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Andrew Sabberton

6 Peaks Challenge 'The Nook Appeal'

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]The idea of doing the 6 peaks started as so many of these crazy ideas do, over a coffee and joking about new ways we can challenge ourselves. As a group we have walked many miles over the years and completed both 3 peak challenges several times so we have been looking for a new way to test ourselves. Once we had agreed to go for the 6 peaks we also considered raising money for the first time, The Nook appeal was our first choice because it is a local charity doing a phenomenal job of supporting families in very difficult times and to add to this we have within our group a family member who had first hand experience of just how amazing the people at E.A.C.H East Anglia Children's Hospice, really are! Read Laurens story below..[/p][p][br][/p][p]Our group consists of 7 walkers and 3 drivers, [/p][p]Andrew Sabberton , Chris Yates , Steve Reed , Tommy Hurd , Colin O Leary Jones, Kevin Rooney, Nick Powell, Kevin Bayes, Andy Dowcra and Elliot Greenleaf.[/p][p][br][/p][p]This is a huge challenge, covering 54 miles and ascending over 18000ft!! And we will be looking to complete this in just 2 days! The 3 drivers have the epic task of driving the hundreds of miles and keeping us fed and watered along with helping to keep our morale up when we've had enough!![/p][p][br][/p][p]Laurens and Andy's story .....[/p][p]I was first made aware of EACH ( Quidenham ) in 2009 when my sister Emma & husband Glen had their 3rd child Lauren .[/p][p]When Lauren arrived with us she was rushed straight to the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital [/p][p]When Emma & Glen arrived shortly after they were ushered into a room with a consultant with no sign of Lauren [/p][p]The consultant told them that he was sure that Lauren had Pataus syndrome a rare life limiting condition & would have to run test to confirm his suspicions [/p][p]I can't even begin to imagine how that news would effect them both , all they could do is wait for confirmation , meanwhile Lauren was put on a ventilator as her lungs had collapsed when she was born [/p][p]The results confirm what the consultant had thought & the next week was spent getting Lauren well enough to get off the ventilator because once she came off she wouldn't be able to go back on because of the diagnosis was termed " incompatible with life " a phase that i knew my sister hated [/p][p]They felt helpless & found themselves agreeing that Lauren would not be resuscitated if she could not cope coming off the ventilator , making her comfortable was the kindest thing they could do for her , she was told that Lauren could die at any moment due to her complications & to prepare for that [/p][p]But Lauren was a fighter & she made it home with help from the hospital & EACH ( Quidenham ) , she was on oxygen & feeding tube but we made it & she was comfortable , she had the sweetest smile with a cheeky attitude & they started to live their lives with Lauren [/p][p]Lauren exceeded everyones expectations & continued to be strong , they had support from EACH at Quidenham & would go there for days out or to stay over with all the family which gave them the time , rest & support which was needed at this time in there lives [/p][p]Sadly as time went on Lauren was developing in her own little way but her body couldn't cope & she became more weak , watching Lauren struggling to breathe was heartbreaking , knowing there was nothing anyone could do , no treatment or no cure [/p][p]Lauren passed away on October 30th 2010 , she had fought to be with us all for an amazing 15 months & they had done so much together & created so many memories that will stay with our family forever [/p][p]EACH Quidenham had given valued help & support at a time in my sisters life that was absolutely essential , what an amazing charity that offers so much help to familys with children with life limiting conditions at such a difficult time in people lives [/p][p]EACH has outgrown Quidenham & they are now building the Nook , the new building will be able to cope with the ever growing help needed to support the palliative needs of familys [/p][p]Please take the time to visit each.org.uk to see how this charity provides continued support to children & familys throughout East Anglia [/p][p][br][/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

28 Sep 2018

Supporters

25-Oct-2018

Colin

Hi Andy, this is the money from the hospital

£110.00 plus £27.50 Gift Aid

16-Oct-2018

David Broadway

Great effort - I'm well impressed!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

11-Oct-2018

Ocean

Just rounding up! Super proud xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

04-Oct-2018

Milind Kulkarni

Well done guys.

03-Oct-2018

Simon Jefferies

Well done to all for completing an insane challenge!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

03-Oct-2018

Neil spilling

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

03-Oct-2018

Chris and Angie

Good luck Andrew hope all is well and no injuries Chris and Angie Harrison

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

01-Oct-2018

Caroline Ringwood

£100.00

01-Oct-2018

Tony Evans

Nick, Kay and I wish you and the team the best of luck!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

01-Oct-2018

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid