Claire’s mum Lyn May contacted us asking for a donation of £500 towards a wheelchair for her daughter Claire. She had been tirelessly fund raising for an electric wheelchair for her daughter Claire, 47. Claire had spent many years in a manual wheelchair due to having both legs amputated above the knees in 2012.
Before that she spent many years in excruciating pain with gangrene in both legs after first having her toes removed and the wounds not healing added to which she has a protruding disc in her lower back. Donations With A Difference were thrilled to step in and agree to help Lyn with her mission by funding the remaining £2,100 needed for Claire’s new electric chair.
Following on from a grant towards the end of 2019 for Lucy to have a Delichon Delta off road buggy we have now funded a further £468 to provide Lucy with a cycle conversion kit.
To further Lucy’s development we supported an additional request for a specialist trike to enable Lucy to become more independently active in outdoor spaces.
Stephanie has been ill with encephalitis and epilepsy since 2001 and also has functional neurological disorder and spinal issues.
Stephanie came to us with a request for a manual wheelchair to ensure she has mobility all of the time as her electric wheelchair is far too heavy to get in and out of cars, needs to be able to get around her home more freely and she requires the flexibility to not be housebound in the colder and wet months of year when it is far safer to use a manual compared with electric wheelchair.
Rachel is 10 years old and suffers from a defective gene, Tub 3, that has caused a congenital brain abnormality and continuing associated difficulties. Rachel was born with a club foot and wears AFO’s on both feet to enable her to walk short distances.
Rachel had a conventional wheelchair but it wasn’t able to cope with any terrain other than a smooth pathway which meant the family were not able to take many days out as a family. Donations with a Difference were delighted to fund an all-terrain buggy which is used all the time giving Rachel much more freedom.
Ella Brocklebank | September 13, 2023
Returning to The Cave Hotel and Golf Resort in Boughton, on the outskirts of Canterbury for the second consecutive year, the fourth Kent Construction Charity Golf Day 2023 surpassed all expectations following a wash-out on the course the year prior, which left golfers fleeing for shelter and the warmth of the 19th hole! This year, quite […]
Ella Brocklebank | August 30, 2023
Introduced to Donations with a Difference by a friend who knew of the services our charity could provide, Emily Ward initially applied for a sole grant for her young daughter Ivy, who was born with a rare chromosomal abnormality that impairs her movement and communication. Initially applying for a new Trike to give Ivy improved […]
Ella Brocklebank | August 22, 2023
On 27th July 2023, Donations with a Difference got sporty, raising money in a way that we had never done before. Rallying teams from across the local construction industry and Canterbury business district we hosted our first ever fundraising netball tournament at the University of Kent in conjunction with London-based charity The Brompton Fountain. Utilising the […]
Ella Brocklebank | June 1, 2023
As the rugby league draws to a close and the players (temporarily) hang up their boots for a well-earned rest, it has been an absolute honour for ‘Donations with a Difference’ to have been the chosen charity partner for Canterbury Rugby Football Club (CRFC) throughout the 2022/23 season, and we are incredibly grateful for the […]
Aimee Clayton | June 1, 2023
James is a 15 year young man with a highly complex list of medical conditions and he is severely physically disabled. Together with the Orchards centre supporting James we received an application to purchase a specialist wheelchair top to be put on an electric base that mum can operate to move James and all his […]
Connor Styche | June 1, 2023
Claire’s mum Lyn May contacted us asking for a donation of £500 towards a wheelchair for her daughter Claire. She had been tirelessly fund raising for an electric wheelchair for her daughter Claire, 47. Claire had spent many years in a manual wheelchair due to having both legs amputated above the knees in 2012. Before […]