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Weʼre raising £40,000 to convert Trevor's home to help him live with MND

Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight, UK

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At the start of 2017 Trevor was diagnosed with MND (Motor Neurone Disease), a rare degenerative disease that affects as little as 2 in 100,000 people and has no cure. You may remember the global charity event, 'Ice bucket challenge' that was in aid of MND.

Trevor dedicated his career to the fire service for 30 years, working his way up to station manager, before retiring in 2016. Unfortunately, shortly after Trevor’s retirement he was officially diagnosed with MND, in January 2017. This diagnosis is impossible to fully accept and forever throws new hurdles for Trevor to face.

Trevor’s youngest children are only 9 and 11 years old and he has remained incredibly strong for them. MND is very unpredictable and can develop in any order and at any speed. Symptoms of MND have developed rapidly and Trevor continues to deal with every stage so admirably.

In October 2017 Trevor’s life changed dramatically, his diaphragm had weakened so severely that he was taken to hospital in a medical emergency. He faced an extremely challenging time and has spent over 4 months in the ICU, including Christmas and his children's birthdays. Trevor and his family fought to keep him going and this resulted in a ventilated tracheostomy* being fitted. He now uses eye gaze* for his communication. Trevor is recovering from this ordeal and with the requirement of 24/7 nursing care, he now tackles the next stage of life living with MND.

We are raising funds to build an extension on Trevor's home which would create an accessible bedroom and wet room. He now requires lots of equipment to help with his day to day needs. This medical equipment and his bed are currently in the living room of his family home. Raising this money would allow Trevor to have access to a bathroom again and return the living space to him and his young family.

All donations are warmly received, please do share this page.

*A tracheostomy (tray-kee-OS-tuh-me) is an opening cut into the windpipe, or trachea. It is used as an airway for breathing. After the opening is made, a small tube is inserted to let air in, and to attach a breathing machine (mechanical ventilator).

*The Eyegaze Edge is an eye-operated communication and control system that empowers people with disabilities to communicate and interact with the world. By looking at control keys or cells displayed on a screen, a user can generate speech.

You can find out more about MND and the MND association here:

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  • Holly Graham4 months ago
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    4 months ago
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    Just want to say another thankyou to everyone that has helped us reach 35%! Lots of individual fundraisers going on which is so lovely to see & really making a difference. Please keep up the support, we really appreciate it :-)

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    5 months ago

    Come along and bring a friend or two. Be sure to contact Christina to get your name on the list :-)

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Page last updated on: 8/17/2018 7:13 AM



  • Anonymous


    Aug 17, 2018

    Lots of love from the Cooper-Farnsworths xxx


  • Christina Howard

    Christina Howard

    Aug 16, 2018

    Tropic raffle donations 🌱


  • Ian Sartini

    Ian Sartini

    Aug 12, 2018

    Hi Trevor Sorry its taken me so long to get round to donating. I hope it all works out well for you. Also thanks for your support in the past when we were working at SLDC. best wishes Ian


  • Emily Dennis

    Emily Dennis

    Jul 7, 2018


  • Kent Fire & Rescue Service

    Kent Fire & Rescue Service

    Jun 16, 2018

    Kent FRS


  • Matthew Mew

    Matthew Mew

    Jun 9, 2018


  • Clare Sutton

    Clare Sutton

    Jun 2, 2018

    Hi, we have just completed the coastal path this week raising money for the MND Association. Our thoughts are with you and hope you raise the money needed.TOC team xxx


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