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#TeamEvan

We are taking part in The Great South Run for Tiny Lives because this is a charity very close to our hearts

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Tiny Lives

We care for sick and premature babies to give every baby the best chance of life

Charity Registration No. 1150178

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#TeamEvan is a fundraising group set up in memory of Evan Hawksworth, Evan was playing for his Under 14s rugby team in July 2017 and sustained a head injury, passing away 2 days later. Evan was an outstanding pupil at The Rodillian Acadamey in Lofthouse and was predicted to get all top grades in all his subjects.

Evan was a top sports player, achieving the highest grades in martial
arts by the age of just 10, before turning his hand to rugby union (captain at Sandal) and later rugby league.  Evan also loved playing squash and tennis with his dad(Gary) and going to the gym. 


Evan's other passions included cooking and music, he played the drums. Evan had a passion for life he loved the outdoors and was always busy. If he wasn't in the kitchen cooking he would be at rugby training or the gym. Evan loved spending time with family and friends and had a very close relationship with his younger sister Eleni.  Evan had a very positive mind set, his attitude was “if you want something then it is up to you to make it happen”.


Evan's parents along with a number of family and friends want to turn their tragedy into helping local sporting community groups as well as helping others who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged.

#TeamEvan next challenge is The Great South Run, which will be held on Sunday 20 October 2019.  

The #TeamEvan team taking on this challenge from HRP and Sauermann are Hayley Cattell, Warren Root, Martin Churcher and Ernie Bate.

 Hayley’s best friend Adelle Munro unexpectedly went in to labour 10 weeks early earlier this year and gave birth to a beautiful girl - Sienna weighing 3.7kg.  As well as having the complications of being born so premature and weighing so little, Sienna was also born with gastroschisis (a condition where the intestines and bowel are formed outside of the body) which meant that Sienna had to have major surgeryto replace the external organs back in to the right place. Sienna had the surgery when she was just 5 hours old which was a success but meant that Sienna had to remain in intensive care for a further 10 weeks. The Tiny Lives ward at the RVI were nothing but amazing and supporting throughout the traumaticexperience for Sienna and both her parents Adelle and James from the very moment that Adelle was first taken in to hospital.

The Team at Tiny Lives provided Adelle with exceptional support with breast feeding, providing daily meals for Adelle and supplying her with a hospital grade breast pump to ensure that her milk supply was continuous whilst Sienna was being fed through tubes.  The team at Tiny Lives supported Adelle emotionally, caring for her wellbeing and mental state by visiting her daily to talk, be a shoulder to cry on and to ensure she was doing okay through this tough time.

Sienna was discharged on the 5th July and is doing amazingly brilliant; she now weighs over 11lbs and is living life as a  healthy 5 month old baby.

Hayley, who is now Sienna’s god mother was just about to start a 10k race in Blackpool with Ernie Bate (MD of Sauermann) when she was told that Sienna was going straight in for her surgery. It was then that Hayley made the decision that her next race would be to raise money for this amazing ward. But she needed some team mates to join her so she roped in Warren Root (business director HRP) who has often ran 10k
race raising money for team Evan but has never ran more than 10k before now.  Ernie Bate also made the commitment to run the great south race after running the Blackpool 10k with Hayley earlier this year and also Martin Churcher (branch manager HRP Norwich) who is an avid runner who runs most days.

The team are hoping to raise £3,000.00 for the Tiny Lives Trust who are a registered charity which provides support of facilities, staff and equipment:

 developmental care aids and equipment, for example baby nests, gel pillows,sleep shades, and noise level monitors that offer the highest quality care 

 a package of support for every family so parents can chart their baby’s progress, including a memory box, journal, and stickers to record those early critical days,weeks and sometimes months

 a family room and accommodation as families often have to stay close to their baby

• travel costs – financial support for low income families who may have to travel for many months from across the region

• a Neonatal Physiotherapist to aid early development, support families and train nursing staff

 specialist training so nursing staff have access to the latest developments in neonatal care

  a dedicated Social Worker who provides social, emotional, and practical support for parents

 research grants that enable the unit to lead on neonatal developments and offer the highest quality of care

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