Laura Hughes

Cardiff Half Marathon - For George!

Fundraising for Herefordshire Community Foundation
£4,361
raised of £1,000 target
by 218 supporters
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Event: Cardiff Half Marathon 2023, on 1 October 2023
In memory of George Price
We give grants to individuals & projects to help people living in Herefordshire.

Story

We are so lucky to have a great team 'running for George' at the Cardiff Half Marathon 2023.

CATHERINE HARVEY, MARTHA BRADLEY, PHOEBE PRICE, LUCY FRAYNE, RACHEL STERAS, ALEX MARSH, LEON HARWOOD, JOE PRICE, REBECCA LAWRENCE, BRILLO BREMNER, BRIDIE SULLIVAN, JACKIE MORRIS, ANNIE EAST, POPPY WATTS, NAT MOHAN, SARAH HOOK, TAMARA, SOPHIE WHITTAL & LAURA HUGHES.

ABOUT

George woke up his normal cheeky self one morning but after he had wolfed down his marmite on toast he went on to be sick. After that moment, little did we know our lives would be turned upside down forever.

After George had been sick, he had a lie-down and when he woke up his face had dropped on the one side so we called 999.

We were rushed to Birmingham where the next morning George was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma - (DIPG) which is a highly malignant brain tumour (cancer). DIPG affects children almost exclusively who are between the ages of 4 and 11 and children typically experience a month or less of symptoms before diagnosis and then worsen rapidly. Due to the location of the tumour survival rate is 0%.

In George's case, the tumour had haemorrhaged (explaining an even more sudden downfall) and we were told he would die at any moment. In the consultant's words; "You have been hit by lightning".

6 weeks later on the 12th of October 2020, George passed away at home in our arms.

GEORGES FUND

More information can be found here - www.georgesfund.co.uk

As a mum, one of your jobs is to tell your children that "everything is going to be ok". I couldn't do that for George so if we as a family can make a small difference to another child's life then it will give us huge comfort.

Laura X

About the charity

The Herefordshire Community Foundation (HCF) is a local independent charity that provides a grant making and fund management service to our donors. We give grants to individuals, families, voluntary and community groups (and other charitable causes) and support projects that make a real difference to the quality of life for the people of Herefordshire. HCF connects people who care with causes that matter. Our Vision To continue to create and develop active and vibrant local communities in Herefordshire, which are supported by effective, independent and sustainable grant making and local philanthropic giving for disadvantage and public benefit. Our Mission Through our experience and expertise, we provide grant making and fund management services. We promote and develop local philanthropy and provide a vital link between our donors and local needs. We also try to identify emerging needs and put solutions in place to service them.

Donation summary

Total raised
£4,360.92
+ £956.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£4,360.92
Offline donations
£0.00

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