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£2,100raised of £2,000 target by 98 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,100 to Get Mathew an RGK Wheelchair

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 25th November 2017

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    Hi Everyone!

    Thank you for clicking.... We are currently fundraising to raise £2000 for a new custom built RGK Wheelchair for Mathew.

    Mathew is a 19 year old young man who is currently studying NC Sport and fitness at college. He is passionate about sport, with his first love being football!! An easy career path you may think…. That’s where you are wrong…

    Mathew has Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, both of which have meant Mathew has endured many major surgeries since birth. The most recent surgery resulted in a decrease of mobility and balance, leaving Mathew requiring the use of his wheelchair more frequently than ever before.
    He has spent many years fighting battles to land himself a position within the football world and recently that has happened. Following a spell of volunteering at Spartans Connections FC, he has now been given the role of Assistant Manager to one of their teams. This is an enormous achievement which has only been reached following many physical and mental health battles over a number of years.

    For those of you who aren’t familiar with wheelchairs, one fit doesn’t suit all. To enable Mathew to continue to build both his independence and self-confidence, as well as to practically work on a 3G surface with his team, he drastically needs to upgrade his current wheelchair. Having access to a custom-built sports chair will have an enormous impact of Mathews life. This is an upgrade which isn’t available through NHS services, hence why we are looking to you for help!

    To learn more about the type of wheelchair Mathew needs and why it is vital to access the correct make, have a browse on www.rgklife.com

    Every penny counts and any support is much appreciated by Mathew and his family…

    Thank you




    • Emma Fordie9 months ago
      Emma Fordie

      Emma Fordie

      9 months ago

      Thanks to all you wonderful people we are now only £700 away from the amount Mathew requires to purchase his new sports wheelchair. Providing him with the opportunity to build a career in sport, which with his current wheelchair is not easily accessible and providing a huge barrier both physically and mentally. Sharing the link would be great, donating is amazing.... Both would be awesome! Thanks again to everyone who has helped out already. You are amazing xxxx

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    • Emma Fordie9 months ago
      Emma Fordie

      Emma Fordie

      9 months ago

      Thank you so much for your continued support. We are verging on our halfway point today,which is amazing for the short space of time we have been fundraising! Please continue to donate and share amongst your family,friends and colleagues. Special thank you to RGK wheelchairs, Jason Manford, Grant Stott, Hibernian Ladies, Bookspeed and Hibs.net for sharing our link amongst their fans/followers/colleagues...The input from each of their retweets and shares in social media have all had an impact on the total. Thank you xxxxx

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    • Emma Fordie10 months ago
      Emma Fordie

      Emma Fordie

      10 months ago

      Thank you so much for all the support given already, over £400 in 24hrs is amazing. Please keep sharing, every share on social media can lead to an average of £10 donation....! Keep going :)

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    10 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 10/7/2017 9:18 AM



    • Tracey Mcdiarmid

      Tracey Mcdiarmid

      Oct 7, 2017

      Members of the Hibs Four in Hand Branch would love to donate money to this great cause ..


    • Danny Connor

      Danny Connor

      Oct 3, 2017

      Here is the £43 to make up the £2000 Mathew! Delighted you are going to get your new chair ❤ x


    • Erin rodgers

      Erin rodgers

      Oct 3, 2017

      Not much to go fella!♥️


    • Nuala Gormley

      Nuala Gormley

      Oct 2, 2017

      All best, Mathew

    • Zoe Wood

      Zoe Wood

      Oct 2, 2017

      Good luck Matthew!


    • Victoria Miller

      Victoria Miller

      Oct 1, 2017


    • Anne  Ramsay

      Anne Ramsay

      Oct 1, 2017

      Hi Mathew, Hope this little donation will help you. I am so proud of you as I have known you and mum for a long time as we are part of the Hibernian Family. You have done so well and keep achieving.


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