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£20,000
raised of £20,000 target by 290 supporters

    Weʼve raised £20,000 to ensure Rich can receive the rehab he needs to rebuild his life following a devastating spinal stroke, which has resulted in his paralysis.

    Meonstoke Hampshire
    Funded on Friday, 20th November 2020

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    Thank you for your generosity and kind sponsorship which has got us to the £20k target we needed to fund the specialist rehabilitation and equipment which is not available through the NHS.! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

    On 14th July 2020, Richard suffered an extremely rare spinal stroke which caused severe C5 spinal injury and instant paralysis. After 44 days on a ventilator in Wessex Intensive Care and Spinal Centre at Southampton General Hospital Richard moved to Salisbury Spinal Centre and started his rehabilitation journey - a journey which will take many years. A significant proportion of the cost of his specialist rehabilitation and care needs to be funded by us, and I am therefore fundraising to give Richard the best hope of recovery. Any donation, no matter how big or small, will make a difference - we are raising £20k to fund the rehabilitation and equipment which is not available through the NHS.

    The challenge

    My friend Hannah and I walked from Rich's temporary hospital home in Salisbury to his actual home in the village of Meonstoke - a journey of 38 miles which we did successfully over 2 days (5th and 6th November). Those that know Rich won't be surprised to hear that we finished the walk at his spiritual home - The Buckshead ! However, COVID lockdown means we couldn't have wine but we were greeted by many villagers who surprised us with bunting and welcome home signs!!! They clearly knew that voluntarily walking nearly 20 miles a day for 2 days straight in the middle of November was worth a clap!

    Our aim is to secure enough money to send Richard to Hobbs Rehab (a leading spinal and neuro physiotherapy unit which is based in Winchester). Intensive rehab at Hobbs costs between £2k and £4k a week and Richard may need weeks of treatment with them. Whilst his treatment Hobbs is ongoing Rich will still need specialist equipment at home, to support his ongoing rehabilitation for many years. Any additional funds we raise beyond the cost for Hobbs will go towards equipment such as a therapy bike, standing frame and walking bars - which, coupled with determination, hard work and sheer bloody mindedness may, just possibly, get Rich back on his feet in some way.

    Thank you for your generosity and kind sponsorship which has got us to the £20k target we needed to fund the specialist rehabilitation and equipment which is not available through the NHS.! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you so much for your love and support! It means the world to us both ...

    Piccie of Mick completing his Triathlon for Richard!!!! Well done :) !!!

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    • Sarah Snowdon5 months ago
      Sarah Snowdon

      Sarah Snowdon

      5 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much everyone and with Richard coming home next week we can now commence private physio and get RICH BACK ON HIS FEET!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Sarah Snowdon5 months ago
      Sarah Snowdon

      Sarah Snowdon

      5 months ago

      We successfully finished our walk!! 38 miles from Salisbury Spinal Centre to Meonstoke!! So proud of ourselves and truly amazed at the kind sponsorship from everyone that loves us! Thank you so much XX

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    • Sarah Snowdon5 months ago
      Sarah Snowdon

      Sarah Snowdon

      5 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      AMAZING!!!! The support for Richard has been incredible! Thank you all so very much xxx

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    Page last updated on: 11/20/2020 10.21

    Supporters

    290

    • Richard Burdett

      Richard Burdett

      Nov 20, 2020

      Im completing the donation target, angel, just as i intend to complete the target to walk again thanks to the incredible generosity of everyone that has donated. Sarah you’re incredible xxxx

      £175.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 19, 2020

      £30.00

    • Alison and Malcolm

      Alison and Malcolm

      Nov 17, 2020

      Well done on completing the walk Sarah and Hannah. All the best Richard!

      £30.00

    • Ellie Hurd

      Ellie Hurd

      Nov 17, 2020

      Good luck Sarah!I work with Hannah and am super proud of what you have all achieved so far!!

      £30.00

    • Tim Doran

      Tim Doran

      Nov 16, 2020

      Best wishes for your recovery Richard.

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 16, 2020

      Well done Sarah and Hannah for your great walk.

    • Claire Ablitt

      Claire Ablitt

      Nov 16, 2020

      A little extra for the fund after purchasing some of Rosie Minor’s homemade cards!

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    Meonstoke Hampshire

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