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    Weʼve raised £24,113 to help our inspirational friend, Martin Hibbert and his daughter Eve who suffered life changing injuries in the Manchester terror attack

    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 31st July 2018

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    Our friend Martin and his daughter Eve suffered horrific and life changing injuries in the recent Manchester Arena attack. They were 10 metres away from the bomb when it detonated. Martin suffered 22 shrapnel wounds from the nuts and bolts from the explosion, which basically entered his body from head to toe. One of the bolts entered through his neck, destroyed a main artery and then passed through his throat, at which point he swallowed it. He needed 16 pints of blood before he reached the intensive care unit and has had several long operations to remove the shrapnel and at first they didn’t think he was going to survive.

    The bolt that caused the most damage lodged in his spine and has left him with a T10 spinal injury which means he is now paralysed from the waist down. He was in the trauma unit at Salford Royal until the end of June and was then in a spinal rehab centre in Southport where he was until the end of September.

    Martin has been busy putting his story out there in the media with a series of moving and inspirational articles, such as this one published in The Times. You may also have seen him on the very moving ITV documentary 'Manchester: 100 Days After the Attack',

    We are raising funds for Martin and Eve to help support the massive changes that will be needed to their lives going forward through a series of events:


    The team from Helios Medical Communications will be taking part in Tough Mudder at Belvoir Castle, Grantham on Saturday 12 May 2018 and they have kindly agreed to donate all proceeds raised to Martin and Eve. We will be posting updates on training and appreciate any support you can provide leading up to the event.


    A fantastic team of friends and family will be running the Manchester 10K on Sunday 20 May 2018. Those running are:

    Lee Kibble, Katherine Kibble, Emily Reynard, Tom Reynard , Georgie Shears , Richard Shears , Hilary Minnock , John McCarthy , Jennie Oliver , Nancy Merrick, Alison Carlin , Georgia Harrison , Clara Greenwood , Maxine McMahon , Karen Young , Rebecca O'Malley

    Martin himself will also be taking part in the race in his wheelchair which is an inspiring and amazing achievement 1 year on!!!

    Please support this fabulous team of people to get us over that finish line.


    Thanks to everyone who took part in our rave for Martin and Eve on Saturday 25 November, it was a fabulous night with lots more money raised. Special thanks go to the two venues (Blackdog and Roc and Rye), the event organisors (Andy Scott from High Five, Gemma Gore, Lewis Hurst), the DJs, those who donated raffle tickets and those who bought them, family and friends who helped sell the raffle tickets and everyone who came to the night.


    The list of prize winners from the draw on Saturday 25 November is below:

    1. Family ticket for 4 to a Sale Sharks home game – Emily Boyle

    2. Beauty hamper and voucher for Shine Hair and Beauty – Jacqui Bull

    3. Wigan warriors signed rugby ball – Faye Andrews

    4. Man United rucksack with home jersey, grey training jersey, anthem jacket, black hoodie, cap, scarf – John Foy

    5. £100 Voucher for Pretty Little Thing – Mary Ford

    6. Table of 4 at AJ Bell Christmas party night, Jinglefest – Mark O’Keefe

    7. Bottle of Thomas Dakin gin – Alex Mosely

    8. Sunday roast for two at The Metropolitan, Didsbury – Chris Hill

    9. Signed Man United photos – Helen Molloy

    10. Tour of Coronation Street to meet some of the cast – Wendy Monroe Salford Uni

    11. Roc and Rye voucher – George Hoare

    12. Afternoon tea for 4 at Runway 26 at Mcr City Airport – Nimesh P (VF)

    13. Whisky tasting for 4 at The Whisky Shop, Manchester – Gary Hare

    14. Manchester bee candle – Helen Miller

    15. Oldham Athletic gift pack including match tickets and signed ball – Caroline Greenwood

    16. Free parking for 2 weeks at any UK airport – Kiera Ruddy

    17. Two tickets to the Alfresco festival in May 2018, Kent – Joanne Rogers

    18. Signed Wayne Rooney photo – Jo Wild

    19. Hospitality for 4 at any Man City home game this season (not including the derby) – Simon Wilson

    20. £100 voucher for Police fashionwear – James Kennedy

    21. Dinner at the GB Pizza Co, Didsbury – Caroline Greenwood

    22. Haircut with Marcus Shamim, owner of Peter Marcus, Peter Street, Manchester and a goody bag, total value £100 – Zoe Appleton

    23. Warrington Wolves signed rugby ball 1 – Si Wells

    24. Warrington Wolves signed rugby ball 2 – Kelly Newton 07875 634253 (Emma)

    25. England rugby league signed shirt - Jack Spence (VF)

    26. Warrington Wolves signed and framed shirt - Will Challoner

    27. Bottle of Haig Club signed by David Beckham – Thomas Hughes (VF)

    28. Tickets to Django Django gig – Ryan Hancock

    29. £250 of Dead Legacy clothing – Mark O’Keefe

    30. 2 x tickets to any premier league football game – Karen Gee

    31. Dinner for two at Barburrito – Greg Lord

    32. Dinner for two at El Gato Negro to the value of £150 – Darren Clancy

    33. Dinner for two at Heston Blumenthal’s one Michelin star restaurant, The Hinds Head, Bray ¬Craig Council

    34. Haircut at Vidal Sassoon – Tate Walker (VF)


    Thanks to our amazing family, colleagues and friends for holding a series of cake sales and raffles that have raised a HUGE amount of money. Well done to all and thank you!!


    Our friend, Jemma Williamson a.k.a. THE JEMINATOR took part in the Manchester 100 km bike ride on Sunday 3 September to raise funds for Martin and Eve. Thank you all for supporting her with amazing achievement!



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    • Lee and Katherine Kibble7 years ago
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      Lee and Katherine Kibble

      7 years ago

      We've launched our raffle which will be drawn on the evening of 25 November and via Facebook live. There are loads of amazing prizes (see details on the Just Giving page) and you can buy tickets through the page for £2 each. Showcasing our signed England rugby league shirt and signed Wigan and Warrington rugby league balls today!!

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    • Lee and Katherine Kibble7 years ago
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      Lee and Katherine Kibble

      7 years ago

      Amazing effort by all the staff at Yorkshire Bank for the donation of £2,190 today from cake sales, dress down days and general fundraising across the bank! Thanks so much to everyone :-) There are still so many events ongoing and the tickets for our main event on 25 November are flying out! We're also working on prizes for a raffle and already have loads of brilliant stuff confirmed so watch this space for more announcements soon xxx

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    • Rick Baines

      Rick Baines

      Jul 30, 2018

      Great work mate, smashed the target!!!!!!


    • Julie Muirhead

      Julie Muirhead

      Jun 15, 2018

      Kindly donated by Adhan Group


    • Stuart Craig

      Stuart Craig

      Jun 11, 2018


    • Holly & Alp xx

      Holly & Alp xx

      Jun 9, 2018

      Brilliant job with the fund raising. Happy to donate to help Martin and Eve at such a difficult time.


    • Gill Paddle

      Gill Paddle

      Jun 6, 2018

      Well done on all your amazing work x


    • Deborah Kendall

      Deborah Kendall

      Jun 6, 2018

      Well done both of you and to everyone that ran in the 10k - fantastic effort for such a good cause. love Debbie and Steve xxx


    • Jonathan Pigney

      Jonathan Pigney

      Jun 5, 2018

      I hear you’re great. Keep up the good work Guys : )

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