Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

Loreen Smith raised £185 from 9 supporters


Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 25/12/2018



£185raised of £500 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £185 to Raising money to support inpatient facilities In The George Sharp unit and the William Quarriers inpatients facility.

    Inverkeithing, Fife, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 25th December 2018

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.


    This year we aim to raise as much money as possible to help fund vital inpatient services at two incredibly important hospitals.

    Both hospitals played a crucial role in giving me back my life and the road to my independence. Without them my life would be far more different than it is

    In July this year I suffered from bacterial Enchepalitis. I walked into the hospital with what I thought was a migrane, and woke up a week later a completely different person. When i woke up I couldn't walk or talk, I couldn't stand or even carry out my own personal care. I couldn't wipe my own ass!

    I spent 2 and a half months in hospital. Away from everything I knew and loved. Away from my beautiful girls. Most of that stay was at the George Sharp Unit in Fife. Everyday I was put through intensive therapy. Speech, physio, OT and more. I've never worked so hard for anything in my life. They gave me my body back. Well as much as possible. Enough that I was able to go home, look after myself and my girls and get back to training.

    3 months after I was home I ended up back as an inpatient. This time at Quarriers Epilepsy centre. Enchepalitis has left me with epilepsy. Which was treated with some extremely potent anti epileptic drugs. The drugs made me incredibly unwell. The staff had the difficult job of getting me better. Again!

    The staff in these hospitals do an incredibly difficult job. They find a way to keep pushing you forward. Even when you are broken and spent and can't do anymore. When you want to quit. They pick you up and push you on. To the next step. The next goal. They find ways to remind you what you are fighting for. That is something money can't buy.

    I hope to raise enough money to help upgrade some of the tv and radios, renew and stock up the activities quarters in both hospitals, and maybe even get new backpacks for the ambulatory eeg at quarriers.

    Spend a penny or spend a pound. Every little will help.



    • Loreen Smith1 year ago
      Loreen Smith

      Loreen Smith

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Share this update to help us raise more

    1 year ago

    Loreen Smith started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 3/26/2018 09.02



    • Jamie Tervet

      Jamie Tervet

      Mar 26, 2018

      Great cause!


    • Emma Slessor

      Emma Slessor

      Feb 27, 2018

      Great idea Loreen! Really good causes. Hoping to catch up soon xx


    • Mark Taylor

      Mark Taylor

      Feb 18, 2018

      Inspiring Loreen. Best Wishes, Mark


    • Rebecca Haines

      Rebecca Haines

      Feb 18, 2018

      Keep fighting 😘 you are one tough girl! You have overcome so much! One day I hope to see you on the mats again x


    • Darren Clark

      Darren Clark

      Feb 18, 2018

      Proud of you and Ryan. 💪💪


    • Lala Young

      Lala Young

      Feb 11, 2018


    • Ian Brook

      Ian Brook

      Feb 11, 2018

      Awesome idea pal and if they nurses put up with you they deserve a gold medal lol x


    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    Loreen Smith

    Loreen Smith

    Inverkeithing, Fife, UK

    BJJ is my love, my passion. Before I got Ill I was training hard and competing. Encephalitis stopped me in my tracks. With an amazing team behind me I aim to fight back on the mats. Bjj It is my therapy, my team mates my physio's. Together we can help other people get through it.

    Report this Page