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Donata Marshall

London Marathon 2018

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hello! [/p][p]My name is Donata Marshall and I am the General Manager for Gynaecology ( including the Leicester Fertility Centre) at the University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) but more than that I am a woman in her late 40's whose dream it has always been to run the London marathon before the age of 50!! [/p][p][b]Why[/b][i] [/i][b][i]do[/i][/b][i] [/i][b][i]I want [/i][/b][i] [/i][b][i]to raise[/i][/b][i] [/i][b][i]money? [/i][/b][/p][p]My marathon journey isn't just linked to me working closely with the team that I also manage in UHL and seeing the amazing benefits of this technology but like so many others, sadly I have had first hand experience of the isolation, heartache and despair infertility can bring to your life. Resulting in over 10 years of infertility treatments including 3 unsuccessful IVF treatment cycles and a devastating miscarriage. [/p][p]I have therefore made it my mission to do all I can raise as much money as possible to secure essential funds and support causes such as the Acorn appeal. I have already ran the Great North Run last year in support of Tommy's the baby charity.[/p][p]I have just embarked on a 14 week Marathon training plan which started on Christmas day! I train 4 times a week and part of this includes running the Prestwold half marathon February 2018![/p][p]This charity is very close to my heart and I am passionate and so motivated to succeed in the hope that couples do not have to experience the life changing , heartbreaking experience that I have endured.? [/p][p][b][i]Why Leicester Fertility Centre?[/i][/b][/p][p]Although the NHS provides excellent clinical facilities, they always need additional equipment to help improve the quality of care for patients. [/p][p] It's not just because I work here! [/p][p]Leicester Fertility Centre was established in 1990 at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Since then,the clinic has seen many advances and changes within the field. These include the formation of our governing body?the Human Fertilisation &Embryology Authority (HFEA) and the use of new techniques such as Intracytoplasmicsperminjection(ICSI). They provide high quality treatment for both NHS and private patients,and offer arrange of fertility options.[/p][p][b][i]What they want to do:[/i][/b][/p][p][b]A.C.O.R.N (Assisted Conception Optimising & Recording of New Life) Appeal - fund number Q839[/b][/p][p]The success of Leicester Fertility Centre is, in part, due to the centre’s use of new technology. Infertility is one of the fastest growing sciences in medicine and at the Leicester Fertility Centre we are always looking for ways to improve the quality of care we provide to our patients. [/p][p]Leicester Hospitals Charity A.C.O.R.N. Appeal aims to raise £60,000 for an Embryo Monitoring System with Time-Lapse Image Capture – a major advance in embryo culture, which benefits patient treatment and improves pregnancy rates.[/p][p]Time lapse technology allows monitoring of embryo development without the need to remove the embryos from the incubator. It consists of an incubator with a camera that records a series of images at regular intervals. [/p][p]Embryo selection is optimised as time lapse monitors the rate at which the embryo progresses from one stage to the next. The interval between stages is crucial to predict which embryos have the highest potential to implant and result in a successful pregnancy. [/p][p][br][/p]
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Event

2018 London Marathon- Team Squirrel

2018 London Marathon- Team Squirrel

22 Apr 2018

Charity

Leicester Hospitals Charity

Leicester Hospitals Charity

Supporters

21-Feb-2018

Enzo

Good luck Tina! Hope the training is going well. See you on the day xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

17-Feb-2018

Alison and Rich Pridmore

Such a worthy cause. Best of luck, such an amazing thing to do. Xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

15-Feb-2018

June and Martin

Such a worthy cause. Give it your all and enjoy the experience.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

13-Feb-2018

Chris Henshaw

Good luck Dona x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

13-Feb-2018

Beryl and Terry

Good luck on the 22nd April

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

13-Feb-2018

Lesley

Run Dona, run! Amazing effort for a worthy cause x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

12-Feb-2018

Anonymous

From the two maintenance man who were testing smoke alarms at LGH today!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

12-Feb-2018

Angela x

No doubt that you'll smash this Challenge too. Be amazing. Go girl! xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

05-Feb-2018

Anonymous

Good luck Dona xx

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

05-Feb-2018

Caroline x

You're going to be ace!!