Weʼve raised £5,310 to to help pay towards a bucket list for my nephew who has muscular dystrophy
- Funded on Monday, 1st July 2019
Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.
The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.
Myself and my good friend Gideon are looking to raise money for my nephew Rhys Jones to fulfill his bucket list of things he wants to do. Let me tell you a little about Rhys. Rhys is a 12 year old boy but unlike most he has muscular dystrophy. There are 7 types of muscular dystrophy and the one that Rhys has is duchenne which in terms of life expetancy is late 20's early 30's.
Muscular dystrophies are a group of inherited genetic conditions that gradually cause the muscles to weaken, leading to an increasing level of disability.
MD is a progressive condition, which means it gets worse over time. It often begins by affecting a particular group of muscles, before affecting the muscles more widely.
Some types of MD eventually affect the heart or the muscles used for breathing, at which point the condition becomes life-threatening.
There's no cure for MD, but treatment can help to manage many of the symptoms.
How we want to raise this money is to hire a kayak and take on the whole length of the river severn from source to mouth. That is massive 220 miles, we are hoping to do this in 8 days. We will walk from the source to llani and then cycle to Newtown as the river will be low that time of year which could cause damage to the kayak. We will be staying at B&B's along the route and will have my step dad who is a fireman meeting us at checkpoints for health and safety reasons.
One of the things Rhys would love to do is swim with dolphins, watch his beloved Liverpool play and loads of other things.
Any donation will be massively appreciated by myself and Gideon to making Rhys's dreams come true.
Updates appear here
Warren Sherwood started crowdfunding
Leave a message of support
Jun 26, 2019
Newtown College students (year 2 sport) ran a boogie bounce and spinning event at Maldwyn Leisure Centre with Health & Social Care students. They raised £55 for the bucket list!
Michael and Ceri
Jun 19, 2019
Keep on doing what you are doing!
Jun 17, 2019
Lynda Woodhouse, a Control Techniques employee, and son have swam 1,408 lengths raising £250 for Rhys's bucket list. Control Techniques is match funding their efforts. Well done!
Jun 1, 2019
Well done on completing the epic kayak trip!
May 31, 2019
Loving your work bro!
May 31, 2019
Ive donated £100 to you buddy for rhys oki buddy
May 28, 2019
Crowdfunding stories like this
Great people make things happen
Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?
Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!About Crowdfunding