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£2,642raised of £2,000 target by 99 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to buy an accessible swing for children with disabilities to use in a Scottish park.

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Our daughter Sofia was born with CMV, a virus that can affect unborn babies in utero. She had multiple disabilities including cerebral palsay, visual impairment, global developmental delay and in her second year of life developed seizures.

Sofia passed away in September 2016 after a long seizure and subsequent sepsis. She spent a long week in ICU in September but had also attended many appointments at the hospital during her life. Sofia fought so hard and we are so proud of her.

Sofia was a little girl that enjoyed life and taught others to do the same! Even though she is no longer with us, her zest and energy for life live on through her family and friends. One of her favourite things to do was play on the swings at the park with her friends. This was however, becoming increasingly difficult for her to do. Like many children with a disability, Sofia couldn't sit up on a swing like other children. It was difficult for her to have nothing to play on during days out and hard for us and her brothers too, especially as Sofia, like many children, loved movement - her giggles and smiles proved that. Seeing her play on a swing with her friends has given us happy memories that we will cherish forever. We would love to help others create memories like these in Sofia's memory.

We would like to start raising money for a special swing to be put into a park in Scotland for all children to be able to use. We feel that parks should be more inclusive for all children, no matter what their ability. We hope to put a few swings into parks across the area. Any additional funds will go towards a future swing project.

We miss Sofia so much, life isn't ever going to be the same. If we can do something to help other children in Sofia's memory, I know she'd be very proud of us all.

Thanks for reading, Sofia's mummy, Fiona x.

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  • fiona mclaren3 months ago
    fiona mclaren

    fiona mclaren

    3 months ago

    So I've roped in 3 wonderful people to do the loony dook on January 1st with me! Rona, jill and Laura.. bring it on! For those of us that don't know what that is, we'll be jumping and swimming in the river forth on New Year's Day. We are so looking forward to our swim!!! Not! Outfits to be decided, suggestions welcome! Sofia's cousin Charlie is also doing a sponsored walk around richmonds park with his mum. We are very proud of you Charlie and Sofia would be too xx

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  • fiona mclaren3 months ago
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    3 months ago

    We're still needing to make £590 to fund a second swing accessible for children with disabilities in Sofia's memory. If anyone fancies doing a sponsored event please let me know or else I'm going to have to put my (and my sisters) name down to do the loony dook!!!! Brrr!! X

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  • Laura Dunkerley

    Laura Dunkerley

    Jan 19, 2018

    Donated on behalf of Jane Mackay. Thank you xx

    £20.00

  • Fiona Mclaren

    Fiona Mclaren

    Jan 16, 2018

    Thank you to my lovely cousin Catherine and family xx

    £20.00

  • Paula Smith

    Paula Smith

    Jan 11, 2018

    Sending you all our Love and look forward to seeing the swings x x

    £20.00

  • Jo Stilwell

    Jo Stilwell

    Jan 3, 2018

    Well done you crazy loony dook

    £20.00

  • Jill Douglas

    Jill Douglas

    Jan 2, 2018

    Donated by Aaron and Calum, thank you xxx

    £10.00

  • Laura Dunkerley

    Laura Dunkerley

    Jan 2, 2018

    Donated on behalf of Kristina, Alan and Joseph - thank you xxx

    £20.00

  • Laura Dunkerley

    Laura Dunkerley

    Jan 2, 2018

    Dontated on behalf of Julia and Cortney 🇦🇺 - thank you xxx

    £20.00

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fiona mclaren

fiona mclaren

My name is Fiona McLaren and I mum to two wonderful boys and my beautiful angel in the sky, Sofia. This is for Sofia.

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