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Hannah Godfrey

Hannah Godfrey's fundraising page

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi everyone and thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor 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][p][span=color: #454545; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;]Many of you already know that I was meant to be running the London Marathon last year but had to defer due to injury. Well I've now seen my surgeon and he's given me the go ahead to proceed with next years marathon. It's going to be tough, and there's no way I'll be achieving any kind of award winning time, but its so important to me to complete it. [/span][/p][p][span=color: #454545; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;]Some of you know that I am running for a charity called 'Cardiac Risk in the Young' (CRY). However, few of you will know the significance of this charity to me.[/span][/p][p][span=color: #454545; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;]When I started year 7 I went to a school called New College in Cardiff. Although it was a very small school, I only knew a handful of people on my first day, two of which were my brothers! I soon became friends with Georgina Hughes, a girl from my class, and we have been best friends ever since (aside from a small blip where we didn't speak!). Through our New College years we were inseparable, and I stayed at Georgina's home every week after our dance class, as well as seeing her in school everyday and most weekends! I began spending a lot of time with her family - her mother Fay, father Paul (who was also my Maths teacher) and brother Matthew, who was a couple of years younger than us. Georgina's family always made me feel welcome and I have so many memories of Eurovision parties, birthday parties and curry evenings, to name just a few! But being normal penniless teenagers, Georgina, Matthew and I often spent time hanging around the house finding our own fun - usually watching the music channels, playing pranks or practising singing and dancing routines (we were very talented!).[/span][/p][p][span=color: #454545; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;]In 2007 a tragedy struck the Hughes family. Matthew passed away. He was just 17 and it was sudden. He was not unwell. He had gone to bed as normal the previous evening and by the morning, when Georgina went to wake him, he was gone. What the family went through on that day and since is unimaginable.[/span][/p] [div=font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: #454545;]A detailed post mortem gave no definitive indication of cause of death, but Sudden Adult Death, potentially related to an undiagnosed heart condition was suspected. Sadly, the family had to cope with their loss without any certain knowledge of the circumstances.[/div] [div=font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: #454545;]Georgina and her family have been unbelievably dignified and strong since Matthew's death, and have received valuable support from Cardiac Risk in the Young, including counselling and family support days. They have not sought to blame, and instead strive to ensure that other families do not go through the unthinkable, as they did.[/div][div=font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: #454545;]Every week in the UK 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. [span=font-size: 12.8px;]One of the ways to try to reduce the rate of Sudden Adult Deaths is to do a cardiac screen on young people involving an electrocardiogram (ECG) and echocardiogram (heart scan). Cardiac Risk in the Young offers this service highly subsidised or free in areas throughout the UK, and of course with our support will be able to extend their services further.[/span][/div][div=font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: #454545;][span=font-size: 12.8px;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/div][div=font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: #454545;]I understand that some details in this story may be distressing, but I also feel very strongly that without public awareness and support nothing will change and more families will face a terrible loss.[/div][div=font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: #454545;]You can find out more about Matthew's story by following these links.....[/div][div=font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: #454545;]http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/mystery-teenager-found-dead-bed-2260802[/div][div=font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: #454545;]http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/he-just-said-goodnight-mum-and-went-to-bed-as-normal-he-never-woke-up/[/div][div=font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: #454545;]Thank you in advance of your support for a charity that means so much to me.[/div][div=font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: #454545;]Wish me luck!!!![/div][div=font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; color: #454545;]Hannah xx[/div][lt]br /[gt]

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Event

2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

23 Apr 2017

Charity

Cardiac Risk In The Young

Cardiac Risk In The Young

Supporters

06-Feb-2018

Will

I can't wait to cheer you on as I know you will smash it out the park xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

01-Feb-2018

Claire Thomas

Proud of you Han !

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

31-Jan-2018

Anonymous

So impressed by anyone who runs without their being fires, dogs or zombies xx (I got paid today) x

26-Jan-2018

Sammi

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

26-Jan-2018

Liz Read

hey - we can't make it tonight, so thought I would donate you our beer money instead good luck! Liz and Lee x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

26-Jan-2018

Georgina

Good luck at the quiz this evening

£10.00 plus £0.00 Gift Aid

23-Jan-2018

Emma B

Good Luck Han - Will be an amazing experience

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

23-Jan-2018

H J & R xxx

It seems like training is going well for you..... you're gonna smash it!! Lots of Love

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

22-Jan-2018

Karen

You WILL do it

£75.00 plus £18.75 Gift Aid

14-Jan-2018

Sheran and Paul

Best of luck. Lots of love.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid