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£1,291raised of £5,050 target by 42 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,050 to Fund PID Research

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Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom

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I was diagnosed with Primary Immunodeficiency (PID) just over two years ago, as a direct result of ground-breaking research undertaken by the Immunodeficiency Centre for Wales at the University Hospital. PID is a rare, potentially life-threatening disease in which part of the body's immune system is missing or functions improperly. However, there is a general lack of awareness about it, and the condition is generally under-diagnosed, with some people experience symptoms all of their life before diagnosis.

The awesome work undertaken by the doctors and nurses at The Immunodeficiency Centre means that more people are now being diagnosed and treated earlier and therefore increasing quality of life for them. However, this inevitably stretches their limited resources. I would not have been diagnosed or have started my treatment (3-weekly infusions of immunoglobulin), if it weren't for them and I feel strongly that I would like others to benefit too.

Our aim therefore, is to raise money and awareness for PID Research so more people can be diagnosed, treated and have healthier and longer lives. So I have set a challenging target of raising £5,050 over the next year, by travelling to 50 countries in my 50th year. Our travels are self-funded, so every penny donated will go to the Immunodeficiency Centre for Wales (less JustGiving fees).

if you're interested in following us on our travels, please 'like' our 'The Intrepid Adventures of Bob & Jo' Facebook (link address below):

http://www.facebook.com/bobandjotravels

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 14, 2018

      Yes, it's me. I thought it would be a wonderful thing to buy a gift made by our friend to support you to give to my beautiful lady. She has no idea yet so please keep shtum lol. I am anon. xxx

    • Alisha Gough

      Alisha Gough

      Jan 5, 2018

      Hey sorry, Robb said he had already donated, didn't realise that was back in October, so here it is, Merry Christmas xx

      £30.00

    • Jacqui Meredith

      Jacqui Meredith

      Jan 2, 2018

      Well done Jo & Rob. You are amazing Love Jac 💕 xx

      £10.00

    • Ceri Caswell

      Ceri Caswell

      Jan 1, 2018

      Have loved following your travels Jo, well done & good luck with the fundraising x

      £10.00

    • Matt Rhead

      Matt Rhead

      Jan 1, 2018

      Merry Christmas wanna!

      £100.00

    • Tommi Manninen

      Tommi Manninen

      Dec 25, 2017

      Regards, Tommi & Katri

      £100.00

    • Cheryl Rhead

      Cheryl Rhead

      Dec 4, 2017

      Good luck and hope you reach your goal xx

      £50.00

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    Jo Gough

    Jo Gough

    Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom

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