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£4,192raised of £3,195 target by 111 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,192 to help fund a new braille machine for Jamie

    Carlisle, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 10th October 2017

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    This is Jamie, he is 7 years old and he has just started year 3.

    Jamie was born with a condition called Optic Nerve Hypoplasia which means he is severally visually impaired/blind. For those who know Jamie you know that having a disability has never stopped him. Jamie is currently learning to play the keyboard & swim and is working at the same level as others his age.

    He can now read & write braille using a Mountbatten Brailler. On a Friday after school we have to box the braille machine up and carry it to the car. The braille machine uses paper which needs changed every time he gets to the end of an A4 piece of paper. At the moment this means Jamie can't do any homework in the school week and all homework is left until the weekend - when we want to be outside!

    We are trying to raise funds to buy Jamie the new Braillenote Touch. A lightweight, silent device that will last him right through University. The Braillenote Touch would fit in Jamie's school bag so he can write & complete his homework wherever he is. It connects to an ipad meaning that all of his work is stored electronically and converts braille into writing so teachers can give instant feedback. I have attached a link below of the Braillenote Touch . Braillenote Touch



    • Kirsty Wrightson1 year ago
      Kirsty Wrightson

      Kirsty Wrightson

      1 year ago

      Kirsty Wrightson Thank you so much for all your kindness, support & generousity, we never expected to raise enough money and with your help we have done it in under a month! We will be placing an order for Jamie's Braillenote Touch this week. We can't explain how much it means to us all and the difference this is going to make to Jamie's everyday life. We are all so grateful for all your donations. Ben, Kirsty & Jamie x

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    • Vicky and Simon Brown

      Vicky and Simon Brown

      Oct 9, 2017

      Instead of traditional favours at our wedding on 14th October at the Heather Glen. we have decided to do a small donation to someone local in memory of our friends son Greg Manson. Good luck xx


    • Finley boertien

      Finley boertien

      Oct 8, 2017

      Awesome little guy, love from Finley x


    • Chloe Amos

      Chloe Amos

      Oct 8, 2017

      Well Done today Jamie. You are such an inspiration to others. You were always such a pleasure to look after at nursery and were always willing to learn. I hope you enjoy your new Braille machine. Xx


    • Bethany Bareham

      Bethany Bareham

      Oct 8, 2017

      Well done on your walk! Hope Jamie likes his new machine - I'm sure he'll be spinning lines better than Drake's in no time x


    • Joanne Mattinson

      Joanne Mattinson

      Oct 8, 2017



    • Donna Morrow

      Donna Morrow

      Oct 8, 2017

      Good luck Jamie see you soon and well done organising your walk.


    • The Burtons

      The Burtons

      Oct 8, 2017

      Well done Jamie on raising all this money. Cannot wait to join you on your walk


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