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Weʼre raising £1,000 to provide non-invasive respiratory support for the very poorly children on the HDU unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Leicester, UK
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Our son was born 8 weeks prematurely in 2015 and is currently being treated for a narrowed airway on the Children's Wards at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Although he has attended the hospital on a monthly basis, we are fortunately discharged after three days. However, some children are still resident in the High Dependency Unit almost a year after the start of our treatment since they require breathing support 22 hours per day.

We want to raise money to buy equipment to continue to make these children's lives comfortable and allow them more freedom of movement within the hospital. If we raise enough money, it may be possible to buy equipment to allow some children to be treated at home, particularly in the winter months.

My partner and I are challenging ourselves by organising and/or taking part in a number of events to raise awareness of the wonderful care that the HDU at Leicester Royal Infirmary provides and to raise funds to support other children and their parents. These include:

1. BIkepacking off-road through Argyll along 655 km (407 miles) of Scotland's first long-distance trail. This challenge is extremely difficult and involves climbing higher than Everest with a total ascent of 13,827 m (45,364 feet) as shown in the profile on our cover page.

2. 5km run. My partner is completing a 5 km run. This is an achievement for a very sedentary BMI-challenged lady.

3. Shepshed Cycle Club are kindly donating all proceeds from their first reliability ride to support this cause.

We would appreciate any support you are able to give so that we can purchase vital equipment and donate it to the HDU ward.

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    • G Black

      G Black

      Jun 1, 2018

      Good you need those lights back?


    • Beverley Robson-Jones

      Beverley Robson-Jones

      May 27, 2018

      Well done Badger! All the best mate. Bev x


    • David Williams

      David Williams

      May 27, 2018

      Great effort guys, catch-up at Bluedot in a more relaxed environment


    • Clare Saunders

      Clare Saunders

      May 26, 2018

      (Although it saddens me that the NHS is so overstretched we have to resort to such projects) it's a fantastic challenge for a great cause, so pleased to support the maniacs doing it - go Badger! xx

    • Kaeren Lea

      Kaeren Lea

      May 22, 2018

      Looks a punishing route .... but well worth the effort. Keep those legs pedalling and hope you reach or surpass your target donations. Kaeren


    • Ian Taylor

      Ian Taylor

      May 22, 2018


    • Jennifer Hooton

      Jennifer Hooton

      May 21, 2018

      Steve Holland - this money is depenan5 upon you posting pictures of looking dapper despite the bulging midriff in sweaty Lycra on the Argile trip. Failure to comply means I will want a refund!


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