Sponsored walk – 7 days of fundraising!

We have recently been approached by Dave and three friends as they are undertaking a mammoth walk accross Peddar’s Way and asked Hope4Mae if they could fundraise along the way! You can see the extent of their journey on the National Trail website – it’s quite a feat!

Dave and Team will start their walk today, and continue their 95 mile journey until 26th September. Please show your support by donating on our Just Giving page, quoting ‘Peddar’s Way’ as reference.

Here’s hoping the weather is knid and the blisters are few for Dave and the Team. We’ll let you know how they get on. Thanks to all involved!

Peddar's Way - copyright National Trail website

Peddar’s Way – copyright National Trail website

We did it! Please show your support :-)

On Saturday our team of 15 Hope4Mae supporters ran the Colour Obstacle Rush 2016 at Rother Valley Country Park in Sheffield.

With varying abilities (and ages!) we forged ahead to overcome obstacles – of the bouncy, wobbly and space-hoppery type, plus powder paint thrown from all angles!

It was a fantastic day and we will let you know how much we have raised when donations are all in.

We are continuing to raise funds to pay for Mae’s ongoing rehabilitation costs, which are not supported by the NHS. A single session of Physiotherapy costs £60, so all donations are welcome, thank you!

Please consider pledging – any amount adds up – in the following ways:

or www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hope4mae-everystepoftheway

The Hope4Mae Team

The Hope4Mae Team


More of our Team

More of our Team


Mum & Dad cross the finish line!

Mum & Dad cross the finish line!

Our Mission Statement

Since Mae’s successful SDR surgery in 2014 the mission of our fundraising has shifted to ongoing rehabilitation costs. Our aim is to fund Mae’s therapy costs, which maximise function, develop her mobility and will assist her independence as she grows older.

Although we have seen, and shared with you, vast improvement in Mae’s ability to stand and begin to walk as a result of her SDR surgery, the procedure is still not recognised in the UK and, as such, the operation and necessary follow-up is not supported by the NHS. Families throughout the UK, like our own, continue to privately fund the operation, and considerable ongoing therapy costs.

This video helps to explain Mae’s ongoing journey:

The importance of post-SDR Therapy, from MP Fitness

We continue to have weekly individual Physiotherapy sessions for Mae, to focus on her exercises to build strength and stamina in her legs and maintain range of movement. These are not funded by the NHS, so this is something we have to fund privately, at around £4000 per annum. Intensive residential therapy has helped Mae progress in her independence but this costs approximately £10,000 per annum.

Mae attends Riding for the Disabled lessons to improve her trunk control and muscle strength. These are personally funded by the family at £500 pa.

Mae has regular swimming sessions, which is an excellent all-round exercise, to consolidate all of the other therapies. This is also personally funded by the family at £500 pa.

We are always happy to answer any of your fund-raising questions regarding Hope4Mae and open to your suggestions as to how you can continue to assist us in supporting Mae’s therapy. Thanks so much for your support!

Mae walks with Dr Park - with a little help from 'Betsy'!

Mae walks with Dr Park – with a little help from ‘Betsy’!

To offer support by way of a sponsored event, fund-raiser or advertising Mae’s cause, please contact us at hope4mae@hotmail.co.uk