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£365raised of £2,000 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £365 to help Stephen buy a Football Powerchair so he can become a more competitive wheelchair footballer...

    Chorley, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 20th September 2018

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    Hi, my name is Stephen I am 18. I have quadriplegic cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus and use a powered wheelchair...

    "I discovered Wheelchair Football five years ago. I train with my team, the Bolton Bullets, at Smithills Sports Centre in Bolton, and currently play in the Northwest Powerchair Football League and the WFA National League in Nottingham. I love it and have not looked back since.

    "I started playing using my day chair and attaching a special bumper to it. I then managed to get a sports chair and my game improved. However the game has moved on and the chairs have improved. The new chairs are fast with two powerful motors designed for maximum maneuverability, which will improves the ability to strike the big football with accuracy and power.

    "For me to progress to the next level of the sport, I need the Equaliser Powerchair which is made locally in Liverpool. This means it can be specially made for me. I am looking forward to being able to develop my skills and become an even better player. I am so proud to be part of something so exciting and a growing sport both in this country and worldwide."

    Just trying out my mate's Equaliser...mmm, nice...

    We will be taking part in a series of sponsored events to help Stephen achieve his goal, starting with the Great North Swim.

    If you can help in any way, that would be great, thank you...

    Bolton Bullets Powerchair Football club is a football club based in Bolton where the players use powered wheelchairs, adapted to play football for those with disabilities. It helps youngsters have fun and enjoy a sport and be part of a team, notwithstanding their disabilities. The club relies on donations by individuals to keep the club running which allows youngsters to have the opportunity to play football, on modified wheelchairs.

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    • John & Sheila Chisholm6 months ago
      John & Sheila Chisholm

      John & Sheila Chisholm

      6 months ago

      Well, it’s been two weeks since we did the swim…we are now fully recovered (just joking) and are so grateful for your love, support and your amazing donations. To date, you have raised £365 through JustGiving and another £195 through other donations (work sponsorship etc) – that's a massive £560 which is fabulous, and means Shirley can put down a deposit for Stephen’s 'Equaliser' powerchair!! So, to all you lovely people…THANK YOU !!! We're now planning the next event as part of our fund-raising mini-adventure...piccy's a clue...stay tuned!!

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    • John & Sheila Chisholm7 months ago
      John & Sheila Chisholm

      John & Sheila Chisholm

      7 months ago

      Well, last night Sheila and I went training and completed our 1/2 mile in something like a decent time. Swimming in wet suits is way harder than 'normal' swimming - your buoyancy is all wrong, your legs seem to want to rise up...consequently your body and head want to go down, making coming up for air harder work than usual. Wearing wet socks makes it even worse so we have abandoned them...All good fun, we'll get the hang of it eventually...mind you, not got that long...it's this Sunday (eek...). Thank you all, your support is appreciated...

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    • John & Sheila Chisholm7 months ago
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      John & Sheila Chisholm

      7 months ago
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      A heart felt thank you from Sheila and myself for so generously donating towards Stephen's football powerchair - together you have raised 10% of our £2000 target which is absolutely brilliant!!! ((I tried to work out how to thank you individually in person, but seems I can't, as email addresses are not given out by JustGiving which is fair enough...))

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    7 months ago

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    Supporters

    17

    • Caron Catterall

      Caron Catterall

      Jun 25, 2018

      Good luck hope u reach your goal

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 12, 2018

      £10.00

    • Sharon, Michael and Freddie Wade

      Sharon, Michael and Freddie Wade

      Jun 11, 2018

      Hope you achieve your goal, good luck

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 11, 2018

      Good Luck with the fundraiding.

    • Jennifer Lock

      Jennifer Lock

      Jun 11, 2018

      Hope this helps a little Stephen

      £10.00

    • Peter Sykes

      Peter Sykes

      Jun 4, 2018

      £10.00

    • Mark Westwood

      Mark Westwood

      Jun 3, 2018

      Good luck with the swim!

      £20.00

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    John & Sheila Chisholm

    John & Sheila Chisholm

    Chorley, UK

    We are John and Sheila Chisholm - we have had the pleasure of knowing Stephen and his mum Shirley for about 13 years, since primary school. We want to help Stephen buy a powerchair so he can excel at the sport he loves and, with his teammates, be the best they can possibly be.

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