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Phil Packer

26 FOR THE NICHOLLS SPINAL INJURY FOUNDATION

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

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My story

<p>As a Patron, I am delighted to support this charity and its aim to fund medical research into finding a cure for spinal injuries; it was founded by David Nicholls after his 19 year old son Daniel was left paralysed following a swimming accident on Bondi Beach, Australia. Dan was on the fifth week of his GAP year and swam into a wave, hit a sandbank, breaking his spine. Having been told that his son would never be out of a wheelchair, David decided that he would set up the Foundation in the hope that one day Dan &ndash; and the thousands of people like him &ndash; would one day walk again.&nbsp; I will be walking the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation mile with Sophie Adam. Sophie is a 21 year old psychology student at Plymouth University. On 11th August last year she fell 25 feet off a high rope course and broke her neck. Sophie was taken to hospital and it was discovered that she had a compression fracture of C6 in my spine. At first they thought that she wouldn't need surgery but when she was propped up to take an x-ray, she fell too far forwards which put her spinal cord under threat. She then had a emergency operation to remove her broken C6 and replaced it with a metal cage between C5 and C7 to hold everything in place. She now has limited movement in her neck which can be quite painful at times but with physiotherapy, she&rsquo;s improving.&nbsp; Sophie and I intend to raise awareness of the charity and hope you will donate to support research to help so many people with spinal cord injuries.</p> <p>Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.</p>

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May 7, 2010

Anonymous

Well done Sophie

£50.00

May 5, 2010

Anonymous

Great cause - well done!

£10.00 plus £2.82 Gift Aid

May 2, 2010

Anonymous

Another fantastic achievement. So many worthwhile causes. Well done.

£50.00 plus £14.10 Gift Aid

May 1, 2010

Anonymous

For all the excellent work you do.

£30.00 plus £8.46 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2010

Antonia

Well done Sophie. A & Mx

£50.00 plus £14.10 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2010

Anonymous

Sophie-you have always been amazing-well done lots of love fiona x

£50.00 plus £14.10 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2010

Lorraine

Congratulations on you achievement.

£10.00 plus £2.82 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2010

Anonymous

This is for Sophie - who must be very pleased to have made it back from Egypt after teh volcanoe induced extension. Best Wishes

£50.00 plus £14.10 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2010

Anonymous

Well done. Keep up the good work! We are proud of you and others who continue to serve our country in Iraq and Afghanistan.

£10.00

Apr 26, 2010

A Obasi

£1.00 plus £0.28 Gift Aid