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Leeanne Tighe

AJS Operation: The Smiley Face Appeal

Fundraising for Caudwell Children

95 %
raised of £58,000 target
by 315 supporters
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Caudwell Children

Caudwell Children transforms the lives of disabled children across the UK. We act as a safety net for families who are unable to gain the help they need. We provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK.

Charity Registration No. 1079770


Updated on Jan 6th 2012 at 8:23 PM from the JustGiving API

Thanks for your donations please can you repost or RT ajs

Updated on Jan 5th 2012 at 7:35 PM from the JustGiving API

Thank you to everyone who has donated on Ajs just giving and text giving over the past few days and all the lovely messages that have also been left from AJs mum xx

Andrew (known as AJ) is five years old and has Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy. AJ is unable to walk unaided and uses a k-walker frame to walk, He also wears splints on his legs and has physiotherapy daily and medication 3 times a day.

He is in a lot of discomfort everyday due to tightness in his muscles and as he is growing, AJ’s mobility is deteriorating.

We have found an operation in America called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy. This involves the cutting of nerves in the spine which will release the spasticity (tension) in AJ’s muscles. This will eradicate all pain caused by the CP and allow him to jump, hop, skip, and join in with his older brother’s playing football. This is AJ’s dreams come true. He loves sports but feels different to other children when he joins in. He is awkward in his movements and is now realising he 'stands out'. His surgery is booked for Feb 2012.

National charity, Caudwell Children, is supporting AJ and other children like him by raising money to fund ground breaking treatments and physiotherapy which can help children with Cerebral Palsy walk independently for the first time.

As a mother I would live and die for my son. He is my entire world so I am now on a mission to get him this life changing surgery. The drawback? It is going to have total costs of up to £50,000. This covers the cost of the surgery the flights and accommodation for one month. Upon our return we will have to get a private physiotherapist as the NHS will not give AJ the hours he needs. I am in the process of setting up sponsored events/charity evenings and have everything crossed that I can make this target.

Please help me to help my son. I feel bad that I am begging but please remember, if this was your Childs future, if you could do something to help them be free from pain, you would do all you could too.

If there is anything at all you Donate we would be forever grateful. I fear for Aj, I fear that he will lose the ability to walk we have been told without this Aj will spend his adult life in a wheelchair. More than anything he just wants to fit into society.

For more info on AJ’s Appeal please see our website or visit his facebook page we currently have over 2350 followers.




we would like to say a really big Thank you for all the offline donations  into AJs Fund
David Baker                                                                  £100.00

Laura and Maureen Football name cards                     £61.00


Juilie Fazackerley Tarot readings                                 £100.00

Mr Scott personal Cheque                                            £25.00

Mr Hedley Carter persoal cheque                                 £100.00

Chariot Supplies Bussiness cheque                            £100.00

Urban Athlon                                                                  £518.00

Laura and Maureen Pub collection                               £180.00

Tesco Bag packing droylsden                                       £1,030.00

Laura and Maureen football name cards                       £96.00

Sharron Senior Cheque                                                 £61.00

Grove pub ashton new road collection box                    £41.00

Martins Bakery                                                                £41.50

Martins Hazels Rajas combined collection box's          £95.00

Peppers, Yummy Box, Smart Cafe collection box's     £27.50

Laura and Maureen football name cards                       £40.00

David Johnson Urban Athlon sponsor money               £48.00

Jessica Chadwick Sponsored weight loss                    £350.00

Andrew Telford AJS dad Road Trip                                £200.00

Nicola Lowrie and little Leah personal cheque               £200.00

Andrew Telford AJs dad Fun Day in Wales                    £291.80

Jacquline Ward dentist collection box                             £60.00

Nephra HQ personal cheque                                           £70.00

Sharron Senior collections                                               £10.00

Wells Centre Cafe Football Cards                                   £100.00

Spar Sunnyside road personal Cheque                            £50.00



Tuesday 11 October crystal Demonstration at Stanley street working mens club Openshaw with Kerry summers @

Saturday 15 October afternoon of live bands play at the Printworks Manchester with Black Lace, Middleton popstars, Jam young group, Frank Byrne 60 DJ and many more.

Sunday 13 November Morrison’s Failsworth Bag Packing.

Friday 18 November Family Disco and Prizes Charity Night at Openshaw AEU

Saturday 19 November 300ft Bungee Jump on Tatton Park.

Sunday 27 November Platfields 5K Winter Urban Athlon places for 20 runneres.

Friday 16 December Christmas Party at Clayton Conservative club Ashton New Road with Father Christmas prizes face painting and Disco with Mike Sharky.

Important note to donors: As long as AJ requires funds to pay for treatment in the United States, Caudwell Children will manage all payments of funds for the family. All donations made will be added to the Caudwell Children SDR Fund and will be used to help AJ and other children with Cerebral Palsy in the UK receive this life-changing treatment.


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