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£1,151raised of £3,000 target by 59 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,151 to Buy Chaz a new wheelchair!

    Location
    Swindon, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Saturday, 30th September 2017

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    Hi I am Matt of Matt's Bootcamp and I have decided to put on this event 'SMASH IT for CHAZ' because I am priveledged to be in a postion to do so.
    Charlie is a friend of mine and has inspired me with his will and determination to not let life get him down in spite of the difficulties he faces on a day to day and even an hour to hour basis. Here is what the Swindon Advertiser said about Charlie recently (edited)......

    Charlie Dawson, from Moredon, has outgrown his wheelchair and wants to buy a new state-of-the-art model which is bigger, lighter and has off-road capabilities and powered steering.

    This new wheelchair would stop him being restricted to the pavement when he goes outside and would ease the strain on his shoulders from pushing the chair manually - but it costs £10,500.

    Charlie suffers from a very rare combination of muscular disorders: paroxysmol non-kinesogenic choreoathetosis and dystonia, which cause painful involuntary full-body spasms, and ataxia, which affects his speech, balance and co-ordination.

    Charlie is one of five people with this rare condition in the world.

    A neuro-stimulator was fitted inside his skull when he was younger to stop the spasms, which he used to have 80 times a day, then it was repaired last month.

    Charlie, 22, said: "I was petrified, it was really hard."

    His mum, Jackie, said: "Each time he went in for surgery, the risks were higher.

    His dad Kevin explained how much the new wheelchair would benefit his son.

    He said: "He can come over the fields when we walk the dog, he can go on the beach, it would enable him to do stuff that he wouldn't normally be able to do."

    This event is one of a few events that have been organised to raise money for Charlie's wheelchair. Charlie himself is going to climb Pen-y-fan to raise funds.

    Please give generously and lets SMASH IT for CHAZ and get Charlie this wheelchair!!!

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    • Matthew Glover5 months ago
      Matthew Glover

      Matthew Glover

      5 months ago

      So we did it! 5 hours of gruelling exercise. And I mean we really SMASHED IT! I did not hold back at all. In fact I think I worked the guys harder than I usually do 😳 Big thanks to everyone who took part. We have raised nearly £882 at the time of this update towards Charlie's wheelchair. It was great to see Charlie take part today and his dad (who I don't think expected to be lol!) It would be great if we could get to the £1000 mark to round it off. And thanks again to all those that have donated so far ❤️

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    • Matthew Glover6 months ago
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      Matthew Glover

      6 months ago

      So I've decided to do Swindon Half Marathon tomorrow in order to raise some more money towards Charlie's wheelchair! Those that know me know I'm not the biggest fan of road running so this is actually quite a challenge for me. So please put your hands in your pockets if you can. Once again even just a couple of quid makes a difference so don't feel you have to give the pre recommended amounts. Anything will be well received. Many thanks in advance ❤️ Thanks to everyone that has donated so far.

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    • Matthew Glover6 months ago
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      Matthew Glover

      6 months ago

      Thanks to everyone who had donated so far! We made it around the full Tough Mudder Course and then went back out and did another 6 miles! The body was week but the spirit was willing 😁 You can still donate and every little counts. Even a quid. So don't think that you can't give small because it is in the genorousity of the heart that counts ❤️

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    Supporters

    59

    • Ben Wilson

      Ben Wilson

      Sep 29, 2017

      Bit more sponsor money

      £20.00

    • Catherine Owen

      Catherine Owen

      Sep 21, 2017

      £20.00

    • Connie Larcombe

      Connie Larcombe

      Sep 21, 2017

      £25.00

    • Susan Kelly

      Susan Kelly

      Sep 21, 2017

      Simply Gym cake sale proceeds

      £6.00

    • Ben Wilson

      Ben Wilson

      Sep 20, 2017

      Sponsor money

      £30.00

    • Sarah Hall

      Sarah Hall

      Sep 19, 2017

      More sponsor money for SMASH IT

      £30.00

    • Abby Stoddart

      Abby Stoddart

      Sep 19, 2017

      My donation as I missed the meal with you all

      £20.00

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    Matthew Glover

    Matthew Glover

    Swindon, United Kingdom

    Hi I am Matt of MattGloverFitness. I love what I do and do what I love. And I love to give back as and when I can.

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