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£200raised of £200 target by 8 supporters

    Weʼve raised £200 to Help Mic Buy a New Wheelchair

    Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 25th February 2018

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    Story

    Hey all, I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and other disabilities. I'm an acitve wheelchair user, but my current chair is falling apart and beyond repair now. NHS Wheelchair Services (WCS) can only provide a chair that is too heavy for my joints and causes disclocations and pain. So I'm taking the NHS Voucher instead and topping it up to buy a wheelchair that is truly suitable for my disabilities (a Kuschall K Series).

    Unfortunately, the voucher only covers a portion of the actual cost for that type of chair. It's for £1462.50. I need approximately £2250 for the K Series, leaving me with a shortfall of about £800. I've been saving, raising money from my craft sales, and from craft auctions too and so far I've raised and saved £350 with the help of my loved ones. However, much as I hate to say it - I need your help please, I need to raise the remaining £450. (I'll edit this total as donations from elsewhere and craft sale totals are added to the fund.)

    Asking is the last thing I want to do, I know nobody has lots to spare - but every penny counts and I've been told bluntly that my loved ones want to help and I'm to set up crowdfunding and accept the help offered. So here we are - my crowdfunding page to help me buy the wheelchair I need and I am more grateful than I have the words to say - thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    Mic xxx

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    • Michelle Riddy2 years ago
      Michelle Riddy

      Michelle Riddy

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Oh my goodness we've only gone and done it!!! THANK YOU ALL SOOOOO VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't quite believe it, you really are amazing!!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    • Michelle Riddy2 years ago
      Michelle Riddy

      Michelle Riddy

      2 years ago

      Hey all, thanks to a lovely donation and lots of lovely buyers in my latest auction and craft clear out, I'm now down to only £60 from my target!!! I've edited the total needed on here accordingly. Please help me reach that final target if you possibly can, every penny helps. Again thank you all so much, I'm utterly overwhelmed by you all and how fast you've come together to help me achieve this and get the wheelchair I need, thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Mic xxxx

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    • Michelle Riddy2 years ago
      Michelle Riddy

      Michelle Riddy

      2 years ago

      I received the agreement paperwork today for the voucher :) Makes it all official, all signed and will go back in the post tomorrow. Now as soon as I get the Letter of Authorisation itself and we raise that final £160 then I can order the new wheelchair! Thank you! Mic xxx

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    2 years ago

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    Supporters

    8

    • Caroline McClelland-Hughes

      Caroline McClelland-Hughes

      Nov 11, 2017

      Michelle all the best hope u get it new chair soon. Gentle hugs from zebra 2 another xo

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 10, 2017

      I hope you get this chair soon. Lots of love xxx

      £30.00

    • Julia Berry

      Julia Berry

      Oct 29, 2017

      All the best dear Mic . Hope you can get this chair real soon . Julia Berry xxx

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 29, 2017

      £20.00

    • Laura Remblance

      Laura Remblance

      Oct 29, 2017

      Get your independence back. Lots of love and hugs from all at Lovingly Handmade Crochet xxx

      £10.00

    • Tom Dancer

      Tom Dancer

      Oct 28, 2017

      £10.00

    • Donna Louise Day

      Donna Louise Day

      Oct 28, 2017

      £5.00

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    Michelle Riddy

    Michelle Riddy

    Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom

    I'm a Mum and Wife, I work, and I also do craft work when I have the time and energy. I'm also disabled with multiple conditions and I'm currently in desperate need of a new wheelchair - mine is literally falling apart.

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