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Deborah Riley

Wheelchair for Alex

launching a Christmas Appeal for Blackburn Community Sports Club because we want to help get a new wheelchair for Alex.

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£497.00
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by 30 supporters
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Blackburn Community Sports Club

We provide sporting opportunities to children in Lancashire of all abilities

Charity Registration No. 1118089

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We’re raising funds to help get a new wheelchair for Alex.

Alex was born prematurely and as a result has Cerebral Palsy, which means he has weakness in the left side of his body and cannot walk. He has been a member of BCSC disability section from it's inception & is a popular lad with members and volunteers alike. His parents have been staunch supporters of BCSC, raising many thousands of pounds to help us develop the diability section of the club and to reduce the costs of the annual trip for this section so that as many children as possible can benefit from it.

Alex is now 20 and completing his final year on a sports course at Blackburn College. He started this course 3 years ago with great aspirations and dreams for his future, hoping to get a job within the sports and leisure industry.  

Alex is desperately in need of a new wheelchair. This is his only means of getting around and he is pretty much in it all day, every day.  His present chair gives him very little support hence causing him discomfort and pain. The frame is also heavy and clumsy, causing restrictions on his ability to propel himself.This has become a huge barrier for Alex, particularly when he is independently trying to get from one place to the next, for example around college. 

His mum has spent a lot of time researching suitable wheelchairs and recently found one for Alex that is lightweight, custom made and easy to manoeuvre.It will meet his medical needs, reinforce a life of independence, and help him to feel good about himself.One of the vital elements of this chair is that due to its design it is more discreet, allowing for us to see more of Alex, and less of the chair.Additionally it is aesthetically pleasing, looking young and trendy which will help to boost Alex’s confidence and ultimately make such a difference to his life.   

So please dig deep and donate now.

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