Weʼve raised £2,567 to help raise money for the Tom Wilson Memorial Fund Charitable Trust by running 26miles in the Brighton marathon
- Funded on Monday, 22nd May 2017
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On Sunday 9th April, I am running the Brighton Marathon to help raise money for The Tom Wilson Memorial Fund Charitable Trust.
As many of you will already be aware, Tom was my wonderful boyfriend. He was inspiring and an overall incredible person, who touched many people with his selflessness, kindness, loyalty and charisma. He was a talented and committed hockey player, for the majority of his life: a sport and a family which he loved more than anything. Sadly, Tom lost his life playing the sport he adored in a tragic accident during a training session in early December 2015.
During that night two of Tom's team mates bravely performed CPR on Tom which, although unabled to save him, they were able to save his heart until the air ambulance arrived, which inevitably saved his organs. It was discovered that Tom had signed up for organ donation at Nottingham Trent University, during his first year, which took the decision out of his parents hands and they take comfort in the fact that this was Tom's will.
Tom is and will be forever greatly missed but he continues to inspire and impact the world, making myself and his family so incredibly proud by the fact that he has gone on to save and help so many people, through the gift of organ and tissue donation. Knowing this has provided hope and comfort for Tom's family and friends. Further to this, the help, support and advice from the Organ Donor Family Network has played an incredible part in Tom's family's life over the last year.
Tom was given an Order Of St John's Award for Organ Donation.
The Tom Wilson Memorial Fund Charitable Trust has been formed by Lisa, Tom's mum and sister Pippa, to help raise awareness of organ and tissue donation.
I would like to help promote and raise money for this increbile cause.
So please, if you would like to join me, I would greatly appreciate any support and in return I will attempt to be half the Athelete he was, whist trying not to embarrass him. Thank you!!
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May 9, 2017
Well done, very impressed you did it!!
May 8, 2017
What an amazing story, Daisy. Congratulations on completing your marathon and the tremendous fundraising you have achieved! x
May 8, 2017
Brilliant job on the day in your 1st Marathon in challenging conditions, knowing it was for Tom must have drove you on. Well done and I look forward to hearing about your next big challenge!
May 4, 2017
Amazing! Well done, Daisy!!
Apr 30, 2017
You are truly amazing Daisy, forever thoughtful, kind and caring.Well done to my dearest second daughter, hope to see you when Lauren returns. Much Love, Vicky (mum 2) Chris, Lauren and Jack xxxx
Apr 28, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
Donations from Grandpa and Grandma Barney and Chris and Jo Mason xx
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