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Snowdon 2016

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[p][/p][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Lucky Luke is Snowdon bound to raise funds for life-saving Southmead Hospital[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt] [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]On Friday 9 September 2016, Doctor Who-mad Gloucestershire web developer Luke Williams will lead colleagues from iconnet digital agency up Snowdon to raise funds for the Southmead Hospital Charity. Achieving their target of at least £2,500 will be a tiny ‘thank you’ to Southmead Hospital’s medical teams who probably saved his life after an unexpected find a year earlier.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt] [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt] [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Luke, who’s been at iconnet since 2008, explains how an alert optician set the potentially life-saving events in motion in autumn 2015.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt] [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Something wasn’t right[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt] [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]‘During a routine visit for a visual field test, Vision Express, Gloucester noticed something wasn’t right and advised me to contact my GP. That led to an MRI scan at the Cobalt Imaging Centre in Cheltenham in September 2015. After being told I’d have to wait a week for results, I was surprised when my GP called the next day after seeing something unexpected. I hoped it was a relatively minor vascular lesion, which wouldn’t need major surgery.’[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt] [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]A CT scan followed, after which doctors diagnosed a cyst or tumour requiring an operation. Luke was immediately referred to Bristol’s Southmead Hospital.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt] [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]The next day, surgeons operated[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt] [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Luke again: ‘I was admitted to Southmead on 19 November. The next day, surgeons operated on my brain’s left temporal lobe during a lengthy operation. Afterwards, the doctors still weren't completely sure what they’d removed – and swapped for 38 stitches – so they sent it to be examined.’[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt] [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]A few days later, Luke learned that the object was a low-grade glioma tumour. Two weeks after the operation he was allowed home to Gloucestershire to complete his recovery. After follow-up MRI scans – doctors are pleased with his progress.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt] [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Not surprisingly, Luke only has praise for everyone involved in his diagnosis and treatment: ‘I can’t thank the nurses and doctors enough for their care and support while I was in Southmead.’[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt] [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]We decided on a fundraising event[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]‘Since I returned to work, my colleagues demonstrated their support and thanks for Southmead’s staff by making the hospital iconnet’s chosen charity for 2016.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt] [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]‘We discussed what would make a good fundraising event. As I enjoy walking, we decided to climb Snowdon – the highest mountain in England and Wales! If anyone would like to donate, we’d be very grateful. Every penny counts and all funds will go to the Southmead Hospital Charity.’[lt]/div[gt] [p] Lucky Luke is Snowdon bound to raise funds for life-saving Southmead Hospital[/p][p]On Friday 16th September 2016, Doctor Who-mad Gloucestershire web developer Luke Williams will lead colleagues from iconnet digital agency up Snowdon to raise funds for the Southmead Hospital Charity. Achieving their target of at least £2,500 will be a tiny ‘thank you’ to Southmead Hospital’s medical teams who probably saved his life after an unexpected find a year earlier.[/p][p]Luke, who’s been at iconnet since 2008, explains how an alert optician set the potentially life-saving events in motion in autumn 2015.[/p][p][b]Something wasn’t right[/b][/p][p]‘During a routine visit for a visual field test, Vision Express, Gloucester noticed something wasn’t right and advised me to contact my GP. That led to an MRI scan at the Cobalt Imaging Centre in Cheltenham in September 2015. After being told I’d have to wait a week for results, I was surprised when my GP called the next day after seeing something unexpected. I hoped it was a relatively minor vascular lesion, which wouldn’t need major surgery.’[/p][p]A CT scan followed, after which doctors diagnosed a cyst or tumour requiring an operation. Luke was immediately referred to Bristol’s Southmead Hospital.[/p][p][b]The next day, surgeons operated[/b][/p][p]Luke again: ‘I was admitted to Southmead on 19 November. The next day, surgeons operated on my brain’s left temporal lobe during a lengthy operation. Afterwards, the doctors still weren't completely sure what they’d removed – and swapped for 38 stitches – so they sent it to be examined.’[/p][p]A few days later, Luke learned that the object was a low-grade glioma tumour. Two weeks after the operation he was allowed home to Gloucestershire to complete his recovery. After follow-up MRI scans – doctors are pleased with his progress.[/p][p]Not surprisingly, Luke only has praise for everyone involved in his diagnosis and treatment: ‘I can’t thank the nurses and doctors enough for their care and support while I was in Southmead.’[/p][p][b]We decided on a fundraising event[/b][/p][p]‘Since I returned to work, my colleagues demonstrated their support and thanks for Southmead’s staff by making the hospital iconnet’s chosen charity for 2016.[/p][p]‘We discussed what would make a good fundraising event. As I enjoy walking, we decided to climb Snowdon – the highest mountain in England and Wales! If anyone would like to donate, we’d be very grateful. Every penny counts and all funds will go to the Southmead Hospital Charity.’[/p][p][/p]

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16 Sep 2016

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02-Jan-2017

Anonymous

Well done!

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25-Nov-2016

Essential Sewing Services

Well done to all climbing snowdon!

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17-Nov-2016

Anonymous

Doctor Who Site Auction Balance Thanks to Paul Tams Bob Baker, Character, Titan, One Pack Ltd and Big Finish

£83.00

15-Nov-2016

Anonymous

Well done guys! Special thanks to Ben for the ultimate sacrifice - his Friday breakfast! LOL

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15-Nov-2016

Anonymous

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15-Nov-2016

Anonymous

Great work guys

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10-Nov-2016

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03-Nov-2016

Anonymous

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01-Oct-2016

J Williams

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01-Oct-2016

Doctor Who Site Autions Wave 1

With thanks to Lovarzi Big Finish Character Options Titan Merchandise and Other Anonymous Donations

£652.32

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