Emily Charter

Emily Charter

London Marathon


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page!![/p][p]In April 2019 I will be running the London Marathon for Meningitis Now, a charity that is very dear to me and my family. [/p][p]June 16, was the arrival of our beautiful 2nd daughter Polly, she was perfect in every way. However 27 days later our lives were turned upside down. At just under 4 weeks old we took Polly to our local A&E department for a high temperature and showing signs of being unsettled and unusually mottled skin.[/p][p]Within hours of us being there, Polly was taken away, had numerous blood tests, a lumbar puncture as well as having a cannula inserted and antibiotics given. By the middle of the night we was told our little girl had Meningitis and would need to stay in for a while to have a course of antibiotics. [/p][p]Words cannot describe how you feel when being told this information. A couple of days later it was confirmed that she had somehow contracted Bacterial Meningitis, due to the quickness of us getting her seen, the doctors were unable to find out which bacterial strain of meningitis was effecting Polly. This meant that she had to be treated with every antibiotic to cover every strain of Bacterial Meningitis.[/p][p]After a 2 week stay at our local hospital, with antibiotics given up to 5 times a day and regular observation from the fantastic staff. We were told we could take our beautiful daughter home (hopefully with no lasting effects). We will be forever grateful for the treatment she received and we are now enjoying watching Polly smile, grow, thrive and play with her big sister Millie after beating this terrible life threatening and debilitating infection. We are one of the lucky ones and have come away from this with a now beautiful, happy and cheeky 2 year old. [/p][p]Meningitis Now is a fantastic charity that is not only helping to try and stop Meningitis, but it gives physical and emotional support for people who have been affected themselves and family members who have had to deal with the effects in their own way. I am aiming to raise as much money as I can to help. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. [/p][p]Thank you for your time and for reading my page![/p][p]Love [/p][p]Emily xxx[/p]

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Jun 25, 2019



plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jun 8, 2019

Mum and dad

Well done!!


plus £35.75 Gift Aid

Jun 2, 2019


Thanks for having fun with us in our Challenge Zone at the Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show


May 9, 2019

The McDermotts

Well done em


plus £6.55 Gift Aid

May 7, 2019

Amazing Fundraisers

This is the amount raised from all fund raising from the Bingoers, to the cake sale and from all the very generous people that have kindly donated.


May 5, 2019

Kate Connolly


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Rachael Owen

Well done Darling !!


Apr 29, 2019


Well done Emily fantastic achievement xxx

Apr 28, 2019

Adam Kelly Mia and Evie

Good luck Emily! Xx


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019


Really proud of you. Good luck xx


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