPLE! So we've hit 50% and higher... to cut it short we just can't thank you all enough for your donations and support, it is so incredible!!! Some amazing people want to get involved so we're adding a few more events to the list! We're getting the wheel chair specialists in soon for a demonstration and to get Dad measured up! In the meantime he has been whizzing round his room in his hospital provided standard chin controlled chair... not smug at all as you can imagine! From Rachel & Katie XXX

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  • Rachel & Katie Evans15 days ago
    Rachel & Katie Evans

    Rachel & Katie Evans

    15 days ago

    Secondly, this is an update from Dad.. he wanted to let you all know yesterday and today he was able to test an electric wheel chair which will be his new daily chair... classic 'smug' dad managed to be signed off to use independently in 2 days (standard is 4-5 days). Thirdly, this is a huge thank you from us all for R&C Williams who have kickstarted the work on our house by ripping out and raising our entire patio so in our garden so dad won't have to use ramps and will be able to ride straight out! THANK YOU FOR THE DONATIONS EVERYONE! X

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  • NUALA MURPHY

    NUALA MURPHY

    Feb 21, 2018

    Good Luck Girls with all of your fund raising efforts from Nuala,Wayne and the lads at W.M.Fencing Ltd.

    £200.00

  • Michelle Bumford

    Michelle Bumford

    Feb 21, 2018

    I hope you succeed and get Chris home, where his healing progress will continue.

    £30.00

  • Trish Davis

    Trish Davis

    Feb 21, 2018

    Love to you all,Trish XXX

    £4,000.00

  • David Wauchope

    David Wauchope

    Feb 20, 2018

    Best wishes from all at McPhillips

    £250.00

  • K KNOWLES

    K KNOWLES

    Feb 20, 2018

    Good luck, I am sure you will hit your target and more. Good luck from John, Alex & all at M & J Evans Construction Limited.

    £250.00

  • Andy Robson

    Andy Robson

    Feb 20, 2018

    All the very best to you all from all the lads at Eclipse plumbing xxxx

    £100.00

  • John McAuliffe

    John McAuliffe

    Feb 19, 2018

    Good luck with all the upcoming fundraising events which will help make a real difference.From all the Directors and Staff and McAuliffe's.

    £250.00

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Rachel & Katie Evans

Rachel & Katie Evans

West Midlands

Hi, Rachel and Katie Evans here. We could go on for ages as to how incredible our Dad is, he's basically a superhero but hopefully with the events coming up and the support we hope to receive on this page should show you how incredible others think he is!

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