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WELL.....HERE WE ARE AGAIN

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

On 22nd September, I'm abseiling down a very tall building to help raise funds for the fantastic Children's Ward at the Oxford Children's Hospital.

Our 5 year old Grandson, Lewis (PICTURED BEFORE TREATMENT) has been diagnosed with Langerhan's Cell Histiocytosis, which has created a tumour in his skull and is being treated with Chemotherapy/Steroids at the Kamran's Childrens Cancer Ward. He is a very brave little boy, taking all the nasty treatment in his stride, he has even been filmed having his treatment, to show its not, as he says "scary".

Less than 50 children a year in the UK are diagnosed with Langerhan's Cell Histiocytosis and Kamran's Ward is a centre of excellence.

Lewis is just one of the many children treated annualy on this fantastic ward, where the Doctors, Nurses and Play Specialists do an astounding job, often very traumatic.

Many of the children need to stay for prolonged periods in the ward, usually with their Mums and/or Dads, and all the toys, playstations, WII's etc that all children love are donated privately, through schemes like this. There is also a vast amount of medical equipment that is funded through the charity.

Lewis is progressing with his treatment, but has relapsed and now suffers from Diabetes Insispidus caused by LCH.  His treatment will probably last another year or so, and he is likely to be under the supervsion of the ward for a further 10 years.

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So if you have children or love children please dig deep and donate now, every penny counts.

Updates 8

Well, all done and I am really pleased to say that because of the generosity of my family and many friends, I exceeded £2,400 excluding GiftAid. A huge thank you to everyone who not now donated but gave me the encouragement. The money will benefit the children enormously

16/11/12 14:14

Nearly one week after the fantastic abseil experience, I am making on last push to ask for those who haven't donated to consider it. All funds go directly to help these poor little children who are undergoing treatment you and I can't even imagine....just to stay alive. Thanks

27/09/12 20:53

Abseil went extremely well today even though it was extremely wet and windy. The adrenalin rush was amazing. The charity has done well out of it, but I would still like to raise more so all those friends who haven't yet donated, please do so, it's all for the children

23/09/12 23:01

I am truly humbled that my many family and friends have helped me to raise £2,183 plus GiftAid. Thank you everyone, and for those who haven't yet had time to donate yet...please do so, the abseil is on Sunday 23rd.

17/09/12 17:57

With almost 1 month to go before the Abseil, I am so pleased to have exceeded £2,000 (Including Gift Aid) with many pledges still to come. I believe I could reach £3,000. Thanks seems not enough to say to all my Family, and Friends who have and continue to give so generously.

25/08/12 19:07

Raising money for

Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Charitable Funds

Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Charitable Funds

Charity Registration No. 1057295

ORH Charitable Funds supports the hospitals, departments and wards within Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. Your generosity helps transform our hospitals, funding the latest medical equipment, research and facilities. NB: Please state the area you wish to support in the free text box. Thankyou

Donations 84

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Well done! I'm very impressed with the picture... Your very brave. All the best Beverley

Donation by Bev Livan on 12/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good job mate. Gary C

Donation by Gary Connor on 24/10/12

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Well done Tony! Very impressed! -- You'd have been surprised if we'd have paid on time!

Donation by Matt, Emma & Zack on 27/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Tony!

Donation by david durrant on 24/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Vanisha Khoorbhoor on 23/09/12

£30.00

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Good luck for today unc! :)

Donation by Sarah Channing-Wright on 23/09/12

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Donation by Anita Hobday on 22/09/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Stay safe x

Donation by Mincer on 22/09/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Vanessa Wells on 21/09/12

£7.00

+ £1.75 Gift Aid

Donation by keri curson on 21/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Feel the fear and do it anyways! Have fun :-)

Donation by Tolu Adebiyi on 21/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck, Tony, and even better to your grandson

Donation by Phil Hanzseros on 21/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Tony from all at URL.

Donation by Reegan Haigh/ Kellie Heaton on 17/09/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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it worked !!! good luck

Donation by mark flack on 17/09/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Good luck Tony. Hope your Grandson is doing well.

Donation by Judy Allman on 15/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Tony hope all goes well DONT LOOK DOWN All the best to lewis too such a brave lad

Donation by LEE SMITH on 14/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Tony and for such a great cause too!

Donation by Marco Gnaulati on 11/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Tony. Take care.

Donation by michael brown on 10/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Tony and best wishes to Lewis x

Donation by Stuart & Tish Winston on 09/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Tony.

Donation by Matthew Pearce on 06/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck to all of you. What an inspiration you have all been and what a brave boy Louis has been.

Donation by Samantha van Eeden on 04/09/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by james fox on 04/09/12

£135.00

+ £33.75 Gift Aid

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Best of luck Tony. When I've got chance I'll see if i've got a spare parachute in my garage!!!!!

Donation by Clint Radford on 31/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 31/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck on the way down Tony! And every good wish to your Grandson.

Donation by John Turnbull on 30/08/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,815.00
  • Offline donations£595.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,410.00
  • Gift Aid£397.50

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