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£3,348raised of £10,000 target by 191 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,348 to Help Disabled Mum of 2 with life-limiting condition regain full independence with specialist powered wheelchair ♿

    Bolton, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 16th May 2019

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    Story

    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 Anderson2 months ago
      Fi Anderson

      Fi Anderson

      2 months ago

      Great news! My local radio station Tower FM got in touch with me wanting to cover my fundraising appeal on the Jon Hilling breakfast show! This was thanks to all your RTs and tags in support of this JustGiving page ♥. Proof of the sheer power of social media 💪. I was interviewed as a #GuestOfTheDayInMay which will provisionally be aired on Mon 13th May in the AM sometime. More details to follow! Please keep up the Shares & Retweets, especially around the air date of my appeal and keep your fingers crossed 🤞 Forever grateful - Fi x

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    • Fi Anderson3 months ago
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      Fi Anderson

      3 months ago
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      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 Anderson4 months ago
      Fi Anderson

      Fi Anderson

      4 months 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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    Supporters

    191

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 1, 2019

      It’s not a lot but it’s sent with love & understanding.

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 1, 2019

      Life is for living

    • PAMELA HARPER

      PAMELA HARPER

      Apr 29, 2019

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 28, 2019

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 24, 2019

      You got this Fi!

    • diane elliott

      diane elliott

      Apr 15, 2019

      £4.00

    • Kevin Lewis

      Kevin Lewis

      Apr 13, 2019

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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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