Fundraising for Cameron Dixon reaches impressive £2,000 - The Solihull Observer

Fundraising for Cameron Dixon reaches impressive £2,000

Solihull Editorial 17th Jun, 2017   0

A ‘FANTASTIC’ £2,000 has been raised to help with the ongoing costs of a brave borough youngster’s powerchair.

The Observer featured the plight of Cameron Dixon last month – as family and friends set about raising the money needed to upgrade and alter his wheelchair as he grows older.

Cameron, 15, has had to overcome serious health issues since the moment he was born – spending the first few years of his life in and out of hospital and his parents being told that if he survived he would probably never walk, talk or be able to feed.

His mum Nikola Trevalyan-Blake refused to accept this fate and has helped, coaxed and pushed Cameron through every battle he has had to face.




Doctors had always believed Cameron had regular Muscular Dystrophy.

But he has recently been diagnosed as actually having RYR1 congenital myopathy – an extremely rare form of MD, but one which means he is no longer ‘terminally ill’ – news described my his mum as ‘the best news anyone could hope for’.


Despite overcoming his many disabilities, Cameron, a pupil at Langley School, still struggles with his mobility and relies on a special power chair.

However, his chair is in desperate need of upgrading– and the family set about fundraising for the upgrades and to maybe take him on holiday for his 16th birthday.

Cameron’s neighbour and good friend Alfie Cowie – aged just 11 – raised an amazing £1,000 by swimming 200 lengths at a fundraiser for Cameron.

Meanwhile the South Birmingham Scooter Club donated the proceeds of their start-of-season party – adding a further £1,000 and counting for the cause.

Their efforts – and the continued efforts of everyone associated with the family – will make a massive difference to Cameron.

Mum Nikki Trevalyan Blake said: “A massive thank you to all our friends in the community for their generous donations and the love and support shown.

“A special thank you to South Birmingham Scooter Club and the incredible Alfie Cowie who swam 200 lengths and raised over a £1,000 at age just 11.

“Our friends have become our family over the years and we are so very thankful for the donations so far, we couldn’t have done it without you all.

“When we are in need our friends and neighbours are always there…community spirit is so important and it’s amazing what can be achieved when people pull together.

“Love and thanks to all of you.”

To support Cameron’s fund visit: www.gofundme.com/camerons-fund

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