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£7,325raised of £7,325 target by 228 supporters

    Weʼve raised £7,325 to help fund Sukie's power wheelchair

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 3rd July 2017

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    Help Fund Sukie's Powered Wheelchair!

    Sukie suffers from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a genetic condition that affects the collagen in their body, causing regular joint dislocations and chronic pain. In the early hours of Friday 26/05/2017, Sukie's manual wheelchair was stolen from our building. For two days we did everything we could to find it, and eventually a tip came in that it had been spotted nearby. We managed to get it back in one piece, a bit mucky but otherwise completely unscathed. If this ordeal has shown anything, it's how badly Sukie’s mobility has deteriorated in the past year, and how dependant they are on other people to get outside.

    Even before the wheelchair was stolen, it was becoming obvious that Sukie needed more support than a manual wheelchair could offer. Their arms are too weak to push the wheels, and so they can only go outside when someone else is there to push the wheelchair for them. This means they are alone, inside, for most of the week. They usually go from Monday to Friday without having been outside once.

    A powered wheelchair would finally give Sukie the freedom to go outside without the help of another person. It's impossible to understate how much it would mean for them to be able to go outside whenever they wanted. However, powered wheelchairs are very expensive, with high-end ones priced at £10,000 and higher. We are asking for £7325 to go towards a good quality, long lasting powered wheelchair. We are not expecting to reach the full £7325, but anything that you are able to donate will be hugely appreciated.

    Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

    Here is the powered wheelchair we are hoping to purchase with these funds: http://www.sunrisemedical.co.uk/powered-wheelchairs/quickie/power-wheelchairs/salsa-m2 . JustGiving takes a 5% fee from our total donations, and so we have had to take that into account in the amount we are asking for. A full quote of the cost can be found in the 'updates' section.

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    • Sukie Wilson2 years ago
      Sukie Wilson

      Sukie Wilson

      2 years ago
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    • Sukie Wilson2 years ago
      Sukie Wilson

      Sukie Wilson

      2 years ago

      WE DID IT!!! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated and shared the fundraiser!! I'm so grateful and I'm so so excited to not be housebound anymore!!

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    • Sukie Wilson2 years ago
      Sukie Wilson

      Sukie Wilson

      2 years ago

      We've hit 75% of the target!! Thank you to everyone who's donated & shared this page so far! We're almost there :)

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    • Sukie Wilson2 years ago
      Sukie Wilson

      Sukie Wilson

      2 years ago

      Unfortunately, we have had to increase the amount we are fundraising for. We had thought that the 'base price' of the wheelchair would be all that we would need. However, as you can see from the quote below, there are necessary 'hidden' costs that we were not aware of until now. We now need to raise nearly £2000 more, plus JustGiving's 5% fee (£349). We have also had to extend the fundraising period to give us a better chance of raising that much money. I sincerely hope that we can do this. Thank you to everyone for supporting us xxx

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    Page last updated on: 7/3/2017 13.05

    Supporters

    228

    • janet

      janet

      Jul 3, 2017

      Now you'll be able to leave the house! x

      £360.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 3, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 3, 2017

      £5.00

    • SJ Zocata

      SJ Zocata

      Jul 3, 2017

      We're there for you, never forget that! <3

    • Scott Aldridge

      Scott Aldridge

      Jul 2, 2017

      £20.00

    • Sara Shamma

      Sara Shamma

      Jul 2, 2017

      All the best

      £30.00

    • Zara Lewis

      Zara Lewis

      Jul 2, 2017

      Hang in there 💙

      £10.00

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    Sukie Wilson

    Sukie Wilson

    London, United Kingdom

    Sukie has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a rare genetic condition. It means that they suffer from frequent joint dislocations and chronic pain, amongst many other symptoms. Sukie is in desperate need of a powered wheelchair to access the outside world and regain their independence.

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