Weʼre raising £100,000 to fund Tim Smith's healthcare costs for one year
- Salisbury, United Kingdom
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UPDATED STORY, SATURDAY 6TH JULY, 2019
There is a saying (probably): when you need to make omelettes, life has a way of breaking your eggs. This is certainly the case for Tim, as has been proven time and time again during his eleven-year period of duress.
When the original statement for this JustGiving page was written, all of it was completely true…However, trying and testing circumstances have now changed it into the most barefaced and egregious of lies, which is not OUR fault. The time has come to update the information here before we all get found out and humiliated in front of our peers.
Bluntly, things did not work out as had been hoped with Tim’s previous abode. The promised improvements and miracle therapies were not forthcoming. In fact, as time went on, it became evident that even the most basic physiotherapy was to be denied him there, so our team brought in outside help and paid for it with your loving offerings. Thank you. It made an enormous difference to his physical and emotional well-being.
We assembled a goodly collection of therapists, rolled up our sleeves, and started work. Meanwhile, the shambles at Tim’s rehab unit went from bad to worse. It became unsafe there. This did not go unnoticed by the authorities, and, in response to several anonymous tip-offs, an emergency council investigation resulted in the closure of his unit in late spring and all the residents being shipped out with only a few days’ notice.
It was an anxious and frantic time, but things have worked out far, far better than we could have hoped. Tim is now in a new facility, receiving top notch treatment from a multidisciplinary team with links to a specialist university unit. It’s early days, but the therapists there have said they are tremendously encouraged by his response to their ministrations so far. They made incredible promises for a brighter future but we’d heard all this before and wanted to feel fully confident that they would all come to fruition before we announced the news to you. We have seen it with our eyes!
Your donations are currently funding extremely important extras, nay, necessities, which at the present time are sadly not available from our poor benighted NHS. So far, these have included modifications to Tim’s electronic wheelchair, postural aids, and specialised transport. Future plans for spending the donations involve new communication aids, adapted musical equipment, and (perhaps most importantly of all) modifications to Tim’s own home and recording studio, and the purchase of all the paraphernalia that will mean that he can return there to live full time. This has been a fondly-held dream, for so long now, which is at last on the cusp of becoming a fondly-held reality.
With much love and heartfelt thanks from everyone on Team Tim.
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- 10 months ago
Mary Wren10 months ago
It is now nine months since the start of the Just Giving campaign, and perhaps high time for an update on how things have been going for Tim since then. Unfortunately, at around the time of the launch, Tim became seriously ill, and it has taken him a while to get his strength back. Thankfully though, in the last couple of months his health has improved enough to start his rehabilitation in earnest. Tim is at the beginning of what we hope will be an exciting journey for him, and it's all down to the financial support given, with love, by you.
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All that glitters is a donation to the lovely Tim
Jul 20, 2019
All the best fella x
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Jul 12, 2019
Tim et al brought my life a huge joy and sometimes a great sorrow that it all had to end. Love and undying respect to everyone who made this extraordinary thing happen. See you in Salisbury. XX
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