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The Evelina Elephants

11 team members

Challenge complete

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Our awesome team, The Evelina Elephants, completed the RideLondon 100 Miles on 29th July in memory of William Alec Ferguson and to raise money for the Evelina London Children's Hospital who looked after him during his 19 day life.[/p][p]Steve, Kath, Bret, Doug, Adam, Emma, Ross, K, Sarah, Jack and Josh took to the roads of Surrey and London to do a gruelling 100 miles of cycling in the pouring rain and high winds. It was a bit of a shock after the weather we have had recently and made it even more challenging![/p][p]Here is a training link to a video of our training and our team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmqmE1c2iik&feature=youtu.be[/p][p]Read on for why we did this. This has been written by Adam and Emma (William's parents).[/p][p]William was born a few weeks early on 22nd December 2017 with an incredibly rare heart tumour.[/p][p]When just a few hours old he went to theatre at the Evelina London Children's Hospital and had his first heart drain operation and was then looked after in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) whilst he recovered. We got to spend a wonderful Christmas there and the staff were all incredible with helping us enjoy the day as fully as we could.[/p][p]William was doing so well and had gained enough weight that within a few days he got transferred to the Savannah Ward. Here we got to enjoy a few more relaxed days with William where he got to meet many more family and friends and we enjoyed our time working out how to look after a newborn with the support of all the nurses and doctors.[/p][p]Following the new year, things took a turn for the worse and William started to struggle more and more to breathe on his own as the tumour was impacting on his tiny lungs. [/p][p]Unfortunately we were told there was nothing that could be done for the tumour given its size, nature and position. William was transferred back to PICU where we were once again given amazing support by the staff there for the remaining days of William's life.[/p][p]On 10th January William was taken off ventilation and passed away in his mother’s arms. Although not the outcome we had hoped for, the care we received was incredible and we met lots of families and children during our time at the Evelina who also benefitted from the care and support offered which is largely down to donations from the public. We ride to remember William and help other families and children with the money we raise.[/p][p]Thank you for your donation.[/p]
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11-Oct-2018

Aunty Lin

To Adam and Emma In "Baby loss awareness week" - thinking of you..........

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

27-Aug-2018

Anonymous

Great cause and well done on the completed cycle.

£10.00

25-Aug-2018

Carol Irving

Well done for completing the ride.

23-Aug-2018

Samantha Geehan

Well done Kath! Brilliant cause. Love Sam G

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

17-Aug-2018

Franco parisi

Great effort Emma and team and for a very worthy cause xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

17-Aug-2018

Anonymous

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

13-Aug-2018

Steves colleagues and friends at Aptean

Collected during Aptean Golf Charity Day

£217.37

12-Aug-2018

Bret & Emma

Money for our paper cuttings from Zoe's Craft Room.

£100.00

11-Aug-2018

Janet Overend

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

07-Aug-2018

Hayley Russell Xx

A truly heartwarming read. Showing such courage and love for your gorgeous little boy xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Emma Ferguson

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Kiarash Mavaei

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Jack Appleton

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Ross Burridge

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Sarah Jones

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Joshua Robson

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Douglas Ferguson

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Bret Ferguson

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Adam Ferguson

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Kathryn Huggett

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