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Closed 31/08/2019

raised of £5,000 target by 81 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,467 to pay for Max's garden to be more accessible

    Funded on Saturday, 31st August 2019

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    Meet Max...

    Max Swift is a brilliant 3 year old boy from Halifax in West Yorkshire.

    Max was just a baby when he was diagnosed with an ependymoma brain tumour and hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain) in September 2016. The tumour was on the right side and at the back of his brain stem, his central nervous system and down his spine, causing nerve damage and leaving him with a few difficulties. He has no balance and is unable to safely sit or stand unsupported. His right vocal cord is paralysed so he can't swallow, and struggles to formulate words to speak.

    Max prefers to be independent though - He likes to go where he wants with the least amount of fuss and interference from others, though he can't walk unsupported and when he tires he needs to use a wheelchair.

    Out & about...

    Right now, Max can't easily get out into his garden to play, and we'd like to do something about that in time for summer!

    There is a small yard with a ramp up to the road (built by Max's Dad). Max can use his wheels on the road but the road slants down so he needs careful guidance to make sure he isn't hitting the kerb all the time.

    Race at our Pace for Max!

    Max goes to Eureka! Nursery in Halifax , where 17 of the team will be taking part in Race at your Pace throughout the month of April. Race at your Pace challenges people to walk or run a set distance, and our team have committed to doing either 25 or 50 miles each.

    On Easter Saturday, a group of them will all be walking 10 miles together. not only in a bid to get healthier, but they're also hoping to raise funds to pay for Max's garden to get a makeover into a fully accessible, lovely outdoor space for him to play in!

    A pound or a penny - whatever you can spare will really spur us all on and get Max out and about this summer.



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      • Janet noble

        Janet noble

        Aug 2, 2019

        Hope you get a great garden wishing you all the sunny days to enjoy it


      • Hattie - May

        Hattie - May

        Jun 6, 2019

        Hattie- May (big toddlers) sponsor money.


      • Anonymous


        Jun 4, 2019

        Enjoy your garden Max you really deserve it! 😄We love you loads xxx


      • Robyn


        May 29, 2019

        Good luck and hope the garden works go well 😊


      • Gemma


        May 29, 2019

        Love Bruno (pre-school) he really enjoyed the walk xxx


      • Eiram


        May 29, 2019


      • Kath Foster

        Kath Foster

        May 29, 2019

        Raised from my friends and family, who sponsored my walking!


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      Katie Swift

      Katie Swift


      I'm Max's mum, Katie. Max goes to Eureka Nursery - a private day nursery in Calderdale, run by Eureka! The National Children's Museum.

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