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Weʼre raising £10,000 to Help Disabled Mum of 2 with life-limiting condition regain full independence with specialist powered wheelchair ♿

Bolton, UK
22 days to go

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I am having to crowdfund for a new powered wheelchair as my current chair no longer meets my postural needs and has come to end of its life, causing it to be dangerous for me to go out independently. NHS wheelchair services are unable to supply me a new powered wheelchair that'll meet complex needs due to my condition, aswell as fitting my lifestyle as an active Mum of 2 who's always out and about, - whether it be our latest travel adventure making memories as a family or just the school run. Grants for disabled adults are scarce if you need more than a basic wheelchair, leaving me no option but to seek public support or risk isolation and becoming bedridden as my current chair continues to fail.

After several consultations, with the help of my O.T. Purchasing a Permobil F3-Corpus would be the best option for me given my complex needs and active lifestyle as a disabled Mum. This powerchair has endless customisable postural supports so can be adapted as and when my condition deteriorates, has the vital tilt + recline functions will help with my chronic pain, leg raisers so I can do my own leg stretches that my care hours don't make up for and seat lift so I can reach things independently + be at eye level. This chair is also great outdoors with front wheel drive, giving me more power to get up curbs, has amazing suspension that softens the feel of uneven terrain (essential as I have metal rods in my spine) and tailored driving controls that compensate for lack of hand strength.

My chairs have never lasted beyond the shelf life of 3-5yrs, whereas Permobils can last upto 10yrs, change with users needs + will enable me to make more memories out and about with my girls without the fear of constantly getting stuck on things, not having enough power behind the chair itself and having to have someone with me constantly even for the school run which is so incredibly important to me. It would be life-changing to me and my family.

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  • Fi Anderson16 days ago
    Fi Anderson

    Fi Anderson

    16 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    You guys did it!!!! Between all you amazing friends we're now over £3,000 raised 💪. I am oh so grateful to each and every one of you who have donated, shared, bought raffle tickets, given advice and just supported me in general. I'm feeling a lot more positive that I'll eventually hit that target. For now, please accept a massive virtual hug from me!! 🤗 🎉

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  • Fi Anderson23 days ago
    Fi Anderson

    Fi Anderson

    23 days ago

    With the help of some amazing friends, the Facebook raffle group has been a huge success so far! If you haven't already joined. Copy and paste the below URL. All proceeds going towards this life-changing specialist powerchair. Thank you all so much for your ongoing love and support! 🚩 Raffle Group 🚩 https://www.facebook.com/groups/WheelieFundraiser/ Come take a look at what Easter goodies are up for grabs!! - Fi x

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  • Fi Anderson2 months ago
    Fi Anderson

    Fi Anderson

    2 months ago

    I recently set up a Raffle & Fundraiser FB to help both boost donations and as a perfect opportunity to give back to you amazing bunch who've supported me throughout. Fancy your chance at winning some goodies? Join in here ⤵️ https://www.facebook.com/groups/429059007604338/?ref=share Coming up tonight are some mouth-watering *MEGA* Easter Chocolate Hampers 🐰 🍫 7PM!!! #charitytuesday #giveaway

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10 months ago

Fi Anderson started crowdfunding

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Page last updated on: 4/15/2019 07.28

Supporters

186

  • diane elliott

    diane elliott

    Apr 15, 2019

    £4.00

  • Kevin Lewis

    Kevin Lewis

    Apr 13, 2019

  • Florence Symon Gonzalez

    Florence Symon Gonzalez

    Apr 13, 2019

    God Bless you and your family. I hope that you reach the goal very soon.

    £50.00

  • Kerry Thompson

    Kerry Thompson

    Apr 12, 2019

    £6.00

  • Laura Mullowney

    Laura Mullowney

    Apr 12, 2019

    With love xx

    £10.00

  • Jem Dunford

    Jem Dunford

    Apr 12, 2019

    Every little counts, good luck Fi.

    £6.00

  • Vaila Morrison

    Vaila Morrison

    Apr 12, 2019

    £4.00

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Fi Anderson

Fi Anderson

Bolton, UK

Hi I'm Fi, I'm 30 from Manchester + was born with a rare muscle-wasting condition. I'm an avid disability and parenting blogger as a disabled Mum of 2, + fiercely passionate in various disability rights campaigns and advocacy roles within the charity Muscular Dystrophy UK.

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