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Do it for Debs

1 team member

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Bold, brave and courageous and I don't just mean the fundraising [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]target! I'm also talking about my incredible mum, known to most as[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Debbie. Debs didn't want me to make a fuss, but that was never going to [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]wash, not with a story like hers to share.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]What's this all about?[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]In short, we're raising money for two charities close to Debbie’s [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]heart.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Why?[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Mum became very ill shortly after I was born and was diagnosed with [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Scleroderma - an autoimmune disease - something she has lived with for [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]the past 28 years.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]The disease has always affected different organs but in the last couple [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]of years her heart took the brunt of it and at the end of 2013 with [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]severe heart failure and the prospect of only months to live she [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]underwent an Assessment process. After which Debbie was accepted as a [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]suitable candidate for a heart transplant and was added to the National [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]listing, Debbie was warned that potentially it could be at least [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]several months before a match could be found. Mum was fortunate to be [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]given her heart transplant earlier this year.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]We're raising money for the amazing Harefield Hospital - the miraculous [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]things they do at this place really does blow the mind - and the Royal [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Free Hospital, specifically Fund 97, which is all about research into [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Scleroderma for which there is no current cure. Harefield are [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]currently trying to raise £140k to buy seven more Organ Care System [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]kits, which are used to transport heart and lungs, and this is [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]something mum feels passionate about supporting.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]The magnitude of everything that has happened is only now starting to [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]sink in and it's a long journey for mum to travel in order to adapt to [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]her new lifestyle , travel she will![lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]In mum's words, she wants to raise money "to honour the gift of life".[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Thanks so much for your support, no matter how great or small, we're [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]all forever grateful.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Love,[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Tom[lt]/div[gt][p] Bold, brave and courageous and I don't just mean the fundraising target! I'm also talking about my incredible Mum, known to most as Debbie. Mum didn't want me to make a fuss, but that was never going to wash, not with a story like hers to share.[/p][p]What's this all about?[/p][p]In short, we're raising money for two charities close to Mum's heart.[/p][p]Why?[/p][p]Mum became very ill shortly after I was born and was diagnosed with [url=http://www.patient.co.uk/health/scleroderma-systemic-sclerosis]Scleroderma[/url] - an autoimmune disease - something she has lived with for the past 28 years.[/p][p]The disease has always affected different organs but in the last couple of years her heart took the brunt of it and at the end of 2013, with severe heart failure and the prospect of only months to live, she underwent an assessment process. Mum was accepted as a suitable candidate for a heart transplant and was added to the national listing, knowing that it could be at least several months before a match could be found. Mum was fortunate to be given her heart transplant earlier this year.[/p][p]We're raising money for the amazing [url=http://www.rbht.nhs.uk/about/our-work/harefield/]Harefield Hospital[/url] - the miraculous things they do at this place really does blow the mind - and the [url=http://www.scleroderma-royalfree.org.uk/]Royal Free Hospital[/url], specifically Fund 97, which is all about research into Scleroderma for which there is no current cure. [/p][p]Harefield are currently trying to raise £140k to buy seven more Organ Care System kits, which are used to transport donor heart and lungs, and this is something Mum feels passionate about supporting.The magnitude of everything that has happened is only now starting to sink in and it's a long journey for Mum to travel in order to adapt to her new lifestyle. Travel she will![/p][p]In Mum's words, she wants to raise money "to honour the gift of life".[/p][p]Thanks so much for your support, no matter how great or small, we're forever grateful.[/p][p]Love,[lt]br /[gt]Tom[/p]

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Supporters

Nov 25, 2014

Tom

Thank you to all those who made a donation at our Liverpool Street Station collection

£80.34 plus £0.00 Gift Aid

Nov 13, 2014

Harvey Perkins - KPMG

Roger very happy to support - I think what you are doing is amazing.

£100.00

Nov 11, 2014

Roger Skinner

Many thanks to everyone for your fantastic support and donations to these great and in our case life saving charities. We are very grateful to everyone particularly those 1/2 Marathon Runners and their donors. Thanks and love to you all.

£575.12 plus £0.00 Gift Aid

Oct 28, 2014

Anonymous

From Lorraine, Val, Abdi, Jackaleen, Sarah, Surbir, Angela and Moira - the Safeguarding Adults Service, Hounslow.

£75.00 plus £18.75 Gift Aid

Oct 23, 2014

Sue Heavens

Hope Roger made the finish..

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 23, 2014

Alastair Ames

Well done raising so much and well done Roger for running that far and not running away ! Alastair

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 22, 2014

Tom

Thanks Dad!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 21, 2014

Jeff & David at BCF Wessex

Roger Congratulations. A fantastic effort for worthwhile causes. Well done.

£20.00

Oct 20, 2014

Diane Cooper

Donation from Fiona and Charles Fox

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 16, 2014

Avril Jenkins

Well done Tracey and co- great determination.xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Debbie Walker

Debbie Walker