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£4,305raised of £2,500 target by 71 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,305 to get Thomas a bike.

    Kingston upon Thames, UK
    Funded on Wednesday, 14th November 2018

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    Story

    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 Furrer4 months ago
      Heini Furrer

      Heini Furrer

      4 months 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 Furrer5 months ago
      Heini Furrer

      Heini Furrer

      5 months 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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    5 months ago

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

    Supporters

    71

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 9, 2018

      £50.00

    • 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

      £50.00

    • 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.

      £20.00

    • 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 ☺️

      £10.00

    • 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!!

      £10.00

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    Heini Furrer

    Heini Furrer

    Kingston upon Thames, UK

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