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In March 2013, my daughter, Georgina sustained a burn, which at the time covered about 10% of her body.  We were transferred from our local hospital to the Regional Burns Unit at Broomfield Hospital, part of the Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust.  Over the course of the coming months we became regular visitors to the Children's Burns Ward and Outpatient Clinic which is where we came into contact with he Children's Burns Club.

The club offers support to young burn survivors and their families to help them come to terms with burn trauma and altered body image.  They organise fun activities including residential camps, days out, workshops, parties and encourage the benefits of peer support amongst members.

This support helps rebuild self-esteem, confidence and expectations after a burn injury and along the way lasting friendships are made by the children and their families whilst giving mutual support to one another.
The Children's Burn Club is a registered charity under the umbrella of the Mid Essex Hospital Trust; the hospital fund all staffing costs.

This means any income raised or donated to the club goes directly to supporting the children, young people and families that need it to increase the support offered to them.

Georgina was only 18 months old at the time of her injury, and has no memory of the accident.  In the last year she has become aware that her scar made her 'different' as none of her friends have scars.  We were fortunate to be attending a Children's Burns Club residential weekend over the summer where Georgina met children of her age who had scars from burns injuries.  It would be fair to say that the weekend had the biggest impact on her and on me.  Georgina was able to meet children 'just like her' and I was able to have some time with other parents and the amazing Children's Burns Club staff and volunteers to talk, and offload some of the guilt that had been present for the past 3 years.  Georgina was thrilled to be able to go canoeing, without Mummy!  

The Children's Burns Club supports the injured child right thorough until young adulthood and also supports parents, carers and siblings.  Knowing that Georgina will have this specialist support from now until she is a young adult means so much to me as does the opportunity for me to access support as and when I need it.

Although Georgina and I have only just started to use the support from the Children's Burns Club, I know that they could not do their amazing work with people like me fundraising for them.

So, I am going to run the London Marathon.  Those of you who have known me for some time may know me as someone who has never been the most talented or enthusiastic of runners.  I am happy to say that this is changing - I started my training at the end of October and all is going well.  I am already running distances of more than 10 miles and enjoying it.  

The club has the motto of 'Dream, Believe, Achieve', quite fitting for my marathon journey.

If you could donate to this amazing charity, that is close to my heart, I would really appreciate it.  Just a £5 donation would go a long way to meeting my target and motivating me over the many training miles and ultimately the 26.2 miles on 22 April 2018.  

All the money donated on this page will go directly to the Children's Burns Club, this falls under the wider Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust Charitable Fund, hence why this is the charity listed that you are donating to.

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Updates 1

A quick update to say thank you to all of you who have already donated - I've passed the £1000 mark! It's been a tough running week - 20 miles on Sunday, 3 miles on Monday and then nearly 14 miles today. I'd underestimated just how much the 20 miles had taken out of my legs and today was a good run, but I was very tired. The best news is that the taper is underway - a chance to keep the legs moving but rest up in preparation for the big day. With just over 3 weeks to go I'm feeling very positive and thankful for all your generous support.

30/03/18 06:35

Raising money for

Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust Charitable Fund

Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust Charitable Fund

Charity Registration No. 1048542

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Charity Registration No. 1048542

Donations 43

Well done for a great cause!!! Broome Family

Donation by Anna Broome on 03/05/18

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation by David Satchwill on 29/04/18

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Emma, I know how tough it is running a marathon and the heat wasn’t helpful! You did it though and smashed your target total. Proud of you. Love from us all to you and G x

Donation by Jane Wilkes on 25/04/18

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

All the best Emma! V proud of you!!😊👍🏅

Donation by Laura Batchelor on 22/04/18

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Emma. From Steph, Yau, Jack and Ben

Donation by Anonymous on 22/04/18

Good luck Emma, have a great run 🏃‍♀️

Donation by Gavin Thompson on 22/04/18

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Just keep on running......

Donation by Emily Kershaw on 21/04/18

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Good luck for the marathon, fabulous charity to raise funds so glad I could donate.

Donation by Emma Appleby on 21/04/18

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Go smash it Emma!

Donation by Vicky Day on 21/04/18

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Such a worth cause well done

Donation by Diddy Nash on 20/04/18

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Very well done Em - that is 26 miles beyond my range! Brilliant cause and a fantastic effort from you x

Donation by Andrew Stewart on 18/04/18

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck for a very good cause x

Donation by Julia Hankin on 16/04/18

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Go Em!

Donation by Andy G on 13/04/18

£75.00

Go Emma!!!! I know you will do it. Jon

Donation by Jon Melmoth on 12/04/18

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Best of luck Emma. Ken

Donation by Ken Duxbury on 12/04/18

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Dear Emma, this is a donation sent on behalf of Heather & Ian Cooper. They both wish you well on your run

Donation by Heather & Ian Cooper on 04/04/18

£10.00

Good luck and all the very best.

Donation by Bob on 03/04/18

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Emma. Michel

Donation by Michel Rayson on 02/04/18

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Hope this little bit helps!

Donation by Sara Harrup on 01/04/18

$20.00

well done Emma

Donation by Nick Redfern on 01/04/18

£20.00

Donation by Gordon Adgey on 01/04/18

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Keep up the fantastic work. 👍⭐️

Donation by martin Crapper on 31/03/18

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Best of luck.

Donation by Christine White on 31/03/18

£10.00

Dear Emma, although I will be on child minding duties on the day, I will be running every step with you in my mind. XXX. Dad

Donation by Grant Grafton on 31/03/18

£150.00

+ £37.50 Gift Aid

Go Emma Go .........Remember old Para moto ....If it an,t Rainin it an,t Training .......while your pounding out the miles !!!! All the best ....Airports Direct SW

Donation by STEWART ROBERTSON on 30/03/18

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,235.89
  • Offline donations£837.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,072.89
  • Gift Aid£241.25

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