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£57,606raised of £50,000 target by 563 supporters

    Weʼve raised £57,606 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

    West Midlands
    Funded on Saturday, 21st July 2018

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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.


    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 - 19th May @ Fixed Wheel Brewery - Organiser Catherine Webber

    Participants: EVERYONE IS INVITED!

    Team Triathlon Day 1 - Nottingham - 7th June

    Participants: T1= 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= Jack Dinger, Rachel Evans, Chris Harvey // 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

    Thanks in advance,

    Yvonne, Katie, Rachel, Diesel, Jack



    • Rachel & Katie Evans8 months ago
      Rachel & Katie Evans

      Rachel & Katie Evans

      8 months ago

      6 months ago we started our fundraising journey and £50k seemed ambitious but all 565+ of you made it more than possible! A few offline donations from Tesco £500, Royal Mail £800, Friends of the Kearneys £60, Nancy Kennedy £50, Bridie Reilly £100, St Vincent Society £100 mean we've reached £59,716.65. We want to thank everyone who took part, donated, adapted our home and have been there throughout to support us as a family during this journey. In 3 weeks time our dad will finally be home after 13 months and we can kick start Vol 2 of his life!

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    • Rachel & Katie Evans9 months ago
      Rachel & Katie Evans

      Rachel & Katie Evans

      9 months ago

      As many of you are aware Dad used to spend his Sundays out on his bike doing stupid things with 'The Lads'... Dad made a 'C.R.A.P Ride' (Chris; Ride Around Perimeter. Back on the 20th May everybody made it around the 33mile C.R.A.P circuit once and Robbie, Mitch & Big Al managed it a second time. An outstanding ride by all, it's not easy by any stretch but doing so they managed to raise £2359.00 CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU!

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    • Rachel & Katie Evans10 months ago
      Rachel & Katie Evans

      Rachel & Katie Evans

      10 months ago

      Hi Everyone, Rach here! On Thursday 7th June was my first of two team triathlons. I just want to say a huge thank you to Rich Whitehouse, Chris Waldron, Alan Cunningham, Jake Bate, Chris Harvey, Jack Dinger, Gemma Rawcliffe, Amie Coleman for taking part. It was an incredible day and everyone worked amazingly together! It's safe to say we were total amateurs but we had fun!! Our dad just wanted to say thanks for taking part and thanks for raising money for him. We even managed to get Dad a medal of his own (cheat!)

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    • Katie Evans

      Katie Evans

      Jul 4, 2018

      Big thanks to Dads Royal Mail friends that rode coast to coast back in April from Whitehaven to Tyne mouth. You are all awesome and we can’t thank you crazy lot enough!!


    • Katie Evans

      Katie Evans

      Jul 3, 2018

      Big thanks to the Royal Mail lads getting together for a “Chris night out” which involved a “just a few” beers in the sun!


    • Eileen  Moriarty

      Eileen Moriarty

      Jul 2, 2018

      From Aunt Bridie and Uncle Mike USA


    • Eileen  Moriarty

      Eileen Moriarty

      Jul 2, 2018

      Eileen & Sean Moriarty- cousins from the US




      Jul 1, 2018

      Well done Daniel! :) xx


    • Anonymous


      Jul 1, 2018

      The C.R.A.P RideFor our friend, ridden and raised by:John and Mike Baugh, Mark Butler, Alan Guest, Craig Harcourt, Rob Hoyle, Andy Jones, Mitch Parker, Bob Phillips, Mark Thomas and Gina Willis.


    • Mel Wright

      Mel Wright

      Jul 1, 2018

      Thanks Mel for been an amazing friend and supporting us!


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    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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