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£5,447raised of £5,300 target by 128 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,447 to purchase a Disability Sit Ski for our son who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy so that he can be included in family holidays

    East Grinstead, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 9th October 2017

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    The day after Henry's first birthday we received the devastating news that our dear little boy had quadriplegic cerebral palsy which affects his muscle tone meaning that he may never be able to stand let alone walk independently, he has poor fine motor skills that mean to hold cutlery or a pen to write requires the greatest of effort and he may never develop the ability to say more than a dozen words.

    We made a promise to Henry that we would always find a way to make sure that he has the same opportunities as his twin sister Sophie - no matter what it takes.

    Back in January Henry's daddy took him on a toboggan run which he loved and then he started skiing with a local disabled skiing club in March. We have never seen him so happy and have so much to try and say afterwards, it has truly melted our hearts. After helping at each session Henry's daddy is now able to pilot the Sit Ski - which made Henry scream with delight. Last month Henry nearly had to miss skiing due to a shortage of equipment and volunteers at the club.

    It was that which encouraged us to find a way to raise the funds so that Henry can have a hobby and be included in family holidays rather than just sit and watch. Sophie is so excited that she will be able to ski with her little brother. It will also help the club by having facilities available so that other disadvantaged people can share in a sport that we take for granted.

    Please help to make our little boy and his twin sister very very happy and enable us all to enjoy our holiday together.

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    • Emma Maxwell10 months ago
      Emma Maxwell

      Emma Maxwell

      10 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you so much to everyone who helped in so many ways to make this dream a reality for Henry. We have had a lot of training including a snow dome session and feel ready to take on the challenge of getting Henry on the mountain. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for making this wonderful little boy so happy, you are all amazing!

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    • Emma Maxwell1 year ago
      Emma Maxwell

      Emma Maxwell

      1 year ago

      Hi everyone. Thank you so much for getting us this far, it is truly appreciated. We have our last push to raise the funds tomorrow with a BBQ and raffle which has fantastic prizes as listed below. Thank you everyone who has bought tickets so far. Still more available, the draw is tomorrow evening. Prizes include spa break for 2 at Whittlebury Hall Hotel, B&B at The Red Lion, Odiham, Majestic wine tasting and money off, kettle bbq, lots of bottles of booze, jewellery, meal for 2, photography shoot voucher. I will message ticket details to you

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    • Emma Maxwell1 year ago
      Emma Maxwell

      Emma Maxwell

      1 year ago

      Good news...the lift men in Niederau have confirmed that we can use Henry's Sit Ski on all of the lifts here, Henry is so excited! We're at 63% now which is fantastic news. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, we really do appreciate it, what started as a dream a couple of months ago is close to coming true! Thank you everyone who has helped to make this possible!!

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    Page last updated on: 1/9/2018 9:38 PM

    Supporters

    128

    • Meryl Brooks

      Meryl Brooks

      Oct 7, 2017

      Well done James, congratulations on completing your run. Hope the legs weren't too tired. Brilliant news that the target has been reached! love Meryl

      £20.00

    • Huw Allanson

      Huw Allanson

      Oct 5, 2017

      Well done James Ward

      £20.00

    • Ricky Chapman

      Ricky Chapman

      Oct 3, 2017

      Well done James ward and Harry sterling on your 38 mile run u should be proud of your selfs doing that for this little boy

      £20.00

    • Adam Conroy

      Adam Conroy

      Oct 3, 2017

      Hope he has loads of fun. Ref: James's run

      £30.00

    • Philippa Scannell

      Philippa Scannell

      Oct 2, 2017

      Well done James & Harry, you are truly hardcore!xx

      £15.00

    • Bridget Elson

      Bridget Elson

      Oct 1, 2017

      James Ultra Run. Well done James.

      £30.00

    • penny letchford

      penny letchford

      Oct 1, 2017

      £10.00

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    Emma Maxwell

    Emma Maxwell

    East Grinstead, United Kingdom

    I am Henry's mummy and care so much about ensuring that my little boy gets the opportunity to experience the same things as able bodied children.

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