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    Weʼve raised £6,007 to adapt PETER YOUTHED's home for wheelchair use

    Upton, Huntingdon, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 9th August 2018

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    In June 2017, my father Peter Youthed, was on holiday with my Mum in Spain celebrating his 60th birthday. Whilst he was taking a dip in the sea, he collapsed under the water. Nearby members of the public managed to lift him from the water where the lifeguards and local police took over to get him to the nearest hospital as quickly a possible. Once admitted, he was immediately placed in the intensive care unit where they found a bleed on his brain.

    Whilst in Spain, Peter was in a coma for a month whilst they drained the blood from his brain and had two bouts of surgery to fit a shunt. The wonderful Spanish medical staff at Alicante hospital saved his life. He eventually flew home via air ambulance 8 weeks after the brain haemorrhage to continue his recovery in Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

    In December 2017, after a period of rehabilitation and a couple of pneumonia scares, my Dad went home. The brain haemorrhage and has unfortunately left my Dad paralysed down his left-hand side and unable to walk.

    On the weekend of June 2nd, myself a group of my friends will be attempted the 3 PEAKS CHALLENGE to raise money to contribute to adapt my Dad’s home for wheelchair use.

    He was a keen gardener before his accident, so we would like to be able to raise enough funds to build him a ramp so he can enjoy his garden and the summer sun this year. Living in a park home means that the steps down are fairly significant, so he currently doesn’t have access to the outside world. Should we be fortunate enough to have any funding left, we would put this towards adapting his bathroom in to a wet room.

    Any contribution you can make, however big or small, will go a long way to helping Peter with a better quality of life in the future.

    I will continue to post here on the how we are progressing towards the challenge, so check back in for updates.

    With Love and Thanks

    Russell

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    • Russell Youthed6 months ago
      Russell Youthed

      Russell Youthed

      6 months ago

      UPDATE... Thanks to you and your generousity, we have recently had a ramp installed at my Dads home. This picture was taken on Peter’s first trip out where we took his dog for a walk. He’s now able to sit in the garden to enjoy the weather, which is brilliant for him. The bathroom adaptions will hopefully be starting soon. On top of that, due to all of your kind contributions resulting in us massively exceeding the target, Peter is also starting weekly physiotherapy as of Monday. This is more than we could of ever hoped for. Thank you.

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    • Russell Youthed6 months ago
      Russell Youthed

      Russell Youthed

      6 months ago

      Whilst we were doing this, the donations have gone through the roof!! Every single one of you who donated inspired and motivated us. It’s your support that is going to make a difference to my Dads quality of life, and there are no words I can use to thank you enough for that. I will continue posting on here the updates of the work to my Dads house that your generous donations are going towards.

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    • Russell Youthed6 months ago
      Russell Youthed

      Russell Youthed

      6 months ago

      The end was in sight, the drive down to Wales to a sunny Snowdon was much more pleasant! We arrived and ready to hike at 4pm on Sunday. We took the pyg track, started off nicely but soon turned to scrambling up rocks and struggling to see the path. The scenery around was breath taking with lakes at the bottom looking tempting for a dip, but we were 1500ft above them. The clear sky made the summit views the best yet, felt like we were on top of the world. We did it, back to back 3 peaks. Proud and privileged to have friends like this lot.

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    9 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 7/28/2018 11:16 AM

    Supporters

    244

    • Russell Youthed

      Russell Youthed

      Jul 28, 2018

      Cash donations from The Folwell’s and friends. Thank you.

      £177.00

    • Russell Youthed

      Russell Youthed

      Jul 23, 2018

      Cash donation from Steve Hall

      £10.00

    • Ross Maddocks

      Ross Maddocks

      Jul 17, 2018

      Money from Dave Barlow

      £20.00

    • Liz Cooper

      Liz Cooper

      Jun 30, 2018

      Well done Flav and all x

      £10.00

    • Beano

      Beano

      Jun 29, 2018

      on behalf of family/friends and everyone at steinhoff

      £355.00

    • Michelle Dean

      Michelle Dean

      Jun 17, 2018

      Well done to you all x

      £10.00

    • Gregory Clements

      Gregory Clements

      Jun 14, 2018

      £10.00

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