Lora and Phoenix started attending SNAPS sessions at Penny Field this year. Phoenix was born 10 weeks premature and shortly after his birth was diagnosed with Periventricular leukomalacia which led to a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy. As a result, Phoenix has severely restricted mobility and learning difficulties.
Phoenix is a very determined little boy who lights up the days of his parents and brings joy through his smiles and with every milestone. His laugh is the most infectious and precious thing and has inspired dad Ben to take on a huge challenge in support of the two charities which have helped along Phoenix’s journey.
SNAPS has been providing Rebound Therapy for Phoenix who is progressing with every session. Phoenix has increased body awareness, balance and muscle tone and Dad has noticed a definite benefit, most of all though Phoenix loves his time on the trampoline which is evident from the giggles.
Ben’s challenge will see him cycling from London to Paris in May as he hopes to raise £1600 for Leeds Mencap and SNAPS. The ride itself is scheduled to take 4 days and covering 300 miles, with the first leg beginning in London and finishing in Calais. The following 3 days Ben will cover approximately 70 miles per day until his Paris destination is reached. Ben cycles to work most days but so far the furthest distance cycled is around 30 miles so knows that the challenge will be a difficult one. Ben says “There isn’t anything I could say I’m not looking forward to. Raising the money will be the most fulfilling part, the cycle itself will be tough. 300 miles in 4 days will be no walk in the park but I can’t wait for the challenge, just the thought of doing it for both SNAPS and Leeds Mencap is an honour”.
Partner Lora is incredibly proud and excited to be involved in supporting Ben though the challenge and is most looking forward to seeing how excited Phoenix will be supporting his daddy.
We hope to help Ben boost his fundraising total and reach his target by raising awareness and sharing his story. We would like your help too. If you can help, please do. This can be a share, a like or a donation. We hope to help Ben reach and even exceed his target and be the supporting force behind him on his epic ride.
You can donate to Ben’s Virgin Money page here: Ben’s Virgin Money page
For more information on how you could help raise funds for SNAPS please contact Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org