We are now in the process of raising money to help 8yr old Lewis Lee Carpentier from Warrington, who desperately needs a new wheelchair!
A GRANDDAD hopes to raise more than £6,000 for a new wheelchair after seeing his grandson’s face ‘light up’ the first time he tried an off-road chair.
Les Carpentier, of Forge Road, Great Sankey, says he would sell his soul to buy one of the hi-tech chairs and has enlisted the help of Patti Bradshaw and children’s charity the Shannon Bradshaw Trust to help raise the cash.
His grandson Lewis Carpentier, who is a Warrington Wolves south stand season ticket holder, has cerebral palsy and cannot walk.
During a camping trip three weeks ago with the 10th Warrington Cubs, based at St Mary’s Church, Great Sankey, a Cub leader suggested he try an off-road wheelchair during the trip.
Les, aged 63, said: “It gave him so much independence as rather than having to ask to be pushed somewhere he could do it himself.
“The light that came into that little boy’s eyes was brilliant being able to go off with his friends.”
A friend suggested Les get in touch with Patti Bradshaw who was more than happy to help.
Les said: “Once you meet Lewis he’s infectious.
“He’s the best supporter Warrington has got and has been watching them since he was four.”
Alongside Shannon Bradshaw Trust events, Les also hopes to raise cash with a race night and by holding car boot sales.
Patti said: “Les told us the difference in Lewis was unbelievable when he was using the new wheelchair.
“It gives him independence but I think Lewis also thought the new chair would stop his granddad from hurting himself.
“We would really like to be able to get Lewis the chair by Christmas and I know everyone in Warrington will help.”
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ANDREW’S NEW DOOR!
After waiting for what seemed to be forever! Andrew finally has his new door!
Andrew Duffy’s Electronic door has finally been installed after almost 18 months of waiting!!!
Andrew suffers from a muscle wasting condition and is confined to a wheelchair, so this will take alot of the strain from him and he will be able to lead a more independant life.
We were delighted to be able to help Andrew’s family with replacing their old door for one that he can now operate from the special buttons on his wheelchair.
Our First family have been booked in for their ‘Free Holiday’ in our Temporary Charity Static Caravan..
We are hoping through our fundraising this year to be able to purchase a New Charity Holiday Home! our aim is …….
For 17 yr old Andrew Duffy: more details to follow…..
Still waiting on the local council to see what funding they are putting into this project……??
The Trust has been very happy to have been able to help buy a new Wheelchair for Zak Hall.
Zak is 2 years old and has severe spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which affects his entire body.
The new wheelchair has been a God send to his family and has all the support Zak needs to be as comfortable as he can.
Pictured: Zak in his New Wheelchair
Sophie Godber has a life limiting condition called ”Congenital Muscular Dystrophy”
This is a life limiting, muscle wasting condition, she has to also have Specially designed shoes which are very expensive! Sophie’s mum Sarah contacted the charity and we were very happy to have been able to help.
You can read more about Sophie on her website…
The Trust presented little Aleksandria Baker age 6yrs with a special bike Trailer, Aleksandria suffer’s with the condition Rett Syndrome and the specially built bike trailer will help her to enjoy more family outings.
Presenting the bike trailer on behalf of the trust is Patron Pete Pinnington ( Wire FM ) Kieth Bradshaw (Trustee) & Patron Mike Wainwright ( Warrington Wolves ) with little Alexsandria and her mum Nicole.
Ifnan Aslam celebrating his 9th birthday with a little help from his friends.
Charlie Hale, Steve Arnold, and Ricky Hatton present Ifnan (from Manchester) with an xbox 360 and all the trimmings.
Ifnan was diognosed with cancer 9 months ago and will finish his treatment in may this year.
Ifnan presented Patti Bradshaw with a beautiful bouquet of flowers