First of all, thank you for taking the time to look at this page.
Secondly... it's a secret for now, so shhh.
As you all probably know our dad Mick Slater has been in bed for a little over 3 months with a prolapsed disc in his back. It is no exagerration to say he has been in tremendous pain, which has been heartbreaking for us to see and not be able to prevent. We can not imagine what he has felt. Being passed from pillar to post, in and out of ambulances and hospital stays, he has now thankfully been operated on, however he is still feeling quite low. We have been thinking about the things that my dad loves most in life, as we would like to give him something to aim for and look forward to. We believe this will help him to change negative thoughts to positive ones. We think that having positive thoughts is the first step to getting better him physically. We can't change what has happened but we can look to the future and know that each day is a step (pardon the pun) towards getting our lovely dad back properly and our mum's husband back. Who has, without no shadow of a doubt, been absolutely amazing through these tough few months!!!
If you don't already know, he has a great passion for steam trains. Please note, we'd like to point out he is not train spotter... We have come up with an idea that getting him a steam train experience for when he is better will help his recovery. And this where you come in... We were wondering if you could be so kind to lend a helping hand and spare a few pounds to go towards buying him an experience he will never forget. Any amount will help enormously. Once we have enough we will buy this gift for him! With your support, we think our Dad will feel a lot better, knowing that your thinking of him will really uplift his spirits.
We have created this page where you can donate and keep up with the progress of the fundraising. You can leave a message too if you wish as we know he would be so grateful to hear from you. You can also if you wish give us the cash in person if it's easier. We will be sure to pass it on when we present him with his gift. Thank you so much spending 5 minutes reading this, your time and generosity means everything to us.
Thank you again, Lots of Love, Laura and Timmy x x x
PS We would love if you could keep this a secret for now whilst we get the fund raising going!!!!