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£1,870raised of £500 target by 62 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,870 to help provide Etnie with a specially adapted drysuit & garden play equipment for the summer (see-saw, swing, slide etc) #pieface

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    Colchester, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Saturday, 16th September 2017

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    This is all about the daughter of a member of Towergate Staff....

    Etnie's Fund - The Journey so far …..

    Kealey’s little daughter, Etnie, was diagnosed with Leukaemia in June 2016 – at Age 3. Initial tests and treatment found that Etnie would need to embark upon a chemotherapy treatment plan which would run until August 2018.

    Nearly a year on and Etnie is responding well to treatment, however, she still has a long way to go. Every day, Etnie has oral chemotherapy medicine – which apparently tastes disgusting! Every 3 weeks, Etnie visits Colchester Hospital for chemotherapy delivered via her Hickman Line. Every 12 weeks, it’s a visit to Addenbrookes for chemo to be given via a lumbar puncture to ensure that the leukaemia doesn’t spread through her spine to her brain. Every Monday, the Colchester team test Etnie’s blood count level.

    Despite all of her treatment, Etnie remains a happy, strong and sweet little girl. Etnie really enjoys playing in the garden and would love a sand pit or swimming pool, however, due to her Hickman Line, unfortunately this hasn't been possible. Due to the development of a particular dry suit by Hammonds, costing £250 this is now possible and we would all love to be able to help towards the cost of this & for her to enjoy the summer playing on a see-saw, swing or slide and so we would also like to raise some money to help buy these wonderful toys as well.

    Alongside fundraising for Etnie, we are also looking to support the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance. They and Etnie’s fund are ideal charities for us to represent, and are far closer than you may think. The risk of infection for Etnie is ever present, and with her attending primary school in September this risk will increase. Should the worst happen and Etnie get an infection and her temperature spikes above 38 degrees, she must be hospitalised with an hour….at Addenbrookes in Cambridge. The only method of transport that can achieve this is the E&H Air Ambulance.

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    • William Gilroy7 months ago
      William Gilroy

      William Gilroy

      7 months ago

      Alex's route for tomorrow (28th) is 23 miles (38.8km) from La pointe De Grave to Civrac en Medoc. For full details of the route, please visit this link: https://www.strava.com/routes/8327527 Good luck all.

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    • William Gilroy7 months ago
      William Gilroy

      William Gilroy

      7 months ago

      Towergate UW Personal Lines CEO, Alex Fletton (along with family & friends) are undertaking their own Tour de France, 400+ miles from the Atlantic (Bordeaux) to the Med (Montpellier). Alex has kindly asked to use his holiday to help raise this money for this worthwhile cause along with Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.

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    62

    • David Butler

      David Butler

      Aug 30, 2017

      Well done Fat Lad! Good effort.

      £20.00

    • Shane McCauley

      Shane McCauley

      Aug 25, 2017

      Sorry I am so late. Hope this helps a little. Well done to Alex and all. Great work for a great cause!

      £20.00

    • Steven Buckhorn

      Steven Buckhorn

      Aug 17, 2017

      Sorry I am a little bit late to the party.....Well done Alex and co, great effort for a great cause.

      £20.00

    • Anthony Jones

      Anthony Jones

      Aug 8, 2017

      Go Alex & team.

      £30.00

    • Nicola Flint

      Nicola Flint

      Aug 8, 2017

      Fantastic effort and very worthwhile causes. I hope it went well!

    • Richard Webb - Towergate Care Divison

      Richard Webb - Towergate Care Divison

      Aug 7, 2017

      £100.00

    • Neil Patel

      Neil Patel

      Aug 7, 2017

      Well done Alex & team!

      £25.00

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    William Gilroy

    William Gilroy

    Colchester, United Kingdom

    I am a member of the Charity team at Towergate Colchester helping to co-ordinate fund raising for this cause close to all our hearts. We have 2 upcoming events: #pieface & a 400 mile bike ride across France by Alex Fletton (CEO Personal Lines) with friends and family.

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