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£4,415raised of £4,300 target by 149 supporters

Weʼre raising £4,300 to In memory of Macs

Location
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Category
In memory
Time left
25 days to go

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Our son Macs Jonah was born sleeping on the 13th April 2017. Macs was very poorly and sadly was not for this world.

In memory of Macs and all the other fallen angels, I will be running the Cardiff Half marathon on the 1st of Oct and 10k in sept with Geraint. We have been so lucky as both new and old friends are taking time to run for a cause which is so close to Geraint and my heart, but also we all know somebody who has left hospital with empty arms but a heart that never forgets.

The weeks leading to the birth of Macs were filled with tests and lots of time to be left with our own thoughts. The staff at the neonatal unit in the Heath Hospital were wonderful and so supportive providing with all the information for both the birth but also information on the aftermath.

We delivered in our local hospital and we got to hold Macs and create precious memories that we will treasure forever. We also got to say goodbye with a funeral, which so many parents don't have. These were the darkest days of our lives. Geraint and I thankfully have our other little boy Rua to help us through but there will always be an emptiness.

We have fantastic family, friends and workplaces that have been so supportive and understanding who we really cant thank enough.

I mentioned the Heath Hospital, but we also had such huge help from SANDS charity and 2 wish upon a star. They are absolutely brilliant in what they do and gave all the information we needed to make sure we got to say goodbye as we wanted. However, the after care is so important and they fund counselling, supply the memory boxes and were so compassionate and empathic.

So please support us in shining some more light on such dark times for so many families. These funds will help charities that enable families to obtain all the help and support they require.

Join us in raising funds for all the little life's that were so longed for but were swiftly here and gone. The world might not notice but these lives touch so many families and are never forgotten.

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  • Kieve Lenihan & Geraint Harvard 7 months ago
    Kieve Lenihan & Geraint Harvard

    Kieve Lenihan & Geraint Harvard

    7 months ago

    Thanks a million to every person that has taken the time to donate to what we feel is a great cause. Not long now until the Cardiff 10k which we have been training away for it. Just please remember that Geraint has longer legs than me 🙊

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  • Kieve Lenihan & Geraint Harvard 7 months ago
    Kieve Lenihan & Geraint Harvard

    Kieve Lenihan & Geraint Harvard

    7 months ago

    Thanks so much to all that have donated so far. I am speechless at the generosity from you all and for me that is unheard of as I don't stop talking. I have moved out the total as so that we can keep going and really help to raise funds to create more awareness around such a private and sensitive time for people. As Charlotte Green says " lets smash it".

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7 months ago

Kieve Lenihan & Geraint Harvard started crowdfunding

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Supporters

149

  • Jenn Hale

    Jenn Hale

    Oct 20, 2017

    Sponsorship money from Jenn xxx

    £265.00

  • Michael Williams

    Michael Williams

    Oct 10, 2017

    £10.00

  • Shuch & Daniel Spillane

    Shuch & Daniel Spillane

    Oct 9, 2017

    Really admire your efforts to raise money to help others going through difficult times, like you both have xxx

    £50.00

  • On behalf of Kate farbrace

    On behalf of Kate farbrace

    Oct 9, 2017

    £70.00

  • gary reid

    gary reid

    Oct 4, 2017

    £10.00

  • Henry Weir & family

    Henry Weir & family

    Oct 2, 2017

    Sorry I’m late doing this, fantastic cause and very proud of the runners yesterday. Well done all of you and our to Kieve & Geraint xxx

    £10.00

  • jennifer billing

    jennifer billing

    Oct 2, 2017

    Congratulations to all of the team we were proud to be there with you love Jen and Matt xxx

    £59.00

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Kieve Lenihan & Geraint Harvard

Kieve Lenihan & Geraint Harvard

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Our son Macs Jonah was born sleeping on the 13th April 2017. Macs was very poorly and sadly was not for this world.

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