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Weʼre raising £27,000 to raise funds to get Tate a Star Wars Style Bionic Hand for Christmas

Eastbourne, UK

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Tate’s Story

Tate who is one of six siblings was born in November 2006 without part of her left arm. We haven’t ever been given a conclusive medical reason for this. However, her Mum Jools contracted viral meningitis while pregnant and her waters broke 8 weeks early without any contractions starting which lead her consultant to leave Tate in utero for a further 6 weeks until Tate arrived by emergency C-section. There has been views that amniotic bands were the most likely cause of the amputation of Tate’s arm whilst in utero as there were no anomalies present at the 20 week scan.

Tate’s early years at school have not been easy; Tate is now attending her 3rd primary school having being severely bullied because of her disability. The bullying has been persistent with both mental bullying and physical assaults. We are now travelling 60 miles a day to get Tate to a school where she is at least happy for now.

However, this will all change in September this year when Tate starts senior school; the bullies from her previous primary schools will be at the only schools that are available to her.

Tate has her heart set on a Star Wars style bionic hand which works on the arm muscle pulses; Tate has already been tested as an ideal candidate for this. The hand will improve Tate’s quality of life with many day to day activities we take for granted. However due to the high price of prosthesis this is only a dream for her at the moment, we are now trying to fund raise as much money as possible to "Give Tate a Hand".

Over the last few years Tate has become very insular and withdrawn and increasingly has demonstrated a lack of self confidence and self esteem we fear she is bordering on depression. It seems her only escape from these feelings has been through her love of sport.

Tate has discovered she has quite a good ability for playing football and regularly plays for the Brighton Disability Squad and most recently has started training with the advanced girls and will be having a trial for the Brighton & Hove Albion F.C Academy in June.

Football is Tate's passion and Its somewhere where she can be herself without having to worry about any discrimination due to her disability. It has even been mentioned about the possibility of Tate playing for England one day!

For Tate to be able to continue to flourish she needs to be in a safe environment - to learn and to prepare herself for the future as an adult. Tate excels at sport and would benefit from a school that will specialise in this and where Tate can kept safe from the relentless bullying that mainstream school has sadly failed to protect her from. A specialist sports college will allow her to concentrate on her sporting ability, studies and give her the support she needs.

Please help us to raise money to help Tate have a normal life as possible, a childhood without discrimination and give her a chance to reach her full potential. Please help us - every penny and pound matters and will help us towards reaching our goal to make Tate's life better and #givetateahand

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  • Alex Willis3 months ago
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    Alex Willis

    3 months ago
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    Wow, thank you all, you know who you are!

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  • Alex Willis3 months ago
    Alex Willis

    Alex Willis

    3 months ago

    Tate had a totally awesome day last week when the Team Manager Chris Hughton & the Players at Brighton & Hove Albion FC let her share the day with them. What a great Club! Thank you :-)

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Page last updated on: 8/15/2018 5:27 PM





    Aug 15, 2018

    Hope you reach your target soon


  • Ellen, Lisa and Team (apetito)

    Ellen, Lisa and Team (apetito)

    Jul 24, 2018

    Very best of luck with the fundraising Tate. Your story is truly inspirational. One of our good customers (Leanne and Phyllis Sammars) told us about your journey so we had to come on and donate.


  • Leanne Sammars

    Leanne Sammars

    Jun 27, 2018

    This is for you Tate your an excellent role model for so many


  • Jade Harker

    Jade Harker

    May 13, 2018

    Never give up on your dreams Tate! It's a pleasure following your story and watching you play.


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  • Emma fleming

    Emma fleming

    May 8, 2018

    Good luck Tate x


  • Georgia Ungoed

    Georgia Ungoed

    Apr 24, 2018

    Such an inspirational story - keep playing football, Tate!


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