Caroline and Gavin

Caroline and Gavin's fundraiser for Bliss

Fundraising for Bliss
raised of £6,000 target
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Event: London Marathon 2024, on 21 April 2024
London Marathon 2024
Campaign by Bliss (RCN 1002973, Registered Scottish Charity SC040878)
Welcome to our 2024 London Marathon team!



Gavin Pell & Caroline Johnson are running the London Marathon this year in support of the premature and poorly baby charity Bliss.

Bliss do some very important work supporting the parents of premature babies, and helping them cope in a practical as well as emotional manner at a very busy and stressful time for a lot families. We hope you will be able to support our fundraising activity.

Taking on their first Marathon’s in their mid-40’s has been the catalyst for both Gavin and Caroline to get fit and healthy! A project that started almost 12 months ago with a light hearted challenge between a group of friends, and has led to this Marathon run.

Old friends Gavin and Caroline have chosen to raise money for Bliss.

Gavin, has direct experience of support from Bliss so understands the experiences of families with a baby born premature or sick and Caroline, through her work as a NHS paediatrician has cared for many babies from 22 weeks up to term needing medical, cardiac and surgical treatment in our local hospitals. In her role as MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, Caroline has also raised awareness in Parliament about how we can support those whose babies have been born premature or sick, or who have tragically lost their baby and campaigned for measures to improve maternity care and reduce brain injuries at birth.

Anything you can spare for our fundraiser would be hugely appreciated - 1 in every 7 babies born in the UK will need specialist care. Your donation to our page will help Bliss to drive improvements in neonatal care and provide support to all families with a baby born premature or sick.

Gavin is looking forward to a big steak at the end to celebrate ✅ Caroline just hoping to finish in one piece!

About the campaign

Welcome to our 2024 London Marathon team!

About the charity


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RCN 1002973, Registered Scottish Charity SC040878
Bliss is the leading UK charity for babies born premature or sick. We rely on donations to fund our work but with one baby admitted to neonatal care every five minutes we don’t have the resources to reach every baby who needs us. Your donation can help Bliss ensure every baby gets the best care.

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £1,522.50 Gift Aid
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