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Christina Shiels

Christina Shiels is crowdfunding

raised of £5,000 target by 186 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to support three incredible causes that are now extremely close to our hearts. Please read our story below xxx

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On 2nd of July our dad suffered a cardiac arrest at Preston Marina. Immediately after being found he received CPR from members of the public and his heart was started by a member of the team at the marina cafe using the defibrillator located near to the boats. The emergency services arrived within minutes, including 4 ambulances and 2 helicopters, one of which airlifted dad to the Royal Preston Hospital. Dad and his best friend Robert were due to set sail for their maiden voyage on their boat jubilee in the last couple of weeks and while this is not possible, we want to mirror this journey on land to raise funds for the NW Air Ambulance for the amazing work they do, to provide replacement pads for the defibrillator located at Preston Marina and for the incredible Critical Care Unit at The Royal Preston Hospital to help provide resources that are vital in supporting families like us, who are experiencing some of the most difficult times. On Friday 2nd August, to mark one month since dad was brought into hospital, we will be walking the coastal route between Fleetwood and Royal Preston Hospital which is approximately 32 miles. Dad has a long journey of recovery and we still dont know how far he may or may not recover. He sustained significant brain damage as a result of his brain being starved of oxygen when he suffered the cardiac arrest and the damage and long term prognosis is unknown. We are so grateful for everyone who has contributed to our dad being with us today. As a family we are focused on giving something back as a thank you to the support we have received from those that found and tended to our dad, to the emergency services and to every single doctor, nurse, healthcare assistant, clerical and facilities staff at Royal Preston Hospital who have not only cared for our dad, but who have been amazing in supporting our family at this heartbreaking time and delivered first class care and compassion at every stage xxx

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    • CFI


      Aug 27, 2019

      From everyone at CFI Croydon, sending our thoughts and prayers xx


    • Amanda Shiels

      Amanda Shiels

      Aug 19, 2019

      Thank you to everyone for all your support x


    • Anonymous


      Aug 19, 2019



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      Charity Cricket Match BRCC/ACC/ICC/BCC

      Aug 19, 2019


    • Anonymous


      Aug 13, 2019


    • Dan Cottle

      Dan Cottle

      Aug 13, 2019

      Well done on such a long walk!


    • Aasita Patel

      Aasita Patel

      Aug 12, 2019

      Chris and to the Shiels family my thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Well done on your walk for such a worthy cause.


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    Christina Shiels

    Christina Shiels


    Forever passionate about helping others and even more so with this personal cause for my dad xxx

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