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Closed 29/10/2016

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£625
raised of £1,500 target by 33 supporters

    Weʼve raised £625 to Help buy a wheelchair

    Funded on Saturday, 29th October 2016

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    Story

    You may have seen the previous fundraiser by www.hifipig.com to buy a wheelchair for Ricky Sterling in the USA:
    https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Hifipigwheelchairforricky
    This young man has been a paraplegic nearly his whole life after falling from a 6th floor window when he was just 2 years old. Since 2009, Ricky's insurance have only been able to supply him with a very non-manoeuvrable, hospital type wheelchair that is not suited to his needs, this makes his life uncomfortable and difficult. Add to that the fact that the tyres are now coming off his chair and you can understand how this is impacting on Ricky's life.
    We fell a little short of our target, despite many kind donations of money and great prizes.
    However, due to being very busy getting married (twice, but to the same lady) Mat Weisfeld, of turntable manufacturer VPI Industries wanted to donate a very special prize but could not get the details to us in time to add it to the raffle.

    So we are doing it again!

    We are about 700$ short of getting Ricky the basic wheelchair but the more we can raise, the more extras he can have on it to make life easier for him, so we have set a £1500 target.

    The turntable is a Special Edition VPI Player in Black with 9 inch gimballed yoke tonearm, pre-mounted ortofon 2M red, built in headphone amp, phono stage, and MDF platter on an oil bath Jacob's tapper bearing. You can't buy the turntable in this finish, so it is very special indeed. The retail version sells for 1200$ in the USA. The TT will be made for you and adapted to whichever country you live in.

    The raffle is the same format. Donate a minimum of £5 to be entered into the raffle. If you donate multiple £5 you get multiple entries.

    IMPORTANT: please leave your full name to make it easier to contact the winner, we can't enter you if you leave your donation as anonymous, keep your confirmation email as this will be needed if you win.

    Thank you all in advance!!

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    • Linette Smith4 years ago
      Linette Smith

      Linette Smith

      4 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you all for your donations, we have a winner of the VPI Player Turntable, it's GARETH THOMPSON! Gareth, please forward your donation confirmation email to me linette@hifipig.com along with your shipping address and what type of plug you require on the turntable. We will then get your prize sent over to you! Once again, thank you all so very much, with what we have raised with the 2 raffles and Ricky raised himself we should have enough to cover the cost of the wheelchair!!!

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    • Linette Smith4 years ago
      Linette Smith

      Linette Smith

      4 years ago

      Thank you so much for the recent donations, just 4 days to go now to get that last bit that we need :)

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    • Linette Smith4 years ago
      Linette Smith

      Linette Smith

      4 years ago

      We have just sent 2534.60 US$ over to Colours Wheelchairs from our first fundraiser so they are getting started on building Ricky's chair, hopefully we can raise enough from this one to get him everything he needs for it! Thank you all for your donations!!

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    • Linette Smith4 years ago
      Linette Smith

      Linette Smith

      4 years ago

      Ricky has been for his first wheelchair fitting so things are underway! I have been in contact with the wheelchair makers http://colourswheelchair.com/ and we are all very excited about getting Ricky his chair. Ricky is only about an hour away from their head office so they will be able to add extras to his chair if we raise enough to get more than the basic model. Please share with your friends ans remember you can do good AND be in with a chance to win the VPI turntable. Thank you all!

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    4 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 10/29/2016 22.13

    Supporters

    33

    • peter newby

      peter newby

      Oct 29, 2016

      hope this helps

      £10.00

    • James Howard

      James Howard

      Oct 29, 2016

      £10.00

    • peter newby

      peter newby

      Oct 27, 2016

      £10.00

    • Brad Kinchen

      Brad Kinchen

      Oct 26, 2016

      £15.00

    • James Howard

      James Howard

      Oct 25, 2016

      £20.00

    • Fiona keithley

      Fiona keithley

      Oct 25, 2016

      £5.00

    • peter newby

      peter newby

      Oct 18, 2016

      £10.00

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