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Richard Harris

Richard Harris's fundraising page

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

My story

[p]Thanks for visiting my fundraising page. I was diagniosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2004, and shortly afterwards underwent an emergency sub-total colectomy, giving me a stoma. In 2005 I had an internal pouch formed, and had several months of complications, resulting in a pouch advancement.[/p][p]Things were good for a while, but I have had further issues with fistulas, abscesses and infection. The time of the J Pouch is coming to an end for me.[/p][p]In January 2015 I will be admitted to [url=http://www.stmarkshospital.org.uk/]St. Mark's Hospital[/url] to have my ileo-anal pouch (J Pouch) defunctioned, and return to life with a stoma. There is a slim chance I could go back to the internal pouch, but it seems unlikely.[/p][p]I'm going to be blogging about my surgery and recovery, to raise awareness of Ulcerative Colitis, ileostomies and internal pouches over at [url=http://doobarz.wordpress.com]http://doobarz.wordpress.com[/url] [/p][p]My illness has been truly life changing, but I have had the support of two great charities - the ileostomy & internal pouch assoication (the ia) and Crohn's & Colitis UK, and so all donations will be split equally between them.[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can support me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

22 Jan 2015


Aug 18, 2015

Joy Harris

Taking the diet seriously now and the first stone lost. So as promised, £1 for every lardy pound. 15 in five weeks - not bad going!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 1, 2015

Stand Agency

Thank you for educating us!


Feb 15, 2015


An excellent cause. Well done for all your efforts raising awareness of these issues.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Feb 9, 2015

Joy Harris

I'm dieting this year and have promised £1 to Richard's fundraising for every lardy pound lost. Here's the first monthly instalment. Very proud mum of all he is achieving in raising awareness.

£8.00 plus £2.00 Gift Aid

Feb 2, 2015


Crohnie love!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jan 21, 2015

Clare Hollowell

Just caught up on your blog - "enjoyment" isn't quite the right word, but I do like your writing, and it's really interesting to learn about your experiences.


Nov 3, 2014

Matt and Dominique

Love your blogs. Keep fighting the setbacks!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 31, 2014


Good luck Richard

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 31, 2014


Good luck Richard! Hope this surgery works out better for you than the previous one and this is the last time you need to go under the knife.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid