Team Run Weally Cwick (RWC) are running the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 7th October in order to get a young lad some new wheels. Dan Wakefield, a close family friend of Alice Leedale, has a condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which means he is unable to walk, stand or make any movements against gravity.
Dan uses a customised electric wheelchair for all his mobility needs. His wheels equal his independence, something which all 26 year olds crave. Dan& 39;s existing wheels are now very old and break down frequently, confining Dan to his bed until the wheelchair is repaired.
The mission is simple: GET DAN NEW WHEELS. The NHS are unable to provide a wheelchair to meet Dan& 39;s needs and wheelchair charities typically do not provide funding for over-25s.
Despite the challenges Dan faces - not least being a passionate and award-winning Liverpool supporter - his successes are numerous; he& 39;s gained a BA in Geography and a Masters in Business. Now Dan wants to put those skills into action by finding a job. New wheels are a necessity.
Dan& 39;s cousin has been running a fundraising campaign for six months and so far has raised a whopping £9,000 of the c. £15,000 needed; Team Run Weally Cwick want to get the rest with your help. This is your chance to make a massive difference to a young person& 39;s life.
Thank you very much for your donation.
Team Run Weally Cwick