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£1,045raised of £1,000 target by 28 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,045 to buy a specialist car seat for 11-year-old Jacob who has cerebral palsy and is severely disabled.

    Location
    St Austell, Cornwall, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Thursday, 1st December 2016

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    Jacob is a happy, engaging boy who loves to laugh with his long-term carer and best friend Friska. Jacob is is severely physically and mentally disabled. His cerebral palsy affects all four limbs and he is registered blind, requiring 1:1 care during the day and night. To get him in and out of a car into his wheel chair, Jacob needs an adapted car seat – one that swivels to allow for ease of movement. At 34 kilos, it can be a tough job for Jacob’s mum Natalie and Friska to lift him in an out of the car. A specialist car seat costs nearly £1000 – money that the family simply doesn’t have. Natalie was living and working in Indonesia, when she met and married her children’s father. Due to the difficulty of accessing health and care services on the island and the break-down of her marriage, Natalie decided to return to the UK where she felt her son would be given more support. Indonesian-born Friska accompanied the family in order to support Jacob until a care package could be put in place. She is Jacob’s lifeline. She speaks ‘his’ language (Jacob’s version of Indonesian), and attends his school with him - the bond between them is exceptionally strong. Natalie assumed the care package would take under six months, however she will not receive support for Jacob until May 2017 as she is not entitled to any benefits, such as DLA, Motorbility and Carers’ Allowance, until she has been in the UK for two years. Therefore, Natalie needs to look for work to survive and she needs Friska’s help to look after Jacob while she works. The long battle to get to the UK took its toil both financially and mentally. She struggles with a back condition as a result of having to constantly lift Jacob in and out of his car seat into his adapted wheel chair. A specialist swivel seat would make this a lot easier.
    If you can make a donation – however small or large – it would make a huge difference to Jacob and his loving family.

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    • Sarah Snell

      Sarah Snell

      8 days ago

      Sarah Snell

      A massive thank you to everyone who has helped us reach our target. I have just had Jacob measured by the therapist and we will be buying the car seat in the next few days. We are still looking for a place to fit the chair safely and we need a swivel base for it, so the bit of extra money will be used for that. Hopefully we will have everything finished by the school holidays so we can take Jacob out and about as he loves it so much....again a big, big thank you for your kindness. Natalie x

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    • Sarah Snell

      Sarah Snell

      a month ago

      Sarah Snell

      Fantastic news - thank you to the generosity of all the wonderful donors we have raised enough money for Jacob to have his car seat. It is being ordered this week by Natalie and hopefully Jacob will be in it very soon. Massive hugs and thanks for all your support.

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    • Sarah Snell

      Sarah Snell

      a month ago

      Sarah Snell

      In just a few days we have reached £800 - thank you so much for your donations you are amazing. Just a few more donations and Jacob will be able to get his car seat. Thank you....Thank you....Thank you.

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    Supporters

    28

    • Lucy and Daniel Wiratma

      Lucy and Daniel Wiratma

      Nov 12, 2016

      Hi Nat, Hope this helps. X

      £20.00

    • Sarah Hindmarsh

      Sarah Hindmarsh

      Nov 12, 2016

      Good luck Nat & Jacob 😃

      £20.00

    • Tjesca Kuijtenbrouwer

      Tjesca Kuijtenbrouwer

      Nov 12, 2016

      Good luck , EN HR solutions

      £100.00

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    Sarah Snell

    Sarah Snell

    St Austell, Cornwall, United Kingdom

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