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£16,796raised of £200 target by 153 supporters

Weʼre raising £200 to Create a space for Andy to stay at home with his children as long as possible and to help support his young family

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Buckinghamshire, UK
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I have only known Andy & Allexia for 2 years but in that short time I have realised that they are the hardest working couple I know. In September this year their world fell apart when Andy was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. His is 41. His two beautiful children are only 3 and 5. The prognosis is not good, its terminal. Like a typical bloke Andy has actually been suffering symptoms for 2 years now but keeping quiet & soldiering on running his own IT business, so a lot of time has already been lost. Now he has had to give up his business as he has been left physically unable to carry on. He has lost 11 years of hard work, and been left with no income at all to support his young family. On the plus side it is the first time Andy has had a break from work so now at least he can appreciate the time he has left.
At the same time as running their own business and bringing up a young family Andy and Allexia have spent the last 12 years renovating their house to make it into the family home they dreamed of. Andy is a perfectionist and due to finances has done much of the work himself. Sadly they have realised that Andy's rapidly declining health will mean that unless they can convert their garage into a bedroom & wet room for him, he will not be able to remain at home until the end. Creating this space for Andy is the difference between him being a part of the kids lives for as long as he can or having to be taken away early. Andy doesn't deserve that. He doesn't deserve any of this. He's worked so hard always believing that you get out what you put in. He and Allexia have never asked for anything EVER. They hate the fact I have set up this page, they are proud people but life has dealt them the most awful hand and I simply can't sit by and watch this beautiful family go through such heartbreak and do nothing. Please help us build a room for Andy so he can be with his kids for as long as possible.The default limit is £200 as I'm hoping to raise as much as possible.

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  • Jill Hickey

    Jill Hickey

    3 months ago

    Jill Hickey

    Can't tell you how much everyone's kindness has touched us all - Blown all my expectations out of the water - thank you thank you thank you!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 23, 2017

    Please keep all his many friends informed of Andy's progress

  • Sally Harris (Resident of Gt Kingshill & friend of Wendy & Peter Charles)

    Sally Harris (Resident of Gt Kingshill & friend of Wendy & Peter Charles)

    Mar 20, 2017

    I wish Andy and his family so much love and strength at this very difficult time. My family and I are thinking of you all.

    £40.00

  • Shelley Mortimer

    Shelley Mortimer

    Mar 10, 2017

    Simon and I thought your Fun Day was wonderful and so good to see you, Allexia and the kids.

    £50.00

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Buckinghamshire, UK

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