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We are cycling the Brighton 50 mile route to raise money for  the Kings College Hospital Limb Reconstruction Trust.  This small charity provides support for people undergoing limb reconstruction surgery and treatment, whether as a result of a congenital condition, an accident, or (increasingly) military service.  Extra support like counselling and physiotherapy can be limited for such patients: this charity helps provide the 'extras' that help people get better, sooner.

As we think you all know Marit  has been very fortunate to receive the best possible care from her limb reconstruction surgeon and a team of nurses and physiotherapists both here and in London.  Although Marit received most of her treatment courtesy of our medical insurance, she also attended her surgeon's limb reconstruction clinic at Kings College Hospital and we were very impressed with the medical team there who made everyone feel that they were a high priority despite a very busy clinic.

Before deciding to have the surgery, Marit was asked to speak to a current patient and to access an online support group.  What she heard and read made her seriously question if she would be prepared to go through with it.  Having your leg rebroken, fitted with an external frame and realigned may sound simple, a 'no-brainer' when the outcome can be so good,  but it means a long haul for many people.  It can be painful, there are medical dangers like mal-union and infection which often prolong the process, and at the very least there is giving up work and your usual life for a undetermined period.  Low levels of patient well-being are consistently reported by limb reconstruction patients, and divorce and depression are common outcomes.

We were very lucky, Marit got better in record breaking time.  This was partly due to the extra nursing care and physiotherapy she had.  We think everyone should have this level of care but unfortunately it just isn't there for all.  That is why we would like to support the Kings College Hospital Limb Reconstruction Trust which provides extra resources in the form of nursing, counselling and physiotherapy.  

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Raising money for

KCH Limb Reconstruction Trust

KCH Limb Reconstruction Trust

Charity Registration No. 1119378

This organisation was founded to address the unmet needs of patients undergoing lengthy specialist orthopaedic treatments at King's College Hospital following complex fractures or for congenital deformities

Donations 30

 

Well done to you both, Fantastico

Donation by Robert & Jayne Hickmott on 24/12/09

£50.00

 

well done,

Donation by Katie on 28/11/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

 

Well done all of you but particularly Marit

Donation by Lorna Prentice on 08/10/09

 

Not content with getting better, you're now making the rest of us feel lazy! Well done!

Donation by Simon and Marguerite Weatherseed on 01/10/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

 

Donation by martin prentice on 01/10/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

 

Congratulations on a wonderul achievement!

Donation by Liz Llewellyn-Lloyd on 29/09/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

 

Congratulations, a great achievement. Well done.

Donation by Jeremy Keeler on 29/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

 

Great effort, well done

Donation by Tim & Gillie Day on 28/09/09

£35.00

+ £9.87 Gift Aid

 

Well done both!

Donation by Amanda Ashworth on 28/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

 

Well done to both of you but especially Marit! Rachel

Donation by Dave Saunders on 27/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

 

Well Done , What an achievement !!!

Donation by Steve,Denise & william Bowater on 26/09/09

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

 

Well done Marit. For the bike ride and the perseverence of getting better.

Donation by Philip and Beverley Spicer on 19/09/09

 

Good Luck, we will be think of you next Saturday! From the Mercers at No 11

Donation by Louise Mercer on 17/09/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

 

We're so glad you can peddle and amazed at the challenge. Good luck and treat yourselves to an ice cream when you get there.

Donation by Jane and Dave Fenwick on 16/09/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

 

Good luck guys.

Donation by Peter Pelling on 15/09/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

 

Glad to hear that everything is now fine. Good luck. The Amiss's No. 20

Donation by Catherine Amiss on 10/09/09

£25.00

 

Good luck for the 26th

Donation by David Cox on 10/09/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

 

Have a great day and good luck on reaching your target from all at Crossley & Co

Donation by Trevor Rose on 09/09/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

 

Donation by philip on 07/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

 

Good luck

Donation by Ma and Pa on 07/09/09

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

 

Good luck with the ride, hope the sun shines!

Donation by Peter & Jo on 07/09/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

 

Donation by Elsa Bowater on 06/09/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

 

Go Coz!!

Donation by Paula Robertson on 05/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

 

Go Girl!

Donation by Julie Wareing on 04/09/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

 

All power to your thighs!

Donation by Debbie on 03/09/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£820.00
  • Offline donations£50.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£870.00
  • Gift Aid£197.44

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