Help Ruth Stand Up in the Crowd!

£5,691 of £9,500 goal

Raised by 108 people in 2 months
Hi I'm Ruth and in 2014 I had a major stroke at the age of just 23. I was left unable to move and speak. Although everything in my mind works and I understand everything, I cannot reply.

I have been working hard with Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists and Speech therapy with the help of carers and my partner Tom.

I am now 28 and progress is slow, but heading in the right direction.  

There is no estimated recovery time for a stroke.

I'm on here to raise funds for a special new wheelchair. This wheelchair will not only provide a greater quality of life for me, but it will also help me towards being more independent, healthier, and help me to achieve my therapy goals.

This wheelchair will allow me to sit down in a range of positions and then also stand up and be able to go down the street with my partner. Unless you have been in a wheelchair you cannot imagine how unnerving it is to be sat amongst a crowd.

With this chair I will be able to stand up and be part of the crowd. For example, at a concert or show it will allow me to feel just like the rest of the audience and It won't make me feel like I'm on the outside looking in.

Please help me to achieve this goal as it will make a huge difference to all aspects of my daily life. Any Donations are greatly appreciated.

You can follow my progress on my Facebook page Raise the Roof for Ruth
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I am amazed at the amount raised so far thank you. We have two fundraisers coming up.

27th July family fun day. Black Diamond at Creswell from 12pm. Games for all, BBQ and bouncy castle . Everyone welcome .
28th July is a sponsored walk from Lock keeper Chesterfield to where I used to work Lock keeper at Worksop. Anyone wanting to join in or meet up on route is very welcome.
If you would like anymore information about either please contact me on facebook.
Both these events we will be having a raffle so if you have something you'd like to donate again contact me.

A very good friend has also been busy doing a silent auction on facebook. Please take a look some beautiful items and tickets for some events.
https://www.facebook.com/raisetheroofforruthsilentauction/?ref=br_rs

Thank you to everyone xx Ruth Haslam xx
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I'd like to announce that due to a family friend I can reduce the overall target by a considerable amount. £4000!

This means yesterday I was able to put the deposit down . Happy and overwhelmed doesn't even come close.

Thank you to everyone but it's not over yet. I still need to raise around £8000!

Special thank you for the huge donation. Any donation big or small is gratefully received.

Fundraising events are being planned as we speak in various places.

Ruth
xxx
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Lisa Draper
19 hours ago
£50
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3 days ago
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£50
Sandra and Vince McGuire
4 days ago
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£50
Anne-marie Lock
7 days ago
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£20
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