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£1,575
raised of £1,000 target by 58 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,575 to help fund day opportunities for older people at The Lawrence Centre, Wells

    Wells in Somerset
    Funded on Tuesday, 20th October 2020

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    Hi, I'm Will and I want to raise some money for The Lawrence Centre, a charity that provides day opportunities for older people five days a week in Wells, Somerset.

    TLC, as it is known locally, is a great place for making things feel better for older people who are isolated and lonely because their world has shrunk. Being out and about is so much more difficult when you are frail and may be suffering from dementia. The chance to go to the TLC for a day a week and see friends, listen to other people's stories, chat over a hot lunch and learn new things means so much, especially if you haven’t got family around you.

    This means a lot to me. Despite being unable to walk, both my parents and society looked after me whilst I was growing up. Later on, the tables turned and I helped my mother out looking after my father. He became very unwell after two strokes. When I could, we would watch the sport together and talk about Everton, our football team. One of my last memories was sharing an iPad watching the Somerset County Cricket team play in the semi-final at his hospital bed. Dad was lucky because we were there for him. I would like to think that people who are not as lucky as my father have the same chance to carry on joining in with life.

    My plan is to wheel a marathon in my manual wheelchair, starting from my garden. I would like to raise £1 per lap at 36 laps per day over the next four weeks. I aim to raise at least £1000.00 for TLC which it needs to carry on making sure getting old can be fun.

    My target is a tall order. Please give whatever you can to make a difference. Meanwhile, I’ll be getting fit in my garden.

    Charity No: 1146960

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    • Will Parry5 days ago
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      5 days ago
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    • Will Parry3 months ago
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      3 months ago
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      I've finished the marathon! The page is staying open whilst the news spreads. Thank you to everyone who has supported me.

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    • Will Parry3 months ago
      Will Parry

      Will Parry

      3 months ago

      On 31st July, I completed the marathon and celebrated the occasion in the garden with friends and the Director of The Lawrence Centre, Maggie Charlesworth, seen below in the picture by the garden fence holding the bunting. Thank you to everyone who has supported my venture to raise money for The Lawrence Centre. Everyone has been so generous and the messages of support helped so much to motivate me to carry on. The page is remaining open for a little while as the news spreads that the marathon has been completed. Thank you again.

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    Page last updated on: 10/17/2020 11.13

    Supporters

    58

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 3, 2020

      Amazing achievement William. Congratulations x

      £20.00

    • Charles Cain

      Charles Cain

      Sep 4, 2020

      Great initiative, Will Good luck!Charles and Hilary Cain

      £30.00

    • Chris Twort

      Chris Twort

      Aug 31, 2020

      Excellent and very worthy cause.Read about Will in the WellsVoice.

      £30.00

    • The Mannings

      The Mannings

      Aug 28, 2020

      What an amazing challenge. Best of luck from all of us.

      £50.00

    • Peter and Jenny Crossley

      Peter and Jenny Crossley

      Aug 27, 2020

      Hoorah for you, Will!

    • H Waters

      H Waters

      Aug 27, 2020

      I’m so proud of you William. This is such an important cause. You may not remember me but I remember you from St Cuthberts Infants. I hope you get lots of donations. Best wishes Mrs Waters

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 27, 2020

    Great people make things happen

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    Wells in Somerset

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