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£355raised of £800 target by 22 supporters

Weʼre raising £800 to To buy a specialist trike for Caitlin Turner.

Location
Coalville, United Kingdom
Time left
12 days to go

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Insp Bhakta from Leicestershire Police will be running the 10k Scorpion mud run in aid of Caitlin Turner.

Caitlin was premature, born at 27 weeks. As a result suffered viral meningitis, which lead to her contracting hydrocephalus, meaning that her brain produces too much fluid and is unable to get rid of it naturally. As a result she has a shunt fitted which basically means that the fluid is disposed of via a plastic valve an tubing which at present runs from her brain to her lungs or heart. These shunts are very prone to failure. She also had detached retinas which required emergency surgery. Due to these long term problems. Caitlin has difficulty with her balance, fine motor skills, sight and regular failure of the shunt.

Caitlin wants a trike for Christmas, unfortunately due to her condition she requires a specialist trike which costs around £800. We would like to get Caitlin this trike for Christmas.

Insp Bhakta will go through some challenging obstacles, mud, water and an air soft battle zone over a distance of 10k. She will freely admit that she is not looking forward to it but is determined to complete the course for Caitlin.

Insp Bhakta has never faced anything like this before, we would appreciate your support and to make a difference for Caitlin Turner.

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  • Phil Porter

    Phil Porter

    5 days ago

    Phil Porter

    Insp Bhakta completed the run, she did really well. I've not seen her since the race so I'm unsure if she's still walking or not. We will send some pictures to our sponsors once we receive them.

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  • Phil Porter

    Phil Porter

    8 days ago

    Phil Porter

    We have hit our Target people. Although i do not know the exact figure it is well over the £800. Thank you so much for getting behind this great cause. I will be uploading a video of the run in the few days after the event so you can see how Helena gets on. Time for sleep now as its race day tomorrow!!

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  • Phil Porter

    Phil Porter

    16 days ago

    Phil Porter

    Thank you so far for the donations. Cash donations at Coalville Police Station are now at £140.

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18 days ago

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  • Julie Clark

    Julie Clark

    Dec 4, 2016

    You're mad ......but for a very good cause! Good Luck!

    £10.00

  • Maya Bhakta

    Maya Bhakta

    Dec 2, 2016

    Good Luck Helena!👍

    £10.00

  • John Dowsing

    John Dowsing

    Dec 2, 2016

    H is my daughter! My message is...Go for it H...your Mum and I are proud of what you are doing for Caitlin...we are making a joint donation.

    £20.00

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