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£8,121raised of £35,000 target by 186 supporters

    Weʼve raised £8,121 to buy an Innowalk Pro so all pupils can experience the benefits of this amazing piece of equipment #WalkTallWithOaklands

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 6th September 2018

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    The Innowalk Pro is a motorised training device which allows the user to change their position by safely and comfortably from sitting to standing to moving. Using the Innowalk gives users the chance to experience assisted, guided and repetitive movement in an upright or semi-upright position as well as a leg pattern which is similar to typical walking.

    Oaklands School has been lucky enough to be given two Innowalk Pros for a four week trial. 20 pupils with complex and severe disabilities, who normally don't have any or very little active mobility, have now been able to experience weight bearing and walking in a safe and supported position. This amazing equipment has already had very positive results:-

    -Improvement of joint mobility and muscle strength

    -Improved cardio vascular function

    -Increased tolerance of a standing position

    -Improved general well being and sleep.

    Jack, who has Cerebal Palsy and uses a wheelchair for movement, can for the first time in his life compete with his brothers when they go for a run. Jack has recently "run" a cumulative distance of 7.7k...with a huge smile on his face!!

    We would be delighted if you could get involved and help raise money for a really great cause #WalkTallWithOaklands. If we were to raise £35,000 all donations would go towards getting the equipment. Oaklands School would be the first school in Scotland to have an Innowalk Pro. It is an amazing piece of equipment that really would benefit our pupils. This would give them a chance to exercise on their own for the first time ever!

    To find out more about the Innowalk Pro and more about the pupils and our fundraising progress here is a link to the school website Oaklands School

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    • Carol Swanson1 year ago
      Carol Swanson

      Carol Swanson

      1 year ago

      Thank you so much for your incredible generosity. With the support of family, friends and the public we have raised in excess of £3,000 in 2 weeks. Oaklands will keep you updated on our fundraising activities in the New Year. Morna Phillips

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    Page last updated on: 6/29/2018 11:52 AM

    Supporters

    186

    • Claire Mackie

      Claire Mackie

      Jun 29, 2018

      Shona, hope Andrew's school reach their target soon! Good luck for your 1st day. x

      £10.00

    • Mark Davidson

      Mark Davidson

      Jun 29, 2018

      £10.00

    • Angela Mulhern

      Angela Mulhern

      Jun 29, 2018

      Thank you for my amazing 6 months with the team and pupils at Oaklands. A truly special school. With love from Angela x

      £100.00

    • Hazel Cann

      Hazel Cann

      Jun 24, 2018

      Great idea from Shona Campbell to donate to this fantastic cause instead of getting a leaving gift. Hope you reach your goal as Andrew would love this! Good luck in the new job Shona! Hazel x

      £20.00

    • Lianne Fraser

      Lianne Fraser

      Jun 19, 2018

      Shona, such a great cause. Really hope you reach your target soon! X

      £10.00

    • Nicola  Graham

      Nicola Graham

      Jun 15, 2018

      For Shona, this is fantastic and I hope you reach your goal x

      £10.00

    • Harry Williamson

      Harry Williamson

      Jun 15, 2018

      £20.00

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    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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