Disabled Staveley man needs special bed to give him ‘dignity’

Christopher Parker from Staveley.
Christopher Parker from Staveley.

A disabled Staveley man who is trying to raise vital funds for a special bed says it would allow him to have ‘dignity’.

Christopher Parker, 27, has cerebral palsy - a condition which has left him unable to walk or even get out of bed unaided.

Undeterred by this, he is determined to pursue his dream of being a radio presenter - even trying to get involved in community radio.

Christopher said: “The situation is now way more urgent than it was before, now this is the difference between having dignity and not having dignity, between being able to be part of society or being stranded at home. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far and shared our posts on social media.”

Generous folk have donated £3,210 in total so far towards the £6,000 state-of-the-art Retroflex bed.

And his campaign has received support from actor Jon Campling and actor Emily Berrington.

Christopher’s mum, Kay, said: “This bed would take a lot of worry away from me, as I’d know Chris would have more independence and not stuck. This situation, is understandably very worrying to me, any help would be greatly appreciated.”

To make a donation to the appeal, visit tinyurl.com/parkersnewbed.