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Thornham Village Hall folk help fund new ramp for Jack

We’ve just received a very kind donation from the lovely people who attended the ‘Soup and Sandwich’ event recently at Thornham Village Hall. £150 will now go towards installing a new ramp for Jack to access our static caravan at the Haven Caravan Park. This will stop us having to lift both Jack and his […]

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Jack is named Courageous Child of the Year

We were thrilled to be invited to the Cambridge News Community Awards where Jack shared the Courageous Child of the Year award with Evan Rees-Humphreys. Sponsored by the Liam Fairhurst Foundation, Jack and Evan received the award at a glittering event at Homerton College. It was a real privilege to be among such an amazing […]

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Jack gets powered up

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to Jack’s new power wheelchair: Waterbeach United Charities, Wheels for Martin’s Friends, the family of Joel Sheairs and the residents of The Haven Caravan Park in Thornham, Norfolk. Jack has grown so much in the last couple of years so the Permobil C400 is perfectly suited to […]

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Where would we be without the wonderful women of Waterbeach!

A huge thank you to Gina Pikett and Paula Kessler who both took on some tough challenges over the past couple of months to help raise funds for Jack’s Appeal. Gina cycled in ridiculous heat in the Cambridge Cycle Swarm on June 8th and Paula took part in yet another marathon – we are hugely […]

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A huge thank you to the Gill family from Bishop’s Stortford!

We would like to say a massive thank you to the wonderful Gill family for hosting the quiz night on Saturday April 12th in Bishop’s Stortford: the incredibly generous £600 will go towards an all-terrain wheelchair for Jack – we are so grateful and really enjoyed the evening.

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On the beach in France in the new chair!

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Thanks to the amazing fundraising efforts of our friends, Jack’s new Hippocampe chair arrived in good time for our recent holiday in France. For the first time Jack was able to join us independently in the sea. The water was a bit chilly but Jack loved every minute of it and we even managed to […]

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Jack becomes a movie star! Now over 3,800 youtube hits!

JACK: Differently abled Jack and brother Dylan have taken part in a 10 minute documentary to help Anglia Ruskin University students Hayley Dean and Jo Gill raise awareness of living with cerebral palsy. Filming took place between Oct and Dec 2013 and we think the final film is a lovely portrayal of Jack’s family life […]

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Stewart does Jack proud

Thank you so much to Stewart Clowes who raised over £300 towards Jack’s Appeal after taking part in the Snowdonia Marathon – what a total star! We will put the money towards IT support so Jack can learn to recognise his letters and numbers. Why would any one not want to live in such a […]

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Thanks to St John’s Wives, Waterbeach

A huge thank you to St John’s Wives, Waterbeach who raised £810.00 over the past year towards Jack’s Appeal. We have never seen so many teddy bears on a stall – the wives sold hundreds at last year’s Waterbeach Feast. We’re so grateful for your support and will put the money towards respite care so […]

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Plucky Paula takes on the London Marathon

We’re delighted that Paula Kessler decided to run the London Marathon in aid of Jack’s Appeal. Waterbeach’s answer to Paula Radcliffe trained hard and pounded London’s streets on April 21st 2013. Paula raised just under £500 which is an amazing achievement – thanks so much Paula! If you would like to donate to Jack’s Appeal, […]

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