Mobility equipment supplier Recare is supporting a nine year old Yorkshire boy with a fundraising abseil event next month to help raise donations for new bionic arms.

Participants in the event will descend into the UK’s largest cave – Gaping Gill in the Yorkshire Dale from 8-10 July 2022. Sponsors have the opportunity to join Luke and his family on their journey.

Guests signing up for this “once in a lifetime” caving experience will be funding the purchasing of new arms to support Luke as he grows and develops.

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Luke Mortimer contracted a rare form of meningitis in 2019, which led to sepsis and amputation of his arms and legs. He underwent 23 operations over a period of 10 weeks at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, which included multiple skin grafts.

Luke’s determined attitude has helped him to pull through this ordeal and is now focused on the future both at school and home.

Richard Holland-Oakes, Recare co-founder, says: “We wish Luke and his family the best of luck with their Gaping Gill fundraiser.

“The Trekinetic wheelchair we supplied has made a huge difference to him, however to see Luke with bionic arms would be something else.

“We will be providing social media and marketing support free of charge to help raise awareness of Luke’s event and beyond. I would encourage everyone to donate as much as they can especially as he’ll need several new arms as he grows up, each costing around £13,000 each.”

Richard concludes: “Here at Recare we are always 100 per cent committed to meeting individual needs and maximising outcomes. As a family-run business we really do understand and care for our clients.

“This is why we are supporting Luke and wish everyone involved with his fundraiser the best of luck. I’m sure Luke’s will have the biggest smile on his face when he enters Gaping Gill for the first time!”

The Gaping Gill event will include a helicopter ride deep into the Yorkshire Dales, followed by an off-road Land Rover adventure to reach the mouth of the cave, a 322-feet abseil through a cascading waterfall, taking participants down into the depths of the world famous Gaping Gill.

Luke and his family will be taking part in the abseil too. Accommodation and a black-tie dinner will also feature in the incredible full-weekend line up at the Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa. Tickets for the black-tie fundraiser can be purchased separately for those afraid of heights.

The black tie-dinner will be on the prestigious Bolton Abbey Estate and hosted by TV’s Bargain Hunt and Antiques Roadtrips presenter Phil Serrell. The complete three-day event is part of a wider campaign to raise funds which will be supported by Recare through social media and PR.

Previous donations have helped the family move into an accessible bungalow and purchase specialist equipment including a state-of-the-art all-terrain Trekinetic wheelchair from Recare, nevertheless, Luke’s family want his capabilities and independence to go further hence are seeking donations towards new power-assisted prosthetic arms.

Recare is a provider of well-known brands such as Motion Composites wheelchairs, Benoit Systemes power add-on devices, Permobil powerchairs, PDG Mobility durable manual wheelchair products, and the Supracor Stimulite Honeycomb Cushions.

Last year, the mobility firm launched a new company called Rebotics Technology to help secure the distribution rights of mainly exoskeletal and neuro rehabilitation products that will enhance the recovery and rehabilitation process to less abled and disabled people.

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