Creating Hoppy Memories

£34,382 of £10,000 goal

Raised by 940 people in 24 months
2017 did not start well for our family.

 Tony was diagnosed with bulbar onset Motor Neurone Disease at the age of 40 years old.  Bulbar MND is a life limiting illness with an average prognosis of 2-3 years from onset of symptoms. Tony has had symptoms since May 2016. The diagnosis has come as a huge shock to everyone around us and the support we have had from everyone has been amazing.

Tony is a loving husband and proud daddy to three beautiful  (and boisterous ) boys aged 4, 7 and 9 years old. 

Tony is well known in football circles as he was a professional footballer playing for Carlisle United from 1992- 2002 and then Workington Reds 2002- 2012.

 The aim of this page is to raise enough money to fill the next two years with enough memories to last a lifetime for our boys. If we raise the target we can afford to go to Disney Land! We plan to spend each and every penny on experiences, so by contributing to this fund, you are creating fun and adventure, you can even offer suggestions on what you have done that was unforgettable. We don’t have a specific “Bucket list”, we are keeping an open mind and plan to be spontaneous, which will be super exciting for the kids.

You support is invaluable and your contribution matters………… thankyou so much.

It is important to mention that we will be separately fundraising for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. We have set up a  "fight back fund" in Tony name and will be doing a number of fundrasing activties.

The Hoppers x
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We are so overwhelmed by everyone's amazing generosity. We can't thank you enough.
Our boys have watched this fund grow and are so proud of their daddy. So in itself , this experience is unique and and creating memories, they will never forget the love that everyone has shown for Tony.
This is a story they will remember.
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wow!! can't believe the generosity that we have experienced.
Today has been the most surreal day of our lives. We have just sat down with Dan ( who is 9) and read all your comments and contributions.
We are humbled and so thankful for each and every one of your donations.
It is an emotional roller coaster reading those comments, but the support that you have all gave us is beyond belief!
so a huge THANKYOU!

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Kaye Pearson
24 months ago
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Donation made (forgot to leave a comment!) just to let you know we are all thinking of you! We watched you grow up and seen you make your debut for Carlisle United at Scarborough! Hope you make lots of happy memories! Lots of love PI and Christine Pearson xxx

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Louis Stephenson
24 months ago
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Hope you reach your target and take the kids to Disney. Hope us Pompey fans play our part on Saturday.

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Andy Mcleish
24 months ago
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Hi Tony. You don't know me but I'm so sorry about your diagnosis. My grandmother suffered it and all I can do is wish you all the best and all the luck in the world. If you ever want to chat about MND I will always be willing to chat with you

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Garry Middlemass
24 months ago
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lovely inspirational friend of mine , respect u always Tony ✊️

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John Michael Waddy Smith
24 months ago
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So sorry to hear about your illness Tony - I remember you and your sister when I was Deputy Head at Inglewood School and there is no doubt you were both an absolute pleasure to know and I cannot imagine how devastated you and your lovely family will be. I will be thinking of you and happy to donate. You certainly do not deserve to contract this dreadful illness.

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Chris Hughes
24 months ago
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Wishing you all well. Donation made. Best to you all ❤️

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Doreen Kirkbride
24 months ago
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Can't imagine what your. Going through. Your a lovely lad still good looking willl be donating when find out how to do it.

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Erin Ritchie
21 months ago

Hi Tony I've just put £110.00 into your donation. Just to let you know it was raised at the duke of Cumberland for you Mel and Martin brown

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Keith Donnelly
24 months ago

Thinking of you & your lovely family Tony, stay strong & keep fighting..xx..

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Diane Baxter Farrimond
24 months ago

So sorry to hear about your illness,your such a lovely family,sending my love to you all stay strong xx

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£10
Brian Hall
9 months ago

Great to see Tony at the Carlisle City football match yesterday- keep creating the memories. God bless.

CH
£20
Carolyn Harker
14 months ago

Thinking of Tony often as my step mother-in-law died of the condition recently. You have a fabulous family and I want you to make the most of this precious time with them. I have happy memories of working with Sue at CN, who always had a smile on her face and a positive attitude - she will be a great strength.

£20
Anonymous
17 months ago
MM

With our best wishes to you and your family from the Morton School 1980 Reunion Group. Kind regards. Stephen Read and Karen Lowe Mlynek, Reunion Organisers

DM
£50
Dave Milburn
20 months ago

C/o Paul Nicholson

£20
Anonymous
21 months ago
GB
£5
Guy Brennan
21 months ago

Wishing you all the best Tony from an old friend from Inglewood Junior School days and a massive Carlisle United Fan. Unfortunately I couldn't get the time off work, but have seen the footage on Youtube. I have donated the price of the game ticket to the fund

£20
Anonymous
21 months ago
Kaye Pearson
24 months ago
1
1

Donation made (forgot to leave a comment!) just to let you know we are all thinking of you! We watched you grow up and seen you make your debut for Carlisle United at Scarborough! Hope you make lots of happy memories! Lots of love PI and Christine Pearson xxx

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Louis Stephenson
24 months ago
1
1

Hope you reach your target and take the kids to Disney. Hope us Pompey fans play our part on Saturday.

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Andy Mcleish
24 months ago
1
1

Hi Tony. You don't know me but I'm so sorry about your diagnosis. My grandmother suffered it and all I can do is wish you all the best and all the luck in the world. If you ever want to chat about MND I will always be willing to chat with you

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Garry Middlemass
24 months ago
1
1

lovely inspirational friend of mine , respect u always Tony ✊️

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John Michael Waddy Smith
24 months ago
1
1

So sorry to hear about your illness Tony - I remember you and your sister when I was Deputy Head at Inglewood School and there is no doubt you were both an absolute pleasure to know and I cannot imagine how devastated you and your lovely family will be. I will be thinking of you and happy to donate. You certainly do not deserve to contract this dreadful illness.

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Chris Hughes
24 months ago
1
1

Wishing you all well. Donation made. Best to you all ❤️

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Doreen Kirkbride
24 months ago
1
1

Can't imagine what your. Going through. Your a lovely lad still good looking willl be donating when find out how to do it.

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Erin Ritchie
21 months ago

Hi Tony I've just put £110.00 into your donation. Just to let you know it was raised at the duke of Cumberland for you Mel and Martin brown

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Keith Donnelly
24 months ago

Thinking of you & your lovely family Tony, stay strong & keep fighting..xx..

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Diane Baxter Farrimond
24 months ago

So sorry to hear about your illness,your such a lovely family,sending my love to you all stay strong xx

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