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£1,495raised of £12,000 target by 66 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,495 to get Finola Forman some new wheels!

    Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 23rd December 2016

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    Finola Forman is an ambitious, outgoing and spirited young lady from Leith, Edinburgh who loves music and art and who happens to have Cerebral Palsy.

    And it's time for some new wheels!

    We are fundraising to purchase a custom made electric wheelchair that will allow her the flexibility of walking on varied terrain (without tipping) with her Canine Partner dog, Orbit, and also to allow her to speak to people at their eye level – how fabulous would that be!

    This new chair will also be able to tip, so taking pressure off her lower back when she gets tired and so gives her the ability to change position. Finola suffers from major scoliosis in her spine and is not able to sit unsupported and so positioning is crucial in order to prevent further damage.

    By giving her the means to move herself it will give her a renewed sense of independence, letting her move where SHE wants to go rather than being pushed about all the time.

    This year, our dedicated team of supporters are getting their wheels out to help us reach our goal! Team Finola will be riding Pedal for Scotland on Sunday 11th September 2016 from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

    Taking part we have:

    Henrietta Forman (Finola’s mother)
    Trina Pirnie–Hallberg (Finola’s half sister)

    From Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel;
    Nicola Houston
    Alison Struthers
    Gary Steele
    Richard Sims
    Scott Houston

    From Rettie & Co. Ltd's Edinburgh Lettings team;
    Chris Laidlaw
    Connor Gannucci
    Kimberley Pope
    Dawn Pianosi

    Finola's Life Enabling Companions;
    Emma Duncan
    Michael Hulse

    Family Friends;
    Scott Bryson
    Ben Hamilton
    Johnny Hamilton
    Kevin Dwyer
    Zoe Zurbriggen

    Please donate generously to this excellent cause - it will make such a difference for Finola.
    Thank you very much for whatever you are able to do.
    From Finola, her family & Team Finola x



    • Dawn Pianosi2 years ago
      Dawn Pianosi

      Dawn Pianosi

      2 years ago

      Finola and her mummy wish TEAM FINOLA all the very best for tomorrow... especially mummy! Huge thank you to you all and to the Dunblane team for spreading the news via video footage. You are all stars! Whatever anyone can do we REALLY really appreciate it. Finola will be at the finish line from about 1100hrs on wards tomorrow. Huge thank you to Dawn for putting this together and a very big ............ Good luck for tomorrow and most of all HAVE FUN!

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    • Dawn Pianosi2 years ago
      Dawn Pianosi

      Dawn Pianosi

      2 years ago

      Off to a flying start with fundraising and John from J&J Window Cleaning just dropped in a cash donation of £20. Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far!

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 12/12/2016 11:08 PM



    • Anonymous


      Dec 12, 2016

      Good luck! Excellent cause xxx


    • Liz


      Sep 15, 2016

      Congratulations Alison on your excellent achievement!


    • Lara & Lee

      Lara & Lee

      Sep 12, 2016


    • Sharleen


      Sep 12, 2016

      Congratulations for finishing the bike marathon to Glasgow! I hope Finola is able to get her new set of wheels soon.


    • Emily Neil

      Emily Neil

      Sep 12, 2016

      Well done Gary


    • Nil


      Sep 12, 2016

      Good luck!


    • cath Stevenson

      cath Stevenson

      Sep 11, 2016


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    Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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