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Closed 03/11/2017

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£740raised of £200 target by 29 supporters

    Weʼve raised £740 to Kate's Adventure Fund

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    Funded on Friday, 3rd November 2017

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    Kate's Adventure Fund is raising money to help young adult Cystic Fibrosis Sufferers in the region to have adventures and meet challenges in their often short lives.
    We have been inspired to do this because of our daughter - Kate Hennessy. Kate was a wonderful, inspiring and adventurous young woman. She also suffered with Cystic Fibrosis - a condition that ate away at her lungs. By the age of 18 she had become very ill, enduring weeks of painful treatment, and spending most of her life in hospital. The decision was made to place her on the transplant list. She spent most of the following year in a hospital bed, reading about the exploits of her friends on Facebook, and dreaming about her own bucket list, should she receive a transplant.
    A year later, on August 17th 2012, Kate finally got her chance. In the following 4 years, despite numerous health complications, Kate ticked off many things from her bucket list - she traveled extensively - France, Ireland, Bali, Italy,Thailand, Japan, Australia and South Korea (many times backpacking on her own). She fell in love - not once, but twice, worked part-time as a teaching assistant in a special school (her dream job), went to loads of festivals, parties, and lived life to the max - bungy jumping, white water rafting, skydiving to name but a few. We were incredibly proud of all she achieved. However, she was well aware that she was only able to make the best of this gift of life that she had been given because her parents were able to help her financially.
    Sadly, in September 2016, the dream ended. Kate picked up a very resistant infection, and was unable to fight it off. She passed away in Harefield Hospital on 16.9.16.
    We used to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Harefield Hospital Charity. However, in memory of her, and all the wonderful things she achieved, we are now starting Kate's Adventure Fund. We know she would have approved, and we hope you give generously.

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    • Michael Hennessy1 month ago
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      1 month ago
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    • Michael Hennessy7 months ago
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      Michael Hennessy

      7 months ago

      So - we have blown our original target out of the water! £660 donated so far. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could make the £1,000 mark! Thank you all you wonderful, generous people that have donated so far!

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    • Michael Hennessy8 months ago
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      8 months ago

      Thank-you all for your really generous donations. It is fantastic to see the Page reach its target in just 3 days! However, we will be keeping the page open for a while. It would be wonderful to see the target not just met, but blown out of the water! There is very little by way of charitable support for this group of young people. We aim to change that!

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    8 months ago

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    29

    • Charlie + Bethany

      Charlie + Bethany

      Oct 28, 2017

      Entry for the Teaparty xxx

      £10.00

    • CHRIS BROWN

      CHRIS BROWN

      Sep 16, 2017

      Great cause

    • Laura Thomas

      Laura Thomas

      Sep 16, 2017

      £20.00

    • Heather Crabbe

      Heather Crabbe

      Sep 15, 2017

      Always! She showed us how to really live...it's time others saw and felt the same! X x

      £20.00

    • Gail Stuart

      Gail Stuart

      Sep 15, 2017

      Love from The Hoskins

      £20.00

    • Charlie Crum

      Charlie Crum

      Aug 2, 2017

      A great cause!

      £20.00

    • Jessica Orchard

      Jessica Orchard

      Aug 1, 2017

      £20.00

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