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Carl Pratt

Charity events, running and homebrew sales

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b][u]Carl & Ali Pratt raising money for 5 charities that mean a lot to us[/u][/b][/p][p][b][i][u]Update August 2020: [/u][/i][/b][i][u] [/u]Due to COVID 19, Carl has not been able to raise any funds through races, therefore he is attempting to run a half marathon every month in 2020.[/i][/p][p][i]In August we held a COVID19 compliant home brew beer festival event for close family and friends with a limit of 30 people, outdoor base, lots of handwashing facilities and encouraged social distancing. [/i][/p][p][i]We are also offering our selection of homebrew beers & ciders, with a donation of your choice to our charities. [/i][/p][p][b][u]Our Story[/u][/b][/p][p]In 2011 Carl ran the Great North Run and supported [b]Cardiomyopathy UK. [/b]Our niece was diagnosed with this condition as a baby and has spent a lot of time being treated and monitored at [b]Alder Hey Children's Hospital[/b]. [/p][p]Six years later, our then 9 month old son Charlie fell severely ill. Our world fell apart when our beautiful boy was diagnosed with Dilated [b]Cardiomyopathy[/b] at [b]Alder Hey Children's Hospital[/b]. Following 4 nights in the intensive care unit, we were transferred to the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle for an assessment for a heart transplant. Mid November, it was confirmed that Charlie needed a Heart Transplant and was placed on the urgent heart transplant list. [/p][p]We stayed at the freeman hospital accommodation, Scott House for 5 months thanks to [b]The Sick Children's Trust.[/b] [/p][p][b]The Sick Children's Trust [/b]believes keeping families together significantly improves the recovery of seriously ill children. They provide free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support, to families with sick children in hospital in the UK.[/p][p]Between October 2017 and March 2018 Charlie was between PICU and Ward 23 HDU whilst on the urgent waiting list at the Freeman Hospital. [/p][p][b]The Children's Heat Unit Fund (CHUF)[/b] support the children and families who receive treatment by the Children’s Heart Unit staff based at Freeman Hospital and raising vital funds for large and small pieces of equipment, facilities, aftercare, salaries and research.[/p][p]In January 2018, our twin girls Lizzy & Rosie were born on Charlie's first birthday. In February, Charlie had a successful heart transplant.[/p][p]Following medical investigation of possible genetic inheritance of DCM, our daughter Rosie, Ali herself and Ali's brother have been diagnosed with Dilated [b]Cardiomyopathy[/b].[/p][p]Charlie and Rosie will continue to be monitored regularly at [b]Alder Hey[/b] and The Freeman Hospital over the coming years as they are growing up.[/p][p]Finally, we will never forget that Charlie's gift of a new heart was such an amazing and brave thing for the family to do who have sadly lost their child, therefore we are supporting [b]Child Bereavement UK[/b]. Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child is facing bereavement.[/p]
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Supporters

Mar 4, 2021

Carl

Sweet FA CUP Winner

£120.00 plus £30.00 Gift Aid

Dec 13, 2020

L Hewitt

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 10, 2020

Lyns

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Aug 29, 2020

ellen

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Aug 29, 2020

Carl

Brill

£50.00

Aug 27, 2020

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 27, 2020

Anonymous

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Aug 25, 2020

Katie Newton

Donation from Katie Newton for beer festival

£10.00 plus £2.00 Gift Aid

Aug 25, 2020

David O Neill

Donation from David O'Neill Aquatech Pressmain

£10.00 plus £2.00 Gift Aid

Aug 25, 2020

Paul Collier

Great work for a great cause!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid