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£2,020raised of £2,000 target by 95 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,020 to Help fund 'Voice Banking' for Garvey who has Motor Neurone Disease (MND) so his kids can still hear the sound of their dads voice.

    Funded on Thursday, 5th October 2017

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    This is Antony or ‘Garvey’ as most people know him he is a proud and hard working man, husband and father. He would do anything for anyone. He worked hard all his life and loved his job as a plasterer he loved the banter on site too. He has two small beautiful children a boy and a girl, and they are his world.

    Christmas 2016 Garvey noticed weakness in his grip in his left hand, he thought work related stuff and continued working but the weakness began to get more severe. So he went to the doctor, and then the hospital for tests. In June 2017 he was diagnosed with Motor Neuron disease (MND). Its a nerve disease that deteriorates to a point were you have no more control over your limbs, your body or even your speech, but your mind still operates as normal. MND has no cause or cure it strips everything from a person, their ability to walk, talk. hug their children. Eat and eventually breath while inside they are the same person wanting to do all those things.

    One of Garv biggest fears is that the kids wont recognize him as their dad anymore although we can do little about his condition, during this life changing process we discovered ‘Voice Banking’ Voice banking is a process that would allow Garv to record a set list of phrases with his own voice, ‘ I love you’ ‘Hey behave yourself’ while he still have the ability to do so. This recording is then converted to create a personal synthetic voice, and would go through a high-tech AAC systems .

    So when Garv is no longer able to use his own voice, he can use the Voice bank to communicate.

    We and our family and friends have already been trying to raise funds, but we need to raise £2000 for the Voice Banking’ system, if you can help in anyway, however big or small will be so appreciated or share the page and let others know we would appreciate it so much.



    • Darren Guy10 months ago
      Darren Guy

      Darren Guy

      10 months ago

      From Col Just a big big thank you to everyone who donated and your kind words. I've never seen these types of appeals raise the target in just a few days so it's so overwhelming how much people care x thank u Darren for going above and beyond. With so many worries about how garvey is progressing with this awful disease and how he n us as a family are going to cope it's a relief having this financial help we can call on it to provide garvey with equipment needed xxx

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    • Darren Guy11 months ago
      Darren Guy

      Darren Guy

      11 months ago

      This has been such an amazing response, thank you so much to everyone who has donated, shared, and told others about the page, truly amazing. If people can give it one last push to reach the target, we only have £95 to reach the target for the 'Voice Banking', so if people can share and encourage others that would be great.

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    • Darren Guy11 months ago
      Darren Guy

      Darren Guy

      11 months ago

      WOW. The response has been absolutely amazing. Thank you so much, I don't think anyone realised how much and how many people cared, and how quick people would start donating. It so amazing and heart warming. I saw Coleen has posted a comment on the page. Can I ask a favour that everyone who donated - can they please share the page and encourage others to do the same, the more people we reach the quicker we can hit the target. Thanks again to everyone who donated, shared and everything.

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    Page last updated on: 9/22/2017 5:24 PM



    • Charlotte Humphrey

      Charlotte Humphrey

      Sep 22, 2017

      Thinking of you all and sending lots of love xxx


    • Lynsey Blakemore

      Lynsey Blakemore

      Sep 13, 2017

      Such a lovely fella, stay strong xx


    • Graeme Jones

      Graeme Jones

      Sep 10, 2017

      Thinking of you pal xx


    • Joanne and Dave Day

      Joanne and Dave Day

      Sep 10, 2017

      All the best Coll and Garv xx


    • Ann Edgar

      Ann Edgar

      Sep 10, 2017


    • Ang Emery

      Ang Emery

      Sep 10, 2017



    • Eve Dykstra

      Eve Dykstra

      Sep 10, 2017

      What a lovely idea, hope you get the money you need. Love Eve x


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