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Julie Ferrett

Julie Ferrett is crowdfunding

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£8,142
raised of £15,000 target by 128 supporters

Weʼre raising £15,000 to support cancer research and to give me my Hockey life back with an electric wheelchair so I can coach again while awaiting knee surgery.

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My name is Julie Ferrett, and I live, breathe, eat and sleep Hockey. I have done all my life. I coach, I umpire, I play in goal, I travel the world playing/coaching and supporting Hockey and work with people from all backgrounds and ages.

I developed knee problems from this life on the pitch and had to have surgery on my knee. Unfortunately it didn't go to plan, and then COVID hit, meaning appointments were delayed and repeated surgery was delayed, and then when it was done, didn't give me the result I needed. I am now dependent on walking aids to get around my house. I haven't been upstairs in over 2 years, sleeping in a hospital bed in my kitchen/ living room. There's no chance of me getting the surgery to attempt to put my knee back together until the end of 2021 at the earliest and the surgeon is very pessimistic about me getting back to normal function any time soon.

Worst of all, its taken away my life, my Hockey coaching and umpiring. I've tried doing it with the basic aids and a wheelchair that I have to push around myself, but the Hockey authorities have decided that I have to have an electric wheelchair, which has tyres suitable for astropitches. This is expenseive and way beyond my capacity to buy for myself. I would like to try and raise money for this, with anything extra I raise going towards cancer research and maybe some money towards a stairlift so I can sleep in my own bed again!

To inspire you so you can consider supporting me, I am going to be doing the London Shine Walk on 25th September by wheelchair/crutches, dragging myself along by the fingernails, so please consider sponsoring me for this! London Shine Walk

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  • Julie Ferrett9 days ago
    Julie Ferrett

    Julie Ferrett

    9 days ago

    These are the actual electric wheel called M25 that will go on my wheelchair which I hope to get within the next three weeks xx

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  • Julie Ferrett9 days ago
    Julie Ferrett

    Julie Ferrett

    9 days ago

    Dear all, I know you have all been amazing with the support, but I need help and I have no other way to ask, but could you find it in your hearts to donate to help me raise another £4,000 to pay for the electric wheelchair. I did the marathon and believe me it wasn’t easy and will do anything thing else I can to raise the money but please can you help me get to this target?? Thank you so much. Ferrett xx

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  • Julie Ferrett2 months ago
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    Julie Ferrett

    2 months ago

    A massive Thank You to those who have supported me by donating to my cause. I did the marathon in under 9 hours. I feel battered but well worth it. Going over that finishing was the best thing and saying Never again. Thank you once more. Kind regards Ferrett xx

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Page last updated on: 11/19/2021 13.05

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128

  • Andy

    Andy

    Nov 16, 2021

    Wow what an inspirational person you are! I certainly couldn't run a marathon! Hope you get the wheelchair that you need.

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 16, 2021

    Very much inspired by your can-do attitude despite the set backs. I'm sure it isn't easy but keep it up!

  • Stuart Freeman

    Stuart Freeman

    Nov 7, 2021

    Hi JulieThank you for spending a cold evening at Lee Valley last night, I would like to donate my match expenses to help you get even closer to that magic number you require. Stuart

    £25.00

  • Ryo

    Ryo

    Sep 30, 2021

    Absolutely hugee Ferrett..! Massive congratss!! Keep positive and keep sharing your amazing smile & energy =)

  • Broadley Family

    Broadley Family

    Sep 29, 2021

    Congratulations on the London Shine Walk - huge achievement. Thanks for all the support to Will, Anna and Lily over the years.

  • Jason G

    Jason G

    Sep 29, 2021

    Fantastic achievement, well done Ferrett!

  • Elizabeth, Paul, Lucas & Clara Meggyesi

    Elizabeth, Paul, Lucas & Clara Meggyesi

    Sep 28, 2021

    Ferrett, you’re amazing! Hope you’re zooming about the astros on your new wheels very soon!

    £100.00

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Julie Ferrett

Julie Ferrett

London

I am a newly disabled Hockey coach/umpire/player who is going to complete a 26 mile walk by any means I can, so that I can try to raise money for: - Cancer Research.org.uk. - an electric wheelchair for astropitches - A stairlift I want to get my life back and help others again.

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