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Fiona Anderson

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£1,321raised of £8,000 target by 35 supporters

Weʼre raising £8,000 to Help Disabled Mum live life to the full with her children with new Specialist powered wheelchair

Bolton, Greater Manchester

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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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  • Fiona Anderson1 month ago
    Fiona Anderson

    Fiona Anderson

    1 month ago

    Lately, I've been feeling rather helpless and hopeless to get out of this situation. Fearing my dignity and pride has gone down the pan somewhat because the reality is, the longer I miss out on my children's lives outside the home - the more desperate I become. To all those who check on this page, just to see how I'm getting on and give me that boost when I need it the most not to lose hope when it seems everything's at a standstill and I'm fighting tooth and nail to get things moving again. Thank you, you are my light in the dark.

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  • Fiona Anderson1 month ago
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    Fiona Anderson

    1 month ago

    I've been busy with press releases & blog work for various campaigns. SO MUCH good has come from the Changing Places campaign now w/ £2 MILLION dedicated to more on the motorways, "Make Cervical Screenings Accessible to Disabled Women" petition has reached an almighty 109,000 signatures. Things are going so well that I've got several speaking events and 2 parliament invites in Sept & Oct! But my chair is hanging on by a thread. I'd be devastated if the situation w/ my wheelchair meant I had to cancel everything. Your support means the world!

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  • Fiona Anderson4 months ago
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    Fiona Anderson

    4 months ago

    JustGiving policies mean crowdfunding pages like this can only run a max of 1 year... It's crazy to think it was 1 Year ago yesterday I started this fundraising journey for a new, more suitable, livable powerchair, yet it has been and in that time between 191 supporters we raised an INCREDIBLE £3,348 of the £10k target to purchase this new lease on life!!! I want to thank you ALL again from the bottom of my heart and ask that you stay with us for the last leg of the journey by saving the new link and sharing it amongst your friends.

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4 months ago

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Page last updated on: 9/15/2019 00.00

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35

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 15, 2019

    Keep going Fi!

  • Urvasi

    Urvasi

    Sep 7, 2019

    Fingers crossed you get the full amount for your chair soon Fiona! 😘

    £100.00

  • helen bolter

    helen bolter

    Sep 1, 2019

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 27, 2019

    Keep the faith

    £5.00

  • Emma-Jayne Ashley

    Emma-Jayne Ashley

    Aug 25, 2019

    Came online to donate the 10 to get you to 1000. Someone beat me to it, but I'll donate anyway. Wish it didnt have to be this hard for you. X

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 25, 2019

    We really hope you get to your goal soon xxx

    £10.00

  • KEVIN COOKE

    KEVIN COOKE

    Aug 25, 2019

    Good luck, I hope you manage to raise enough funds to purchase your new wheelchair so that you can enjoy time out with your girls.

    £20.00

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