Posted on Monday, January 9, 2017
FSS was delighted to be able to help Oscar Day's family raise the £10,000 needed for Oscar's trip to Canada for revolutionary rehabilitaiton by rallying support from local businesses before Christmas.
The fundraising continues for the Day family as the £10,000 will cover the cost of the trip but there is so much more that Oscar needs.
We'll be following his campaign closely and his Facebook page and will continue to support him and share his news.
The Day family used to be tenants of FSS and the staff here follow Oscar’s progress closely so when the crowdfunding campaign for the Canada trip was launched the whole team wanted to help.
Like us, many local firms donate to charity at Christmas and we decided that it would be a great Christmas present for Oscar’s parents if we could call on our network to pool resources and get the money together in December.
Simon and Richard personally approached fellow business owners and, thanks to their pledges and a string of other donations from local people, the Days have reached their target within weeks.
Oscar was born prematurely and has spent much of his young life in hospital. He has cerebral palsy and his parents Caroline and Simon face an ongoing struggle to raise funds for treatment and special equipment.
Oscar’s mum, Caroline, said the treatment in Canada was a “once in a lifetime opportunity”.
“This specialist rehabilitation has been specifically designed for children with cerebral palsy and could give Oscar the chance to learn to move himself into a comfortable position if he falls or rolls and push himself up to sit. We’re hopeful that it could help him to sit unaided or even learn to crawl, stand or take his first steps independently. We were prepared for months of hard campaigning to reach our target but thanks to all the businesses and local people who have come together to support us we can now focus on planning Oscar’s trip to Canada."
The businesses that contributed include Berwins Solicitors, Cardale Asset Management, C K Bachelor, The Content Market, Eura Audit UK, FSS Property, Inner Space Stations, Johnsons of Whixley, Lithgow Perkins, Oak by Design, Raworths Solicitors, Sanlam Private Wealth, SMG FS Ltd, Stowe Family Law and Vital Technology Group.
We hope that all our contacts and the local community will continue to support the Day family with further fundraising as they have an ongoing shopping list of specialist equipment for Oscar, particularly as he grows. He is a lovely little boy and his family are so grateful for every penny that has been donated so far.
A new crowdfunding page will be launched soon to raise the extra equipment Oscar needs and to pay for more treatment to give him the best possible future.