Garden Nome - Access and Recovery Fundraiser

by Naomi Robinson Dunbar in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Garden Nome - Access and Recovery Fundraiser

Total raised £1,385

£4,444 target 21 days left
31% 37 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 15th June 2024 at 1:20pm

A mutual aid request for access/recovery/support dog training and care.

by Naomi Robinson Dunbar in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Dearest People,

As some of you know, my life has been blighted these last 4+ years by a chronic health condition. After years of investigation, I have found out the operation - we hope will fix it - will happen in just over three weeks, on the 28th of May!  This will incorporate a minimum week-long recovery in the hospital, followed by 6 weeks at home.

Firstly, about a dog... I am training my dog Morris as a Support Dog, and whilst I am in the hospital, this would be a phenomenal chance to send her off for residential training.

Her current training must be maintained and this way, she’ll be given the consistency she needs and the opportunity to advance greatly,  improving my quality of life no end. Maybe most crucially, she will be totally cared for in my absence as I live alone. But this is pricey, as you can imagine. 

A rough estimate of Morris1714917475_img_2644.jpeg’ training and care is £1200 per week. This includes 7 days of board with her trainer (A fully qualified professional who happens to have their own self-trained support dog.) and their family, with constant training throughout this time.  This excludes additional travel and logistics - I am still learning about this aspect.

I need her to go for a minimum of three weeks, covering my one-week hospital stay and two weeks of recovery. Should there be any complications, I’d need to consider extending her stay. 

 I am currently looking at £3600 minimum.

Second, we roll like thunder... As a wheelchair user, I currently cannot access my garden easily and am in desperate need of a ramp for my back door. The council will not provide one, so I have to self-fund.

Those close to me will know this has been a rough ride and at this point, I just need to pay full whack for proper mobility equipment that allows me to get on with my life.1714917247_screenshot_2024-05-05_at_14.53.43.png

Artwork by @thechroniciconic via instagram.

Having looked at many options, they come in at vaguely similar prices, from around £1k to £1.5k. Having decided a modular metal ramp is for me - I am finalising quotes.

*** As I write this, Morris has come in with my missing bra proudly in her mouth; it's sopping wet and torn. She knows she can go in the garden, and I cannot. All her biggest mischief occurs out there. ***

Third, come along for mystery print... I would like to raise funds by making you something in return, and this something will take the form of a print! 

This is to be created during my recovery period as curently I need to be prepared to be out of action for 2 months. 

I have put up some photos of old doodles on my instagram @nomedeguerre (I have very little of my completed work so just snapped some bits I had to hand). Hopefully this may give a vague idea of what might appear at your doorstep. I will update this page as I go.

The print run will be limited to the number sold within the next few weeks.

Finally, I know... these are big asks; I am doing this for no reason other than these are the things I need, and annoyingly, I need them quickly. Please share this far and wide so we can get this Nome settled at home, and I have a loving occupation to focus on as I heal.

Any donations gratefully recieved, every penny counts, including shares!

Thank-you

Naomi ( and Morris and Caerbhaill)

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£30 or more

Single Print +

1 x a5 (approx) print, numbered and signed. 1 x extra gratitude, come over for a cuppa! Includes postage within the the UK. I aim to send out all prints within 3 months of the fundraiser ending.

£20 or more

Single Print

1 x a5 (approx) print, numbered and signed. Includes postage within the the UK. I aim to send out all prints within 3 months of the fundraiser ending.

£35 or more

Double Print

2 x a5 (approx) prints, numbered and signed. Includes postage within the UK (both sent to the same address in one package). I am aiming to send out all prints within 3 months of the fundraiser ending.

£45 or more

Double Print +

2 x a5 (approx) prints, numbered and signed. 1 x extra gratitude! Come over for a cuppa sometime. Includes postage within the UK (both sent to the same address in one package). I am aiming to send out all prints within 3 months of the fundraiser ending.

£50 or more

Triple Print

3 x a5 (approx) prints, numbered and signed. Includes postage within the UK (all prints sent to the same address in one package). I aim to send out all prints within 3 months of the fundraiser ending.

£60 or more

Triple Print +

3 x a5 (approx) prints, numbered and signed. 1 x extra gratitude! Come over for a cuppa sometime. Includes postage within the UK (both sent to the same address in one package). I am aiming to send out all prints within 3 months of the fundraiser ending.

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