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£535raised of £500 target by 47 supporters

    Weʼve raised £535 to Help a brand new football team for under 8's. Atherstone Rangers Blues, and 20% to the MS Society Coventry.

    Location
    Atherstone, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

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    My son James joined a brand new Atherstone Rangers (Blues) team, which was created July 2016. Liam Morris and Paul Turner are using their own time to coach the lads and organise games.
    I am trying to raise some funds to go towards Kit and equipment.
    One of the players parents, Lisa and Marc very kindly gave the team some sponsor money, so the kids could have a training kit. (As you can see in the picture)
    But the lads are currently wearing this for matches, and we'd love to have a kit ready, early into the season, that starts 10th September 2016.
    I also help with the team, doing a little admin when needed.
    I really care about the team, as it has created friendships, and getting the boys to work in a team and together. Liam and Paul are doing a fantastic job to coach the children and building their confidence. Also I got diagnosed with relapse and remittance Multiple Sclerosis 5 years ago when I was 32. Meaning I have a attacks of disability & pain which can range from a number of things, like losing my sight for example, to periods of remission where I can be ok for months. But the damage done on ne can never be fixed and it is an incurable degenerative illness, I now inject myself weekly with a disease modifying drug, which has its own side effects but should hopefully slow progression & shorten the length of relapses. It came out of no where, I had pins and needles from head to toe, I thought I had a trapped nerve so I went to A&E in Nuneaton, and my future changed within a week after MRI scans and lumber punctures and other tests. I couldn't write or hold things and my walking went and speech goes slurred and I can have the shakes. I was also on maternity leave with our 2nd child at the time. I have always been fit and I swam competition for Tamworth Staffordshire as a child & a teenager. So swimming is a massive love of mine. But now with an uncertain future with MS, I like to donate to the Coventry society when I can.. Thank you for reading... Lynsey

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    • Lynsey Wood

      Lynsey Wood

      7 days ago

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    • Lynsey Wood

      Lynsey Wood

      8 days ago

      Lynsey Wood

      More donations have came in. The page closes today. So I REALLY appreciate it. THANK YOU SO MUCH. From myself and the lads. Xxx

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    • Lynsey Wood

      Lynsey Wood

      15 days ago

      Lynsey Wood

      Some more donations coming in. Thank you all. It means so much to me and the lads. Can't belive it have done 1408 lengths. Some days I struggle walking. Lol. You are all lovely people. Thank you. Xx

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    • Lynsey Wood

      Lynsey Wood

      15 days ago

      Lynsey Wood

      Smashing the target now. Any late donations up to the 30th November are really appreciated. Thankn you to those who have supported me. Xxxx

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    47

    • Kevin Thornton

      Kevin Thornton

      Nov 30, 2016

      Best of Luck in aid of a great cause.... :-)

      £20.00

    • Charlie Newbury x

      Charlie Newbury x

      Nov 23, 2016

      Thanks Lynsey

      £5.00

    • Mark Sage

      Mark Sage

      Nov 22, 2016

      Keep up the good work! :)

      £10.00

    About the fundraiser
    Lynsey Wood

    Lynsey Wood

    Atherstone, United Kingdom

    I was diagnosed with MS nearly 5 years ago & I also love swimming. Starting Mon' 05.09.16. I am going to swim the length of the Channel. I am going to do 22 miles, over a 12 week period. 128 lengths a week. 1408L 35200M Dig deep please, to get the lads off to a great start.

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