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Phil Drinkwater

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raised of £500 target by 197 supporters

Weʼre raising £500 to fund a 'Buddy Bench' for our local park, in memory of our son Jude Drinkwater.

Stockport

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ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER

Our beautiful son Jude was born on 25th February 2018. From his first day, he struggled feeding, had low muscle tone and eventually delays with speech and mobility. Despite all of this he was the happiest, strongest and most resilient little boy. We were in and out of hospital for most of his life. During his third stay on ICU, we discovered that Jude had a very rare condition called RETT SYNDROME. Twelve days after his diagnosis, Jude peacefully passed away on 1st January 2020.

Since his death, we have been trying to process our overwhelming grief and turn it into something positive as a tribute to our brave, happy little boy.

On March 6th (Covid-restrictions depending) Phil - Jude's Father - will be walking from our front door in Stockport to Antony Gormley's art installation Another Place on Crosby Beach - a distance of over 40 miles - in a single day, to raise money to have a 'buddy bench' in our local park in memory of Jude. Manchester Road Park is a place we came to with Jude and continue to come to with his big sister Mathilde. We want to do something that honours our son and brings joy to our community and this felt like the right thing to do. With the permission from the local community we will display a memorial plaque on the bench to help raise awareness about Jude and his story. If there is any money left after the purchase of the bench, it will go to the charity Reverse Rett - the only UK charity funding research focused on treatments and a cure for Rett Syndrome.

Thank you for reading and donating.

Phil, Claire and Mathilde x

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  • Phil Drinkwater1 day ago
    Phil Drinkwater

    Phil Drinkwater

    1 day ago

    We’ve passed the £3000 mark! How amazing is that?! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Now today WAS supposed to be the big day, but walking 40+ miles whilst still technically in lockdown wasn’t the best idea so instead, today is the 23 mile PRACTICE walk. The official walk will now be on Saturday 10th April. Phil has set off and we’ll hopefully see him back home just in time for tea. Good luck Phil! #ifoundjude

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  • Phil Drinkwater2 months ago
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    Phil Drinkwater

    2 months ago

    Wow, we’re gonna need a bigger bench! In 24 hours you’ve managed to raise over double the original target. What an amazing Bunch of Buddies you are! Thank you all so much 💜 Keep on sharing and at this rate we’ll get Phil to walk to Bondi Beach!

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  • Phil Drinkwater2 months ago
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    Phil Drinkwater

    2 months ago

    Wow, we’re gonna need a bigger bench! In 24 hours you’ve managed to raise over double the original target. What an amazing Bunch of Buddies you are! Thank you all so much 💜 Keep on sharing and at this rate we’ll get Phil to walk to Bondi Beach!

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Page last updated on: 3/6/2021 23.51

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197

  • Trish Murray

    Trish Murray

    Mar 6, 2021

    £10.00

  • The Norris family

    The Norris family

    Mar 6, 2021

    £10.00

  • Stephen Costelloe

    Stephen Costelloe

    Mar 6, 2021

    Good luck

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 6, 2021

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 5, 2021

    Love and miss you Judy Pie 💜🌈

    £30.00

  • Marina and Tina

    Marina and Tina

    Mar 2, 2021

    To help with Jude's Buddy Bench and to raise awareness. Good luck Phil 👍

    £25.00

  • Amy Irving

    Amy Irving

    Mar 1, 2021

    What a great way to remember your beautiful boy, he’ll always be with you and your family and know the love you all gave him. God bless you all!

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