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£3,530raised of £3,500 target by 74 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,530 to help fund a special needs trike for our son who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and is determined to ride 2 miles to fund raise for others

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    Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Tuesday, 17th January 2017

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    We are hoping to raise money to fund a trike with trailer adaptor for our son James.

    James now 8 years old from Lee-on-the-Solent Hampshire has quadriplegic cerebral palsy.

    He is desperate to strengthen his legs, as he wants the opportunity to challenge himself to a 2 mile sponsored bike ride to raise funds.

    James was born with a diaphragmatic hernia which was successfully operated on at 3 days old.

    A week later James' one lung collapsed and after approx 25 minutes without oxygen James was saved.

    It wasn't until he was a year old that we had confirmation that James had quadriplegic cerebral palsy, the motor function part of his brain had been damaged. Thankfully all other functions were normal.

    James is now realising that although academically he is as bright as his friends at his mainstream school, he can't keep up with them physically even in his adapted walker.

    James can not sit or stand unaided.

    But James is determined to walk!

    He has variable tone so surgery is not an option unlike some other CP children but he needs to maintain leg strength just in case a miracle happens and technology advances to help him.

    James has had 2 secondhand trikes which he loved to ride as fast as possible, (well as fast as I could keep up with him!) and it was excellent physio exercise for his lung as well as his legs.

    But sadly he has outgrown them.

    We scour the special needs secondhand sites for trikes but nothing is suitable particularly as he needs a lot of support.

    James was assessed and the Tomcat Tamara Hoist User Trailer Trike with additional support was quoted at a cost of just over £3,500 but will last him into adulthood.

    We all take walking and cycling for granted but for James it is a necessary exercise to keep him fit and healthy.

    Please could you donate to help give James the feeling of freedom and happiness he gets from a trike instead of just being trapped in his wheelchair.

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    • P MILES8 months ago
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      8 months ago

      Hello everyone! Just a quick update. We are so excited as we have a date for James to receive his trike. All being well it should be lunchtime 30th March. If the weather is good James will be able to ride it home from school and show you all what you have all so kindly donated towards and of course we will post a photo on here. As you can see from the photo attached James is still keeping his legs strong but is being cheeky with it too!

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    • P MILES8 months ago
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      8 months ago

      Wow!! What an absolutely fantastic surprise this morning! James has reached his target! I didn't expect to be updating again today but due to some very kind people who donated over night we have hit our target. We have been very emotional from the very first donation and words can't express enough how kind and generous everyone has been, from family and friends to acquaintances and people who do not even know us. This trike will enhance James' life so much, so watch out Lee!!! From the bottom of our hearts THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH ! xxxxx

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    • P MILES8 months ago
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      8 months ago

      Hello! Update! We received some very kind donations over Christmas from wonderful family and friends. Overall total is now £2,362 which is two thirds of the cost of the trike! Absolutely fabulous!As our crowfunding ends on17th I will be ordering the trike on Monday, James is so excited! A few months for the trike to be built but James should receive it ready for the warmer weather. He will then start training for his sponsored bike ride. Thank you SO much to everyone for their generosity in helping us fund this much wished for trike for James x

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    • P MILES10 months ago
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      10 months ago

      Thank you so much to Taylor and Brodie who, so generously and selflessly, sold their toys at the Christmas Fayre to raise money for James. They raised a whopping £159 ! Many thanks Fi for everything x I would also like to thank everyone who either bought some toys or who kindly donated for James. Thank you, Kathryn x

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    74

    • Ricky Hensman

      Ricky Hensman

      Jan 17, 2017

      £10.00

    • Laura Harris

      Laura Harris

      Jan 15, 2017

      With Love from Elisha. X

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 15, 2017

      £376.00

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      Anonymous

      Jan 15, 2017

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      Jan 15, 2017

    • Stella Hunt

      Stella Hunt

      Jan 14, 2017

      from your friend Nathan

      £30.00

    • rebekah lemmon

      rebekah lemmon

      Jan 14, 2017

      Good luck james!

      £20.00

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