Rotherham Hockey Club - Chris Parke's Auction

Holcombe ladies s550
START
09
September 2019
07:00 AM BST
END
24
October 2019
09:00 PM BST
RAISED
£200.00
GOAL £600.00
33.3% To Goal

About Our Auction

The silent auction has been set up for Chris who is currently continuing his rehabilitation at STEPS in Sheffield,
In July last year, Chris Parke was involved in a sporting accident which has resulted in Chris being severely disabled. He is currently progressing towards making is his long journey towards some form of independence. Extensive medical assistance is needed to further this progress and as a Club we would like to support Chris and his family at this difficult time.
It is hoped that we raise substantial funds and that we would like to announce this upcoming event on the Yorkshire Hockey and England websites alongside our own social media platform and website outlets. It’s important we acknowledge the work that Jon Bray has done in obtaining a substantial amount of items for this auction. As a club, our thanks must go to all the clubs who have very kindly donated items and I have explained to Chris that we intend to contact the individual clubs concerned. In addition, I have also stressed that we must recognise the work of Barry Middleton and George Pinner of GB/England Hockey fame. Chris and his family have been overwhelmed by the support offered across the whole of the hockey family and they cannot express their true gratitude.
Chris is hard at work on his exercise bike at STEPS where the physio’s are working a lot with his core to help with balance and his transfers. They are also working on his arms to get those stronger and are currently using FES (functional electrical stimulation), on his legs for spasms and muscle bulk.


About Rotherham Hockey Club - Chris Parke's Auction

Rotherham Hockey Club’s player and coach Chris Parke has had a major injury fracturing his neck.
This was in a freak accident (non-hockey related) whilst on a hockey tour last year.
Chris is currently continuing his rehabilitation at STEPS in Sheffield, while the building works at his home are completed. Hopefully, this should be done within the next few weeks. There is now a ramp to the front of the house and the garage development is well on the way to being a bedroom. The utility room is being converted into a wet room with all the necessary related equipment.
Chris is hard at work on his exercise bike at STEPS where the physio’s are working a lot with his core to help with balance and his transfers. They are also working on his arms to get those stronger and are currently using FES (functional electrical stimulation), on his legs for spasms and muscle bulk.
This auction is hoped that we raise substantial funds and that we would like to announce this upcoming event on the Yorkshire Hockey and England websites alongside our own social media platform and website outlets. (Keep an eye on the club website). It’s important we acknowledge the work that Jon Bray has done in obtaining a substantial amount of items for this auction. As a club, our thanks must go to all the clubs who have very kindly donated items and I have explained to Chris that we intend to contact the individual clubs concerned. In addition, I have also stressed that we must recognise the work of Barry Middleton and George Pinner of GB/England Hockey fame. Chris and his family have been overwhelmed by the support offered across the whole of the hockey family and they cannot express their true gratitude. Please support this event and show that RHC is a hockey family. We continue to liaise with Chris about how we keep him involved with RHC and are currently discussing one or two roles that might be suited to his talents.
On another note, Chris is due to start his University life this coming October. Well done Chris. Everyone at RHC hopes you enjoy your studies.
In relation to the auction and continued fundraising for Chris, there is only so much that the club can continue to do and as a result, RHC intends to cease fundraising at the end of this year, but will continue to support Chris and his family in whatever way is acceptable to them.
Our very best wishes to Chris and his family.
On behalf of RHC.

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