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Michael Tait

Michael Tait'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][span=font-family: UICTFontTextStyleTallBody; font-size: 17px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;]Thank you for taking the time to visit my page and read my story.[/span][/p][p][span=font-family: UICTFontTextStyleTallBody; font-size: 17px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;]i will be running the 2017 Virgin London Marathon in the hope to raise a minimum of £2,000 for The Sick Children's Trust.[/span][/p][p][lt]br style="font-family: UICTFontTextStyleTallBody; font-size: 17px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;" /[gt][span=font-family: UICTFontTextStyleTallBody; font-size: 17px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;]My Son Oliver James Tait was born 6th Feb 2016 at Broomfield hospital, Chelmsford. This was one of my proudest ever moments, I was a father to a beautiful little boy for the first time in my life. Very soon after he was born he was struggling to feed, before my wife and me knew it Oliver was taken from our very arms to be diagnosed with Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula (TOF) This was a very real and uncertain time for us both. After his diagnosis we were informed Oliver would need to be transferred to the Royal London Hospital to undergo surgery. Oliver was barely 12 hours old and he was going under the knife. Yet again Lisa and me felt very uncertain as the doctor wouldn't know how severe his illness was until he went into surgery. After 4 hours of surgery we were given some good news from the surgeon, the operation was complete and he was moved to the neonatal ward.[/span][/p][p][span=font-family: UICTFontTextStyleTallBody; font-size: 17px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;]This was when Lisa and me met Alan from The sick Chikdren's trust for the first time. Alan had said because of  the severity of Oliver's illness we were entitled to stay at the Stevenson house. When Lisa and me were really down this was great news, this meant we could be within a 5 minute walk to Oliver's bedside. Not all but at least a few of our worries had been put to bed. We didn't need to worry about travel cost, hotels, eating arrangement, etc.[/span][span=font-family: UICTFontTextStyleTallBody; font-size: 17px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;]if Lisa and me weren't at Oliver's bedside we were in the house, trying our very best to relax given the situation. The support we both had from Alan and The sick Childrens trust was quite frankly priceless!!! [/span][/p][p][span=font-family: UICTFontTextStyleTallBody;][lt]span style="font-size: 17px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;"[gt]Thankfully Oliver was getting better day by day and before we knew we were back after 2 weeks. Oliver is now a happy and cheeky little boy on the road to a full recovery.[/span][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=font-family: UICTFontTextStyleTallBody; font-size: 17px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;]I will forever feel indebted to The Sick Chikdren's trust for how they helped my family and me. The very least I can do is give something back in return, so please if you would be willing to put your hand in your pocket and give what you can I will sincerely appreciate it.[/span][lt]br style="font-family: UICTFontTextStyleTallBody; font-size: 17px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;" /[gt][lt]br style="font-family: UICTFontTextStyleTallBody; font-size: 17px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;" /[gt][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

23 Apr 2017



Helen Sheffle

Great run Michael and really great cause. Well done. Helen Sheffle. Xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid



A final donation from the Kingstons and Sadlers. Extremely proud of you Mike - fantastic effort. And so glad charities like this exist to help children like Oliver. Lots of love Bex, Tom, Jeremy Sue

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Jock Cousin

Well done mate

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Al Pirrie




Congratulations on an amazing time! Well done you, sorry it's a bit late. Look forward to serving you a well deserved pint soon!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Well done mike!! Great time, hope you're having a beer or 10 to celebrate.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Michael George

Good luck Michael



Paul Emily Isla and Jude

Have fun and try and enjoy it

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Robyn and Stewart

Good luck on Sunday!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jackie Naish