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£10,040
raised of £10,000 target by 347 supporters

    Weʼve raised £10,040 to to buy a motorised, all terrain wheelchair. The Sick Children’s Trust and The Great North Air Ambulance will receive any remaining funds.

    Richmond
    Funded on Monday, 6th July 2020

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    Story

    Marcus is an extraordinary young person with a determined spirit and a loving personality. He has raised thousands of pounds for a range of charities including BHF, The Sick Children’s Trust, Butterwick Hospice, Children in Need, Toilet Twinning and The Great North Air Ambulance. Last year he received a British Citizen Youth Award from the House of Lords for his fundraising efforts. However, now he needs your help.

    We’d like to buy Marcus an all terrain wheelchair, perhaps with a motor, which would enable us to explore and expand Marcus’ horizons. We’d like to take him up and down hills, through forests, across fields, along beaches, sand dunes and right down to the water‘s edge. Most people take these experiences for granted but as Marcus gets bigger and older, it’s much more difficult to encourage him out if his comfort zone. We cannot carry him to the sea or across fields anymore and pushing a standard wheelchair anywhere other than a flat path is difficult. However, a specialised wheelchair would enable Marcus to fully experience both our local area of The Yorkshire Dales as well as to explore and travel further afield with the family.

    Marcus was born with a rare genetic condition called Cardio-Facio-Cutaneous Syndrome. He also has autism, hearing loss, congenital heart defects, poor vision, learning difficulties, speech delay, low muscle tone and hypotonia. CFC Is present in every cell in his body and affects every aspect of his life. Marcus needs round the clock supervision and support.

    We want Marcus to live a fulfilling life and want him to have the same or similar opportunities to his siblings: time with friends and people he loves, education, travel and hopefully meaningful employment and independent living.

    Living with a disability can make your world seem a lot smaller, not only for person with the disability but also for the family and carers. Although Marcus is able to walk, he cannot manage any sort of distance or pace so going on a family walk is out of the question unless it is flat enough to push his standard NHS wheelchair. We live in the Yorkshire Dales but are unable to access so many beautiful walks because of Marcus’ disability. We’d love to enjoy the beauty of our local area with an all terrain wheelchair.

    Please help us to give Marcus as many amazing adventures at possible.

    Thank you for taking the time to read our story.

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    • Sam Weston4 years ago
      Sam Weston

      Sam Weston

      4 years ago

      https://facebook.com/events/s/family-event-virtual-john-ogro/2606649946286767/?ti=icl Join our virtual family event on 13th June 2020 to help us reach our target. Any extra funds raised will be donated to The Sick Children’s Trust and The Great North Air Ambulance.

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    • Sam Weston4 years ago
      Sam Weston

      Sam Weston

      4 years ago

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    • Sam Weston4 years ago
      Sam Weston

      Sam Weston

      4 years ago

      I can’t believe we are halfway towards our target. Huge thanks to everyone who has donated so far. I know we can’t go out exploring at the moment and to someone like Marcus, the change in routine is pretty hard to cope with. However, we can take great comfort in the fact that once this horror is over, we will be able to get out and explore again. 🧡🧡🧡

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    Supporters

    347

    • Nick Williams

      Nick Williams

      Jun 18, 2020

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 18, 2020

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 18, 2020

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 18, 2020

      Have never met you but you sound like an amazing young man. Hope you enjoy getting out and about and using the chair x

      £170.00

    • Gillian Young

      Gillian Young

      Jun 18, 2020

      Hope you raise the full amount, you've done amazing so far. Good luck x

      £10.00

    • Elaine Davidson

      Elaine Davidson

      Jun 18, 2020

      Good luck Marcus

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 18, 2020

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    Sam Weston

    Sam Weston

    Richmond

    You may have noticed we have set a more ambitious target ... The standard Trekinetic GTE is almost £10000. After speaking to the agent today, I think THIS is exactly what we are looking for: a fold-up, all-terrain wheelchair with a motor.

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