Southmead Hospital Charity

LEJOG for NICU

Debbie Laurence

Debbie Laurence

My Story

WHY ARE WE DOING IT?

Our twin granddaughters, Olivia and Beatrice, were born on February 14th 2019, at 28 weeks, to Melody and Tim.  They stayed in NICU for 76 and 108 days.  They are now both thriving, however the oldest twin (Olivia) does have challenges to overcome, including Cerebral Palsy and epilepsy.  When Olivia was born, she particularly benefited from a procedure, which is not funded by the NHS. There is no doubt that this has enabled her to achieve much more, than if she had not undergone such a procedure.

As a family, we are committed to raising as much as we can for this very special charity.  It was a privilege to see how dedicated the staff were, and how they go over and above every single day to care for these tiny people and the often, very distressed parents.

WHAT IS THE PLAN?

The plan is for our son/step son, Dorian, and four friends, Jon, Istvan, Ken and Sam to cycle from Lands End to John O’ Groats in seven days.  This will involve cycling 220 kms every day.  They start off on 7th July 2023.  We have agreed to drive the support van and will accompany them on this mammoth journey, all be it from the comfort of a vehicle!  Dorian, is the twins uncle and has a great interest in fitness and education.  He has a passion to help children to reach their full potential, and is currently Head of Department at North London Collegiate School on Jeju Island, South Korea.  He has run marathons and triathlons and feels that this cycle ride is the next step up!

WHO ARE OUR SPONSORS?

The support vehicle has very kindly been supplied by AutoLyne of Bristol, who are an independent vehicle hire and leasing company based in Aztec West.

We are also being supported by Chapple and Jenkins of Bristol.  They are a wholesale food supplier, and have agreed to support us with the drinks and energy bars for the riders.

Everyone is funding their accomodation for this trip, but we are also nearing our total for the fuel costs for the van, thanks to a donation of money from Nailsea Financial Services.  A big thank you to all these companies.

 

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Funded

  • Target
    £7,500
  • Raised so far
    £6,820
  • Number of donors
    91

My Story

WHY ARE WE DOING IT?

Our twin granddaughters, Olivia and Beatrice, were born on February 14th 2019, at 28 weeks, to Melody and Tim.  They stayed in NICU for 76 and 108 days.  They are now both thriving, however the oldest twin (Olivia) does have challenges to overcome, including Cerebral Palsy and epilepsy.  When Olivia was born, she particularly benefited from a procedure, which is not funded by the NHS. There is no doubt that this has enabled her to achieve much more, than if she had not undergone such a procedure.

As a family, we are committed to raising as much as we can for this very special charity.  It was a privilege to see how dedicated the staff were, and how they go over and above every single day to care for these tiny people and the often, very distressed parents.

WHAT IS THE PLAN?

The plan is for our son/step son, Dorian, and four friends, Jon, Istvan, Ken and Sam to cycle from Lands End to John O’ Groats in seven days.  This will involve cycling 220 kms every day.  They start off on 7th July 2023.  We have agreed to drive the support van and will accompany them on this mammoth journey, all be it from the comfort of a vehicle!  Dorian, is the twins uncle and has a great interest in fitness and education.  He has a passion to help children to reach their full potential, and is currently Head of Department at North London Collegiate School on Jeju Island, South Korea.  He has run marathons and triathlons and feels that this cycle ride is the next step up!

WHO ARE OUR SPONSORS?

The support vehicle has very kindly been supplied by AutoLyne of Bristol, who are an independent vehicle hire and leasing company based in Aztec West.

We are also being supported by Chapple and Jenkins of Bristol.  They are a wholesale food supplier, and have agreed to support us with the drinks and energy bars for the riders.

Everyone is funding their accomodation for this trip, but we are also nearing our total for the fuel costs for the van, thanks to a donation of money from Nailsea Financial Services.  A big thank you to all these companies.

 

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