£2,361.00raised of £5,000.00 goal goal
My name is Shernette and on Sunday 28th June 2015 I and four rather courageous (or stupidly insane!) family members will be taking on a challenge of a lifetime! Trevor, Driscelle, Natasha and Natalie will join me in a group SKY DIVE!! Have we lost our minds? Quite possibly! But we are facing our fears and ready to take part in this exhilarating experience for one sole reason. My awesome son, Shaye!
Shaye is 14 years old and has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive genetic condition that gradually causes the muscles to weaken. As a result of this, he is a full time wheelchair user. However, this has not stopped him pursuing his interests. He plays the drums, and delights friends and family with his culinary skills, serving up (to name only a few) freshly baked olive bread, home-made pizza, profiteroles and the firm favourite of them all - apple crumble! Shaye has also taken up the sport of wheelchair football. It transpired very quickly that he is a natural and wasn't long before he was picked to be on a national and regional teams for Sevenoaks and Crystal Palace! This is such a great opportunity for him to do something he enjoys and has a great talent for. In order for Shaye to keep excelling in the sport, he requires a custom made wheelchair. I have received help from a charity but it does not cover the entire cost and maintenance of the wheelchair.
So please donate what you can to help us reach our goal of £5000. You will be bringing fun and opportunity to a young boy who has to face daily adversity. You will also get to witness the madness/hilarity of four petrified individuals taking a leap of faith and doing the unthinkable!
Thank you for your support!
- Shernette Lawrence
- Social Media Manager
ITV News Attends Tournament!Update posted by Natalie Marshall at 08:38 am
Hello to you all,Shaye makes an appearance with his Powerchair Football Team mates, Sevenoaks, alongside some of the other SE region teams, Invicta PFC and Crystal Palace, to name a few. ITV News, came to one of their tournaments, and covered the sport.Check them all out!http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2016-03-04...Much love from Shaye's Gladiators
Team Praise!Update posted by Natalie Marshall at 07:40 pm
Hello to all supporters of Shaye and his Gladiators. We would just like to give you an update on how Shaye is doing within his team, and how your support is leading him to become a great Powerchair Football player along with his team mates. His team were in their
Thank You AllUpdate posted by Natalie Marshall at 06:00 am
Shaye and his Gladiators would like to thank you for your support, kindness and generosity for his fundraiser. Thanks to you he is able to live his dream and is in good stead to play for England some day. Thank you all.
New Video!Update posted by Natalie Marshall at 07:02 pm
Hey guys,Just a quick update to tell you to check out our video of Shaye's No.1 Gladiator, Shernette and her amazing skydive!We had a few hiccups along the way but it was definitely worth the wait.Much love and thanks to all our supporters, we could not have done it without
Mission Not Impossible!Update posted by Natalie Marshall at 06:17 am
Hello to all!We are proud to announce that on Sunday 6th September 2015 the weather was on our side and we were finally able to do the skydive! The day was unreal. The courageous Gladiators threw themselves out of a plane at over 10,000ft! Such an indescribable feeling and experience. . . . .
The sky is calling!Update posted by Natalie Marshall at 11:32 am
Hello all!We are hoping third time is charm for the fundraising skydive. Below are the details for anyone who would like to come out and support us on the day or just to watch us screaming and wailing ungraciously! Fingers crossed for great weather this time!Date: Sunday 6th September 2015Time:
Rescheduled Skydive Confirmed.Update posted by Natalie Marshall at 02:02 pm
Third time lucky for us crazy cats? Here's hoping! The skydive has been rescheduled for the earliest available date, 6th September 2015.We thank you again for your patience and support
Great British Weather!Update posted by Natalie Marshall at 08:30 pm
We are very disappointed and sorry to announce that the skydive has been postponed again due to forecasted bad weather conditions.We thank you for all your support and will update you as soon as a rescheduled date has been confirmed.
New skydive details!Update posted by Natalie Marshall at 08:40 pm
We want to thank you all for your patience while we have been waiting for cash donations to be handed in. The total figure now stands at �4830.48!The response to Shaye's Gladiators has been nothing short of incredible! This fundraiser would not have been possible without you all and it. . . . .
Skydive to be rescheduledUpdate posted by Natalie Marshall at 05:34 pm
We are very disappointed to announce that due to unsuitable weather conditions the skydive today has been cancelled, so we get to hold our screams for another day! We will be rescheduling for the end of July and will update you with revised details once it is confirmed.A special thank