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£13,821raised of £12,000 target by 502 supporters

    Weʼve raised £13,821 to GET MARTIN GOODE A STANDING WHEELCHAIR

    Funded on Tuesday, 1st January 2019

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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 Goode9 months ago
      Natalie Goode

      Natalie Goode

      9 months ago

      Win a £20 dining out voucher! Simply choose a number between 1-75 (prize draw has been extended) donate £5 on this JustGiving page with the reference “prize draw” and the number you’ve chosen. You’ll be supporting a wonderful cause as well as being in with a chance of winning a nice meal!! You know you want to! Big thank you to Fatima Madureira who has sourced this prize & is kindly doing this raffle prize draw for us ❤️

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    • Natalie Goode10 months ago
      Natalie Goode

      Natalie Goode

      10 months ago

      WE ARE HOSTING A BIG FUNDRAISER! 🎉 Come & join us on Saturday 1st September at Ifield Barn Arts Centre for a fun filled family day - whilst supporting a good cause! If you can’t make it, we could always use donations of goods to sell at the event or to use as raffle prizes - and of course donations on this page!! ❤️ Look forward to seeing you all there! Love the Goode Family xxx

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    • Natalie Goode10 months ago
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      10 months ago
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      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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    Supporters

    502

    • Jackie

      Jackie

      Dec 4, 2018

      Kind donation from my friend Katrina for skydive.

      £10.00

    • Cristian Nica

      Cristian Nica

      Nov 30, 2018

      We love you!

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 9, 2018

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 4, 2018

      Hope many more people donate to a very good cause, disability in it’s many forms is such life changing thing both mentally & physically.

    • Sahara Ali

      Sahara Ali

      Nov 3, 2018

      £50.00

    • Julie beale

      Julie beale

      Nov 1, 2018

      My mum and 4 sisters have MS so I know how hard it is for your dad. I’m so pleased I can make a small donation to improve his life x

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 25, 2018

      So pleased you’ve got the char arriving soon. Hope this little helps with other things. Friend of a friend x

      £20.00

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