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Can you help us to help Jon

Can you help us to help Jon

Why we need your help

At 16 years old, Jon started his training to become a Paratrooper. He was Champion Recruit at his passing out and joined C Coy 3PARA. In 2003, he did a tour of Iraq. His intention was to join Sniper Company, try for SAS selection at just 24 years old, and have a full career in the military, like his father, uncle and grandfather before him.

JonHowever, in 2003, Jon suffered a catastrophic injury in a Road Traffic Accident and has been C4 tetraplegic ever since: no movement from his neck down; for 18 years, his sole but limited control of his daily life has been through a chin-operated joystick on his electric wheelchair; worlds away from the SAS Sniper life he was working towards.

Jon wants what all of us want, a more active and meaningful life and to be able to make an active contribution to society. He has recently enrolled in an Open University course as a start point. However, his tetraplegia has presented new obstacles even to online learning, as well as daily living.

His family recently became aware of a ‘Jaco’ robotic arm, which could radically transform Jon’s life by allowing him independence and the ability to complete tasks that able-bodied people take for granted, like eating, switching on lights, scratching your own itches and taking a selfie!

Jon 2As you might expect, this tech doesn’t come cheap. This is where we need your help.

Jon is one of our own and family take care of each other. But there may be other brothers out there who one day may need the same help. Your donations will support Jon and others like him.

7,686.45

raised towards 45,000.00 target

7686.45
45000.00

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Supporters

Apr 11, 2021

Ian Benzie

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Apr 08, 2021

Spud taylor

Hope you get the arm soon mate. Good luck with it. Regards spud

20.00

Apr 08, 2021

Scottie D

I wish you all the very best in the future Jon!

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Apr 07, 2021

Bob Whillis

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Apr 07, 2021

Chalkster

Best wishes from an old Armourer!

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Apr 07, 2021

Regimental Archivist Grenadier Guards

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Apr 07, 2021

Anonymous

Good luck mate - A Company 1963


Apr 07, 2021

Anonymous

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Apr 07, 2021

Mandy Pargeter

Would love to see Jon more able bodied and others like him. Not much of a donation but it will help. xx

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Apr 07, 2021

Anonymous

20.00

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Total raised so far

7,686.45

Total plus Gift Aid 8,804.31

Direct donations

6,386.45

Raised offline 1,300.00

Fundraising pages

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