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Philip Neville

London Marathon 2019 for Guts UK

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My story

[p]Why I'm raising money for Guts UK.[/p][p]On Friday 13th April 2018, my father-in-law, Mark Fillery collapsed in pain at home. He hadn't felt quite right for the previous 48 hours. An ambulance was called and after being in hospital being kept in a ward for couple of days he was moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) due to his declining health.[/p][p]At this point the staff in ICU announced the issue was Acute Pancreatitis, caused by a gallstone entering the bile duct, this in turn caused his Pancreas to inflame. Mark was in ICU with tubes everywhere keeping him alive. Even though after a few weeks his general condition improved and he moved back to a ward, the longer term complications weren't being communicated.[/p][p]General ward care was not good enough in treating and understanding this condition, and every step we thought Mark was taking forward, it proceeded to three going back. Mark returned to ICU once more (where he remained) due to them not understanding and being on top of his health. There were so many side complications around Pancreatitis, none of which any consultant or general staff member could fully explain or plan us for.[/p][p]After moving hospital for a further operation, Mark's health never improved, and every day was a mixture of fire fighting various issues. Mark was completely bed bound due to the pain and the fact he physically couldn't stomach any food.[/p][p]In a horrible turn of events once more, Mark passed away on 13th August 2018, exactly four months after entering hospital. His health deteriorated after catching an infection, a major risk through all of the procedures he endured during the time in hospital. He had only recently turned 58 years old.[/p][p]'Guts' are one of the only charities in the UK dedicating their time to fighting all digestive disorders. They are raising awareness about the amount of patients who enter hospital with these conditions. Hospital staff and GPs seem to be under informed of the signs, plus the care plans once diagnosed. [/p][p]On Sunday 28th April, I will be raising money in the memory of Mark, for Guts UK, to help fund the research to fight these digestive diseases. Please sponsor me to support this cause.[/p][p]Thank you, Phil. [/p]

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May 9, 2019


well done Philip.Love Jill Barry and Kelly x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 9, 2019


Well done Philip! Xxx

May 3, 2019

Rob and Nicky Mack

Well done Philip!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019



Apr 29, 2019


Well done Phil!! From all at Dream Medical


Apr 29, 2019


Well done Philip, a really great achievement

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Stephen Neville

£63.00 plus £15.75 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019


Apr 28, 2019

Beanie and Dave

Good luck!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Maria Moore

All the best for today Philip! Love Maria and Tom xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid