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Weʼre raising £3,800 to help fund a wheelchair hand bike for Thomas

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Thomas uses a wheelchair to get around. He has a great attitude to life and loves getting out and about in his wheels. We love getting out as a family but this can be challenging at times as uneven ground, grass, hills and gravel can make life very difficult for a wheelchair user, even a capable one like Thomas!

As Thomas is completely dependant on his wheelchair to get around we decided to fundraise for a hand cycle that would attach to any wheelchair to allow him to go off-road and use gears to keep up with his friends on their bikes and make it easier to get up hills with power assist when he needs it. With this hand cycle bike attachment for his wheelchair he'll finally be able to go places that he just couldn't go before, it will keep him fit and make it easier to get out and about with his friends.

When I suggested this to Thomas he said: aw Dad I'll be able to go out and cycle with you again like we did when I was younger on the back of your bike!

Thomas has already overcome so many challenges in his young life to date and has a difficult year ahead following his recent spinal surgery but he doesn't let anything get him down and makes the most out of each day. When thinking about the physical challenges he faces I decided to set myself a few physical challenges starting with completing the Belfast City Marathon on 7 May. Last year I ran 17 miles of it and proudly ran the last 3 miles with my son pushing along beside me, he won't be able to join me this year following his surgery but he's an inspiration to me so I'm doing this for him!

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This is the type of hand bike we would like to get for Thomas, it can mount to any wheelchair, allows him to go on and off-road, get up hills easier with gears and power assist if he needs it and maybe we can enjoy going out on our bikes together again :)

Thank-you for your interest and support, its very much appreciated!

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  • Justin Black3 months ago
    Justin Black

    Justin Black

    3 months ago

    A massive thank you to Thomas’s teacher Mrs McKay for raising £344 towards Thomas’s new hand cycle. Mrs McKay ran her first 10K race from Holywood to Crawfordsburn (Runher) in an impressive time of 1hr 1min. What a teacher! Well done Mrs McKay and thank you all for your very kind donations!

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  • Justin Black4 months ago
    Justin Black

    Justin Black

    4 months ago

    £2142 (56%) raised so far including offline donations. Thank you all so much! Had a great day at the Belfast Marathon yesterday and managed to get round in 4hrs 10mins.

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  • Justin Black4 months ago
    Justin Black

    Justin Black

    4 months ago

    Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far! We have been overwhelmed by your response and your generosity. In just 3 days we have raised over £1500 towards a wheelchair hand bike for Thomas in both online and offline donations from family, friends and people who we don’t even know. Thank you for taking this to your hearts, your kindness means more than you know. Justin & Lisa

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Page last updated on: 8/10/2018 10:08 AM

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84

  • Michelle Keenan

    Michelle Keenan

    Aug 10, 2018

    £10.00

  • Kevin O'Connor

    Kevin O'Connor

    Aug 5, 2018

    Good luck getting your last 10%

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 5, 2018

    happy to help in your journey.

    £10.00

  • Simon Clarke

    Simon Clarke

    Jul 26, 2018

    Nearly there Justin...all the best. I know you'll get sorted.All the best,Simon

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 29, 2018

    Cash donation towards Mrs McKay’s sponsored 10K Run

    £20.00

  • Justin Black

    Justin Black

    Jun 29, 2018

    A shop in Ballywalter kindly raised £90 to support Thomas’s teacher Mrs McKay in her 10K Run.

    £90.00

  • Justin Black

    Justin Black

    Jun 29, 2018

    A big thank-you to Linda Gouck who raised £172 from a break time coffee morning at Bangor Academy.Thanks Linda

    £172.00

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