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£670
raised of £500 target by 44 supporters

    Weʼve raised £670 to help fund tech equipment at my son's special residential care home in Liverpool during C19

    Liverpool, Merseyside
    Funded on Monday, 22nd March 2021

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    Due to Covid 19 restrictions on visiting in care homes, I would like to help raise funds to help purchase some modern technical equipment (Ipads, Laptops, speakers, tv's, WIFI boosters, etc) so that my fabulous son Jake and his fellow residents, can at least communicate with their loved ones, via video calling.

    Jake like so many other children/young adults/elderly, living in a special residential setting, has complex health needs and disabilities and is missing out on regular contact with his family, due to his vulnerability and Covid. Issues like poor internet connection, no speakers on laptops, old equipment, etc has prevented us doing this as regularly as we would like, with sometimes very little clarity or connection problems due to the rural setting he lives in.

    NOTHING can or ever will, make up, for not having that hug or kiss with our loved one. Physical contact is important across the whole of our lifespan. Positive touch stimulates pressure receptors under the skin, lowering the heart rate, slowing the breath, decreasing stress hormones and boosting the immune system. In other words, touch helps bodies stay healthy. Both physically and mentally.

    I can't imagine how Jake must be feeling or thinking right now..things like, "Why hasn't Mummy took me home for a weekend visit for so long?, why can't I hug her? Why isn't she visiting? Why haven't I seen my sister, my brother or any of my family?" Jake has severe learning disabilities too, so he won't understand what is going on in the world today. So I can't even answer any of those difficult questions, other than, "Mummy will take you home soon". But I know deep down this is looking less likely by the day....

    It absolutely breaks my heart so much, to even type those questions out, as I know that is exactly what he's thinking and my own pain of not being able to provide that physical comfort and contact, is heart wrenching and makes me feel like the world's worst mum. I'm sure there are other parent's and families out there that feel the same. And whilst we are having to wait so long for testing within care homes for families to visit, to be implemented and done quicker, this would greatly help ease the pain...a little, in the interim.

    It has to be said, the care staff are tremendous in their efforts to keep Jake and others safe and have done an absolutely marvellous job! They are unassuming, committed, kind hearted individuals that I owe alot to. The government haven't made it easy for our care homes and I want your help to change this or at least support our local community.

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! Help this great cause in time for Christmas! The money would go directly to the care home and any surplus to others like it. It would help, not only my amazing son Jake, but ALL the other residents and their families to help them keep in touch.

    Thank you in advance XX

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    • Shakila2 years ago
      Shakila

      Shakila

      2 years ago

      Hi everyone! You all made this happen!! 😁 A whopping £630 in 4 days!! This is awesome! 🙌🏼 Can not wait to share the news with Jake and his friends! We have been allowed visits now, albeit from behind a screen 😢 but it’s better than nothing hey 👍 #staywell #begrateful #fridaynightwithjake♥️ Please share/donate if you can and help me keep this going a little bit longer, to beyond those we’ve reached so far ✌🏼🙏🗣🖥☎️📞♿️💙

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    • Shakila2 years ago
      Shakila

      Shakila

      2 years ago

      WoW!!! Absolutely overwhelmed by your kindness everyone, especially more so than ever, during these C19 times and also so close to Christmas. Honestly, each and everyone one of you...Big Virtual Hugs and kisses from Jake and I. Nearly there with the total, let's do this, SHARE SHARE SHARE!!! only £150 to go!!! :)

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    Supporters

    44

    • Jo Forshaw

      Jo Forshaw

      Dec 9, 2020

      You are AMAZING! Happy to help such a great fundraiser well done for setting it all in motion! Good luck!

      £10.00

    • Jenny

      Jenny

      Dec 1, 2020

      I have a little grandson with cerebral palsy and his ipad is his favourite thing and is so important to him. Well done on fundraising for learning disabilities.

      £5.00

    • Rachael Strang

      Rachael Strang

      Nov 30, 2020

      xx

      £5.00

    • Amanda O’Donnell

      Amanda O’Donnell

      Nov 28, 2020

      £10.00

    • Leanne Cobham

      Leanne Cobham

      Nov 27, 2020

      Great work Miss xx

      £10.00

    • Angela Ansley

      Angela Ansley

      Nov 26, 2020

      Well done Shakila in highlighting the issue and raising even more than you set out to get. X

      £10.00

    • Liz Dean

      Liz Dean

      Nov 26, 2020

      £40.00

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    Shakila

    Shakila

    Liverpool, Merseyside

    I'm a mum to Jake 25 and my 2 other amazing children Samara 16 & Jaxon 6. I work for the NHS as a children's nurse. Jake has complex health needs & requires full 24 hour care. Born at 27 weeks,I was told he would not survive, as well as nearly losing my own life. We smashed it!

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