Caring Solihull woman braves the shave in honour of teen needing specialist wheelchair - The Solihull Observer

Caring Solihull woman braves the shave in honour of teen needing specialist wheelchair

Solihull Editorial 7th Jan, 2022   0

A SOLIHULL support assistant braved the shave to help a teenager with a rare genetic disorder get a much-needed specialist wheelchair.

Marie Gardiner raised £1,085 in aid of 19 year old Cameron who has been diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia, a progressive, neurodegenerative disorder.

The disorder can leave people with unsteady posture, scoliosis of the spine, frequent falling, difficulty walking, slurred speech, diabetes and a heart defect.

Because of this Cameron is in need of a wheelchair to help him with everyday life.




Marie, who works at Belmont at Home as a home support assistant, said: “I am so very grateful for everyone who has supported me in this fundraising challenge.

“It has been worth shaving my hair off to contribute to the overall fundraising total of £4,725.”


Jennie Coy, Belmont at Home manager said: “Unbelievably epic, Marie has shown amazing commitment and determination in raising as much as she can for Cameron.

“We are all incredibly proud and hope Cameron will now be able to purchase the wheelchair he needs to help him live his best life.”

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