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|Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Fi's Fund. Every donation is very much appreciated and is making a real difference to how much we can help Fi learn to walk again.|
|VisualICE: photography, video production, web design. Rob Hughes from VisualICE has kindly loaned us one of his professional DV cameras to record Fiona's progress during her time at Physability. We are extremely grateful as it is helping to capture Fiona's journey through rehab - something which would be very difficult to do with just pictures and words alone.|
|Quorn Party in the Park. The Quorn Tankard Society have generously donated a further £3000 to Fi's Fund. The money was raised through an event they organised called Quorn Party in the Park. The event ran for most of the afternoon and early evening and featured live music from a number of local bands along with various stalls, childrens' activities and a licenced bar. Despite there being little let up in the rain, people still turned up and had a good time. Hopefully this will be the first of many Quorn Party in the Parks!|
|Nikki Ibbotson. Nikki completed the Leeds Half Marathon in a personal best time of 2:10:55 to come 2340th overall. She has donated all the proceeds of her sponsorship to Fi's Fund and with all the donations now in we can announce that Nikki has helped to boost the Fi's Fund total by over £1050! Thanks Nikki and all those who sponsored her!!!|
|The Quorn Tankard Society. The Quorn Tankard Society, made up of members of a number of the pubs in Quorn, have donated a massive £800 raised through weekly collections. Thank you so much!|
The Blacksmith's Arms, Quorn. Jo Sibson, with the help of pub owners Bill and Brenda Johnson, organised a charity auction to raise money for Fi's Fund which took place on 6th March 2006. Over forty lots were kindly donated by patrons and local businesses and with the help of Matt Poole from the Leicester Tigers, who acted as auctioneer for the evening, they raised a staggering £4,500!!!
In October 2006 The Blacksmith's Arms once again rose to the challenge and raised a further £2,100 through a golfing day followed by a raffle, with prizes donated by local villagers, shops and companies. Fiona cannot begin to thank all of those who have been involved with both of these events!
|Specsavers branch, in Market Street, Loughborough are organising to collect money for Fi's Fund, during December 2005. Manager Paul Janson and staff at the optician's are collecting money by asking people if they would be prepared to pay £1 extra on sight tests and 50p for spectacle alterations with all donations going to Fi's Fund.|
|Mr and Mrs Newcombe at Quorn Post Office are collecting for Fi's Fund and are acting as a central point for any donations made by Quorn residents. Information about the fund has been delivered by postman, Paul Cherry. Donations can be made by going into the Post Office or for those living in the village, donations can be passed on through your local postman.|
|Paul Ibbotson is a Professional Clothier for Tom James UK (Leeds). He is donating the money that he would personally have spent sending his clients Christmas Cards and chocolates this year to Fi's Fund. The £400 is going towards Fi's rehabilitation course and Paul also hopes to raise awareness of Fi's appeal in Leeds through telling his clients about this decision. Paul says "I've known Fi for over 10 years now and she never fails to inspire me and remind me how lucky I am. She has achieved more, and endured more, in her life than most of us would in 10 lifetimes. I hope my small contribution will help to make a difference to her - just as she has made a difference to me."|
|Croft Car Boot Sale have raised £2,200 for Fi's Fund. Over £1,100 was donated by car booters with the other £1,100 being donated by the business itself. Organiser David Freer, decided to become involved in raising the money after he met Fi selling stuff at one of the car boot sales to raise money to pay for rehab. The money is to be used to pay for a new wheelchair for Fi so that she can live independently again.|
|Loughborough Market Trader's Association have donated £250 to Fi's Fund. After seeing the article in the Leicester Mercury, Chairman Mr Lovesey put the Fund forward for consideration at a local branch meeting of the Market Trader's Association. The money is being put towards specialist callipers that will assist Fiona in learning to walk again.|
|Quorn Town Land's Charity have pledged £250 to Fi's Fund (subject to the outstanding money needed to pay for callipers being raised). The money will being put towards specialist callipers that will assist Fiona in learning to walk again.|
|Tom James UK Sales Professionals collected £1,210 of personal contributions for Fi's Fund after hearing Fiona's motivational and inspiring speech at their National Conference. The money is being put towards specialist calipers that will assist Fiona in learning to walk again. The employees were so moved by her story that they have followed her progress ever since.|