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Weʼre raising £6,000 to GET MARTIN GOODE A STANDING WHEELCHAIR

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So you all know my Dad, Martin Goode! The funny guy in the wheelchair? Those of you who’ve know him a while will know he’s a very tall guy, 6ft4. However he hasn’t seen the world from that height in 5 years...so we want to get him a STANDING WHEELCHAIR.

Dad has multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease which affects your nervous system; which for him has caused problems with balance, mobility, fine motor skills, speech, eating, breathing, and problems carrying out normal day to day activities and independence.

He has had MS for 11 years, however in recent years he’s been confined to a wheelchair permanently, and needs manual handling & hoisting to get out of bed, into a chair etc, which as you can imagine has a big impact on his freedom and independence.

Having this chair can change EVERYTHING. The chair will allow him to stand up and talk to people at eye level. He can drive the chair whilst standing and essentially WALK. In his current chair he can’t reach anything in the house and can really only access the lounge and his bedroom; when we are all out at work he is stuck in the same place in the house all day. In this standing chair he can go to the kitchen, make himself food, go to any room in the house. When out he can stand up and have a beer with his pals, see above people’s heads (he is tall as I said). He can stand up and cheer for the Arsenal at the emirates. He could walk me down the aisle on my (hypothetical future...) wedding day!

In addition to this, when Dad is tired and wants to lie down, he can’t just simply do this. He has to wait for someone to hoist him into bed. If he wants to nap during the day, he has to nap in a seated position which we all know is not comfortable. This new chair also has a lying down function, so he can just lie down whenever he wants!

Lastly, the health benefits will be huge! Problems around breathing, eating, talking, even fine motor skills all come from being sat at a 90 degree angle all the time with no circulation going through his body. When Dad tried out this new chair, he said he could FEEL HIS LEGS STRETCHING! He normally can’t feel his legs! It’s just incredible!

This incredibleness comes at a price of 12 thousand sweet British pounds! But for some reason people seem to LOVE my dad, whether they are his friends, family, friends of mine who barely know him, strangers on the street...he has lots of support & love around him so I’m sure we can all raise a good chunk of money! So please help us, any amount however big or small will be a huge help - every little helps 💖

Thank you in advance! Lots of love from the Goode family xxx

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  • Natalie Goode8 days ago
    Natalie Goode

    Natalie Goode

    8 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    INCREDIBLE STATISTICS 70% of our 6K target raised £4,200+ 205 people have donated! THANK YOU SO MUCH! A few people have asked why our target is only £6,000 and not the full £12,000... A humble little family like us, we didn’t even expect to raise £500, let alone thousands! We thought we’d start off with a realistic goal and work from there. We are blown away by the amount raised in just over a week! aiming to raise 200% of our goal now! Let’s smash it! Thank you again, love the Goode family xx

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  • Natalie Goode14 days ago
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    Natalie Goode

    14 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    HALFWAY THERE! Over £3,000! Oh my goodness, we literally cannot believe it! Your kindness and generosity is just unbelievable, it’s so heartwarming how much people want to help Martin which indeed helps the whole Goode family. This will change our lives! Thank you so much again everybody and please keep sharing and donating if you can! ❤️ Love the Goode family Xx

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  • Natalie Goode15 days ago
    Natalie Goode

    Natalie Goode

    15 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Amazing end to our second day of fundraising! Thank you so much everybody & please keep donating! Close to £2,500!!! ❤️

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Page last updated on: 8/14/2018 8:47 PM

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244

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 14, 2018

    I hope this small donation helps you on your way to achieve your dads dream 💫

    £5.00

  • Tracy Taylor

    Tracy Taylor

    Aug 14, 2018

    A lovely family that deserve this dream to come true xx

    £20.00

  • Claire Essex

    Claire Essex

    Aug 14, 2018

    I’ve heard such lovely stories about your dad from my sister Hannah, and I really hope you get what you need to fund the chair. It will undoubtedly make a big difference xx

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 14, 2018

    Sorry it's not more, I hope you reach your target!

    £10.00

  • Nicola Haste

    Nicola Haste

    Aug 14, 2018

    I really hope you manage to hit your target and this makes your Dads life easier.

    £100.00

  • Horace Reid

    Horace Reid

    Aug 13, 2018

    Good on you Nat. Your dad deserves everything he desires. Such an inspiration to me!

    £100.00

  • Natasha Goode

    Natasha Goode

    Aug 13, 2018

    Almost there cuz!, from me and Uncle Len

    £50.00

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