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£715raised of £10,000 target by 31 supporters

    Weʼve raised £715 to Help give my husband Steve the chance to complete his bucket list, before he can no longer do so.

    Location
    Market Harborough, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 17th December 2016

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    Story

    My husband Steve was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis in December 2014, The Neurologist could see by the MRI scans that he had been struggling along with it for at least ten years. During those ten years he had been working as a Bin Man and regularly running 18 miles a day as a hobby.

    Since diagnosis his condition has rapidly worsened and within 6 months he was wheelchair dependant .He can no longer walk at all and struggles with day to day activities.

    Steve is a devoted family man, with our two grown up children and we are all working together to make his life special and to help him achieve the things he wants.

    I would like to raise money for him, so he can do the things he wants to do before the Multiple Sclerosis progresses to the point where he is bedbound. We dont know how long it will be, but his Neurologist has said that he has one of the most agressive cases he has seen.

    Some of the things Steve would like to do:-

    He would love a telescope, so he could look at the stars.

    He has always wanted to see the Northern Lights.

    His dream from childhood has been to visit Egypt and see the pyramids.

    He wants to see an England football game at Wembley and would also like to be able to be a disabled season ticket holder for his lifelong team, Leicester City.

    I would be grateful for any donations that would help us improve Steve's quality of life and help him fulfil his dreams.


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    • Steve Smailes

      Steve Smailes

      a month ago

      Steve Smailes

      Many thanks to all the fabulous people that have given to Steve's bucket list appeal that Dan, Chloe and I set up. It has now finished and altogether we have raised £1900. We are going to put this towards a cruise to Norway so that Steve can see the Northern Lights, this week we looked into booking this, but unfortunately all the adapted cabins on cruises for 2017 and early 2018 have already been booked up, so we have now got to wait for the 2018/2019 brochures to come out.Once again, thank you very much for your help and we will update you

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    • Steve Smailes

      Steve Smailes

      3 months ago

      Steve Smailes

      While the fundraising has been going on, I've been at task trying to tick the Leicester City Disabled Season Ticket off the list. After contacting the Foxes Foundation I fell to a dead end and also found out that all Disabled Season Tickets had sold out. Meanwhile, Dan got a text from the old friend who informed us that his Dad, also an old family friend, is the DSA treasurer at LCFC and could pay for a Disabled Membership for Dad to get access to tickets. Huge love and thanks to the Rice family for your kindness Chloe 😃

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      • Dan Smailes
      • Chloe Smailes
      • Jane Smailes
      • Beckie Brooks

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    • Steve Smailes

      Steve Smailes

      3 months ago

      Steve Smailes

      Back from a break at Disneyland Paris and Steve and I had a wonderful time, the holiday has given Steve the boost he needed and is going around with a smile. We are now researching options available for the Northern lights, hopefully with a view to book. Thank you for your continued support, Jane x

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    • Steve Smailes

      Steve Smailes

      3 months ago

      Steve Smailes

      This week Steve has been poorly and spent mostly in bed but, I went into town and got him some brochures on the northern lights to look through. We have almost got to £2,000 and that will be enough to take him on a cruse to see the northern lights for next years spectacular. I'm taking him on a long overdue holiday to Disneyland Paris next week, that we booked and paid for at the start of the year, I'm hoping that will give him the boost he needs. Thanks for your support, Jane x

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    • Louise Wiltshire

      Louise Wiltshire

      Oct 1, 2016

      Well done to Dan and Beckie, 55 miles is a massive achievement.

      £20.00

    • Graham Gambles

      Graham Gambles

      Oct 1, 2016

      Good luck to Beckie and Dan on your bike ride today. Hope you get there in one piece and don't get too wet!Love Sally Gambles

      £10.00

    • Emma

      Emma

      Oct 1, 2016

      Good luck with the bike ride today Beckie and Dan. Both the weather is on your side!! X

      £10.00

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    Steve Smailes

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    Market Harborough, United Kingdom

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