Raising £20,000 for John's All Terrain Wheelchair!
£1,800 raised
9% of £20k goal
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4 Years running
John is 9 years old and has Muscular Dystrophy, a condition which means his muscles don't work as they should and he finds it very difficult to keep up with his friends. John struggles to walk at all and he can't run about and share in the fun that ...
John is 9 years old and has Muscular Dystrophy, a condition which means his muscles don't work as they should and he finds it very difficult to keep up with his friends. John struggles to walk at all and he can't run about and share in the fun that his friends enjoy.

Living in the countryside makes life even more of a challenge. Conventional wheelchairs which are provided by the NHS are great if you enjoy living your life on exclusively flat surfaces, sanitised public buildings and wish to sit 2 feet below the rest of society. If you want as normal a life as possible, which means you aren't pigeon holed and your aspirations cut down, you need access to chair that can give you the liberty and independence that everyone deserves.

There are a few chairs out there that go a long way to achieving this, but they cost between £15,000 and £20,000, even without any VAT. The NHS offer disabled children just £750 towards the cost of finding their own chair (that's the equivalent of 2 months cleaning and gardening expenses for some MPs, or even 6 bottles of publicly funded wine at David Cameron's dinner table in Brussels) so you can see there is a gaping hole between what every child deserves and what the government are prepared to offer.

In the longer term its our hope that disabled people who wish to participate fully in society should be given that opportunity. In the short term we have to grab the bull by the horns and MAKE IT HAPPEN ...
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