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£3,255raised of £3,000 target by 60 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,255 to fund an accessible garden for Tom

    Location
    Wyberton, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Tuesday, 10th January 2017

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    Story

    This is Tom.
    He is a beautiful, cheeky, 7 year old, who loves life.
    He likes Mr Tumble, camping and going out on his trike the most.
    Tom is unaware that he has a life-limiting degenerative condition of an unclassified leukodystrophy and according to the professionals is on borrowed time. He also has Global Developmental Delay, which means he struggles with not only his mobility, but also communication (uses Makaton) and all other areas of development.
    For Tom, everyday tasks are difficult and tiring even with the many aides he uses, but he never stops smiling.
    As his parents we try to make every day as special as possible, make memories and experiences whilst he still can. We want Tom to be able to do everything other children can and advocate his independence and inclusion.
    We would like to adapt our garden to make it 'Tom-safe' and future proof. Tom loves being outside and wants his independence but currently he is unable to move about on the grass in his wheelchair or walking frame and stumbles on any slightly uneven surfaces. We are not looking for anything fancy, just to level it out, remove the concrete paths and add the wheel-friendly fake grass AstroTurf. Unfortunately this costs quite a lot of pennies that we simply don't have.
    It is heart-breaking to see him struggling, desperate to join in, therefore prompting my plea.
    I am not really comfortable asking for help but this is for Tom and making his life easier.
    I am hoping for support from friends and family to organise events.
    Any donation, however small, would be much appreciated.

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      60

      • Stacey Mustill

        Stacey Mustill

        Jan 10, 2017

        Love from Billy & Bella Mustill

        £10.00

      • Gwen Clayton

        Gwen Clayton

        Dec 16, 2016

        for a beautiful boy who is always smiling and that I have had the great pleasure to meet when working on supply at John Fielding.

        £10.00

      • Coveris Xmas Club

        Coveris Xmas Club

        Dec 15, 2016

        •Coveris Christmas Savings ClubNov 30, 2016Due to the overwhelming number of nominations from employees, the Coveris Christmas Savings Club proudly donates £1,800 of the interest earned to Tom.

        £50.00

      • Olga Klebaha

        Olga Klebaha

        Dec 9, 2016

        £10.00

      • Rebecca Wood

        Rebecca Wood

        Dec 1, 2016

        Mermaid blankies

        £65.00

      • Coveris Christmas Savings Club

        Coveris Christmas Savings Club

        Nov 30, 2016

        Due to the overwhelming number of nominations from employees, the Coveris Christmas Savings Club proudly donates £1,800 of the interest earned to Tom.

        £1,800.00

      • Zoe Hopps

        Zoe Hopps

        Nov 10, 2016

        Hi.. hope your well. Heres £20 hun for Toms fund.. xx

        £20.00

      About the fundraiser
      Gemma Gardner

      Gemma Gardner

      Wyberton, United Kingdom

      I am a happily married mother of two. With the support of friends and family we have been raising funds for Tom. At the start of this page we have currently raised £1823 by crowdfunding and £582 from donations. I am humbled by the support we have received so far.

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