Calum Lynch

Calum is joining in with Neils big bike ride

Fundraising for Just4Children
£2,741
raised of £3,000 target
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Participants: Neil Holt, Matthew Crouch
Daisy's Dainty Steps
Campaign by Just4Children (RCN 1164473)
Just4Children need your help to raise funds for Daisy to receive physiotherapy and mobility equipment to help her realise her huge potential.

Story

*Update*

So... there you have it.  Done.  Favourable weather, favourable wind but still - for me- a huge effort.  Brilliant support from Matt B driving.  In the few dark times facing the steepest hills your donations to this great cause spurred us on.  Thank you very much. 

If you haven’t yet donated... still plenty of time.  Every donation has a big impact.  Thanks




Neil, a friend and colleague has twin daughters, Daisy and Poppy.  They’re 5.  I want to help raise money for physio and mobility equipment so Daisy can realise her huge potential just like Poppy.  

Neil and his family believe that a viable way of raising funds is to ask me to haul my not unsubstantial frame from Bowness on Solway to Wallsend along the route of Hadrian’s wall, powered only by my own thighs. If that’s not enough they’re asking me to put my tender posterior back on my bike the following morning and do it all again, riding north to Holy Island.  They won’t even let me stop in Seahouses for fish and chips.  

September 10/11 2020.  To me it sounds horrific. Hopefully to you it sounds like a laugh thinking of the state of my rear end by the time I’m done. 175 miles.  Nearly 8,000 feet.  

Don’t let me drop out.  Make me commit to it and put some cash in the pot. For Daisy, but also for my tender buttocks.  

If you want to know more, here is Daisy’s story below.  If you just want to laugh at me being in pain... donate now by clicking on the link!  If you’re REALLY sadistic, then we’ll let you join in... for a fee. Give me a shout.    


Daisy is aged 5 from West Yorkshire. Daisy wants to be independent just like her twin sister.


Daisy was born prematurely in 2015 and after a few weeks in intensive care she came home with Poppy, her twin sister. It was only when Daisy started to miss milestones, such as sitting up, rolling and crawling that we thought there might be a problem. Just after Daisys first birthday she was diagnosed with asymmetric quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which was heart breaking for our family.


Just like any other little girl, Daisy loves playing, but because of her condition she relies on everything being within reach. She is unable to move herself around and relies on others to get her favourite toys off the shelf or arts and craft things from the cupboard.


At heart, Daisy is an outdoor girl. Some of her favourite things include getting in the back pack and going for a walk or being pulled along in her bike trailer.


Now that Daisy is getting a little older, she is starting to see that she cant do the same things as her sister or classmates, like playing in the garden, building dens and riding a bike. At the moment this is out of reach for Daisy, but we are determined these things will not be out of reach for the rest of her life.


Our dream for Daisy is that she can become more independent, have greater mobility and a better quality of life. To help achieve this we self-funded SDR surgery in December 2018, but to maximise the benefit of this procedure Daisy requires lots of physiotherapy and help from trained professionals. Were raising money for Just4Children to help cover the additional costs of physiotherapy and mobility equipment as this support is not available through our local NHS.


Getting Daisy a trike is high on our wish list. Not only will this help strengthen her muscles, but it will give her a sense of freedom she currently doesnt have. Imagine the thrill of riding away when all you know is dependence on others.


Any donations towards Daisys journey to independence are massive, and every penny that is generously donated will be invested in improving Daisys quality of life.


Thank you”

About the campaign

Just4Children need your help to raise funds for Daisy to receive physiotherapy and mobility equipment to help her realise her huge potential.

About the charity

Just4Children

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RCN 1164473
Just4Children is passionate about the relief of sickness & preservation of good physical & mental health of children & young people under 25 years resident in the United Kingdom & Ireland by providing & assisting in the provision of services & grants to enable them to obtain their medical needs.

Donation summary

Total raised
£2,740.56
+ £604.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£2,740.56
Offline donations
£0.00

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