Weʼve raised £2,735 to help fund James's Road to Recovery
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- Funded on Wednesday, 12th July 2017
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On Saturday 24th June 2017 eleven members of the Brett Landscaping Commercial Sales Team will be taking part in the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge.
The 26 mile walk will take in the 3 highest peaks in the Yorkshire Dales – Pen-Y-Gent, Whernside & Ingleborough - and is expected to take 10-11 hours to complete. The team are taking on this challenge to raise funds to assist their colleague James Mackey who fell ill in September 2016, eventually undergoing a double lower leg amputation.
Joining the team will be Jude Garland, an ex-Marine and qualified mountain & expedition guide for Calderdale Council who has generously offered his services free of charge to assist raise money for James.
The following is James' story in the words of his partner Ashley - "James fell ill with what we thought was flu. After seeing the GP, he was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital via ambulance and after several scans and tests it he was diagnosed with a strain of sepsis. Sepsis is when the immune system fighting an infection, turns on itself and starts to attack and destroy the body's own organs. Even in it's mildest form, there is a 30% mortality rate and around 66000 people die every year in the UK.
James was placed in intensive care before being moved to Stoke Mandeville Hospital where he underwent a double lower leg amputation. As you can imagine, this is a major blow to an active young man who enjoys cycling, running and playing football with his children.
James will spend at least a further 3 months in hospital in the intensive care and burns unit. He is desperate to get back onto his feet again so we are looking for help to raise the funds to enable us to buy the prosthetic equipment he needs to do this. The legs are expensive and we are not sure if or when James will be able to return to his current job. His main goal is to be able to get back on his bike and play football with his children again. With your help, hopefully we can make this happen."
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Jul 11, 2017
Well done all, a great effort in support of a very worthy cause.
Jul 7, 2017
Jul 7, 2017
My last donation from members of my family!
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Jun 28, 2017
Well done all
Jun 28, 2017
Well done to all.
Jun 27, 2017
Donation from my neighbour who saw my pain on Sunday night!!!
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