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Weʼre raising £60,000 to Get Adam Dalton on the road! No Hands No Limits!

Jersey, Channel Islands
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No Hands, No Limits

Let’s get Adam on the Road

I am raising money to purchase, adapt and maintain a car for a remarkable young man, Adam Dalton.

Adam has complex physical disabilities. He was born with only upper arms, no elbows, or hands and deformities of both legs. Not that that stops him! At the age of 17, Adam continues to strive for independence and is already achieving success as a golfer.

Taking up golf has been a life saver for Adam. It has provided him with a real sense of purpose, and he is pretty darn good at it too. Regularly hitting his driver over 200 yards and winning competitions, he has won the admiration of many a seasoned player.

It is essential as Adam grows up that all opportunities for independence are explored. He will need adapted accommodation to include a workplace so that he does not need a carer, in addition to the everyday things an able-bodied person can access.

This is why I am asking you for your support to buy Adam a car, so he can achieve independent travel and experience the freedom of the open road. Adam desperately wants some independence and we can help him. In Jersey there is no support from the Government for drivers with disabilities as there is in the UK.

Think about this – how do you turn up the heating, or unlock the car when you don’t have a hand? How do you open a boot when you can’t reach it? How can you use the pedals with a shortened leg? Having tested a range of vehicles and obtained advice from numerous disability organisations, the Mercedes GLA200 1.3cc AMG Line Premium Pack is the only car that meets Adam’s needs. With the existing features of this car and some adaption, Adam can overcome all those obstacles.

Despite this model having limited production at the moment, Jacksons Garage have managed to secure the car and are also very kindly providing three years’ servicing free of charge. Drive Ability Jersey and Enable Jersey are also very generously committed to supporting Adam with this dream, but we need your help to raise enough money to buy, adapt, insure and run the car.

I have known Adam since birth and his mum Juliette since we were teenagers. Juliette is his primary carer and she has a constant battle to keep things moving towards Adam achieving a normal pattern of life. Unfortunately, a battle which is shared by many adults with a disability. Their seemingly unending strength and dignity they show with the constant challenges they face is both humbling and inspiring. So please do dig deep.

If you don’t know Adam or would like to know more about his remarkable achievements and see his cheeky grin for yourself, look him up online. He’s on Instagram, YouTube and Facebook under Adam Dalton or Adam ‘nubs’ Dalton.

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  • Zoe Dixon-Smith16 days ago
    Zoe Dixon-Smith

    Zoe Dixon-Smith

    16 days ago

    Hi everyone. Unfortunately there are issues with the car we were hoping to buy, so we are now on the hunt for a car that will meet Adam's needs. Please do keep spreading the word and raising awareness to help get Adam on the road.

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  • Zoe Dixon-Smith1 month ago
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    Zoe Dixon-Smith

    1 month ago

    What an amazing Saturday. Scott Mills carried Adam’s bag and clubs all the way round the Island raising awareness and money. We can’t thank you enough. Adam also challenged those brave enough to try to beat him on the driving range. I’m addition to all the online donations, a further £518 in cash was collected. Thank you all so very much 🙏

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  • Zoe Dixon-Smith1 month ago
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    Zoe Dixon-Smith

    1 month ago

    Shout out to Scott who is currently walking round the island with Adam’s golf clubs. Give him some encouragement if you see him. Don’t forget the closest to the pin competition at 4 at Longueville today. Everyone is welcome to come along and have a go! ⛳️

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Page last updated on: 9/25/2022 11.23

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141

  • Lisette Grenyer

    Lisette Grenyer

    Sep 25, 2022

    Good luck Adam and well done to Scott for the brilliant fundraiser walk in the summer 👍🏻

    £30.00

  • Shane

    Shane

    Sep 10, 2022

    Top work scott! Best of luck with the crowdfunding!

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 31, 2022

    £40.00

  • Charles Le Feuvre

    Charles Le Feuvre

    Aug 30, 2022

    Hope you get on the road Adam and good luck with lowering your handicap.

    £25.00

  • Rose Shepherd

    Rose Shepherd

    Aug 29, 2022

    What an amazing young man. A true inspiration to many. Good luck Adam!

    £30.00

  • Mo Hebburn

    Mo Hebburn

    Aug 28, 2022

    Good luck Adam

    £10.00

  • Shaun Balston

    Shaun Balston

    Aug 27, 2022

    Good luck Adam 👌👍

    £10.00

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Zoe Dixon-Smith

Zoe Dixon-Smith

Jersey, Channel Islands

I live in Jersey, Channel Islands and have been friends with Juliette, Adam's mum and full time carer for over 30 years. As a mother of 3 boys, Adam is an inspiration to me and indeed, everyone who has met him. It is my honour and pleasure to help get him on the road.

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