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£8,770raised of £7,000 target by 159 supporters

    Weʼve raised £8,770 to Fund a Functional Electrical Stimulator

    Chirnside, Duns, UK
    Funded on Friday, 12th October 2018

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    My 11yr old niece Eilidh is a real “trouper” and never moans despite being born with a hemi-plegic cerebral palsy and then being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 5. This is thought to be unique in Scotland.

    I plan to swim across the widest point of Loch Lomond (the highland boundary fault line for geographers). It’s 5 miles so I hope to complete in 3 hrs. Weather permitting this will be late July / early August.

    I aim to raise the £2,500 that is needed to get her a “Functional Electrical Stimulation” system to help activate the muscles that lift her right foot. If, like me, you think this is a worthwhile cause then I’d really value your support. I’ve set up a just-giving page here;

    and will make up any shortfall personally. Of course I’d be delighted to receive any donations directly so just contact me for details. Should there be a surplus then this will go to Juvenile Diabetic Research, who aim to improve the lives of young people living with Type 1 Diabetes.

    Thank you very much, in anticipation.



    David Waite

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      Page last updated on: 10/4/2018 16.58



      • Conor Colgan

        Conor Colgan

        Oct 4, 2018

      • From DSV Seeds & A J Duncan

        From DSV Seeds & A J Duncan

        Sep 28, 2018


      • Bruce Ferguson

        Bruce Ferguson

        Aug 13, 2018

        Well done David, great physical and mental achievement.


      • Andrew Gilchrist

        Andrew Gilchrist

        Aug 8, 2018

        What a truly inspirational (and mental) effort for all us old gits out there! Well done.Andrew and Shirley


      • Limagrain UK

        Limagrain UK

        Aug 6, 2018

        Amazing effort for a heartfelt cause. Well done David, from all at Limagrain UK


      • Kathleen Gallon

        Kathleen Gallon

        Aug 6, 2018

        From all your colleagues at Frontier Agriculture/Berwick office


      • Rodger Shirreff

        Rodger Shirreff

        Aug 6, 2018

        Well done David


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      David Waite

      David Waite

      Chirnside, Duns, UK

      We did it. Saturday 21st July. 1200-1500 hrs. Thanks to all the generous sponsors, my Medic & Physio and all the support team. Page staying open for a week to catch anyone that missed. We’re going to be able help Eilidh so much with her ongoing treatment. Thanks again.

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