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TEAM JAC! Walking 10 miles for LLTGL

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UPDATE

Jac and her team all completed the walk yesterday - despite the torrential rain!  It was a fantastic day and spirits were high even though we were all pretty soggy. Our wee team mascot, Seb, trotted the whole way without complaint and wore his team mascot neckerchief with pride. 

We have well and truly smashed the original target and there is still a lot of offline sponsorship to be collected and added.  Any cheques payable to the charity will be added to offline total (which is automatically added to this page). I will leave this page open as long as possible to gather in the donations - so watch this space!!

Huge thanks to everyone who took part, and especially to Calum, Robert, Kevin and Bob who were our rescue crew and made sure everything ran smoothly on the day!

Jac


Thanks for visiting the Team Jac fundraising page!

My name is Jacqueline Didsbury, I am 29 years old and in April last year I received a life saving double lung transplant due to being in the end stages of the genetic lung disease Cystic Fibrosis.  I was given a 50% chance of surviving 2 years when I was placed on the list...and I waited 2 years before I got that call.  Time really was running out.

Transplants not only save lives but change them beyond recognition - before the surgery I was on oxygen, using a wheelchair and becoming virtually housebound.  Since April I have started to live again!  I can meet friends, go shopping, walk the dog and I am going back to work.  I am effectively getting my life back, all because of the generosity of my donor and their family.

I decided to take on a physical challenge to show that I really am putting these new lungs to good use!  I have put together a team of 171 people  -  'Team Jac' - all of whom have kindly agreed to join me in this event, where we hope to raise as much money as possible!  We will be walking approximately 10 miles from Elie to Leven, as part of the Fife Coastal Path, and despite the inevitable sore legs and feet, we hope to have a really fun day!

I am living proof that transplants do work, and do save lives...but sadly there are so many people who are not as lucky. I know this only too well having already lost two sisters to CF - my younger sister waited 2 1/2 years on the transplant list but that call just never came.

Over 6500 are waiting on transplants but less than 3000 are carried out per year.  There is a huge shortage of organ donors, which is why I am donating the money to Live Life Then Give Life, a charity who works tirelessly to raise awareness of organ donation with the aim of increasing the numbers of transplants carried out. 

Please dig deep and sponsor Team Jac.....we are grateful for any donations received!

If anyone wants to contact me for more information please email me at jdidsbury@googlemail.com

Thank you,

Jacqueline and her team of 171 merry men and women :-)

TEAM JAC




John Didsbury
Ross Didsbury
Francis Monaghan
Julia Monaghan
Jane Campbell
Paul Milsop
Philip Monaghan
Joseph Monaghan
Sarah Monaghan
David Morrison
Jean Simpson
Tracy Loch
Fraser Loch
Frank Monaghan
Margaret Pratt
Chris Pratt
Laura Pratt
Alison Pratt
Neil Mclean
Linda Green
Hayley Green
Yvonne White
Nicky McConnell
Avril Downie
Shirley Brydon
Adele Gardiner
Julie Downie
Gill Forbes
Sheila Forsyth 
Anne Dickson
Maria Thomson
Laura Dickson
KerryAnne Dickson
Steven Cairns
Owen Proudfoot
Nathan McGeechan
Derek McGeechan
Darren Lindsay
Jamie Stewart
Keiran Porteous
Ryan Collins
Moira Murphy
Anne Marie Meekle
Ross Thomson
Spencer Thomson
Alison Davison
Rebecca Dickson
Therine Monaghan
James Monaghan
Nan Ross
Carol Ann Brown
Bobby Brown
Alison Blagg
Rose Smith
Alan Reid
Kath Law
Anne Didsbury
Robert Sievwright
Finlay MacPherson
Pat MacPherson
Peter Seivewright
Jenny White
Bobby White
Peter White
Sean White
Fiona White
Rab Ferris
Christine Ferris
Angela Campbell
Yvonne Christie
Tony Dickson
Alison Mitchell
Lisa O'Malley
Cathy Renton
Jennifer Thomson
Karen Thomson
Andrea McLaughlin
John Laurie
Jane Laurie   
Evelyn Laurie
Moira Walker (and Dexter)
Derek Walker
Kerry Laurie
Andrew Didsbury
Emily Thackray
Claire Bridgestock
Matt Bridgestock
Claire Gilchrist
Giuseppe Nardo
Jennifer Gilchrist
Stephanie Hare
Kristina Hare
Susan Hare
Margaret Gilchrist
Anne Marie Gilchrist
Kathryn Gilchrist
Lynsday Paterson
Colin Paterson
Brian Smail
Anne Smail
Gillian Blair
Pip Hignett
Louise Hignett
Phil Hignett
Tom Wright
Barry Robinson
Fiona Borthwick
Laci Mathé
Dougall
Karen East
Anne Marie Pringle
Sheila Boettcher
Christine Christie
Marysia McCormick
Catherine Young
Michelle Starrs
Carolyn Potter
Lesley Robinson
Claire Robinson
Sara Robinson. 
Carol Poulter
Ruth Connolly
Sandra Flucker
Lisa Starrs
Anne Scott
Catherine Sargeant
Joe Glennie
Sheila Patel
Anna Landwehr
Jamie Landwehr
Nicola Wright
Elaine Wright
Gillian Leckie
Aileen McAllister
Ross McAllister
Leanne Criggy
Cecilia Horsburgh
Alan Horsburgh
Keith Emmerson (and alfie)
Scott Dalgliesh
Lee Middleton
Alison Harper
Tracey Bulloch
Jessica Harper
Karen Smart
Diane Blaikley
Jacqueline Wilson
Dawn Rankin
Lorraine McDonald
Andrea Daly
David Hodge
Lisa Morrison
Alisdair Morrison
Robyn Morrison
Debra McGonigle
Bella Ferguson
Steve Gronkowski
Evelyn Wilson
Valerie McGhie.
Gill Low
Daniel Chico
Lorraine Chico
William Chico
Irene Dunlop
John Dunlop
Alistair Dunlop
Jennifer Dunlop
Pam Diffen
Robert Diffen
Jackie Smart (and Barney)
Bill Hadley

Rescue Crew!  - Calum Laurie, Robert Meechan, Kevin Smith                

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  • SEB (team mascot) - after the walk!!

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