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Well hi!!   

Thank you for taking the time to visit my Tiny Lives fundraising page! 

On the 20th of September 2009, it will be my second Great North Run!  I ran it last year and it was fantastic!  With a lot of help from people just like you, I managed to raise nearly £400 in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

So, I'm here once again, raising even MORE money for charity!

This year, as you can see, I've decided to run and raise money for the 'Tiny Lives'  charity.

 

Who are Tiny Lives?

 

Tiny Lives care for premature and/or seriously ill newborn babies in the Special Care Baby Unit, based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne.  It's administered by the Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, who manage the financial investments on Tiny Lives' behalf, thus enabling long term benefit.

The work that the 130 nurses and 20 doctors do is simply invaluable and the money raised supports the Newcastle Neonatal Department, so they are able to buy extra equipment, that simply isn't provided by the NHS.  

Some babies on the unit (Up to 30 at a time, yep you read that right... 30 babies!) are so ill that they require 'round-the-clock' intensive care, sometimes for weeks or maybe even months at a time.... 

The money raised helps to:

 

Provide expensive equipment, which assists in caring for sick babies (Incubator cost £17,500) and a Transporter Unit costs (£35,000)

Support for parents (i.e. travel costs, accomodation etc)

On-going staff training and development

Support research projects aimed at improving the care they offer the babies

Providing extras, such as Christmas presents, clothes for the babies, furnishings and decor to improve facilities for parents

 

Support is provided not only to the babies, but also to the parents, providing accomodation that allows them to stay with their child for as long as they're on the unit.  They alsp provide help towards travel costs and parking is made free at the hospital.  The unit also provides washing machines/dryers to wash and dry their baby clothes.  There is also an area for older children (siblings) so they have somewhere nice and bright to play, if they need to stay for a few days with their parents, whilst their brother or sister recovers.

I do realise that times are hard at the moment, for all of us, but if you can, please sponsor me.  Even a couple of quid is a massive help and you'll be making a huge difference to these Tiny Lives.

So, what are you waiting for.... please, please sponsor me now and help all those Tiny Lives today!

 

Remember......

'THERE IS NO GREATER CHALLENGE THAN SAVING A LIFE THAT HAS YET TO BE LIVED'

 

Thank you so much for your support!

 

James and the Tiny Lives Team

 

Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Tiny Lives gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation!!!!   So, make sure you tick the Gift Aid button! 

Raising money for

Tiny Lives

Tiny Lives

Charity Registration No. 1150178

Tiny Lives is a charitable trust that helps to care for 700+ premature and sick newborn babies and their families each year. It supports the Newcastle Neonatal Service at Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary that cares for babies from across the North East and Cumbria.

Donations 63

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Sorry this is late I thought it was in oct. Our eldest was in intensive care when she was born. Its a great cause.

Donation by Julie Holmes on 09/10/09

£5.00

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Well Done! A cause very close to our hearts x

Donation by MJ Golinski on 22/09/09

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Good luck, read about you on the BBC. A great cause.

Donation by Helen Giddings on 20/09/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Read about you on the BBC web site. What a fantastic person you are. Good luck.

Donation by Ben Hurr on 20/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck Jay. In memory of Indah, and for all those other babies that get such special care from the unit at the RVI.

Donation by Samantha Lomax on 19/09/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Sorry it isn't much but GOOD LUCK Jay :) xxx

Donation by @cocabeenslinky on 19/09/09

£2.00

+ £0.56 Gift Aid

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Good luck Jay!! You are doing a great thing!! x

Donation by Claire Howley on 19/09/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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greetings from the midlands - do yer best bloo... ill be watching!!!

Donation by Mr. Bee on 19/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Jay! Hope you enjoy the run ;o) x

Donation by Anna Porter on 19/09/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Good luck James and enjoy the day :)

Donation by Richard Gable on 19/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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We' ll be watching out for you on TV Good Luck

Donation by David McHarry on 16/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by veronica murray on 14/09/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Good Luck, hope the sponsers keep on flooding in x

Donation by lisa lightfoot on 09/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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had to give you more such a worthy cause. good luck luv for the 20th but sure you dont need it x

Donation by Dawn Sollis (Blueslady) on 09/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation by graham wilson on 09/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Donation by Georgette Watson on 09/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck hun! X

Donation by Natalie Humphreys on 09/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck mate!

Donation by Michael Cockburn on 09/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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all the best mate hope all goes well :)

Donation by allan lenney on 09/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Here you go M8, take care...

Donation by Ken Judge on 09/09/09

£20.00

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Good luck Jay. Love the Mintons xxx

Donation by Tamsin Minton on 09/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Moo

Donation by Prenvo on 09/09/09

£10.00

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Good luck, well done for taking part ... again hope you reach your target too

Donation by Annie T on 09/09/09

£5.00

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Donation by @samjudson on 09/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck and I'll see you at the finish line, probably 3 hours after you've finished :)

Donation by Sarah Harper on 09/09/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£934.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£934.00
  • Gift Aid£234.67

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