Giles Family

Ava's Sweet Dreams

Fundraising for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity
raised of £10,000 target
In memory of Ava Lily Giles
Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity

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We provide support services and work to reduce the number of baby deaths


We have a big challenge this year! We aim to raise 10k in 2015 in memory of our darling Ava who we love and miss every day and we need everyone's help to do it!

Ava's auntie Kimi, her cousin Hannah and Ava's Daddy Ian are leading Ava's Sweet Dreams Team in a number of challenges and events this year, from road races to climbing the highest mountains in the UK. It's going to be tough (especially given our athletic ability). The team is made up of Ava's family and our friends, anyone is welcome to join in and help us with this cause!

Some of the events we have done so far and signed up for...

  • Karen and Ian Deadmarsh walking over The O2 - 25th March
  • Reigate Rampage Run - 28th March
    Kimi, Hannah, Ian, Chad  & Andy

  • Super Hero Run - 17th May
    Kimi, Hannah, Ian & Chad  

  • Darren Akers running the South Downs Marathon - 20th June 
  • 72 Hole Golf Challenge - Paul O'B, Ava's Daddy Ian, Dec, Simon, Tim, Mike, John, Mark, David, Jeff, Andy & Paul2nd July
  • The British Vitality London 10k - 12th July
    Kimi, Hannah, Ian, Soraya, Chad , Amber, Rob, Andy , Phil
  • KONGATHON - organised by Hannah Moggridge 2nd August
  • Darren Akers cycling solo 4 day 600 mile bike ride in Ireland - 9th - 12th August
  • The 3 Peaks Challenge  - 15th - 16th August
    Kimi, Hannah, Aidan & Tom
  • Annie's Tea Party - organised by Annie Pasteau - 18th August
  • Junior Iron Man - Josh Rose 23rd August
  • Lorraine, Lance, Ella and Erin Hill - Manchester Big Fun Run - 23rd August
  • ArcelorMittal Orbit Abseil - Amber Turan & Clare Vella - 23rd August
  • Cycling London to Brighton - 6th September
    Dogan Turan, Dale & Ava's Uncle Rob Giles
  • Mud Kids, 2k Muddy Obstacle Run - 20th September
  • Hever Castle Triathlon - 26th September
    Norman Diamond
  • Robin Hood Half Marathon - 27th September - Soraya Zaragoza Blanco
  • Karen Deadmarsh 12,000ft Tandem Skydive - 18th October
  • Darren Akers running The Dublin Marathon  - 26th October
  • Santa Dash 5km - Victoria Park - 6th December - Kimi, Hannah, Ian, Chad, Rob and more!

Also Ava's amazing Nana, Annie, is creating the most beautiful patchwork quilts which she is selling on line with the aim of raising £1000 as part of this challenge.

Please help us raise this money for SANDS who were such a support to us when we lost Ava and who continue to conduct much needed research into the causes of stillbirth and neonatal death.

About the charity

Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 299679 & SC042789
Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby, works in partnership with health professionals to try to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care and funds research that could help to reduce the numbers of babies dying and families devastated by this tragedy.

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+ £4,464.74 Gift Aid
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