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Weʼre raising £500 to Oliver Shanks and research intoCerebral Palsy (https://www.facebook.com/783784131643485/photos/920977321257498/) [50:50]

Amble, Morpeth, Northumberland, UK
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I have recovered from a bout of ill health and wanted to challenge myself to kayak the Caledonian Canal. Being unable to walk has crystallised how vital health and mobility are BUT they are taken for granted. My son Daniel is looking after the "old Man" during this event and has also agreed to kayak with me. Why Kayaking? - simple - you have to use your legs less and it reminds me of the time when walking was an impossibility - similar to many cerebral palsy sufferers.

We are starting this on the 14th June 2018 - this will be Oliver's 4th Birthday, there have been at least 5 times over those years where his Life has hung in the balance. (not a dramatic emphasis, in reality this young man has survived when many would not)

This is in no small part thanks to his mother, and Oliver now exploring what life can bring him (checkout his Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/783784131643485/photos/920977321257498/)

Thanks to anyone who is touched by this and wants to assist in helping understand what can be done to give other Cerebral Palsy sufferers better life chances.

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  • David Leighton2 months ago
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    David Leighton

    2 months ago

    I just wanted to thank you all for donating we have exceeded the target on Just giving and have about another £200 in personal donations so the good news is that a reasonable amount has been raised for a good cause AND and old bloke got off his backside and did something challenging and slightly different. Once again thanks to you all for the support it has been outstanding and I guess to finish - Oliver Happy Birthday X

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  • David Leighton2 months ago
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    2 months ago

    Just packed the car and were heading off.

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    2 months ago

    We did it! this is the last lock and the look of relief on my face is fairly obvious

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  • Stefanie  Leighton

    Stefanie Leighton

    Jul 15, 2018

    So proud of you guys. You both smashed it. Love you always. Xx

    £50.00

  • Chris Tranter

    Chris Tranter

    Jun 25, 2018

    Good luck-you'll do it

    £20.00

  • Julian Jefferson

    Julian Jefferson

    Jun 20, 2018

    Well done Dave, great cause and I hope the paddle was enjoyable and not too wet or painful!

    £20.00

  • Nicky Fairley

    Nicky Fairley

    Jun 15, 2018

    Good luck with the challenge anything that helps keep Oliver in the pool is a good thing.

    £30.00

  • Jawahir Naik

    Jawahir Naik

    Jun 15, 2018

    Good luck mate

    £20.00

  • Nicola Griffiths

    Nicola Griffiths

    Jun 14, 2018

    Good Luck Dave

    £10.00

  • Craig Priti Jamie & Emma

    Craig Priti Jamie & Emma

    Jun 14, 2018

    Good Luck Dave & DanielWhat a great cause Xxxx

    £20.00

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David Leighton

David Leighton

Amble, Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

Hi - I am the great Uncle to a young man who is now 3 (4 on 14th June 2018). He has come through many life threatening bouts of illness, thanks to his dedicated Mother. He enjoys life but needs a bit more "kit" to enable both him and his Mum to cope in the years ahead.

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