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£1,545raised of £1,500 target by 49 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,545 to support our friend, Laura Harby, and her family whilst she is in St Mark's Hospital, London, and when she is hopefully discharged.

    Funded on Saturday, 3rd September 2016

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    Story

    Sarah Moore, and I are raising money for our friend, Laura Harby. Laura has been ill for several years and it’s taken a long time for doctors to be able to identify what was causing it. The answer? Laura suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) which is a rare condition that affects connective tissue and so can interfere with the way internal organs, nerves and muscles work. Due to the EDS, Laura has had to spend the majority of 2016 in hospital. Laura was in the Royal Derby (Derbyshire) but due to the deterioration in her condition she has been transferred to the intestinal failure unit at St Mark's Hospital, London. Laura now has to be fed intravenously into the heart by a Total Parenteral Nutrition tube (TPN). Despite all this, Laura has continued to be an example of courage and kindness to those who’ve met her and is often more concerned with the welfare of her fellow patients than herself.

    Sarah and I want to raise money for the family to be used where they most need it. At the moment, Laura's mum, Jane has been staying in London so that she is near to Laura whilst she is in St Mark's Hospital. However staying in London has proved to be more expensive than they anticipated so we're hoping to raise money to support Jane to continue to do so and for Laura’s dad, Keith, to travel to London each weekend for as long as needed. We hope that this won’t be for much longer but in order for Laura to be discharged; several alterations have to be made to the house so we hope to be able to support with this too.

    As this page can only run for 30 days, Sarah and I have set up several events including a sponsored walk around Carsington, bag packing at Morrisons and a quiz night.

    If you would like to donate even a few pounds, have any ideas for fundraising or are interested in raising money to support us you can donate via this page or get in touch on Facebook.

    https://www.facebook.com/theharbyfund/

    Many thanks for your support,
    Sarah Moore and Joanna Saunders

    Updates

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    • Joanna Saunders3 years ago
      Joanna Saunders

      Joanna Saunders

      3 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Sarah and I just want to say a really big thank you to everyone who has supported us in our Crowdfunding. Thank you so much!! As many of you may be aware, Laura is home which is exciting news but also has been challenging. Our page may have finished but our thoughts are still with this brave family. Please also see below for a thank you straight from the Harby family themselves! :)

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    • Joanna Saunders3 years ago
      Joanna Saunders

      Joanna Saunders

      3 years ago

      Hi everyone , it's Laura here (not Joanna) :) 😘 so the page is nearly finished & I just wanted to say a huge thank you to each and everyone of you (on behalf of us all)that has donated or supported my journey & family!! Me and my family are super greatful to all of you and we can't thank you all enough. I can't believe the amount of people that have supported us! And a special huge thank you to both Joanna & Sarah for setting the page up & organising events. They really are the best friends anyone could wish for ❤️ Thank you all again! Xx

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    • Joanna Saunders3 years ago
      Joanna Saunders

      Joanna Saunders

      3 years ago

      Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far! We have some good news: Laura was discahrged from St Mark's Hospital on Friday 26th August and is now at home! They still have a long road ahead of them so support will still be appreciated but we cannot thanks those who have donated, shared this page or come along to our fundraising events enough!

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    • Joanna Saunders3 years ago
      Joanna Saunders

      Joanna Saunders

      3 years ago

      Yesterday, we held our quiz night at Belper Leisure Centre. A big thank you to the centre who allowed us to use them as a venue and also provided an amazing raffle prize: a month's free membership at the gym! Big thanks also go to the Moore family for organinsing the event especially Sarah for writing the questions and being our quizmaster. Most of all though, we want to thank all of you who came or donated, for showing yout support. In total, we raised £120!!

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    Page last updated on: 9/3/2016 12.16

    Supporters

    49

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 3, 2016

      £10.00

    • Jemma Richings

      Jemma Richings

      Sep 3, 2016

      Well done on exceeding your target! Xx

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 3, 2016

      We became FB friends by accident but you really seem like an amazing person. I wish the best for you, your positive attitude inspires me.

      £20.00

    • Daniel Burrell

      Daniel Burrell

      Sep 2, 2016

      Good luck with everything Laura.

      £50.00

    • kellie rodgers

      kellie rodgers

      Sep 2, 2016

      £5.00

    • Saunders

      Saunders

      Aug 31, 2016

      £20.00

    • Diane & Jem Holloway

      Diane & Jem Holloway

      Aug 31, 2016

      We still have the pictures of Laura and Amy during a lovely day out at Shipley Park, a world away from your awful situation now. Send her our love and best wishes.

      £50.00

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    Joanna Saunders

    Joanna Saunders

    Sarah and I are Crowdfunding to support Laura because she is our friend. We went to school together and as she now faces the challenge of living with EDS, we want to show her and her family that they are not alone.

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