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    Weʼve raised £735 to Buy a wheelchair carrying bike to donate to a cycling project so families can share the freedom that wheelchair cycling gives our family.!

    Wakefield, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 7th September 2017

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    Hi my name is Amy

    Kevin is writing this for me as i have quadraplegic cerebral palsy and am a wheelchair user.

    I think disability families need to do things together!!!!! But sometimes it's just not possible. This makes me sad.

    I've been lucky my family and friends do try to remove any barriers we can. I want to do that for other families.

    I would like to set up a wheelchair cycling group in Wakefield, where families with a mum, dad, son, daughter, brother, sister family members in a wheelchair doesn't feel or get left out.

    BUT i need help!!!

    My stepdad hires an ageing wheelchair accessible bike in Wakefield Park to take me and some of my physically disabled friends cycling. They love it and so do I when all i can see and hear is my friends screaming and those that can't talk smiling. My friend Rob shouts "it's fantastic" everytime we go!!

    But there is a problem there is only one bike! So when we all get together it's on with one wheelchair then off and on with another. It wastes soooo much time and everyone only gets short rides.....they deserve more!!!!!

    So my family have bought a bike for me, it's the one on our page. It's in Holland so Kevin and our friend Gavin are going to collect it and ride it back the 150+ miles from Amsterdam via Hull where me and my friends will take turns to jump on and off all the way home (75miles) I said to Kevin "it's easy! you can walk!" with that grin i give him when i really want something doing!

    The bikes are expensive to buy in the UK (£4000+) so I am asking people to sponsor my ride so we can go back to our friends in Holland and buy a second bike i want to donate to the wheelchair cycling club we want to start in Wakefield.

    Of course I want to share my own bike with friends but a second Van Raam, together with the one in the park will mean more smiles more screams and we can make it happen for families yet to share the thrill and excitement of wheelchair cycling.

    Thankyou

    Love Amy

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      44

      • Colin and Diane Moran

        Colin and Diane Moran

        Aug 8, 2017

        Keep up the good work Kevin. Your efforts are really appreciated. Best wishes

        £30.00

      • Keith Matthews

        Keith Matthews

        Jul 28, 2017

        Good luck with this very worthwhile project :)

        £10.00

      • Sarah Ainslie

        Sarah Ainslie

        Jun 17, 2017

        What a lovely idea (saw it on Outwood Network)

        £5.00

      • Natalie Howcroft

        Natalie Howcroft

        Jun 17, 2017

        Wishing you all the best to target!! Fantastic cause x

        £5.00

      • Marion  Giddens

        Marion Giddens

        Jun 17, 2017

        Well done to everyone involved. Good luck with your fund raising

      • No name

        No name

        Jun 16, 2017

        happy to help, from Wendy at sun lane cafe.

        £50.00

      • Jacqui Bowers

        Jacqui Bowers

        Jun 16, 2017

        HONK!

        £10.00

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      Kevin Barraclough

      Kevin Barraclough

      Wakefield, United Kingdom

      Amy enjoying riding a bike made me think about how great it would be for other families to do the same. I supported disability sports for most of my life and since Amy came into my life i have realised how it prevents families sharing some things. Cycling should be for all!!!!

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