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Housebuilder’s donation helps Evie get new wheels

05 February 2021

A seven-year-old outdoor lover is getting closer to achieving her dream of an all-terrain wheelchair, thanks to a housebuilder’s donation.

Persimmon Homes Nottingham gave £1,000 to Evie Carr, who was born with a rare brain migration disorder which left her wheelchair bound with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other conditions. Evie’s parents have been actively fundraising for a specialised off-road wheelchair after the Blidworth youngster has outgrown all high street alternatives.

Michelle Carr, Evie’s mother, said: “Evie is at her happiest when she is outside surrounded by nature. She may not be able to communicate in the traditional way but can very clearly express herself through body language and sound.

“The outdoors is her tranquil place that keeps her calm and is essential to her wellbeing. We have exhausted all the high-street buggies and, as Evie grows, she simply needs a more specific chair to meet her needs that will also support her till her late teens.

“Fundraising during the current pandemic is difficult as so many people are experiencing their own unforeseen challenges. We are so grateful to Persimmon Homes Nottingham for their supporting us, it has given us a huge boost to raise the final £1,000 we need.”

Donations for the All-terrain for Evie outdoor adventures campaign can be made by visiting

The Nottingham team’s donation was awarded through the Persimmon Homes Community Champions initiative which sees the Mansfield-based business makes two donations of up to £1,000 every month to worthy causes.

Neil Follows, managing director for Persimmon Homes Nottingham, said: “We are delighted to have supported Evie enabling her to continue to enjoy the outdoors, a simple pleasure that many of us take for granted.”

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