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    Weʼve raised £3,155 to Help Heather, married last April,massive stroke 6 months later. Loss of use down her right side she needs a specialised electric wheelchair

    Clitheroe, Lancashire, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 30th September 2017

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    Story

    Heather, age 34, married Gary Kent, a local Clitheroe guy last April in South Africa. She was a fun loving girl, especially enjoying diving with Gary. Cooking tea one night Gary passed Heather a beer, which she promptly dropped. He turned to tease her saying she was clumsy and right before his eyes, she lost use of her right side. They lived in Thailand, once she was stable, Heather's parents flew her and a team of Neurology staff to their home in South Africa. Heather has been united here with Gary 3 weeks now.

    She is not entitled to any benefits although she has a UK passport. Gary has had to take a full time job so they can afford a small house. There is very little in it to help Heather with her day to day living. Gary is getting Heather up and dressed before work in a morning and getting her downstairs. He leaves her lunch prepared and she has Gary's family pop in on her during the day. When Gary gets home at night he prepares the evening meal, gets Heather ready for bed and does some cleaning and laundry before he crashes out.

    My aim is to get Heather a motorised wheelchair and some adaptations at home and companionship during the day.

    Heather is 34 years old, this could be any one of us or our children. It was a massive stroke not caused by anything Heather did, it was just one of those things.

    Anyone that knows me know I never ask for anything, I am always the one to give the help to others but I can't do this on my own. Please help me to help Heather.

    I am asking all our friends and family to donate at least £5. Hopefully with the power of social media, if you all share Heather's story, we can give this beautiful young woman some independence back.

    Thanks everyone x

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    3

    • Helen Powell1 year ago
      Helen Powell

      Helen Powell

      1 year ago

      I am so humbled at your kindness shown towRds Heather and Gary

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    • Helen Powell1 year ago
      Helen Powell

      Helen Powell

      1 year ago

      A lovely lady, Elizabeth Jane Schinkel has organised a Charity Evening at the Bombay Lounge in Barrowford. Tickets are just £15 for a set meal and entertainment. They are available from the Bombay Lounge in Barrowford 01282 616006 or you can message Elizabeth on Facebook. Please ask your family and friends to join us too.

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    • Helen Powell1 year ago
      Helen Powell

      Helen Powell

      1 year ago

      Gary and Heather are completely overwhelmed by everyone's kindness and generosity, thanks to all who have donated and shared

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 9/23/2017 1:22 AM

    Supporters

    88

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 23, 2017

      £200.00

    • Dale den Dulk

      Dale den Dulk

      Sep 7, 2017

      £100.00

    • Libby  Brown

      Libby Brown

      Sep 6, 2017

      Heather was a dear friend of ours at school and no matter the distance will always remain in our hearts. Sending so much love for her road to recovery! And strength to her and Gary X

      £200.00

    • Patricia Brunton

      Patricia Brunton

      Sep 4, 2017

      Go Beth so proud of you!

      £20.00

    • Cheryl Sandford

      Cheryl Sandford

      Sep 4, 2017

      With lots of love and support for Gary and Heather.

      £10.00

    • Chris Halstead

      Chris Halstead

      Sep 3, 2017

      £50.00

    • Jeanine De Villiers

      Jeanine De Villiers

      Sep 3, 2017

      £20.00

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    Helen Powell

    Helen Powell

    Clitheroe, Lancashire, United Kingdom

    My background is Nursing, Midwifery and managing a Dental Practice. I know Heathers husband's family very well. I can't sit by and not try to help Heather regain some independence, please join me in this very worthwhile cause.

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