We did it!

Simon Cain raised £750 from 38 supporters.

or

Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 19/10/2017

150%
£750raised of £500 target by 38 supporters

    Weʼve raised £750 to raise money for Helena, a beautiful little girl with Rett Syndrome.

    Time left
    Funded on Thursday, 19th October 2017

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

    Story

    A few years ago I was lucky enough to meet, through my wife's work, a beautiful little girl called Helena. At that time, it was recognised that Helena's development was delayed however there had been no specific diagnosis. Helena was subsequently diagnosed with Rett Syndrome. I won't attempt to explain that here but please do take the time to look it up. What I will say however is that Helena will not have the life that so many of us - myself included - take for granted.

    Over the last few years, me and my family have become good friends with Helena's family, to the extent that we now consider them to be part of our extended family. The commitment, patience and humour with which they face the challenge of supporting Helena's additional needs has been truly inspirational.

    While Helena and her family receive support from all the places you might expect, there is not enough to go around, to provide everything she needs. One thing Helena did receive recently was an Eye Gazer device, which has significantly improved her ability to communicate with her family. The device however will need new programmes to continue to assist Helena with this aspect of her development. It is likely that Helena's family will need to meet some or all of the cost of these programmes, which run into the hundreds of pounds.

    I have therefore decided to complete the Thames Path Challenge - jogging/walking 50km from Putney to Staines - in order to try and raise some money to help out.

    Updates

    5

    • Simon Cain5 months ago
      Simon Cain

      Simon Cain

      5 months ago

      Just a quick note to confirm that I completed the challenge yesterday in around 7.5 hours. A huge thank you again to all of you for your amazingly generous donations.

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Simon Cain5 months ago
      Simon Cain

      Simon Cain

      5 months ago

      It is the eve of the big event and so no turning back now! I have to admit to feeling overwhelmed by your generosity and your kind comments will be of enormous help and encouragement when the going gets tough tomorrow. See you all on the other side as they saying goes...

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Simon Cain6 months ago
      Simon Cain

      Simon Cain

      6 months ago

      The countdown is definitely on, four and half days to go - my challenge is due to begin at 8.40 a.m. Saturday morning. I met up briefly with Helena and her family yesterday - lovely to seem them all and to have a cuddle (with Helena!); and a great reminder of why I got myself into this in the first place. Your generosity continues to motivate me and I will be sure to let you know how I get on.

      Share this update to help us raise more

    6 months ago

    Simon Cain started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Supporters

    38

    • Ann Boxill

      Ann Boxill

      Sep 16, 2017

      Lots of love from a and l xxx

      £10.00

    • nosheen zahid

      nosheen zahid

      Sep 14, 2017

      Apologies for the late donation. Proud and inspired by the kindness, care and willingness to make a difference for people who are unfortunately less fortunate than us. I hope it all went well.

      £20.00

    • Janet Hughes

      Janet Hughes

      Sep 10, 2017

      Well done Simon xx

      £20.00

    • Julia Gemmell

      Julia Gemmell

      Sep 9, 2017

      £20.00

    • Leonie Verbeke-Cain

      Leonie Verbeke-Cain

      Sep 9, 2017

      So very proud of you!! Well done babe I know how hard you've worked for this & for such a worthy cause. Lyl, Lee xxxx

      £75.00

    • Anna Lutomska

      Anna Lutomska

      Sep 8, 2017

      £10.00

    • Laura O'Brien

      Laura O'Brien

      Sep 8, 2017

      Good luck from the O'Briens (St Josephs)!

      £10.00

    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    Simon Cain

    Simon Cain

    Report this Page

    * JustGiving crowdfunders pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.