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£10,895
raised of £2,000 target by 213 supporters

    Weʼve raised £10,895 to help a dear friend who has Motor Neurone Disease purchase a much needed electric wheelchair

    Oakham, Rutland
    Funded on Sunday, 15th September 2019

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    Our dear friend Phil was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) 5 years ago, a terrible shock for a fit and active family man, barely into his forties. MND is a truly horrible and relentless disease that simply shows no mercy and for which there is no cure. It progressively stops your brain talking to your muscles and over time they stop working, affecting everything.

    Despite truly heroic efforts Phil has got to the point where he can no longer walk, needs constant care as well as now needing a wheelchair get around. As you can imagine this has put a tremendous strain on Phil and his entire family. We are trying to raise funds for something that can make a real and very positive difference to their lives - to help Phil purchase an amazing electric wheelchair that will provide much needed mobility but also help him stand up and get around independently. The attached photos will give you an idea...

    This is an amazing piece of kit but it's not cheap at £20,000 and we're desperate to help Phil get the money together to be able to purchase one. To this end my son Seb, who is 14 years old and an amputee from a serious accident 5 years ago, will be doing a 26 mile Marathon length circumvention of Rutland Water on his HAND-CYCLE! This is no easy feat, the route is hilly and has various tough off-road sections. Strenuous enough on a bike but many times worse for a 14 year old on a recumbent hand-cycle. We expect this to take him maybe 5 hours of eye-popping effort but he is determined to do this.

    Seb says "So many people have helped me over the last 5 years and now that I'm able, I want to do this challenge to help Phil and his family and raise as much money as possible towards this amazing chair"

    The date has been set for Sunday 30th June and the ask to our friends is that you support Seb in his challenge to raise funds to help Phil purchase a much needed piece of equipment that will make such a positive difference to his life.

    Thank you so much for any support you can provide.

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    • Nick & Seb Goold2 years ago
      Nick & Seb Goold

      Nick & Seb Goold

      2 years ago

      Hi All A belated update on Seb's Challenge! With masses of support Seb and friends successfully completed the circuit of Rutland Water on Sunday. Although very tired Seb was rightfully elated and very proud at the end and so pleased to have raised such a wonderful amount of money for Phil. We cannot thank you all enough for getting behind this so generously and helping make such a positive difference to Phil's life. Will all our thanks Seb, Nick, Tracey & Ben xxx

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    • Nick & Seb Goold2 years ago
      Nick & Seb Goold

      Nick & Seb Goold

      2 years ago

      Dear All, Writing this note feels like an inadequate gesture when set against the amazing kindness and generosity that you all showed in support of Seb’s inspirational fundraising. I am the beneficiary of the funds that you so generously raised. Together you have raised ALL of the money that I think that I will need for a second hand stand-up wheelchair. Because of you, I’m unexpectedly in a position to start looking out for one now. I’m so touched by your kindness and thank you so much for your help. With my heartfelt thanks. Phil

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    Page last updated on: 8/9/2019 13.36

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    213

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 9, 2019

      Well done Seb. lots of love from Aunty Mandy & Andyxx

    • Zoe Moore

      Zoe Moore

      Jul 11, 2019

      Well done Seb on your amazing achievement! And for a very worthy cause. My dad would be proud. Much love from Zoe, Hylton, Trystan & Freddy xxx

      £40.00

    • Olivia Magill

      Olivia Magill

      Jul 6, 2019

      Well Done SebLove from the Magills

      £30.00

    • Jay Golding

      Jay Golding

      Jul 4, 2019

      Hi guys, Richard and Robin shared this with me.Best of luck for the weekend.Best wishes, Jay Golding.

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 4, 2019

      Amazing ! Such a challenge and such a cause. I’m sure you will make a huge contribution to help Phil and his family.

      £250.00

    • Margaret Schofield

      Margaret Schofield

      Jul 4, 2019

      Hope you raise lots of money good luck,

      £50.00

    • Jo Wilson

      Jo Wilson

      Jul 4, 2019

      Well done, great cause.

      £20.00

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