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£6,260raised of £6,000 target by 66 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,260 to purchase a new stand-up wheelchair

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    Funded on Saturday, 11th February 2017

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    Story

    My stand-up wheelchair which I purchased for £7000 approximately 10 years ago has finally reached the time I need to upgrade it.

    This chair has been my life-line without which I would be bed-bound. I am no longer able to stand because I do not have the upper body strength but I often lay down in the chair and I am now able to drive and do everything with my head switch using the dynamic G91S joystick.

    I need the same chair because of modifications I have made to make me comfortable and safe and its strength.

    The new chair also has a gyroscope so when I drive in a direction the chair moves the right way regardless of the surface or tyre pressures.

    The picture is of my genie V1 chair and the inset pictures of the new genie V2 which I am trying to purchase.

    I was an apprentice, lift installer, lift tester (including two trips abroad in Cairo for 3 months and Johannesburg for 4.5 months) after which I did a degree in electronics at UCNW sponsored by Express Lifts after which I was assistant service technical manager. Also I worked for Total Lifts; Advance Lifts and Budget Lifts before becoming a control panel designer/tester for Capital Controls. I then left and worked for Jackson Lifts for 12 years in the office when my walking got worse due to my MS. After I left I worked for VM Elevators for a year and still do a little voluntary work for them.

    My website is askLesdirect.com

    The new chair is £12,800 but I have received a voucher from wheelchair services for £1390 and I will have £5,000 myself towards it.
    I cannot thank people enough for their generosity

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    • Leslie Reeves

      Leslie Reeves

      6 months ago

      Leslie Reeves

      thank you everybody for your wonderful support I received my new chair on last Monday and photos attached

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    9 months ago

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    66

    • j beresford

      j beresford

      Feb 2, 2017

      Hi Les,really pleased you have raised enough money for the new chair. perhaps for a few pounds extra will get you a turbo charged version.all the best and see you at the next lift exibition.

      £100.00

    • Lee Wallis

      Lee Wallis

      Jan 31, 2017

      Hope this money helps.You deserve your new chairFrom Lee, Jake & Emily

      £200.00

    • Vicky Lucciola

      Vicky Lucciola

      Jan 25, 2017

      Hope my small donation helps you reaching your target.

      £40.00

    • Ben Fuller

      Ben Fuller

      Jan 17, 2017

      £30.00

    • Kevin Mulvaney

      Kevin Mulvaney

      Jan 17, 2017

      Happy new year Les, very happy to contribute to your new chair, Hope it wont be too long before you take delivery of it. All the best.

      £1,000.00

    • Deb Parsons

      Deb Parsons

      Jan 5, 2017

      Good luck in reaching your target Les

      £20.00

    • Andrea Blay

      Andrea Blay

      Jan 3, 2017

      Can't think of anymore more deserving, hope this helps to keep the independence. Happy New Year in the new chair. Lots of love xx

      £250.00

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