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OReilly Man and Wife Run 10K

2 team members

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][b]We DID IT!!![/b][/p][p]It was very, very, wet & muddy but we completed it!!!![/p][p][b][u]10KM race at High Lodge, Thetford Forest on 6th October 2019.[/u][/b] [b][i]That’s 6.2 miles!![/i][/b][/p][p][url=https://www.nice-work.org.uk/races/FC100-HighLodge]https://www.nice-work.org.uk/races/FC100-HighLodge[/url][/p][p][b][i]That’s a whole lot of running! [/i][/b][/p][p]We are raising money for 2 charities very close to our hearts. [i](All donations to be split equally)[/i][/p][p][b][u]Firstly, APP (Action on Postpartum Psychosis):[/u][/b][/p][p][i]Before we welcomed our wonderful Donal into this world back in 2011 we had never even heard of postpartum psychosis (aka puerperal psychosis). They say having a baby turns your world upside down & it really did in the most terrifying way possible.[/i][/p][p][i]I very quickly became very severely unwell, so much so that when he was just 10 days old I was sectioned which meant I was taken away from my newborn baby & husband,against my will, to a psychiatric hospital for urgently needed treatment. It wasn’t just terrifying and devastating for us but also for our parents & siblings. Thankfully a space in a mother & baby unit (MBU) soon became available & I was reunited with baby D & could begin recovery. It was not easy for anyone but I had the most wonderful baby boy, the most loving & supportive husband & wonderful family around us. The MBU & the other mums I met there were fantastic & I was soon doing well enough to return home.[/i][/p][p][i]Sadly, [/i][b][i]2.5 years later I found myself re-admitted to the same MBU[/i][/b][i], this time voluntarily having already tried battling this awful illness 2nd time around at home. [/i][b][i]This time was even harder[/i][/b][i] as our family was split in 2. Charlie & I in the MBU & Donal split between home with Robert & spending time at both grandparents’ homes. They spent as much time as possible with us at the hospital but it was really hard for us all.[/i][/p][p][i]Thankfully I bounced back a 2nd time. [/i][b][i]There are so many people to thank for my recovery: family, friends, professionals, particularly the staff & patients from Rainbow 🌈 [/i][/b][i](the MBU).[/i][/p][p][b][i]APP also played an important role in my recovery once back home. Helping me feel less isolated & letting me know there was a light at the end of the tunnel.[/i][/b][i] Through APP I even befriended & offered support and encouragement to another Mum which I think was as much a benefit & comfort to me as it was to her.[/i][/p][p][i]APP are also key in [/i][b][i][u]helping spread awareness both in general & amongst professionals which is so, so, SO, important. The earlier the intervention with pp, the greater chance of success in treating it. [/u][/i][/b][/p][p][i]We ALL need to know the warning signs & when to ask for help. I was never a danger to my babies but in the early days after having Donal I was skilled at hiding how unwell I was & I did it out of fear of being separated from him. Robert & my family quickly could see things weren’t right but they really struggled to get the right help fast as they didn’t know what was happening. [/i][b][i]I remember at the antenatal class we went to the dads were all warned to look out for postnatal depression, but no mention was made of psychosis & the warning signs are very different. [/i][/b][/p][p]So there we have it, the illness tried to destroy me & my family twice but we made it!![/p][p][b][u]2. The National Autistic Society:[/u][/b][/p][p][i]As most people reading this probably already know [/i][b][i]our amazing little Charlie Bear was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in June 2016. We wouldn’t change him for the world but his condition brings daily challenges. [/i][/b][/p][p][i]We participated the early bird programme which is organised by the National Autistic Society. This [/i][b][i]helped us better understand the world from Charlie’s point of view and gave us more tools & strategies to help him[/i][/b][i] (& us) cope with the challenges of daily life with ASD.[/i][/p][p][i]It was also an opportunity to meet a great group of people in a similar situation to share ideas, learn from each other & just offer encouragement, support & friendship to one another.[/i][/p][p]Well if you made it to the end of all that you deserve a medal! Sorry, I’ve never been good at keeping it short. [b]But these are the reasons we would be so grateful for [u]every single penny we can raise [/u]for these 2 charities.[/b][/p][p][br][/p]
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Oct 18, 2019

Andy F

Well "swum" (and done) both of you!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 8, 2019

Andrea Dave Lucy

Well done Kelly and Robert - Best wishes - Andrea Smith, Dave Timmins and Lucy Davis

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Oct 7, 2019

Liz Forde

Well done 👍

£10.00

Oct 6, 2019

Rebecca Gotobed

Well done xxx what great charities to support! Hope you have a lovely evening celebrating xxx

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Oct 5, 2019

Kerry, Roman and Bow Jarroldx

Good luck guys! I think you're both Amazing. You've got this! Xxx

£5.00

Oct 4, 2019

Debbie Jones

Go Kelly Go!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2019

Shelby

Go smash it you lovely pair. Hope to see you Sunday xx

£10.00

Oct 3, 2019

Sunshine

Go guys.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 3, 2019

Jan

You will be amazing! Good luck xxx

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Oct 1, 2019

Debbie Hollis

Well done you two, such a good thing you are doing 👍 Good on ya 🤩

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Kelly OReilly

Kelly OReilly

Robert OReilly

Robert OReilly