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    Weʼve raised £7,012 to help fund equipment and specialist therapy to support Nick's communication with his family and friends.

    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 15th October 2017

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    Story

    Nick is a wonderful friend and colleague, an incredibly dedicated, passionate, and thoughtful guy, a fantastic team player. Nick suffered a very serious stroke in October 2016 and is currently unable to work. We miss Nick terribly and we want to do what we can to help him. Before he got ill, Nick was planning a fund raising event involving some serious trekking. So we stole his idea really, we are going to go walking and the fund raising will be for Nick himself!

    We are a bunch of colleagues from the same public sector organisation – many of us are techies like Nick but we have willing participants from across the organisation, this is no surprise as Nick is popular with everyone!

    We are planning to do the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge (23rd September) which takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, in under 12 hours. The Yorkshire 3 Peaks route is 24-miles long, and includes 5,200ft (1,585m) of ascent. You may think ‘ha that’s easy’ – well not for the likes of us who spend 8 hours a day at a computer! We are just looking forward to Nick and his family meeting us for the last km and the pub at the end.

    Nick suffered a very serious stroke in October 2016. The stroke was a complete surprise: aged only 51, Nick was incredibly fit and strong, healthy, active. Initially bed ridden, Nick has managed to get back on his feet and start walking again. He is incredibly dedicated and making small progress every day, coached along by his wonderful wife and childhood sweetheart, Jenny. Nick’s biggest challenge is communication. Since the stroke, he has not regained the ability to speak or to express himself through signs or otherwise. Whilst Jenny and Nick seem to have telepathic powers between each other, Nick needs to improve this ability to interact with his environment.Nick is no longer able to work and Jenny has taken a career break to look after him so things are tight. The funds we raise will make a big difference to Nick and Jenny's life.

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    • Moira Godbert-Laird1 year ago
      Moira Godbert-Laird

      Moira Godbert-Laird

      1 year ago

      Well we did it - every single one of us finished the 3 peaks, 27 walkers mainly NICE colleagues accompanied by Nicks boys Matt and Mike and friends Nick, Sarah and Eimar, amazing support vans from Fiona and Ian and Alex. It was tough and many of us are walking like penguins this morning but it was the most amazing experience. Nick and Jenny met us at the finish line which made finishing all the more special. This page is open until 14th October, so please share it on facebook and other social media and see how much more we can raise xxx

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    • Moira Godbert-Laird1 year ago
      Moira Godbert-Laird

      Moira Godbert-Laird

      1 year ago

      As you have all smashed the £3k, then £4k target and i am being told that people are still wanting to donate, we have decided to up it again to £5k - lets see just how much we can raise - thanks again for all your support :)

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    Supporters

    222

    • P Brice

      P Brice

      Oct 10, 2017

      Contribution on behalf of Sarah Cumbers' birthday!

      £15.00

    • Mark Salmon

      Mark Salmon

      Oct 6, 2017

      collected cash from friends and supporters

      £100.00

    • Jan Phillips

      Jan Phillips

      Oct 4, 2017

      Amazing achievement on the walk all, completed for a much deserving cause.

      £10.00

    • vonda Murray

      vonda Murray

      Oct 4, 2017

      £10.00

    • Andrew Icke

      Andrew Icke

      Oct 3, 2017

      Congrats Mr Proudman et all!

      £10.00

    • Judith Cromwell

      Judith Cromwell

      Oct 2, 2017

      Well done Sarah and team! It's a tough challenge, top effort!

      £30.00

    • Catherine Valentine

      Catherine Valentine

      Oct 2, 2017

      Congratulations to my nephew in law Andy Mitchell for his achievement supporting his colleague Nick

      £10.00

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    Moira Godbert-Laird

    Moira Godbert-Laird

    Manchester, United Kingdom

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