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Oliver was born in January 2011. He was nearly 12 weeks early and weighed 2lbs 12 when he was born. As time went on we started to realise that he wasn't able to do things other children do and wasn't reaching his milestones. 

In April 2012 Oliver was diagnosed with Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy with complications in his upper limbs. Our world fell apart when the consultant told us he may never walk. At that time Oliver couldn't do anything, he would just lie on the floor watching the world go by around him. Now at the age of 2 and a half he is a happy little boy who can sit up on his own (although he may be a bit wobbly), crawl on all fours and has started to pull himself upto standing. He loves to swim but all he really wants to do is join in with his sister and friends and play on a scooter, ride a bike and run around. 

Please help us to raise money for a life changing operation that will help him to walk. The operation that is available is called SDR - Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy. We need to raise the money for the operation, intensive physiotherapy both post and pre op and a specialised trike that strengthens his legs to prepare him for the operation. 

Please help us to give Oliver the chance to play on a scooter alongside his big sister. 

Should we exceed the target amount (or if we do not raise enough funds, or if they cannot be used for any other reason) the funds raised will go to the general funds of Tree of Hope to assist other sick children.

http://www.footsteps4oliver.co.uk

Updates 14

Thank you to Futurepath Nurseries (Millie's old nursery) for their fantastic donation and Virgin Atlantic for their amazing donation of £13,160 raised by the whole company. THE BEST company in the world to work for. Xxx

28/01/14 03:43

A massive thank you to Emma Ede and her team at ID Agency for their 5km Santa Run and cake sale which raised £1,621. We wish we could have been there to cheer you on in your santa costumes. xxx

16/01/14 10:49

Thank you to the Southampton Welly Walkers who raised £1587 walking with toddlers and children around Riverside Park in Southampton. xxx

16/01/14 10:45

Thank you so much to each and every one of you for all of your support and donations, you have no idea how much it means to us and how utterly overwhelmed we are by everyones generosity. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. xxxx

03/12/13 08:40

Thank you so much to the team at LIVE Experiential for completing the Mens Health Survival obstacle run raising £1841.77 in the process. xxx

03/12/13 08:20

Raising money for

Tree of Hope

Tree of Hope

Charity Registration No. 1149254 In Scotland SC042611

Tree of Hope offers hope to the families of sick children in the UK who need specialist medical surgery, treatment, therapy and equipment in order to free them from suffering, giving a better quality to their young lives. England & Wales 1043092 Scotland SCO4261 http://www.treeofhope.org.uk

Raising money for

Run by Tree of Hope

Charity Registration No. 1149254 In Scotland SC042611

Donations 767

Such an inspirational family on a incredible journey.lots of love to you all xxx

Donation by Fiona Murphy on 26/11/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Gerry Mulholland on 01/11/14

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Go Oliver! You're amazing xxx

Donation by Sarah Jordan on 04/10/14

All the best Oliver, Mum and Dad. Stay strong. You're in my Prayers. Lots of love. Xxx

Donation by Em Gill on 03/10/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

I really hope everything works out for you all . I will be thinking about you .x

Donation by Clare humphries on 27/09/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Lots of love & best wishes for a hugely successful op. You've worked so hard already. What a great lad!

Donation by P and J on 28/08/14

£200.00

+ £50.00 Gift Aid

Good luck with everything. x

Donation by Anna Gledhill on 27/08/14

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

We wish you well and hope the operation is a great success for Oliver

Donation by Gail Gascoigne on 27/08/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Good luck to Oliver for his operation From Frank & Janet Hutchings

Donation by Frank & Janet Hutchings on 26/08/14

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Good luck from Stella Charsley

Donation by Anonymous on 13/08/14

£10.00

Thinking of you all - what a lovely family xx

Donation by Linda Porter on 12/08/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Clare & DJ on 02/08/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Axstane Agility Club on 15/07/14

£80.00

+ £20.00 Gift Aid

To our beautiful nephew and cousin Oliver Good luck and be brave xxx

Donation by Andy, Leanne, Eloise, Alexis & Flynn on 08/07/14

£80.00

+ £20.00 Gift Aid

Your grandad Graham told me all about you. Good luck! Thinking of you and your family.

Donation by The Donaldsons on 23/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

OUR CHILDREN MAKE ALL OUR LIVES

Donation by PAUL on 20/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck! Read about Oliver in the HCS bulletin. Hoping you reach your target soon.

Donation by Grace Whitworth on 06/06/14

Dear Terry & Sally, With great respect and admiration for your parental love would I like to support Oliver. Thanks for a good trip.

Donation by Willem van den Berg on 03/06/14

20,00 €

Donation by Natalie Barrow on 02/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

hope you get to your total goal x :) heres a small donation

Donation by jonathan clayton on 24/05/14

I hope you raise all the funds you need to enable Oliver to have his operation. My friend's 4year old had the same operation a year ago and he is doing amazingly well. I am sure Oliver will too xxxxx

Donation by Heidi Abernethy and family on 21/05/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

We have been made aware of Olivers condition and proposed treatment through a friend Paul Curtis. Good luck with raising your target!Ryan and Marcus

Donation by Ryan McKinlay on 21/05/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

From Brett Welby (Heathcote House Dental Practice, Haywards Heath)

Donation by Anonymous on 20/05/14

£45.00

+ £11.25 Gift Aid

Good luck to you all. Hope the ball goes well

Donation by Jim Nunn on 20/05/14

Mum and dad were both touched by Oliver's story and wanted to make a donation for him. Lots of love Natalie Duke (fellow virgin hostie) xxxxx

Donation by Natalie Duke on 18/05/14

£150.00

+ £37.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£31,743.10
  • Offline donations£33,645.78
  • Text donations£58.00
  • Total raised£65,446.88
  • Gift Aid£6,306.58

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