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Felix hits the teens

 So Felix Barrow became a teenager today. Here is a great photo of him celebrating in true Felix style – with a huge waffle and a big dollop of ice cream. Well done Felix! This is a moment to be celebrated, given the life-changing events of the past 18 months. Two things have been constant sources […]

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Farewell to Simon Skinner

There is a traditional African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child”. That village often includes inspirational teachers, and Felix has been blessed to work with a great one at his new school near Portsmouth. His name is Simon Skinner. So it with a heavy heart that we say “goodbye” to […]

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Felix competes at Chapel Tri event

As part of his determination to get as close to ‘normal’ as he can, Felix asked to compete in the recent Aquathlon event, run by his old club Chapel Tri. This event makes up the South Central Triathlon Series, which Felix won before his accident in October 2015. Dad Stuart shot this video of Felix competing in the […]

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Fit For Felix recognised by Mayor of Winchester

The team behind the Fit For Felix campaign were recognised by the Mayor of Winchester at an Awards Ceremony in the Winchester Guildhall last night, designed to bring attention to the enormous contribution made by volunteers and local organisations. The breadth of experiences represented in the Guildhall ranged from those who have selflessly worked for charitable causes for over […]

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Felix back at the BBC

With Jon Flynn now 500 miles in to his incredible 2017 challenge, our friends at BBC Radio Solent wanted to share his story. Hardly a surprise, seeing as Jons objective is to raise £2,017 by running 2017 miles in 2017! So off he went to meet with Breakfast Show host Julian Clegg this morning, to discuss […]

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Felix returns to the pool

Felix competed in his first post-accident swim gala last Saturday. It was the Cerebral Palsy Developmental Meet, at St.Swithuns School in Winchester, with disabled athletes coming from as far as Yorkshire to compete. The event is open to athletes with other disabilities too, including blind athletes and those with brain injuries. Felix was down to race in three events […]

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A day in the life of…

The sum of money raised so far way exceeds anything we originally hoped to achieve, so we find ourselves in the position of being able to do an awful lot more for Felix than we ever thought possible. His needs are complex and demanding, so Fit For Felix pays for a number of things that would not be available to him through […]

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Felix turns on Christmas lights

Swanmore Primary School hosted their first ever Christmas Tree Festival last night, featuring a host of festive activities for all the family – games, singing, a Christmas band, and lots more. Over 300 tickets were made available, and they all went in just a few days! Very kindly, the Headmaster of Swanmore Primary School invited Felix […]