Story

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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To order your own Chasing Dragonflies mobile phone case (proceeds are collected donated to this Justgiving page), visit: http://www.getincased.com/product-tag/chasing-dragonflies/

14/01/15 08:02

The fab team at GETINCASED.com gave up their Christmas party and donated the money to Abi's Tribute Fund! With that and the sales from the Chasing Dragonflies phone cases, this company has donated over £2,000! A truly amazing figure, we're so grateful for this wonderful support.

14/01/15 08:01

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

02/05/13 10:41

£10,000! Whoop whoop!

18/03/13 04:59

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

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 467

Money raised from our sales of personalised phone cases using promo code DRAGONFLIES! In addition, money raised from our Chasing Dragonflies collection of cases!

Donation by GETINCASED on 07/04/15

£100.00

In lieu of a company Christmas party, GETINCASED is donating £1500 to Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, in memory of Abi Owen and in honor of all children fighting to be well.

Donation by GETINCASED on 13/01/15

£1,500.00

Money raised from our sales of personalised phone cases using promo code DRAGONFLIES! In addition, money raised from our Chasing Dragonflies collection of cases

Donation by GETINCASED on 09/12/14

£200.00

Thank you to Dawn Garlick who has asked for her winnings from our 1st bonus ball draw in aid of 'A Night for Abi', to given to Abi's fund. xxx

Donation by Dee & Paul Owen on 07/12/14

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Money raised from our sales of personalised phone cases using promo code DRAGONFLIES!

Donation by GETINCASED on 04/11/14

£100.00

Donation by GETINCASED on 01/10/14

My ice bucket challenge... I know you would of joined in the latest craze :) xx

Donation by Katie Gennuso on 31/08/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Still thinking of you. Love 8ALH.

Donation by 8ALH, Cleeve School. on 15/05/14

£35.43

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

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

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

Good luck for the run tomorrow Kelly. xx

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

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 04/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Aisling

Donation by Joy and John on 03/05/13

£20.00

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

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

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£14,552.95
  • Offline donations£3,600.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£18,152.95
  • Gift Aid£2,414.93

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