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£860raised of £3,000 target by 32 supporters

    Weʼve raised £860 to help raise funds for Simon & his family. Andy Benn has kindly set up to raise funds towards equipment and further rehabilitation

    London, UK
    Funded on Monday, 31st December 2018

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    What if this happened to me?

    Helping Simon and his family after suffering a life threatening spinal cord injury. Simon is a Patissier/Development chef since 1994 and worked with some prestigious companies over the years.

    In October 2015 Simon was injured with a spinal cord injury from a viral abscess on the spinal cord. Simon spent 8 months in hospital and has ongoing rehabilitation to help him. In addition having to cope with all the stresses related with a disability psychological and physically.

    Unfortunately the catering industry isn’t the easiest business to return to with a disability. There are issues like wheelchair access, kitchens and establishments not suited for people with disabilities.

    A good friend and previous work colleague Andy Benn which worked with Simon at Maison Blanc, has kindly set a challenge to raise money for Simon and his family being struck with this devastating life changing injury. But also to make the industry aware of people with disabilities, and ask the question ‘what if this happened to me?’

    The challenge for Andy and some friends to walk up and down Ben Nevis as many times possible, which will take place on the longest day of the year, 21st June 2018.

    Any funds raised will help Simons family and support Simon, but also campaign for people within the catering industry. Making the industry aware that suddenly being hit with a disability could happen to anyone at anytime.

    Simon setup a group called Cater4SCI

    which will only help to get more of the big names aware within the industry.

    Any donation would be so gratefully received to help Simon’s family, and further rehabilitation.

    It will also help spread awareness and start a worthy project & campaign to help injured/disabled chefs within the catering trade. #CATER4SCI

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    • Simon Holwell10 months ago
      Simon Holwell

      Simon Holwell

      10 months ago

      Very humbling that more donations are still coming in. Andy and Si Malcolm did me proud by using their time to challenge themselves to go up and down Ben Nevis on the 21st June 2018. So far a percentage of the money is being put towards a new light weight wheelchair. Which I should be getting at the end of July. The rest will help in further rehabilitation which is still very important to my injury. We are still taking donations so please pass on to as many people. Thank you 👍🏼

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      10 months ago
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    32

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 5, 2018

      Thank you so much Mum, Rebecca, Diana and Mandy Love xxxx

      £70.00

    • Andrew Parker

      Andrew Parker

      Jul 2, 2018

      I sincerely hope that things improve for you.

      £40.00

    • Samantha Brown

      Samantha Brown

      Jun 23, 2018

      Such a lovely thing to do Andy - well done mate. Simon I hope the recovery is going well and that you’re still working your magic creating awesome flavours - you’re a true talent 🙌

      £20.00

    • Steven Bridgehouse

      Steven Bridgehouse

      Jun 21, 2018

      £20.00

    • Kim Davis

      Kim Davis

      Jun 21, 2018

      Hope this small amount helps. X

      £10.00

    • Emma Vaghela

      Emma Vaghela

      Jun 20, 2018

      £10.00

    • Franco Trapanese

      Franco Trapanese

      Jun 18, 2018

      Warmest wishes to you and your family. Sending you lots of positive strength. Franco 😊

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    Simon Holwell

    Simon Holwell

    London, UK

    A good friend Andy Benn is raising money for Simon. The challenge to Walk up and down Ben Nevis as many times possible on the 21st June 2018. Any donation would be greatly received which will also raise awareness for Simon’s project Cater4SCI.

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