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£4,325raised of £2,500 target by 72 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,500 to get Thomas a bike.

Kingston upon Thames, UK

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Thomas is a friendly and sociable 14 year old teenager, who enjoys many of the things that other boys his age enjoy. Unfortunately he suffers from Angelman Syndrome a genetic condition which prevents him from doing simple things that we all take for granted. He is unable to talk, though is working hard at learning to use his PODD communication book, and he can't walk unaided and spends much of his life in a wheelchair.

A bike would help him achieve a level of independence that he can only dream of today, as well as helping to develop his muscles and core fitness. However, it's got to be a specially adapted tricycle that costs many thousands of pounds, and while desirable is not easily afforded.

It just so happens that I enjoy cycling, and have a place in the Prudential 100 cycle ride on 29th July 2018. I have decided to dedicate my ride to Thomas - and hope to raise enough to make Thomas' dream of a bike come a big step closer.

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  • Heini Furrer7 days ago
    Heini Furrer

    Heini Furrer

    7 days ago

    You wonderful people have donated enough money to make Thomas' bike a reality - more than £4000 has been donated. I am overwhelmed by your generosity and I know Thomas and his family will be too. Thank you so very much each and every one of you. That's the good news. As for the bike ride, it was wet and windy, the roads were slippery and flooded in places and I failed to make the first cut off point in time so I was diverted on to the 46 route. Never mind, I'll try again next year.

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  • Heini Furrer24 days ago
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    Heini Furrer

    24 days ago

    I'm amazed at how generous everybody has been! Thank you all. We've reached the original target set, but I know there are some more people who intend to donate so I've moved the target up to £2500 - so lets keep the money rolling in. Any contribution, no matter how small, will be a big help. Thank you once again.

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Page last updated on: 8/9/2018 9:10 PM



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    Aug 9, 2018


  • Helena Fraser

    Helena Fraser

    Jul 30, 2018

    Well done Heini. Yesterday was a tough day for cycling! Thomas, I can't wait to see photos of you out enjoying your bike!Love Helena xx

  • Jane Graham

    Jane Graham

    Jul 29, 2018

    Best wishes. Jane and John


  • Lucy Fasken

    Lucy Fasken

    Jul 28, 2018

    Best of luck for tomorrow! You will be amazing and it's fantastic Thomas will get his bike. I'll try and spot you as you go passed.


  • Sarah and Sam Quick

    Sarah and Sam Quick

    Jul 28, 2018

    Amazing Heini! Wishing you lots of luck for tomorrow and looking forward to seeing Thomas ride to school soon ☺️


  • Gordon Barker

    Gordon Barker

    Jul 28, 2018

    Heini - have a fantastic ride tomorrow - I'm Georgie - one of Thomas's neighbours - I'm just a few weeks younger than him - look forward to seeing him out and about.

  • Racheal Rajah

    Racheal Rajah

    Jul 27, 2018

    “More to say”... “I like this”... “great”! Just make sure you don’t go sustaining any injuries out there! Oh and complete it so Thomas can race against you once he’s got his bike!! Good Luck!!


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