Update : 5 September 2012 : The Great North Bike Ride was a great day out and a huge success, all thanks to your extremely generous donations.  

If anyone would like updates on Phoebe's progress please feel free to contact my sister on, she would love to hear from you and thank you personally for your kindness.


As many of you already know, my niece Phoebe has been very seriously ill.

In October last year, completely out of the blue, Phoebe suffered acute liver failure.  Phoebe was taken to an emergency GP appointment and from there sent straight to her local hospital the QE in Gateshead, days later she was transferred to Leeds General Infirmary (formerly Jimmys), many tests were carried out to find out what had caused her liver to start failing. Within 6 days of arriving at Leeds, Phoebe suffered complete liver failure and was transferred to ICU.  Her consultants decided the only way to keep Phoebe alive was for her to receive a liver transplant she was added to the Super Urgent Transplant List as she was only expected to survive a few days without it.  36 agonizing hours later, Phoebe started her 9 hours of surgery to receive 1/6 of an adult male liver.  Thanks to her doctors, nurses and ultimately the kind generosity from her donor Phoebe has made an amazing recovery and is now almost 6 months post transplant.

Phoebe was diagnosed with Non A to E Hepatitis, caused by a virus. This is as much information her Mother has been given, one of her consultants told her 'we know its non of the A to E's, in ten years time I may be able to tell you it was Hepatitis T, but at this moment in time, we havent discovered it'.

More research needs to happen to give answers to people like my sister and help children like my niece.

Please help in anyway you can.

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Updates 1

GNBR was completed in 4 hrs and 2 mins a huge success, thanks to your extremely generous donations. If anyone would like updates on Phoebe's progress please contact my sister on, she would love to hear from you and thank you personally for your kindness.

05/09/12 06:57

Raising money for

Children's Liver Disease Foundation

Children's Liver Disease Foundation

Charity Registration No. 1067331

UK charity Children's Liver Disease Foundation takes action against the effects of childhood liver disease, providing information, emotional support, research funds and a voice for all affected.

Raising money for

Run by Children's Liver Disease Foundation

Charity Registration No. 1067331

Donations 19

A kind donation from family and friends of grahame white

Donation by Iain Pace on 06/09/12


+ £67.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck for tomorrow Iain and hope Pheebs has a rubber ring for you to sit on afterwards, ha ha!! Sarah, Roger & Ruby x

Donation by Sarah Burn on 25/08/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck! Met your wonderful niece this weekend at the transplant games. She's a wee star!

Donation by Jamie Mcilvaney on 25/08/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Have a fab day and well done on raising so much for such a good cause

Donation by David Allen on 25/08/12


Good luck with the bike ride! x

Donation by zoe graham on 24/08/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Saw you we're a little short of your target, so I thought I'd help, good luck to you with the ride and best wishes to Phoebe.

Donation by Keith Atkinson on 22/08/12


+ £73.25 Gift Aid

Good luck Iain. Your family and friends must be very proud of you. Xxx

Donation by karen ogle on 22/08/12


a kind donation from staff at royal mail.

Donation by robert pace on 21/08/12


+ £16.75 Gift Aid

No. 1 tip top star... wishing you good luck. Lots of hugs for Phoebe xx

Donation by Veronica xx on 13/08/12


Good luck!!

Donation by Johan's friend on 08/08/12


Good luck from Phoebe's little friend :-)

Donation by Johan on 08/08/12


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Have a good day Iain and good luck. Love Bill and Sandra xxx

Donation by Sandra Willis on 03/08/12


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

A kind donation from the Thomas Wilson lads

Donation by Iain Pace on 16/07/12


+ £27.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Iain all the best of it Linsey & Gracie xx

Donation by Linsey Preston on 09/07/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Elizabeth Waddington on 20/04/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by David Lloyd on 20/04/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 20/04/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well Done Ian. I'm sure Pheebs is very proud of her uncle :) xx

Donation by Nikki Fawcus on 18/04/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Enjoy your day and a big thank you for doing this!

Donation by Lesley-Anne and Phoebe Pace on 16/04/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£970.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£970.00
  • Gift Aid£232.50

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