Mediaboard International is delighted to announce that our first ever local charity fundraiser, to help raise money to buy a powered wheelchair for Shivam Nathwani. Incredibly well received by the people of Leicester and the donations are coming in thick and fast. This, therefore means we are well on our way to hitting our target of £15,000.
For those of you who are unaware, we are supporting 19-year-old Shivam Nathwani from Leicestershire who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a severe muscle-wasting condition.
From the moment we first met him, Shivam touched our hearts with his ongoing positive attitude and perseverance, despite his circumstances. During the last few years, Shivam’s spine and breathing have deteriorated rapidly so he now requires a respirator to breathe and has been confined to a wheelchair.
We are dedicated to helping Shivam become more independent by raising funds for his wheelchair and any other further donations, after reaching the wheelchair target, will be given to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young people in Loughborough. They are a well-respected charity that care for and provide a care-free break for Shivam and others who are suffering from similar conditions.
Rainbows, not only is a vital support network for its users, but the amount of care, dedication and hard work the staff all put in is fantastic and inspirational.
So far, only a few weeks into Mediaboard International’s campaign, we have had enthusiastic reports from The Leicester Mercury as well as, major backing from boxing superstar, Anthony Joshua; who has willingly helped us launch the campaign.
In just 72 hours, a remarkable £2540 (16% to target) was donated to Shivam’s ‘Just Giving Page’. As of our most recent update, as of Monday 29th, shows £3260 (21% to target) has been very generously given to help make life for Shivam, and those in similar situations to him, that little bit easier.
We hope we can kindly ask you to keep doing your thing and digging deep into your pockets, rummaging behind the back of the sofa or donating your loose change to a very special, brave and remarkable young man.
We have been busy these last few days producing fundraising packs, which are now available for you to receive and start fundraising in your own way, hassle free.
For more information on how to get your pack please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For info about our supported cause and fundraising please visit Shivam’s Just Giving Page, where you can donate and send messages of good will and keep track of our fundraising progress: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Shivam
And last but by no means least, information about Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young people and to find out first hand all about the incredible work they do can be found at: https://www.rainbows.co.uk/
Once again we would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support. Your kindness and selflessness have touched our hearts.