Bev Franks

Bev's fundraiser for TB Alert

Fundraising for TB Alert
£4,696
raised of £1,650 target
by 202 supporters
33km Walk, 10 February 2024
In memory of Carrianne Franks
TB Alert

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RCN 1071886
We increase access to effective treatment to achieve a future without tuberculosis

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On 27/08/21 Carrianne Franks, my daughter, at the age of 30 died of TB.

Carrianne was a Sergeant, Flight Nurse in the RAF. Carrianne was funny, gregarious, tenacious, dedicated, a stickler for the rules whilst still being loving and passionate about things and people she cared about. 

Just before Covid 19 Carrianne was posted to a hospital in London where she worked on the intensive care unit supporting her NHS colleagues in the daily challenges offering nursing care. During Covid, Carrianne continued to work in the hospital on the front line caring for Covid patients and was one of the first nurses that worked in the Nightingale Hospital in London.

Once the covid pandemic started to ease Carrianne was promoted and returned to her favourite place of RAF Brize Norton, working on the Tactical Medical Wing supporting our sick and injured military personnel.

Carrianne started to become ill, in July 2021 she was admitted to two hospitals over the next 8 weeks. After many false diagnoses of both covid and pneumonia she was finally diagnosed as having TB, she died the next day.

On the weekend of 10th Feb 2024 Carrianne would have been 33 years old. A Team of Carrianne's family and friends are aiming to walk 33km in celebration of a life, that was far too short and raise money for both TB Alert and the RAF Benevolent Fund as a 50/50 split.

TB Alert’s work in the UK focuses on making sure people with TB are diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible, and supporting them through treatment, to ensure that they don’t become seriously ill or pass TB on to others.

The RAF Benevolent Fund is a charity close to Carrianne's heart as she completed many fundraising events on their behalf.

We are hoping to raise as much money as possible to assist these valuable charities.

The Team consists of;

Bev Franks - me, Carrianne's mum

Chris Franks

Jake Franks

Tracy Middleton

Chris Middleton

Phoebe Middleton

James Balding

Michelle Wright.

Molly Gash

Dave Gash

Lizzie Camp

Steph Irvine

Leah Sparks

Hayley Needes

Lara Jones

Andrea Snape

Cait Calvert

Sophie Hogg

Sadie Melling

About the charity

TB Alert

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RCN 1071886
TB Alert is the UK’s national tuberculosis charity: the only charity that focuses on TB both in the UK and overseas. This gives us a unique perspective in order to address issues around TB that are common both to low incidence countries like the UK and high incidence regions such as Africa and Asia.

Donation summary

Total raised
£4,695.76
+ £964.63 Gift Aid
Online donations
£4,695.76
Offline donations
£0.00

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