Thank you to everyone who donated to Stanley. Together we raised £2,224.
Stanley Senior age 3, has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. We contributed £2,224 for a tailor made wheelchair with the Wimbourne & Ferndown Lions kindly donating the balance of £500.
Stanley and his twin sister Willow were born early at 26 weeks and spent a turbulent 5 months in intensive care as a result Stanley has been left with Cerebral Palsy. He is bright as a button and although his disability effects all four limbs his arms are relatively strong.
The wheelchair we have purchased for Stanley should last until he is 10. Stanley will be a long term wheelchair user and his parents want to start him on that path with positivity which will come from the achievement of being able to get around with relative ease.
It was a real pleasure to meet you all today. What you are doing to help us and others like us is extraordinary. We are totally overwhelmed by your generosity and have gratitude beyond belief about what your gift will bring to Stanley and ultimately our whole family, as I said the wheelchair is much more than a tangible object, it is the opportunity for Stanley to experience what we all take for granted… Being independent … That means the world.
Leela, Stanley’s mum, raised a massive £11,000 for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Poole Hospital. Her twins had spent 385 in hospital so she arranged a 385 mile cycle ride from Lake Windemere to Poole Hospital. This took a gruelling 6 days. Leela is now doing everything she can to support our fund-raising.