Through sponsorship for his triathlon, and the support we have received from JMW Solicitors (where James works), James has raised around 10% of our total (over £5000). We can't thank him enough, and hope he is proud of his own achievements.
So, here are some memories of the morning.....
|It's early in the morning, but James is ready!|
|And they're off..........|
|Now I'm fully awake.....how about a little bike ride?|
|Just need to remember where I parked my bike.......|
|That's the bike ride done. Now for a short run........|
|About to cross the finishing line......|
|A good morning's work! Anyone for Fish and Chips?|
When we set our original target, we only factored in funds to get us started on the first few months of physiotherapy after the operation. Many families restart fundraising when they return home after the operation, in order to cover the ongoing physiotherapy and equipment costs (it is important to remember that if the operation is successful, to achieve the overall improvements in Daniel's strength and mobility, he will need intensive physiotherapy around 5 times a week for at least 1 -2 years, and this cannot be provided on the NHS). We hope that the events that we already have planned in the next few weeks (and a couple in 2013) will allow for enough in the fund to pay for around a year of physiotherapy, relieving us of the need to restart fundraising when we return. This would be a massive help to us, and we are immensely grateful.