This Saturday, 28th January 2017, marks the third anniversary of Mae’s SDR surgery – where has the time gone?!
We always celebrate Mae’s surgery day as a marker of the huge milestone it was in offering her a door to independence. We have seen her show true grit since her surgery, and a consistent detrmination to develop strength and walking skills. We are now resuming our fundraising to support Mae’s intensive therapy courses, required to keep her mobile and build her strength.
At present we are seeing the true value of consistency with Mae’s therapy. Unfortunately Mae broke her arm before Christmas and, due to the weight of her pot and not being able to weight-bear on it, she has been unable to use her walker, or attend her therapy. She has just returned to school today, after 7 weeks away, and we will be resuming her therapy sessions to get her up and about. She has been quite frustrated to be immobile, and have to rely on using her wheelchair each day, and is looking forward to her normal routine.
We are holding our hand-made king-size quilt grand draw on Saturday at 5pm, in Cantley, and coupling this with an Open House (from 10am to 5pm) where Phoenix Trading greeting cards and stationery can also be bought in aid of Hope4Mae. All are welcome – please contact Amy on 07572 878 679 or Sarah on 07587 245 658 for details of the event or to buy raffle tickets.
We hope you can join us celebrate Mae’s progress!
Huge thanks this week to Mark Huby for being a fabulous compere at our Hope4Mae variety Night on Thursday! We would never have pulled it off without you and we can’t thank enough everyone who supported us with this astounding event.
The Doncaster entertainers receive a special place in our Hall of Fame this week, but you had to be there to believe it! Beautiful vocal performance from Harriet Thompson, comedy from Our Mothers Did ‘Ave ‘Em, dance routines extroadinaire from Nellie Stagles dancers, vocal duo Gale Force, and a particularly emotional performance from Auntie Claire, who was fabulous.
Mae’s Mega Raffle raised £3804 in ticket sales, added to this was the proceeds of games on the evening, further kind donations and a charity auction – making an extra £951.00. That’s a total of £4755.00! A-Mae-ZING!!
A personal message from Mae’s Mum and Dad:
Its officially WEEK 21 and we have raised an a-Mae-zing £45,564.71!
We are awaiting over £10,000 in sponsor money from recent events, in additon to the above total. We would like to thank EVERYONE who has supported us on our journey so far. The kindness and generosity that we are experiencing is OVERWHELMING!! Your continued support is appreciated so very much and we are grateful beyond words. Much love Mae’s Mummy & Daddy xxx
This week we hit the awe-inspiring £35k point – that’s HALF WAY there! Thanks to all who are helping us along the way, we are so thankful for all of your support. Here are just some of the ways we are getting there……..
HUGE THANKS TO XERCISE4LESS DONCASTER!! We can now confirm the total amount raised at their sponsored Combathon was a fantastic £826.31!
Thank you to Instructor Liam Ryan for giving up his time to hold this event and to Carolyn Abel for suggesting Mae’s fund!!
We would also like to thank all of the kind hearted people that donated and to each member that took part in the Combathon
Many thanks to:
* Colin Barthorpe
* Brenda Fraser
* Julie Siddall
* Paula Leesing
* Alan White
* Carolyn Abel
for collecting and paying in all donations and sponsor money. We appreciate it takes a lot of time to organise this. Every little will make the biggest difference to Mae and without you all we could not give Mae this chance xx
Today Looay Gharib has begun his mammoth cycle from the Grimsby Telegraph Office to the London Daily Mail Office in support of Mae. You can follow his progress on Mae’s facebook page and donate here. Best of luck and huge thanks Looay! xx
On Sunday 15th September Forrest Leishman is undertaking the Great North Run in support of Mae. Please show your support on his Just Giving page. We wish you well Forrest! Thank you x
On Thursday 19th September we have reached the date for Mae’s Mega Raffle and Variety Night at The Earl of Doncaster! It has come round so quickly and we look forward to seeing many of our friends and supporters there. We have a very limited number of tickets still available, plus some raffle tickets. Please contact Amy on 07572 878 679, or Sarah on 07587 245 658, to buy yours. Thank you.
And last, but by no means least this week, please check our Hall of Fame for new additions! You will see that the Tough Mudder competitors completed their challenge with flying colours and we will update you of the total raised as soon as it is confirmed – many thanks to all involved!