Cheers4Chester

Just4Children needs your help to support a very special little boy who needs life changing surgery to hopefully help him one day walk!

£69272.71
Total raised
69 %
£100,000.00
Target
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402 donations

Recent donations

"Welldone Ben! 🎉 You did amazing. When we saw you at what I think was the 22mile mark 🤷‍♀️ you were actually looking pretty fresh. Sorry we are so late in donating. Your little boy looks adorable xx"
£22.00 from Laura Gauntlett
"Amazing effort Ben, well done and sorry for the delay in donating x"
£52.50 from Helen Dulla
"Well done Ben. Xx"
£11.00 from Sharon Carcary
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£HIDDEN from Anonymous
"Well done Ben, you did amazing!!! Same time next year??? I have finally done it 🙄"
£31.50 from Carley Rowley
"A Lannister always pays his debts"
£250.00 from Tim Peeling (Tyrion)
"Well done Ben, great achievement"
£11.00 from Wayne Hole
"Good luck Ben!!!"
£11.00 from Sarah Moxham
"All the best for the race"
£22.00 from Glenn Acres
"Good luck mate x"
£52.50 from Dominic Stone
"Good luck Ben! Go smash it!"
£11.00 from Sam Brown
"I know I donated right at the start of your training but couldn't let this momentous day pass without a "top up" Good luck Ben x"
£20.00 from Carol Sharp
"so glad i met you, sam and chester ..... you can do this ben !"
£11.00 from jane
"Have a great run Ben - All the best"
£20.00 from Ross Abernethy
"Good luck Ben, you got this dude.x"
£11.00 from Stephen Pyne
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£11.00 from Corrina Groves Drake
"Good luck, what an amazing thing to do. Chester is such an amazing little boy. ❤️"
£5.00 from Zabrina Mchugh
"Sam, you always was an amazing woman and I can imagine you are an amazing mummy to little Chester. Good luck Ben on your little jog you amazing Daddy xx"
£22.00 from Charlotte Collings-curran
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£55.00 from Ian Leman
"Well done and good luck x"
£11.00 from Claire Cole
"Good luck Ben!! Go smash it for Chester! x x"
£30.00 from Georgie Goodger
"Hi Ben, Just enjoy the day, good luck. Anthony and Carol"
£22.00 from Anthony Clark
"Good luck for tomorrow! 🏃‍♂️💪"
£10.00 from Lee Geer
"Good Luck!!! 😊🙌🏼"
£33.00 from Lucy Hopkins
"Go Ben Go! X"
£22.00 from Jess Jones
"Good luck, enjoy the experience. Chester is lucky to have you and Sam x"
£21.00 from Sharon Chapman
"Good luck! Best wishes, Kelly, Myles, Bailey and Barney xxx"
£11.00 from kelly New
"Walt you’ve absolutely smashed it. I’d say we were surprised but we all know you and Sam would do absolutely anything for Chezzy and we are really proud of you. Go and smash it with the boys for Chezx"
£134.00 from The Greens
"Good luck Ben!! You will smash it! X"
£11.00 from Katie Mason
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£11.00 from Andrea Redmond
"Good luck Ben. You will smash it ! X"
£15.00 from Sarah Dyer
"Just in the nick of time! Good luck buddy, proud of you! Loads of love xxx"
£50.00 from Lucy & Ad
"Good Luck Ben and lots of love to Chester!! You will smash it!!"
£11.00 from Lynne Crisp
"Good luck ben....."
£15.00 from The Greggs
"So proud of you Ben!No surprise at all what a fantastic Daddy you are.Your mum has told me how brilliant both you & Sam are & what a joy little Chester is.Hopefully get to see you all In the summer 😘"
£20.00 from Vicki Middleton
"Wishing you all the best Ben. Love Bev, Brad and Jodie x"
£22.00 from Beverley Fairhall
"Great effort and good luck on the day."
£27.50 from Robert Bell
"Great effort Ben!"
£25.00 from Ewan Cameron
"Inspired by your story and that of your beautiful son. Good luck with the training and marathon."
£22.00 from Kristel Jarvis
"Good luck Ben, enjoy the day"
£22.00 from Peter Page
"Good luck mate! Have the run of your life and enjoy a well-earned pint afterwards!"
£20.00 from Alex Martin
"Ben, we've never met but good luck to you and your lad."
£22.00 from Paul Hartman
"Well done Ben, good luck, Kate!"
£22.00 from Kate Spenceley
"Great cause Ben, good luck."
£10.00 from Mike Leigh
"Good luck Ben!! This is pure inspiration!"
£11.00 from Maciej Kulazinski
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£11.00 from Anonymous
"Great cause! Good luck Ben, hope it goes well on the day. Very inspirational!"
£33.00 from GEOFF JUSTICE
"Good luck Ben. I am sure all us interims will be wishing you all the luck and the very best for the future. Will be watching out for you with pint in hand!"
£11.00 from Andrew Jones
"Best of luck with the Marathon, very inspirational 🙌🙏🏼!"
£100.00 from Jordan lee
"Thank you Claire Cain!"
£10.00 from Ben Walton

Just4Children needs your help to support a very special little boy who needs life changing surgery to hopefully help him one day walk!

Chester was born 9 weeks early weighing just 3lbs. His first 50 days were spent in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where we learned that he had damage to the white matter of his brain. He was later diagnosed with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy affecting all 4 limbs.

This means that his gross motor functions are severely impaired and that he has “spasticity” (extreme tightness of his muscles) preventing him from being able to move in the way he wants, resulting in unusual movement patterns.

Through hard work and physio we have already managed to significantly improve Chester’s mobility. He has exceeded expectations but the spasticity in his muscles still prevents him being able to do most things that other children do.

We have been advised about a surgery called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) that has been improving the lives of children like Chester all around the world and began the lengthy assessment process. SDR isn’t widely available in the UK yet and has strict criteria for NHS funding, so Chester will be having this surgery in the US with Dr Park at St Louis Children’s Hospital.

His spasticity will be permanently reduced meaning he will be able to learn new, pain free ways to move. His sitting, standing and hopefully one day even walking will massively improve. It really is life changing.

Whether we have to fundraise for Just4Children or have it on the NHS this is a massive operation and we need your help to make it happen. Chester will require an intense rehab period of 2 years where he will need physio 3 times per week as well as continuous work at home including the purchase of a lot of equipment that we currently don’t have. He will also need intensive therapy and strengthening pre-op to ensure the procedure has the best possible outcome – all of which doesn’t come cheap.

Please help us to give our cheeky, determined little boy this best chance that we can to take his first steps!

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