At the end of January we celebrated the 1st anniversary of Mae’s surgery in the US. Can you believe that its been a year already?
Mae celebrates her 1st SDR Anniversary!
We have kept in contact with the Doncaster Free Press who have been following Mae’s progress. This has been a great way for us to let local supporters know our news. The reporter was very keen to reflect that we are continuing to raise funds for Mae’s rehabilitation, and was kind enough to share details of the ongoing costs and demands of suppporting Mae’s progress. Many thanks to them for highlighting our progress in the Free Press this week. You can see the article, as well as a fabulous video of Mae during therapy, on the Doncaster Free Press website.
We will continue to keep the Hope4Mae fund going, to support Mae’s rehabilitation programme. In celebration of her surgery anniversary, we will be launching a VERY special raffle, very close to our hearts. All proceeds will go to Mae’s rehab care. We will be announcing the details very soon!
Thanks so much for your continued support. It means so very much x
A message from Mae’s parents:
‘We are pleased to announce that Mae has been offered SDR on January 28th.
Thank you, thank you and thank you for giving us this chance to change her life. We are eternally grateful xx’
The fund raising continues to raise much needed resources for Mae’s aftercare, which will include a return trip to St Louis for post-op re-assessment, intensive Physiotherapy and associated residency costs during treatment.
Thanks to those have already shown their support, and to those who continue to support us. We will be holding a charity event, this coming Wednesday, at our local social club – Hawthorn Club, Cantley, to add to the funds. We hope you can join us then!
This week you may have seen Mae and her family in Doncaster Free Press, with the fabulous news that we have reached the £70k target! Huge thanks to all involved and we can’t believe we have cracked it.
Activity is still ongoing and many volunteers have offered their support with future events and sponsored activities. For this reason we have agreed to raise our target to £100k, and all funds that continue to be raised will go to Mae’s community fund for after-care, which will be required following her surgery in 2014. This will include all care costs such as physiotherapy, specialist equipment and any costs associated directly with rehabilitation for Mae.
You can see the Hope4Mae Fund grand total, made up of Mae’s Just Giving donations plus her community fund on our website, and follow Mae’s progress through surgery and beyond.
Sincere thanks to everyone for sharing Mae’s story and supporting her journey!
Mae’s family is currently working on a video to share Mae’s journey so far, including the astonishing achievements of volunteers who have run events, been sponsored for crazy antics and gone out of their way to help Mae achieve her dreams of walking. We will share with you as soon as it is available to view!
A message from Mae’s parents:
‘We really can’t wait to start work on our fundraising video of events that have taken place so far!!
Fundraising has certainly strengthened us for the coming months and years ahead. Its incredible to think of everyone and everything over the last 6 months that have got us to this point today. It has been a tiring addition to our journey but we would without doubt do it all over again and will continue to work in events to give Mae the best possible aftercare. We have made some great friendships, We feel very loved and we are so thankful and proud of everyone that has contributed to Hope4Mae aMAEzing people.
Mae’s Mum & Dad xxxx’