Weʼve raised £880 to help fund the purchase of an educational robot for Makayla who has ME
- Funded on Friday, 3rd January 2020
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We are raising money to help Makayla to buy an educational robot to help her in her final year at school and if she follows on to college. My name is Darren Sims (aka Daz / Daz's Rock 4 Charity) I am a professional musician and also fundraiser and have raised over £630,000 for different causes and charities over the years. Here are some words from Makayla's mum Michelle to tell you more about Makayla and her condition and how important the robot is >>
Makayla was 8 when diagnosed with ME she will be 16 in Sept she can only manage 3 hrs of schooling a day which isn’t great when she’s doing exams next year.
Makayla struggles to be in school for 9am as she doesn’t sleep at night so we use the robot who sits on the desk at school and she is able to fully participate in the lesson from home . Makayla also has a heart condition and when she stands up her heart rate spikes and she becomes dizzy and passes out! So having the robot also helps with that. Robbie has helped her not just educationally but with her confidence too as she used to sing, do speech comps and dance but had to give it up because her illness. Robbie has allowed her to access education and she’s not behind. Just the last few weeks of term she really wasn’t able to attend so so for this time we really did rely on it. To hire him for her last year at school it’s £2,186 but we are looking to buy Robbie together with the technical support.
Thank you all so much we are extremely touched. We have been lucky as the school have supported us but due to the increase in the cost of the robot and the lack of funding the government are giving schools, the school is looking into where the money can come from but this would be fantastic as it would help the school out so much as well as Makayla meaning the funding they do have could be used for other provisions within the school. X
- 2 years ago
Darren Sims2 years ago
Thank you so much everyone ermine who has donated and supported so far, it's much appreciated. Please pop Bank Holiday Monday 27th May in your diaries, we have a fundraising afternoon for all the family at 'Up the Wall bar' opposite Marine Lake, Weston-super-Mare 2pm until 5.30pm Free entry but please buy lots of raffle tickets. This will help our fundraising for the educational robot for Makayla. Please help us get the word around. If anyone has any raffle / auction prizes please get in touch with me or Makayla's mum Michelle
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Nov 29, 2019
Good luck with using the robot and staying in touch with school - with lessons and with friends.
Jun 5, 2019
May 27, 2019
Such an amazing thing you're all doing for the amazing, brave and inspirational Makayla and her mum Michelle! I hope you raise lots of money for this amazing cause xXx
May 18, 2019
Money donated by the players from our fundraising football match at Ashton Gate on 9th May.
May 15, 2019
I hope this helps daz x
May 10, 2019
All the best. X
May 7, 2019
My daughter has ME and getting an education was so difficult. She persevered with a lot of help so hope this helps Makayla to succeed.
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