Hydro pool for a special girl

I have been friends with my best mate for around 20 years. We both met through our children. Both called Abbie/Abigail our girls are severely disabled. For the last 20 years we have provided love, support and understanding for each other during some very difficult times.  Our girls are 24hour care, cannot speak, in nappies, in wheelchairs and not able to do very much.

Two years ago my daugther died age 17, my best mate was there for me at a time when I though my world had ended. She went above and beyond to help me just get out of bed each day.  Its not just me she helps, she is literally there for any of her friends and family that need help.  Now I would like to help her fulfill the dream she has for her daughter.  Abigail is at risk of early onset osteoporosis, she needs to exercise her muscles as much as possible to keep her moving and walking the few steps she can manage.   Her family have worked together to pay for the hydro pool itself  but for the pool to be as effective as possible it needs to be sunk into the ground. .  Please help me to help her.  She is such an amazing mum and friend and this will make such a huge difference to the family.   I am also organising a walk  in memory of my daughter Abbie.  It will be called  A purple walk for  Abbie, one of her favorite colours and one of the few words she could say!  It will culminate with a purple balloon release . Everyone is welcome to wear some purple.   Abbie loved swimming, I mean really loved it and this would be her gift to her friend.  It would mean a lot for me to do this in memory of my beautiful and much missed daughter.    If any businesses in petts wood would like to help by way of a donation please let me know. If any local schools would like to arrange a sponsered scoot or walk for us, please do let me know.  Help a local young lady and her family achieve something really special.  Please join us on our walk on Sunday 9th October at 11am in Jubilee woods. Meeting in the car park at the tent peg lane entrance and will be following the nature trail. Children are welcome to dress up.  Donations can be made on the day and one lucky walker will win afternoon tea for two delivered to their home.

Finally if there are any local trades that can help with the build, or with equipment, supplies etc that would also be fantastic.

Donations (58)

  • Barry Bridge
    • £800 
    • 7 yrs


Tina Santilli

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