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Abigail was and always will be a shining star, and a very giving child. She died on 10th February 2013 following a sudden brain haemorrhage. Abi was such a wonderful young person... fit, healthy, intelligent, with an infectious enthusiasm for life. She was a keen learner, an excellent swimmer, a dedicated martial artist too, having achieved her black belt just two weeks before her death. She was also a great big sister to her siblings, Jenny and Joe, and had a wide network of lovely friends.

At her death, she donated her organs to help save the lives of four other people. An amazing achievement in itself that we know she would think was very 'cool'! She was always thinking of others' wellbeing. She was even baking and selling cookies for Comic Relief a few days before her death. We know that she would love to raise money for charity and having seen the value of the work done at the Bristol Children's Hospital, we know that this is the right cause. The funds raised by the Wallace & Grommit Appeal (http://www.grandappeal.org.uk/) directly funds vital developments at the hospital and the equipment in the intensive care unit, which Abigail needed. While it didn't save her life, despite every effort and care by the amazing team of nurses, doctors and consultants, it gave us a few precious days to sit with her and tell her how much we love her. We know the staff at the hospital would be hugely grateful for any donation given.

This page will be for all donations no matter how small. Please don't feel obliged but we know that many people will want to do 'something for her. We hope never to need the hospital again in such tragic circumstances, but we are so thankful for what they do every single day with genuine love and care for both sick children and their families.

Thank you from Mark, Kelly, Abigail, Jennifer and Joe xxxxx

 

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Updates 10

In a blink, just £750 needed to reach our new target of £20,000 for money raised in memory of Abi!

02/05/13 22:41

£10,000! Whoop whoop!

18/03/13 16:59

The money you've all helped raise will go a long way to help build and equip a new Children's Cancer Unit at the hospital, something we know Abi would have been very proud of: http://www.grandappeal.org.uk/our-appeals/grand-designs/

07/03/13 10:05

£11k (inc. Gift Aid) raised in Abi's memory for the Bristol Children's Hospital! We are staggered by this! We'll post updates of how this money will help the hospital soon. Thank you all so very much, each donation, whether from friends, family or strangers means so much to us. x

02/03/13 10:04

Love this picture of the charity balloons and good to get a sense of the atmosphere, we were in our own world yesterday: http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Night-night-cheeky-chops-ndash-loved-ones-say/story-18275792-detail/story.html#axzz2MBc04ZYM

28/02/13 20:16

Raising money for

Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal

Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal

Charity Registration No. 1043603

The Grand Appeal is the Bristol Children's Hospital Charity, supporting sick children from Bristol, the South West and beyond. Help us save the lives of sick children, provide pioneering medical equipment and keep families together by donating or fundraising for The Grand Appeal.

Donations 459

Our thoughts are with Abi's family today x

Donation by The Banfield family on 10/02/14

£10.00

Love to you all, especially the beautiful shining star Abi XXX

Donation by Sali on 06/02/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

We did a sponsored silence Love you and miss you Abi love Daisy Daniels & Katie Maisey xxxx

Donation by Daisy Daniels & Katie Maisey on 08/01/14

£51.00

+ £12.75 Gift Aid

I did a sponsored silence for Abi's birthday to earn this money, R.I.P xx

Donation by Rosie Boulton on 04/01/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 26/11/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

From Yvonne (via Tracey Oldman) with love

Donation by Anonymous on 04/09/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

From CKRC ladies x

Donation by Kelly Owen on 18/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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I met Abi last year when my dog strayed from my nephew's house in Meadoway and Abi returned her. Abi had such a beautiful smile and a wonderful aura.

Donation by Virginia Black on 16/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

From Clare and Dave Abbatt fundraising at the Worcester Races on 6th June x

Donation by Kelly Owen on 12/06/13

£268.71

+ £67.18 Gift Aid

from Anne Beech and family

Donation by Kelly Owen on 12/06/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Donation on behalf of Cleeve Colts FC following a collection held at our recent Presentation Day. In loving memory of Abi.

Donation by Andrew Moss on 26/05/13

£479.81

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Good luck for the run tomorrow Kelly. xx

Donation by Rich & Helen Claridge on 04/05/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 04/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Aisling

Donation by Joy and John on 03/05/13

£20.00

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donated from proceeds raised at a concert organised by Georgia Oldman in memory of Abi.

Donation by Tracey Oldman on 02/05/13

£500.00

+ £125.00 Gift Aid

On behalf of all members of the Cheltenham Swimming & Water Polo Club

Donation by Dickie Middleton on 30/04/13

£650.00

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Another donation for CSWPC fundraising swim-in-socks. We were on holiday and missed the event so here's some of our holiday money for Abi xx

Donation by Sian and Hazel Wiggins on 12/04/13

£10.00

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On behalf of Colin Peacey

Donation by Collin Peacey on 04/04/13

£70.00

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Deeply sorry to hear of your loss.

Donation by Rebecca Walker on 28/03/13

£20.00

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In memory of your Abi who was taken so very much too soon.

Donation by Ruth Kelly on 26/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Jillian Convey on 25/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donated with thanks from the Rev. John Mead x

Donation by Kelly Owen on 23/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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In memory of your lovely granddaughter

Donation by Sally from Kens Art Class on 22/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Mary Kendrick on 22/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Claire Nichols on 21/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£12,482.52
  • Offline donations£3,600.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£16,082.52
  • Gift Aid£2,406.18

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