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UPDATE on our £5,000 target

With life being so busy we haven't posted for a while so we thought it was about time we updated you all on our £5,000 target but more importantly we have a number of thank you's to make to some very special people.

Firstly we'd like to offer a massive thanks to all the employees at Inoplas Technology in Ferndown. Christian Rodiger contacted us completely out of the blue after a colleague of his (Sue) has seen one of our articles in the local paper about our fundraising and she suggested they could help. With Christian already entered to run in the local Ox marathon, colleagues Julita and Steve in the Ox half marathon, Sue decided to shave all her hair off (!!) and others made and bought cakes to contribute to a large cake sale......and with everything being organised and co-ordinated by Allison they raised £582 (which included an incredibly generous donation from their boss Jon). With none of them actually knowing us or Harrison, it makes this effort even more special to us so thank you everyone. 

We'd also like to thank the hairdressers where we take the boys, Huttons Hair Design and all their customers. Since we announced our fund raising target earlier this year they've had a poster up about it along with a donation tin at reception. They has now raised in the region of £150 which is just awesome...so thank you guys.

In our last post on Harrison's Facebook page we mentioned Darren's 'Trek for Harrison', a completely self sufficient 76 mile hike he was doing across Exmoor National Park. Darren is still collecting sponsorship money but we want to thank him and we're pleased to say that he survived and had an unbelievable yet gruelling time. Well done and thanks Darren!

We've previously mentioned the continuous support we've had from the members at Queens Park Golf Club. On our behalf Club President Bob Wood recently contacted a local charity, The Hadland Foundation and they've given us a cheque for £200 towards our target, so a massive thanks to both them and Bob.

And last for now, incredibly just as we've been writing this blog this evening we've been contacted, again out of the blue, by the owner of The Chapel in the Valley Pre School in Corfe Mullen. Every week they have something in their treasure box and they put in a copy of the Wimborne Advertiser and read the children some news. They saw one of the articles about Harrison and the children seemed to show an empathy and understanding of Harrison's story so they decided to do a sponsored walk for him, astonishingly raising over £600 so far!

Finally and whilst we're not too sure on the total amount, with all this amazing support we're delighted to say that we're pretty sure we've reached the £5,000 target we set ourselves this year. We never really thought we'd make it to be honest but we've been blown away by all the remarkable people that have supported us and helped Harrison and so we'd like to thank you all once again.

Suffice to say though, we're not stopping here!

Whilst we set £5,000 as a target towards getting a suitable vehicle for Harrison to travel in, the Trust Fund was always set up to help him on an ongoing basis, into his teens and even adulthood....and when you think we might have to be getting him a specially adapted power wheelchair soon which he can steer using his head and will cost in the region of £8-10,000......no, we're not stopping and will continue to do all we can for him.

So could we reach £10,000 maybe? A tall ask but knowing some of the things that are still planned by some other extraordinary people, who knows!!!

Watch this space and if you've got any ideas we'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for reading....Jon and Jo x