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Weʼre raising £7,000 to Fund a Functional Electrical Stimulator

Chirnside, Duns, UK

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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.

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    • 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


    • Frontier Agriculture

      Frontier Agriculture

      Aug 3, 2018

      Congratulations David on completing such a huge challenge. We are all very proud you and your amazing achievement.Next time the Channel?!!!


    • Aaron Chester

      Aaron Chester

      Aug 3, 2018

      Well done . Fantastic achievement for a great cause


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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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