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£2,600raised of £1,000 target by 106 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to give back to the people who have helped us when we needed it most.

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Our Story.

Our journey began on 6th February 2018. Our 3 year old little girl Bede had not been feeling well. We presumed she was anemic when our doctor referred us straight to the local hospital. After a few hours there we were told our little girls blood factory wasn't working properly and would need investigating at the Great North Children's hospital. We were told one of the likely causes of this could be Leukaemia. Nothing could have prepared us for this.

An ambulance was called and we were rushed to the RVI in Newcastle.
Once there, we were taken into Children's A & E and seen by a doctor. Bede was then given her first of many blood and platelet transfusions. Having given blood in the past it really hit home just how important blood donation is. Bede had become very weak but within minutes of receiving blood she started to become her usual fiesty self, something we never thought we would be so relieved to see! I didn't leave her side that night, and haven't since! The next afternoon our worst fears were confirmed. Our daughter was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

Since diagnosis our lives have taken a different turn. We now have regular hospital visits and stays, administer treatment at home, keep a constant check on her temperature and Bede misses out on a lot of things healthy 3 year olds do. This will continue for 2 years.

The team at the RVI in particular wards 4 and 14, are amazing and for this reason we want to give something back. We'd also like to help anyone else that has supported us along the way.

On the 7th of February, the day of Bede's diagnosis I received an email to confirm I had been given a place in the Great North Run. So on the 9th of September I will be running for team BD. * Completed*

Bede's older brother Jude will also be completing his first 10k in July. *Completed*

Uncle Lee will be completing the C2C starting 29th September.

And Daddy will be doing Muddy Mayhem on 30th September

Let's do BD X

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  • Hannah Wilkinson

    Hannah Wilkinson

    Nov 26, 2018

    Money raised from Bedes raffle. So thank you that the RVI has been able to help our little Bede 😘💗 xxx


  • Anonymous


    Oct 20, 2018

    Bless you all x


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    Oct 12, 2018

    With love xxx


  • June Gordon

    June Gordon

    Oct 6, 2018

    Well done Lee for completing the C2C race Darling Bede when you are going through so much and we wonder where GOD is remember the teacher is always quiet during a test love you Grandma & Grandpa xx


  • Ann Fleming on behalf of Bill

    Ann Fleming on behalf of Bill

    Oct 5, 2018

    Well done Lee for completing the C2C best wishes for a speedy recovery to young Bede. Best wishes to you all from Bill (CBRE ex work colleague of Lee) xxx


  • Ava Ferguson

    Ava Ferguson

    Oct 2, 2018

    Well done Lee & saskia For completing the great north run & Lee for the coast to coast cycling! At 64! Amazing! & well done Alan! For completing muddy mayhem!.Stay strong! & hugs Bede! ❤️ x


  • Rachel Stoker

    Rachel Stoker

    Oct 2, 2018

    Well done Alan for completing Muddy Mayhem 🙌🏼 and to Uncle Lee for doing Coast to Coast 🎉 All my love and support to Bede and family 💜 xxxx


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