In 2017, my dad suggested I should try baking to aid my rehab, as well as give me a new hobby. The difference this has made in my life is beyond anything I could have expected. My rehabilitation has accelerated and I have gained more function than I would have if I had not started baking. Baking has allowed me to feel “normal”, as there is nothing I cannot do - I can read the recipe, I can weigh out the ingredients, I can knead. And when I do all these movements I forget everything; I can just be Richard.
Why I want to raise money
Because of what baking has given me, I want to be able to share this experience with others who have suffered similarly to me. My plan is to work with the Queen Elizabeth’s hospital and set up a baking programme within the spinal unit, aiming to help improve the lives of others.
Thank you and I appreciate you taking the time to read my story. All donations are gratefully received!
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