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£1,345raised of £14,000 target by 28 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,345 to help my Mum cover medical and rehab costs for an urgent & essential surgery.

    London, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 20th November 2018

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    My amazingly strong and resilient Mum, Alison, has coped for years with ongoing, debilitating health issues, enduring incredible levels of pain and discomfort, not allowing it to get her down. Earlier this year she sought a second opinion on a bursa she had on her hip which she had been ‘managing’ at her initial surgeon's insistence until it became too inflamed and unbearable, leaving her immobile and unable to sleep. Her second opinion surgeon immediately booked her in for surgery as the MRI’s revealed that her body was rejecting the second metal on metal replacement (all paid for without medical insurance) as the parts were grinding on one another, producing metal filings. The bone was also degenerating together with the metal. This was encapsulated in a tumour within her hip cavity that was feeding the matter into the massive, external, painful bursa. Luckily it had not yet become infected.

    Although she kept her private medical insurer in the loop throughout the process, they left it until the night before surgery to tell her they would not be covering the operation or aftercare, even though they had covered costs up until this point. Her incredible friends and family rallied around her, ensuring that the operation went ahead.

    However, she now needs help getting back on her feet, literally and figuratively! Being a very private and proud woman she would never ask for help, so I am doing so on her behalf.

    To raise funds I will be completing a number of events this year - Ride London, Chantilly Triathlon and Hever Castle Triathlon. I completed the Lough Cutra Triathlon in May. Please support me and in turn support my Mum. Thank you xx



    • Nicola Craxton5 months ago
      Nicola Craxton

      Nicola Craxton

      5 months ago

      Just before Chantilly Tri I spent a bit of time with my Mum. It's wonderful to see how well she is walking & moving in general. Still rehab to be done - her daily swimming is making her stronger too & hopefully her energy levels slowly return (heat isn't helping), but so proud of her improvements! 3 of 4 done & dusted in the meantime! I was looking for a Top 10 finish on Saturday & surprised myself with 5th in my age group - unbelievable!!! It was a good race - I felt strong & enjoyed it. Last but not least, Hever at the end of September!

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    • Nicola Craxton6 months ago
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      Nicola Craxton

      6 months ago

      RideLondon completed! Incredible experience, riding solo for 160km's in the wind and rain. Not sure I want to tackle it again...maybe next time I'll train for it hee hee, but so proud of my achievement. 6hrs41min including stops and rolling roadblocks at the end (hugely unpleasant for tired, lead-like legs). Thank you so much to everyone who is supporting me - it means so much! x

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    • Nicola Craxton7 months ago
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    • Rachel Hogg

      Rachel Hogg

      Aug 10, 2018

      Good luck Nicola!


    • Michelle Clowes

      Michelle Clowes

      Jul 31, 2018

      Wishing you a speedy recovery Alison! Much love xx


    • Christine


      Jul 31, 2018

      Your mom is the strongest and bravest person I know. Love her lots. You are doing a wonderful thing for her.


    • Sophia Adams

      Sophia Adams

      Jul 30, 2018

      Well done Nicola : )


    • Erna. And John xx

      Erna. And John xx

      Jul 30, 2018

      Well done Nicola ,love to Allison xx




      Jul 29, 2018

      One can only admire what you are doing. And remember, when things get tough, KEEP MOVING FORWARD!


    • Robert Kaylor

      Robert Kaylor

      Jul 28, 2018

      Happy to support and best of luck.Ride well - when it hurts remember you are a sponsored rider now and we have demands!

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    Nicola Craxton

    Nicola Craxton

    London, UK

    Hi, I'm Nicola, eldest daughter of Alison, sister to Claire. My mum has always sacrificed everything for us, even in the face of huge adversity. She is amazing, strong & giving and I would like to try and give something back to her in her time of need.

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