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£755raised of £2,450 target by 28 supporters

    Weʼve raised £755 to help me buy a suitable hoist so that I can live life without barriers

    London, UK
    Funded on Friday, 14th September 2018

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    Story

    Hello! My name is Sarah, I'm 33 years old and I have Cerebral Palsy. I also have, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis and frequent joint dislocations which further contribute to my long-term chronic pain. My husband and I are both full time wheelchair users and whilst our Tooting based home is well adapted to meet our needs, traveling, working away and visiting family presents many additional challenges.

    3 years ago I lost all ability to stand or weight-bare. This has made it impossible to transfer without a hoist to lift and move me. this has had a massive impact on me and has prevented me from being able to do many things that most people take for granted.

    Sadly, nearly all mobile hoists are unsteady and require a minimum of two people to operate them safely. In addition the design requires space under a bed to be hoisted onto it, which is often not the case in hotels.

    Disabled people who like myself, need to use hoists and particularly those who need ceiling track hoists frequently are very restricted in their ability to venture outside of specially adapted homes their owing to inaccessible environments. The lack of ceiling track hoists in away from home accommodation (hotels, guest houses and self-catering accommodation) severely limits many disabled people’s ability to go away for leisure, business, or important social events.

    I have recently started a new job as a disability awareness trainer, this role requires me to travel around the country and staying overnight accommodation.

    If I can purchase a portable ceiling track host this will eliminate the difficulties experienced using a traditional mobile hoist and mean that I can work more and enjoy the freedom to be able to go away and visit friends and family who live further away.

    Thank you for taking the time to read my story and understanding my needs.

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    • Sarah Jeffers3 months ago
      Sarah Jeffers

      Sarah Jeffers

      3 months ago

      I'd like to thank everyone for their generosity! I'm pleased to announce that I now have all the money required to purchase my hoist owing to a generous donation from the Wallace and Bell Charitable trust. Thank you all so much! xx

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    • Sarah Jeffers6 months ago
      Sarah Jeffers

      Sarah Jeffers

      6 months ago
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    Page last updated on: 9/13/2018 2:07 PM

    Supporters

    28

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 2, 2018

      You can go anywhere! Lots of love Alice

    • Tina ratcliffe

      Tina ratcliffe

      Jul 22, 2018

      good luck Sarah ,your so amazing big hugs Tina and Nick and Vicky xxx

      £50.00

    • AHJ5

      AHJ5

      Jul 20, 2018

      I hope you are successful with your appeal

      £25.00

    • Ash Turner

      Ash Turner

      Jul 19, 2018

      All the best Sarah x

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 18, 2018

      Good luck Sarah, stay positive! :)

      £20.00

    • Kostas

      Kostas

      Jul 17, 2018

      Hey Sarah, all the best in reaching your target!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 17, 2018

      All the best, Sarah!

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