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    Weʼve raised £7,340 to Help Toby with resources for school to make transition easier & support his education through sponsorship of the National 3 Peaks challenge

    York, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 10th November 2017

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    We're climbing the 3 National Peaks in 24 hours to help raise funds to support Toby for his transition to school.

    4 year old Tobes has Dravet Syndrome, a rare and severely disabling form of epilepsy that affects about 1 in 40,000 births. It's a difficult to treat aggressive type of epilepsy. We're raising funds to help Toby attend his local school and join his older sisters with the resources he requires.

    As most of us know school funding is limited. So we're fundraising towards providing a new external building at our small village school. This facility will help him recover from seizures, sleep, cool down in the heat and have time out. The building will also be used as a library for the school and will be a great benefit to the school. Any additional funds will be used for resources to help keep Toby safe and assist his progress in learning and development at school.

    Toby was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome at 18 months following endless ambulance trips and 2 major seizures that lasted over 1 hour resulting in ICU care. He continues to have seizures on a weekly basis but can be managed with rescue medication and by keeping triggers to a minimum, making sure he gets plenty of quiet time, support & his temperature is monitored at all times. Despite the daily cocktail of medication & eveything he has deal with, he is the happiest and most loving little boy.

    Please Sponsor through our page only if you can! Thank you so much for your ongoing support and caring for Tobes 💜

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    • Mel Whitehead3 months ago
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      Mel Whitehead

      3 months ago

      Great news! Our Library officially opened just before Easter!!! Thanks to your amazing support and other grants and fundraising by School we now have this fabulous quiet space that School and Toby can enjoy. Toby has settled into school life really well, although he gets very tired he enjoys it so much and has made some wonderful friends! Thank you so much again for your support, we appreciate it so much xxx

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    • Mel Whitehead10 months ago
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      Mel Whitehead

      10 months ago

      Well done guys, completed even if you couldn't quite reach the very top of the last one due to the terrible weather!! Amazing!!!!!!!

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    • Mel Whitehead10 months ago
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      Mel Whitehead

      10 months ago

      First one done!!!!!

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    Page last updated on: 4/17/2018 10:13 PM

    Supporters

    151

    • Patricia Wilson

      Patricia Wilson

      Oct 18, 2017

      £10.00

    • matthew brown

      matthew brown

      Sep 22, 2017

      Well done

      £20.00

    • Sarah West

      Sarah West

      Sep 19, 2017

      Well done Dan, Lucy and co - sounds like a great cause. Love from Sarah, Chris and Isobel xxx

      £20.00

    • Anna, Jamie, Olivia & George

      Anna, Jamie, Olivia & George

      Sep 18, 2017

      Congratulations Tom & Dan - great effort !

      £25.00

    • Ian Gray

      Ian Gray

      Sep 18, 2017

      Well done guys on the peaks, great cause, hope all goes well in Jan!

      £50.00

    • Ben Pridden

      Ben Pridden

      Sep 18, 2017

      £10.00

    • Andrew Black

      Andrew Black

      Sep 18, 2017

      £30.00

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