Raising money for Olive's all terrain wheelchair

Lisbeth Chilcott profile

Project by Lisbeth Chilcott

Raising money for Olive's all terrain wheelchair

Raising money for Olive's all terrain wheelchair

Lisbeth Chilcott profile

Project by Lisbeth Chilcott

£24,484

raised so far

578

supporters

Raising money for an all terrain wheelchair for our three year old daughter Olive by selling her own brand of merchandise.

New stretch target

Wow! We have already met our target. This is incredible and we are absolutely overwhelmed. 

It is a very emotional thing to do to ask for help, especially for your child. And, in a world that is not set up to easily cater for the needs of a child like Olive, your donations and support feel like a huge, welcoming hug. I can not begin to tell you what this means. 

Thank you so much to all of our supporters, we are absolutely bowled over by your kindness. 

Since we have met our target ,much earlier than planned we have decided to stretch our target to £15,000. Olive's needs mean that it is often extortionately expensive for Olive to have access to the items that she needs to live a"normal" life.  Depending on how much extra we raise, additional funding could go towards: a 'learn to read' program for her communication device (£180), five private physio sessions (£500), a bespoke made tricycle (£3,500) or a lift so that Olive can access our garden (£10,000). 

Thank you so much for your support, you are making a huge, huge difference to Olive’s life.




1621970999_1621970999571.pngRead our full story to be able to see pictures of the items we are selling1621970999_1621970999571.png

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1621889479_meet_olive_image.jpgOlive is a happy three year old, with a lovely smile. She love’s ducks, Hey Duggee, giggling at her daddy and going on adventures.

Olive has quadriplegic cerebral palsy. As a result of a catastrophic brain injury at birth, she can’t sit, walk or talk, and is fed through a gastrostomy tube. Olive can’t do anything without help to meet every single need. However, she doesn’t let this stop her enjoying life to the fullest.  

Olive loves spending time outside with her family, but as she grows we’re finding it increasingly difficult for her to access the outdoors safely and comfortably. She needs a specialist wheelchair that can keep her supported and can also handle rougher terrain to give her access to forest paths, sandy beaches and lakeland trails.

 

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1621887350_making_lemonade_final-01.jpgLife has given Olive lemons, but she makes lemonade. Inspired by her resilience and positivity we decided to create merchandise with the phrase ‘making lemonade’ to raise funds for her all terrain wheelchair. We hope that the sentiment resonates with you, we know many of you might be making lemonade too.1622053176_3_product_banner.jpg

 

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Products are available to purchase until the 2nd of July, after that we will collate all orders, get them made and sent out to you. 50% of your donation will go towards Olive's wheelchair fund. 

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A4 Print | £10

Vibrant A4 print designed by Emma Shafii of Blush & Blossom. Printed on 350gsm recycled silk paper manufactured from sustainably certified, 100% recycled fibres. 

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Kids Tee | £15

Be the coolest kid in town in our Making Lemonade kids t-shirt. Our Making Lemonade logo is printed large across the chest. Available in ages 1-15.

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Adult Tee | £20

Feel the summer vibes in our unisex Making Lemonade white tee. Our Making Lemonade logo has been embroidered onto the left side. Available in sizes S - 2XL. 

(In the photos below, both are wearing a M)

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Adult Sweater | £34

Cosy up in our super soft unisex adult sweater with our Making Lemonade logo. Available in heather grey or jet black, sizes XS - 2XL. 

(In the photos below, the female wears a S and the male a M)

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IMPORTANT: If you live outside of the UK, please make an additional donation during the checkout process and your parcel will take as much as 12 weeks to arrive. 

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When you choose a reward, around 50% of the contribution goes towards Olive's wheelchair fund. 

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1621888482_delta.jpgThe all terrain wheelchair we are hoping to purchase is the Delta by Delichon. The Delta, with the additional extras and support Olive needs, costs £3,500. Since only 50% of reward based donations go to Olive's fund, we have set our target at £7,000.

 

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When will I receive my order?

Fundraising finishes on the 2nd of July, at that point we will collate all the orders, get them made and posted out to you. If you live in the UK, you should expect to receive your order before the end of July. If there are any delays, we will keep you informed. 

 

What if I want my reward posted outside of the UK?

1621881477_screenshot_2021-05-24_at_19.37.18.pngThe cost of delivery abroad isn't cheap, however, we've managed to source economy postage outside of the UK for a reasonable price. These delivery charges are reflected in the reward description, but they are not automatically added. You'll need to add the additional donation at point of checkout (see example screenshot).

IMPORTANT: Economy International delivery can take up to 12 weeks for delivery. If you're keen to get it sooner, get in contact and we can confirm what that additional donation should be to receive the reward quicker.

  

What if I want to buy more than one thing?

If you want to purchase more than one reward (hooray!), you will need to do a separate transaction for each due to Crowdfunder only enabling us to capture one ‘size’ option per transaction. Sorry!

 

What if I want to purchase a reward but make a larger donation?

If you want to add a donation onto your reward, you will be able to do this at the checkout. Amazing, thank you!

 

What if I just want to give you a donation?

If you feel that you would rather the full amount of your pledge went towards our target then you can choose to make a donation on it's own, without being rewarded with some of the merchandise on offer. 

 

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If this project is successful, it will make a real and lasting difference to our lives and your support will ensure that we can start enjoying the outdoors as a family again.

Thank you for your generosity and for supporting Olive. We hope you like your rewards!

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