Remembering James Shaw

Our fundraising achievements in memory of James Shaw

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About James Shaw

  • Born on: 21/09/2016

  • Died on: 31/10/2016 , 0 years old

  • Lived in: London, United Kingdom

Amount we’ve raised in James’s memory $397,207.61

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Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

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  • Donation by Lynne Montgomery

    Special love from all of us and Monty the barefoot marathon man. Thinking of you all xx

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Cel

    Congratulations Steph. 🤗🤗

    £25.00

    + £6.25 Gift Aid

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  • 12Oct

    RBC Race for the Kids 2019

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  • shawraceforthekids2019

    On Saturday 12th October 2019 The Shaws including Alexa (4yo) and Izzy (3yo) are running/being carried by Daddy Pete and Uncle Paul in the Great Ormond Street Race for the Kids 5km through Hyde Park

    Our story:

    Our baby boy James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed: two beautiful new siblings for our 18-month-old daughter Alexa. 

    Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome. He had a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut. Nurses nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. 

    We took James and Isabel home, and couldn't be happier. Both twins were thriving and we were excitedly looking forward to our future together as a family of five.

    At just five-and-a-half-weeks old, however, our little Jimmy became unexpectedly and desperately unwell. Tests showed the most likely cause was sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. 

    Despite the heroic efforts of hospital staff, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Intensive Care Unit - including emergency gastrointestinal surgery - Jimmy could not be saved. 

    He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we felt after those two days of seeing Jimmy so poorly, and how bereft his death left us. Our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy suddenly became unwell from an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia). We were just seemingly that unlucky. 

    Within 24 hours, Izzy was undergoing life-or-death gastrointestinal surgery at GOSH. Going through this for a second time felt like nothing short of  torture. We genuinely believed we were going to lose another child that day. 

    To our overwhelming relief, however, Izzy’s operation was successful. Our joy was only mitigated by the terrible sadness that James wasn't there to share it with us.

    To help repay some of our incalculable debt, we set up the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund in honour and memory of our son...

    Any money donated will be used to fund a state-of-the-art life-saving equipment for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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    Total so far:

    $258.07

  • Aaron-Segal5

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    This year, we are having a mega weekend of running to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and in particular the Little Jimmy Bighter Future Fund which focuses specifically on vital life-support equipment. This is the family’s story: https://www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com/our-story

    On Saturday 12 October, the whole family is taking part in the RBC Race for the Kids. This is a 5k family fun run that will see thousands of people of all abilities walk, wheel, jog or run their way to the finish line to raise money and help to make a difference to the lives of seriously ill children from across the UK.

    Then on Sunday, while everyone else is recovering, I am going to run the Royal Parks Half Marathon. 

    Please donate whatever you can and thank you for your support!!

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $658.08

  • StephGiraffe

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    I have signed up to run this year's Royal Parks Half Marathon and would love to raise some money for Great Ormond Street Hospital, specifically The Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund.   

    The Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund was set up by my good friend Pete and his wife Emily in memory of their son James.  James suddenly became ill at just 5 weeks old, and despite heroic efforts by the staff at GOSH, he could not be saved.  You can read their story here - https://www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com/our-story

    So far they have raised over £300,000 for GOSH to purchase life saving equipment, in memory of their son, but the fundraising continues to purchase the equipment for two state-of-the-art surgical theatres.

    I am so grateful for all of your support!

    

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    Total so far:

    $820.47

  • clark-ken

    I write here about my friend and colleague, Emily's story. Despite experiencing an unthinkable tragedy, Emily and her husband have shown unbelievable courage, and determination to channel their grief into positive actions. Here is their story.

    Her son Jimmy was just five-and-a-half-weeks old when he became unexpectedly and desperately unwell. Tests showed the most likely cause was sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. 

    Despite the heroic efforts of hospital staff, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Intensive Care Unit - including emergency gastrointestinal surgery - Jimmy could not be saved. 

     He died in their arms just 2 days later, much loved and sorely missed. 

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after Jimmy was buried, his twin sister Izzy suddenly became unwell from an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia). Within 24 hours, Izzy was undergoing life-or-death gastrointestinal surgery at GOSH, which fortunately was successful.

    To help repay some of the incalculable debt, they set up the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund in honour and memory of our Jimmy Shaw...

    Not only is this a personal challenge, but a great cause. Any support would be greatly appreciated.  

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    Total so far:

    $690.90

  • lightning-peach

    Welcome to Lightning Peach Fundraising! 

    Having embarked on an assortment of charity ventures, Mark & Henry, Lightning & Peach, decided to create an ongoing festival of events and challenges to raise awareness and, ultimately, money, for amazing causes.

    2019 will see us supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund (LJBFF).

    There will be quizzes, sporting events, festivities and shenanigans. And to top them off there will be a sprinkling of marathons!!! 

    Please join our mailing list and follow us on Instagram & Twitter to keep up to date with our events, challenges and fundraising totals.

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    Total so far:

    $2,438.76

  • Simon-Kaston1

    Towards the end of 2017 I met an amazing couple. Emily and Pete Shaw are remarkable people. In Sept 2016, Emily gave birth to beautiful twins James and Isabel. After a few weeks James got very sick and had to be admitted to Great Ormond Street. Very sadly, despite all best efforts, James didn’t make it. A few weeks later his sister got taken to GOSH with something completely unrelated. Fantastic news is that Isabel made a full recovery and is doing great now.

    Despite going through the worst experience imaginable the Shaws decided to channel their terrible loss into something positive. They set up the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund at GOSH, to raise funds for the hospital in memory of their gorgeous boy. 

    In about 2 years they have raised near £300k for Great Ormond Street, which is just exceptional.  I’ve said to Emily and Pete I wanted to raise some money for Little Jimmys for a while. Despite all their arm twisting (they are VERY persuasive!) I refused to join their Half Marathon team.

    So here I am, going for my personal challenge. A whole month with no refreshing G&Ts, no yummy wines and most significantly no plethora of cocktails. 

    If you could help, your dosh will really go towards helping the most seriously ill children  in the country.

    So cheers, bottoms up, sante, slainte, and THANKS 🍸🍾🍷🥂🥃

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    Total so far:

    $1,433.58

  • Alex-Sharp8

    I'm running the Royal Parks half on Sunday 14th October for the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

    It only takes a few seconds to read here: https://www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com/our-story to realise why anything you donate makes such a difference.

    Please donate whatever you can to help. Be generous. I'll buy you a drink in return.

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $483.88

  • Alexander-Collins1

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    *I’ve just secured matched funding which means that after gift aid, if you donate £20 GOSH gets £50! All the more reason to give!

    As a relatively new father, I have been living the ups and downs of raising two small children, and I love them a little bit more every day. I can't imagine how it would feel to lose one, but that's exactly what happened to my friends Emily and Pete Shaw. Two years ago they had twins and within weeks both because critically ill with unrelated conditions. James didn't survive. Great Ormand Street Hospital provided life saving care for their daughter and they have dedicated the past two years to raising funds to buy much needed equipment for the hospital that treated their children.

    Those who know me will know that I regularly run long distances. I'm hoping to run the Royal Parks Half Marathon reasonably quickly, but to make the challenge a bit more difficult I've also decided to run from Chamonix to Courmayeur - half way round the Mont Blanc Massif - unsupported over two days.

    *Update. Kev Foster and I completed 65km and 6500m of ascent (more than six times up Snowdon) on 22/23 September, two years and a day after Jimmy's birth. It was a tiring but brilliant experience, made all the more challenging by our intended mountain hut being closed for dinner causing us run an extra two hours, throwing Kev's dog over torrential mountain streams, and arriving at a hut in Italy after the sun had gone down. Luckily they gave us (the dog really) a hero's welcome!


    More on Emily and Pete's story below:



    Our baby boy James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed: two beautiful new siblings for our 18-month-old daughter Alexa. 

     Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome. He had a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut. Nurses nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. 

     We took James and Isabel home, and couldn't be happier. Both twins were thriving and we were excitedly looking forward to our future together as a family of five.

     At just five-and-a-half-weeks old, however, our little Jimmy became unexpectedly and desperately unwell. Tests showed the most likely cause was sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. 

    Despite the heroic efforts of hospital staff, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Intensive Care Unit - including emergency gastrointestinal surgery - Jimmy could not be saved. 

     He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we felt after those two days of seeing Jimmy so poorly, and how bereft his death left us. Our hearts were truly broken.

     Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy suddenly became unwell from an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia). We were just seemingly that unlucky. 

     Within 24 hours, Izzy was undergoing life-or-death gastrointestinal surgery at GOSH. Going through this for a second time felt like nothing short of  torture. We genuinely believed we were going to lose another child that day. 

     To our overwhelming relief, however, Izzy’s operation was successful. Our joy was only mitigated by the terrible sadness that James wasn't there to share it with us.




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    Total so far:

    $3,215.55

  • Barney-WhitfieldrunningforJamesShaw

    I was asked to run the Royal Parks Half Marathon by a friend to raise money for a good cause that is close to her heart because of a tragic event that happened to a close friend of hers. It's not often that I ask for sponsorship for doing something that I love so much but please look at this as sponsoring a great cause rather than sponsoring me.

    Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Please look at the full story at the following location:

    https://www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com/our-story



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    Total so far:

    $219.36

  • StevenBishopBournemouthHalfMarathon

    I’m running a half-marathon next month to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital on behalf of the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund, in memory of James Shaw, the son of my dear friends Pete and Emily. This will be my FIRST HALF MARATHON - taking part in the Bournemouth Half Marathon on Sunday 7 October 2018 - under two weeks from now!

    For those of you who know me and the my non-existent sporting achievements, you will know that “Steve” and “running” are words that do not go well together, much like “amateur” and “ airline pilot”, or “Michael” and “Gove” (to plagiarise Jay Rayner). While wishing me luck is welcome, slogging myself around a running course for a few hours on a wet Sunday morning is nothing compared to what Pete and Emily have been through. 

    Please donate generously if you can and please keep reading below for Little Jimmy's story (by mummy Emily and daddy Pete):

    "On 21st September 2016 our baby boy James William Shaw was born. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed, two beautiful new siblings for our 18 month-old daughter Alexa. Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome with a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut/styling, so that the nurses at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. Both twins were thriving at home and we were excitedly beginning to look to the future together as a family of five.

    At just five and a half weeks old our little Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and desperately unwell with presumed sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the heroic efforts of the staff of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by those two days of seeing him so desperately unwell and how bereft Jimmy’s death left us, our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too suddenly became unwell of an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia with malrotation), we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day, it was nothing short of torture. Thankfully Izzy’s operation was successful and she recovered.

    Jimmy's mummy Emily is a hospital doctor, and can hand-on-heart honestly say that in 12 years experience as a clinician has never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save our little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses we have ever met and for that we are beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy.

    With £275,000 raised in total so far, we have already paid for five new ventilators for GOSH in Jimmy’s name and are well on our way to kitting out two state-of-the-art surgical theatres. 

    More information about our shopping basket can be found here: https://www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com/shopping-list

    More information may be found at: www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com

    A video of our story made by Amazon Prime can be viewed on these links:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/primevideouk/status/1010512175507689472?s=12

    https://www.facebook.com/QueensTennis/videos/473014696491154

    Please join us in fundraising and/or give what you can. Love and gratitude from Pete, Emily, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    If you wish to get in contact with us please do so at littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com

    Please if you wish to send us a cheque, make it out to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity or GOSHCC and send it with a note that the money is to go into the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund to Marisa Goldsborough, 40 Bernard Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1LE.

    If you wish to donate either by bank transfer or payroll donation please email us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund and we will forward you the GOSH account details.

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff

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    Total so far:

    $4,106.54

  • Camille-Shammas1

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

    Here's a bit more about Jimmy by his mummy, Emily Shaw:

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff


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    Total so far:

    $682.51

  • run-tom-morgan-run

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. Please donate whatever you can. I am definitely not built for running – so even though you're ultimately supporting my demise, your conscience will be cleansed by the knowledge that you've really helped some poorly children. And for those who saw supporting my demise was a bonus to helping the poorly children – please give extra generously. 

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $716.92

  • Tom-Carr10

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $2,806.51

  • Chris-Duncan10

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed.

    Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome. He had a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut. Nurses nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. 

    His parents took James and Isabel home, and they couldn't have been happier. Both twins were thriving. But at just five-and-a-half-weeks old, however,  little Jimmy became unexpectedly and desperately unwell. Tests showed the most likely cause was sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. 

    Despite the heroic efforts of hospital staff, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Intensive Care Unit - including emergency gastrointestinal surgery - Jimmy could not be saved.  

    He died in his parents arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised they felt after those two days of seeing Jimmy so poorly, and how bereft his death left them. Their hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after his parents had buried him, his twin sister Izzy suddenly became unwell from an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia). They were just seemingly that unlucky. 

    Within 24 hours, Izzy was undergoing life-or-death gastrointestinal surgery at GOSH. Going through this for a second time was nothing short of torture for his parents. They genuinely believed they were going to lose another child that day. 

    To their overwhelming relief, however, Izzy’s operation was successful. Their joy was only mitigated by the terrible sadness that James wasn't there to share it with them.

    To help repay some of our incalculable debt, his parents set up the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund in honour and memory of their son... I am running to raise funds for the Fund. 



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    Total so far:

    $649.17

  • Chris-Naylor4

    I'm proud to be supporting GOSH by running again for the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund. Here's a little more about it by my inspiring friends Pete and Emily. Thanks for all your support. Chris


    Our baby boy James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed: two beautiful new siblings for our 18-month-old daughter Alexa.

    Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome. He had a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut. Nurses nicknamed him ‘One Direction’.

    We took James and Isabel home, and couldn't be happier. Both twins were thriving and we were excitedly looking forward to our future together as a family of five.

    At just five-and-a-half-weeks old, however, our little Jimmy became
    unexpectedly and desperately unwell. Tests showed the most likely cause was sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel.

    Despite the heroic efforts of hospital staff, the Children's Acute
    Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Intensive Care Unit - including emergency gastrointestinal surgery - Jimmy could not be saved.

    He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the
    kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we felt after those two days of seeing Jimmy so poorly, and how bereft his death left us. Our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried
    him, his twin sister Izzy suddenly became unwell from an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia). We were just seemingly that unlucky.

    Within 24 hours, Izzy was undergoing life-or-death gastrointestinal
    surgery at GOSH. Going through this for a second time felt like nothing short of  torture. We genuinely believed we were going to lose another child that day.

    To our overwhelming relief, however, Izzy’s operation was successful.
    Our joy was only mitigated by the terrible sadness that James wasn't there to share it with us.

    ​To help repay some of our incalculable debt, we set up the Little
    Jimmy Brighter Future Fund in honour and memory of our son.

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    Total so far:

    $480.66

  • Ben-Deboo

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $678.08

  • Olga-Argyros

    Two years ago, my friends Emily and Pete lost their son Little Jimmy. Having already fundraised enough to buy five new specialist ventilators to transport very sick babies and children to Great Ormond Street, they are now fundraising to buy specialist state-of-the-art surgical equipment for two new theatres in their sons memory through their Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund. This October, I am joining a team of 53 of their friends and family to run The Royal Parks Half-Marathon to help in their fundraising.This is my second year running for the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund and this year I have even convinced my brother that lives in Athens and my sister that lives in Johannesburg to join me on the run. Please reward me for my efforts, all donations are gratefully received! Olga xx


    Little Jimmy's story:

    On 21st September 2016 our baby boy James William Shaw was born. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed, two beautiful new siblings for our 18 month-old daughter Alexa. Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome with a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut/styling, so that the nurses at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. Both twins were thriving at home and we were excitedly beginning to look to the future together as a family of five.

    At just five and a half weeks old our little Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and desperately unwell with presumed sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the heroic efforts of the staff of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by those 2 days of seeing him so desperately unwell and how bereft Jimmy’s death left us, our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too suddenly became unwell of an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia with malrotation), we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day, it was nothing short of torture. Thankfully Izzy’s operation was successful and she recovered.

    Jimmy's mummy Emily is a hospital doctor, and can hand-on-heart honestly say that in 12 years experience as a clinician has never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save our little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses we have ever met and for that we are beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy.

    With £260,000 raised in total so far, we have already paid for five new ventilators for GOSH in Jimmy’s name and are well on our way to kitting out two theatres state-of-the-art surgical theatres. More information about our shopping basket can be found here: https://www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com/shopping-list

    More information may be found at www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com

    A video of our story made by Amazon Prime can be viewed on these links:

    Please join us in fundraising and/or give what you can.

    Love and gratitude from Pete, Emily, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

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    Total so far:

    $3,410.39

  • SY-Field

    I am running in aid of the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund. Please help me raise some money to support this incredible cause.

    Jimmy's mummy and daddy have written his story below...These incredible people have turned their grief into a lasting legacy for other sick children and I am so glad that I can provide some little help for their efforts.

    Our baby boy James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed: two beautiful new siblings for our 18-month-old daughter Alexa. 

    Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome. He had a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut. Nurses nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. 

    We took James and Isabel home, and couldn't be happier. Both twins were thriving and we were excitedly looking forward to our future together as a family of five.

     At just five-and-a-half-weeks old, however, our little Jimmy became unexpectedly and desperately unwell. Tests showed the most likely cause was sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. 

    Despite the heroic efforts of hospital staff, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Intensive Care Unit - including emergency gastrointestinal surgery - Jimmy could not be saved. 

     He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we felt after those two days of seeing Jimmy so poorly, and how bereft his death left us. Our hearts were truly broken.

     Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy suddenly became unwell from an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia). We were just seemingly that unlucky. 

     Within 24 hours, Izzy was undergoing life-or-death gastrointestinal surgery at GOSH. Going through this for a second time felt like nothing short of  torture. We genuinely believed we were going to lose another child that day. 

     To our overwhelming relief, however, Izzy’s operation was successful. Our joy was only mitigated by the terrible sadness that James wasn't there to share it with us.

    To help repay some of our incalculable debt, we set up the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund in honour and memory of our son...

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    Total so far:

    $335.49

  • Sam-Barton2018

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    I am running the Royal Parks Half Marathon in memory of my friends' son, James William Shaw.


    From James' parents:

    Our baby boy James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed: two beautiful new siblings for our 18-month-old daughter Alexa. 

    Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome. He had a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut. Nurses nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. 

    We took James and Isabel home, and couldn't be happier. Both twins were thriving and we were excitedly looking forward to our future together as a family of five.

    At just five-and-a-half-weeks old, however, our little Jimmy became unexpectedly and desperately unwell. Tests showed the most likely cause was sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. 

    Despite the heroic efforts of hospital staff, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Intensive Care Unit - including emergency gastrointestinal surgery - Jimmy could not be saved. 

    He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we felt after those two days of seeing Jimmy so poorly, and how bereft his death left us. Our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy suddenly became unwell from an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia). We were just seemingly that unlucky. 

    Within 24 hours, Izzy was undergoing life-or-death gastrointestinal surgery at GOSH. Going through this for a second time felt like nothing short of  torture. We genuinely believed we were going to lose another child that day. 

    To our overwhelming relief, however, Izzy’s operation was successful. Our joy was only mitigated by the terrible sadness that James wasn't there to share it with us.

    To help repay some of our incalculable debt, we set up the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund in honour and memory of our son...

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $927.18

  • Mark-Hanington2

    GOSH is a very important hospital and charity to me and my family having experienced how important their work is first hand with my cleft lip operations from day dot onwards. 

    In Emily and Pete, I've never met anyone raising quite as brilliant an amount of cash for such a great cause as their Little Jimmy Foundation.  Because of them and their foundation, GOSH is able to improve the important work it does.  So I'm very happy to be jogging around the best city in the world with some great friends to raise a little extra for them and for GOSH. Please read their story and help if you can.  https://www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com/our-story and pasted below. 

    Thank you in advance for any donations or support of any kind - you're all welcome to come and point and laugh at my beetroot face on Sun 14th Oct. 

    Love always, 

    Mark/Marko/Megalegs/Sparky


    Little Jimmy Foundation https://www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com/our-story 

    Our baby boy James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed: two beautiful new siblings for our 18-month-old daughter Alexa.  

    Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome. He had a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut. Nurses nicknamed him ‘One Direction’.

    We took James and Isabel home, and couldn't be happier. Both twins were thriving and we were excitedly looking forward to our future together as a family of five.

    At just five-and-a-half-weeks old, however, our little Jimmy became unexpectedly and desperately unwell. Tests showed the most likely cause was sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. 

    Despite the heroic efforts of hospital staff, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Intensive Care Unit - including emergency gastrointestinal surgery - Jimmy could not be saved. 

    He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we felt after those two days of seeing Jimmy so poorly, and how bereft his death left us. Our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy suddenly became unwell from an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia). We were just seemingly that unlucky.

    Within 24 hours, Izzy was undergoing life-or-death gastrointestinal surgery at GOSH. Going through this for a second time felt like nothing short of  torture. We genuinely believed we were going to lose another child that day. 

    To our overwhelming relief, however, Izzy’s operation was successful. Our joy was only mitigated by the terrible sadness that James wasn't there to share it with us.

    To help repay some of our incalculable debt, we set up the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund in honour and memory of our son...

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    Total so far:

    $1,180.67

  • John-Papastylianou1

    I'm raising money to support the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund. The fund has been set up by two dear friends who tragically lost their little boy.  This year Jimmy's parents are raising funds that will be directly used to equip two state-of-the-art surgical theatres.

    Last year I raised £1000 for 1 half marathon.. and the solitary throught that went through my mind as crossed the finishing line was "I'm never doing this again.. only idiots do this twice"... and yet here we are... this year if you sponsor me you get to enjoy me suffer through it 3 times; 1 half marathon and 1 full marathon. 

    Any donation, large or small, would be very welcome. 

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    Total so far:

    $1,980.69

  • Fotini-Argyros-Giannakis

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. 

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate. 

    JIMMY’S STORY

    Our baby boy James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed: two beautiful new siblings for our 18-month-old daughter Alexa. 


    Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome. He had a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut. Nurses nicknamed him ‘One Direction’.

    We took James and Isabel home, and couldn't be happier. Both twins were thriving and we were excitedly looking forward to our future together
    as a family of five.

    At just five-and-a-half-weeks old, however, our little Jimmy became unexpectedly and desperately unwell. Tests showed the most likely cause was sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel.

    Despite the heroic efforts of hospital staff, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Intensive Care Unit - including emergency gastrointestinal surgery - Jimmy could not be saved.

    He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we felt after those two days of seeing Jimmy so poorly, and how bereft his death left us. Our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy suddenly became unwell from an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia). We were just seemingly that unlucky.

    Within 24 hours, Izzy was undergoing life-or-death gastrointestinal surgery at GOSH. Going through this for a second time felt like nothing short of torture. We genuinely believed we were going to lose another child that day.

    To our overwhelming relief, however, Izzy’s operation was successful. Our joy was only mitigated by the terrible sadness that James wasn't there to share it with us.

    To help repay some of our incalculable debt, we set up the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund in honour and memory of our son...

  • Fiona-Patterson4

    The Story of Little Jimmy 

    Little Jimmy

    Our baby boy James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed: two beautiful new siblings for our 18-month-old daughter Alexa. 

    Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome. He had a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut. Nurses nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. 

    We took James and Isabel home, and couldn't be happier. Both twins were thriving and we were excitedly looking forward to our future together as a family of five.

    At just five-and-a-half-weeks old, however, our little Jimmy became unexpectedly and desperately unwell. Tests showed the most likely cause was sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. 

    Despite the heroic efforts of hospital staff, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Intensive Care Unit - including emergency gastrointestinal surgery - Jimmy could not be saved.

    He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we felt after those two days of seeing Jimmy so poorly, and how bereft his death left us. Our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy suddenly became unwell from an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia). We were just seemingly that unlucky. 

    Within 24 hours, Izzy was undergoing life-or-death gastrointestinal surgery at GOSH. Going through this for a second time felt like nothing short of  torture. We genuinely believed we were going to lose another child that day. 

    To our overwhelming relief, however, Izzy’s operation was successful. Our joy was only mitigated by the terrible sadness that James wasn't there to share it with us.

    To help repay some of our incalculable debt, we set up the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund in honour and memory of our son...

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $451.62

  • SWalker1

    Here is Jimmy's story written by his parents Emily and Pete Shaw:

    Our baby boy James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed: two beautiful new siblings for our 18-month-old daughter Alexa. 

    Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome. He had a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut. Nurses nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. 

    We took James and Isabel home, and couldn't be happier. Both twins were thriving and we were excitedly looking forward to our future together as a family of five.

    At just five-and-a-half-weeks old, however, our little Jimmy became unexpectedly and desperately unwell. Tests showed the most likely cause was sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. 

    Despite the heroic efforts of hospital staff, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Intensive Care Unit - including emergency gastrointestinal surgery - Jimmy could not be saved. 

    He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we felt after those two days of seeing Jimmy so poorly, and how bereft his death left us. Our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy suddenly became unwell from an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia). We were just seemingly that unlucky. 

    Within 24 hours, Izzy was undergoing life-or-death gastrointestinal surgery at GOSH. Going through this for a second time felt like nothing short of  torture. We genuinely believed we were going to lose another child that day. 

    To our overwhelming relief, however, Izzy’s operation was successful. Our joy was only mitigated by the terrible sadness that James wasn't there to share it with us.

    To help repay some of our incalculable debt, we set up the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund in honour and memory of our son...

    Any money donated will be used to fund a state-of-the-art new operating table for Great Ormond Street Hospital. This will enable up to 13 more babies and children a day to receive life-saving or life-changing surgery. 


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    Total so far:

    $580.66

  • lizi-nicol

    Our baby boy James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed: two beautiful new siblings for our 18-month-old daughter Alexa. 

     Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome. He had a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut. Nurses nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. 

     We took James and Isabel home, and couldn't be happier. Both twins were thriving and we were excitedly looking forward to our future together as a family of five.

     At just five-and-a-half-weeks old, however, our little Jimmy became unexpectedly and desperately unwell. Tests showed the most likely cause was sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. 

    Despite the heroic efforts of hospital staff, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Intensive Care Unit - including emergency gastrointestinal surgery - Jimmy could not be saved. 

     He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we felt after those two days of seeing Jimmy so poorly, and how bereft his death left us. Our hearts were truly broken.

     Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy suddenly became unwell from an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia). We were just seemingly that unlucky. 

     Within 24 hours, Izzy was undergoing life-or-death gastrointestinal surgery at GOSH. Going through this for a second time felt like nothing short of  torture. We genuinely believed we were going to lose another child that day. 

     To our overwhelming relief, however, Izzy’s operation was successful. Our joy was only mitigated by the terrible sadness that James wasn't there to share it with us.

    To help repay some of our incalculable debt, we set up the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund in honour and memory of our son...



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    Total so far:

    $3,132.09

  • EllieforLittleJimmy

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. 

    I am not a natural athlete (vivid memories of being the last to be picked for sports teams at school!) and running definitely did not come naturally to me at first, but when my friend Emily reached out about her plan to get loads of us running the Royal Parks half marathon in memory of her little boy, I wanted to volunteer. Sadly last year my knees refused to cooperate and so I couldn't run (but I supported very loudly!) but this year I am determined to take part. If you can spare a few pounds for a very worthy cause, please do!

    I am raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of Emily's son, Little Jimmy, who sadly died there in October 2016. GOSH did everything they could to try to save his life, and saved the life of his twin sister only weeks later. Emily & Pete decided to set up a fund to raise money for the hospital. 

    Don't read on unless you are made of steel or have a packet of tissues at the ready, but here is my friend Emily's story in her own words about why she set up the fund...

    Our baby boy James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed: two beautiful new siblings for our 18-month-old daughter Alexa. 

    Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome. He had a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut. Nurses nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. 

    We took James and Isabel home, and couldn't be happier. Both twins were thriving and we were excitedly looking forward to our future together as a family of five.

    At just five-and-a-half-weeks old, however, our little Jimmy became unexpectedly and desperately unwell. Tests showed the most likely cause was sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. 

    Despite the heroic efforts of hospital staff, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Intensive Care Unit - including emergency gastrointestinal surgery - Jimmy could not be saved. 

    He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we felt after those two days of seeing Jimmy so poorly, and how bereft his death left us. Our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy suddenly became unwell from an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia). We were just seemingly that unlucky. 

    Within 24 hours, Izzy was undergoing life-or-death gastrointestinal surgery at GOSH. Going through this for a second time felt like nothing short of  torture. We genuinely believed we were going to lose another child that day. 

    To our overwhelming relief, however, Izzy’s operation was successful. Our joy was only mitigated by the terrible sadness that James wasn't there to share it with us.

    To help repay some of our incalculable debt, we set up the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund in honour and memory of our son...

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $2,529.08

  • peteandemilyforlittlejimmy

    In 2016 our son James died at just 5.5 weeks old of presumed sepsis despite the heroic efforts of Great Ormond Street Hospital. 3 weeks later GOSH were able to save the life of James' twin sister, Izzy, of an unrelated surgical emergency.

    Very soon after these experiences, we decided to raise as much money as possible for GOSH in a special fund within the charity, the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund, to honour our son.

    To date we have raised over £250,000 to buy life-saving equipment for Great Ormond Street.

    In 2017, 106 took on the Royal Parks Half-Marathon in memory of James. This year 53 of us will be running and we will again be keeping up the rear! Any sponsorship you give us here would be very gratefully received.

    More information may be read at www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com and our story is given in greater detail below

    Huge love and thanks Pete and Emily xxx


    Little Jimmy's story:

    On 21st September 2016 our baby boy James William Shaw was born. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed, two beautiful new siblings for our 18 month-old daughter Alexa. Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome with a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut/styling, so that the nurses at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. Both twins were thriving at home and we were excitedly beginning to look to the future together as a family of five.

    At just five and a half weeks old our little Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and desperately unwell with presumed sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the heroic efforts of the staff of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by those 2 days of seeing him so desperately unwell and how bereft Jimmy’s death left us, our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too suddenly became unwell of an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia with malrotation), we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day, it was nothing short of torture. Thankfully Izzy’s operation was successful and she recovered.

    Jimmy's mummy Emily is a hospital doctor, and can hand-on-heart honestly say that in 12 years experience as a clinician has never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save our little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses we have ever met and for that we are beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy.

    With £260,000 raised in total so far, we have already paid for five new ventilators for GOSH in Jimmy’s name and are well on our way to kitting out two theatres state-of-the-art surgical theatres. More information about our shopping basket can be found here: https://www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com/shopping-list

    More information may be found at www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com

    A video of our story made by Amazon Prime can be viewed on these links:

    Please join us in fundraising and/or give what you can.

    Love and gratitude from Pete, Emily, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

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    Total so far:

    $1,219.38

  • Paul-Jackson99

    I am running for a beautiful cause, here is Emily & Pete Shaw's Story...

    Our baby boy James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed: two beautiful new siblings for our 18-month-old daughter Alexa. 

    Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome. He had a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut. Nurses nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. 

    We took James and Isabel home, and couldn't be happier. Both twins were thriving and we were excitedly looking forward to our future together as a family of five.

     At just five-and-a-half-weeks old, however, our little Jimmy became unexpectedly and desperately unwell. Tests showed the most likely cause was sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. 

    Despite the heroic efforts of hospital staff, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Intensive Care Unit - including emergency gastrointestinal surgery - Jimmy could not be saved. 

     He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we felt after those two days of seeing Jimmy so poorly, and how bereft his death left us. Our hearts were truly broken.

     Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy suddenly became unwell from an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia). We were just seemingly that unlucky. 

     Within 24 hours, Izzy was undergoing life-or-death gastrointestinal surgery at GOSH. Going through this for a second time felt like nothing short of  torture. We genuinely believed we were going to lose another child that day. 

     To our overwhelming relief, however, Izzy’s operation was successful. Our joy was only mitigated by the terrible sadness that James wasn't there to share it with us.

    To help repay some of our incalculable debt, we set up the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund in honour and memory of our son...

    I am running on behalf of this tragic story, and to help the memory of this special boy.

    UPDATE****

    Yesterday, in the pouring rain, myself and 50 other brave souls all ran our hearts out for the little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund! The bones are aching but the pride is strong! So happy of the achievements and a great deal of money being raised so far! Thank you to all who have sponsored, keep em coming though haha!

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    Total so far:

    $658.08

  • runforjimmy

    Proud to run this half for Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund. Emily and Pete explain it best. They decided to set up the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund in honour and memory of their son.


     https://www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com/our-story


    The Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund is not a separate charity, but a pot of money within GOSH's Children’s Charity that specifically focuses on vital life-support equipment. It started with modest ambitions but swiftly spiralled into an incredible legacy for Jimmy

    The fund has done amazing work supporting the GOSH charity so please try help as you can.





    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $619.37

  • Cara-Milton-Edwards1

    Three years ago I was a bit of a fat forward with a dislike for cardio... now, after a taste for a couple of 10Ks, a half marathon awaits me! 

    Running this half marathon is also a great excuse to support a great cause. 

    The Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund is a pot of money within GOSH's Children’s Charity that specifically focuses on vital life-support equipment. Peter and Emily set up the charity after loosing their own baby, Jimmy, in order to honour the memory of their son. 

    Anything you can give will be gratefully received, and have me puffing up those hills a little harder knowing that you have helped support this charity. 

    Thanks for your donations, 

    Cara 


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    Total so far:

    $1,290.35

  • S-Thorpe1

    From who we intend to raise money for:

    Our baby boy James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed: two beautiful new siblings for our 18-month-old daughter Alexa. 

     

    Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome. He had a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut. Nurses nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. 

     

    We took James and Isabel home, and couldn't be happier. Both twins were thriving and we were excitedly looking forward to our future together

    as a family of five.

     

    At just five-and-a-half-weeks old, however, our little Jimmy became unexpectedly and desperately unwell. Tests showed the most likely cause was sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. 

    Despite the heroic efforts of hospital staff, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Intensive Care Unit - including emergency gastrointestinal surgery - Jimmy could not be saved. 

     

    He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we felt after those two days of seeing Jimmy so poorly, and how bereft his death left us. Our hearts were truly broken.

     

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy suddenly became unwell from an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia). We were just seemingly that unlucky. 

     

    Within 24 hours, Izzy was undergoing life-or-death gastrointestinal surgery at GOSH. Going through this for a second time felt like nothing short of torture. We genuinely believed we were going to lose another child that day. 

     

    To our overwhelming relief, however, Izzy’s operation was successful. Our joy was only mitigated by the terrible sadness that James wasn't there to share it with us.

    To help repay some of our incalculable debt, we set up the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund in honour and memory of our son...

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    Total so far:

    $425.82

  • Bahar-Mowbray

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page - please read about Little Jimmy...

    Our baby boy James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed: two beautiful new siblings for our 18-month-old daughter Alexa. Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome. He had a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut. Nurses nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. We took James and Isabel home, and couldn't be happier. Both twins were thriving and we were excitedly looking forward to our future together as a family of five. At just five-and-a-half-weeks old, however, our little Jimmy became unexpectedly and desperately unwell. Tests showed the most likely cause was sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. 

    Despite the heroic efforts of hospital staff, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Intensive Care Unit - including emergency gastrointestinal surgery - Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we felt after those two days of seeing Jimmy so poorly, and how bereft his death left us. Our hearts were truly broken. Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy suddenly became unwell from an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia). We were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours, Izzy was undergoing life-or-death gastrointestinal surgery at GOSH. Going through this for a second time felt like nothing short of  torture. We genuinely believed we were going to lose another child that day. To our overwhelming relief, however, Izzy’s operation was successful. Our joy was only mitigated by the terrible sadness that James wasn't there to share it with us.

    To help repay some of our incalculable debt, we set up the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund in honour and memory of our son...


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    Total so far:

    $1,645.20

  • Tanya-Page2

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. 

    Please go to little jimmy to read the family’s story 

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    Total so far:

    $309.68

  • Aaron-Segal1

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    Only two years ago, I wouldn't have tried running for a bus ! but now I have truly got the running bug ! Having run a 10k event last year, it seemed a natural step to advance to a half marathon this year and at the same time help support a great cause.

    I am running the Royal Parks Half Marathon to support Great Ormond Street Hospital, and in particular the Little Jimmy Bighter Future Fund which focuses specifically on vital life-support equipment.

    This is the family’s story

    https://www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com/our-story

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $616.92

  • Robert-Lowe11

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    I am running the Great Parks Half Marathon for Great Ormond Street Hospital, and in particular the Little Jimmy Bighter Future Fund - where my sister has a close personal connection with his parents.  He died only five weeks old, despite amazing efforts from GOSH, and then only three weeks later they saved his twin sister from a life-threatening hernia. 

    

    

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    Total so far:

    $141.94

  • Leo-Swadling

    Hello! 

    I am running the Royal Parks Half Marathon this year to raise money for the 'Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund,' set up in honour of Jimmy, the son of my friend Emily, and in gratitude to the work performed by the GOSH staff.  More info at their website:

    https://www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com/our-story

    I don't like to saturate my friends with requests for their monies, but I have been inspired by the amount of effort Emily (Shaw-wise) manages to dedicate to the Little Jimmy fund despite being a clincian PhD student and mum all in one! If she can manage a charity and raise hundreds of thousands for GOSH I guess I can do a run, even with a bit of knee nack. To make it a challenge I will try to beat the current Swadling cup record of 1hr 33mins. 

    Thanks for having a look and extra props if you can donate a little towards their fund :D 


    The Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund is a pot of money within Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)'s Children’s Charity that specifically focuses on vital life-support equipment. 

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    Total so far:

    $500.78

  • HBroyalparks

    Hey guys, thanks for sponsoring my run of the Royal Parks Half Marathon 2018 and supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)

    As a new father to our amazing Max, I could now never imagine being without him. GOSH works tirelessly to ensure as many unwell children as possible are able to enjoy an incredible life with their families.

    Unfortunately, not every child can be saved and James 'Little Jimmy' Shaw was one such child. I am running for GOSH on behalf of the 'Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund' to help raise support, awareness and ultimately £££.

    Here is a link to more information on the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund



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    Total so far:

    $1,729.07

  • Steven-Roberts21

    The money raised will go to the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund which raises money for newborn care at the hospital.

    The charity was set up in memory of James Shaw by his parents, Emily & Pete.  I met Emily when she gave a talk at school about her work as a doctor with Medecins Sans Frontiers trying to combat drug resistant tuberculosis. 

    This is their story ...

    Little Jimmy

    Our baby boy James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed: two beautiful new siblings for our 18-month-old daughter Alexa. 

     Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome. He had a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut. Nurses nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. We took James and Isabel home, and couldn't be happier. Both twins were thriving and we were excitedly looking forward to our future together as a family of five.

    At just five-and-a-half-weeks old, however, our little Jimmy became unexpectedly and desperately unwell. Tests showed the most likely cause was sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the heroic efforts of hospital staff, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Intensive Care Unit - including emergency gastrointestinal surgery - Jimmy could not be saved. 

    He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we felt after those two days of seeing Jimmy so poorly, and how bereft his death left us. Our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy suddenly became unwell from an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia). We were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours, Izzy was undergoing life-or-death gastrointestinal surgery at GOSH. Going through this for a second time felt like nothing short of  torture. We genuinely believed we were going to lose another child that day. 

    To our overwhelming relief, however, Izzy’s operation was successful. Our joy was only mitigated by the terrible sadness that James wasn't there to share it with us.

    To help repay some of our incalculable debt, we set up the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund in honour and memory of our son...



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    Total so far:

    $1,212.93

  • R-Colley2

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $296.78

  • James-Donaldson16

    Little Jimmy's story (by mummy Emily and daddy Pete):
     
    On 21st September 2016 our baby boy James William Shaw was born. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed, two beautiful new siblings for our 18 month-old daughter Alexa. Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome with a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut/styling, so that the nurses at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. Both twins were thriving at home and we were excitedly beginning to look to the future together as a family of five.
     
    At just five and a half weeks old our little Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and desperately unwell with presumed sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the heroic efforts of the staff of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by those 2 days of seeing him so desperately unwell and how bereft Jimmy’s death left us, our hearts were truly broken.
     
    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too suddenly became unwell of an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia with malrotation), we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day, it was nothing short of torture. Thankfully Izzy’s operation was successful and she recovered.
     
    Jimmy's mummy Emily is a hospital doctor, and can hand-on-heart honestly say that in 12 years experience as a clinician has never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save our little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses we have ever met and for that we are beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.
    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy.
     
    With £260,000 raised in total so far, we have already paid for five new ventilators for GOSH in Jimmy’s name and are well on our way to kitting out two theatres state-of-the-art surgical theatres. More information about our shopping basket can be found here: https://www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com/shopping-list
     
    More information may be found at www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com
    A video of our story made by Amazon Prime can be viewed on these links:
     
    Please join us in fundraising and/or give what you can.
     
    Love and gratitude from Pete, Emily, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

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    Total so far:

    $1,335.51

  • Venetia-Ververis-Lazanakis

    This is not my story, but a friends. What she and her family is doing after their horrific loss is mind blowing! I cannot admire them more! 

    Our son, James (Little Jimmy) died at just one month old at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Three weeks later they saved the life of his twin sister Isabel. So far, we have bought GOSH five ventilators in Jimmy's name to honour his memory. Please help us buy them even more life-saving equipment. If we raise a further £97,000 (£263,000 total) we will buy GOSH an ECMO (heart-lung bypass) machine; if we raise a further £237,000 (£403,000 total) we will kit out a whole theatre to perform specialist gastrointestinal neonatal surgery like both Jimmy and Isabel received.

    Please have a look at their Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund Website!! 



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    Total so far:

    $3,817.83

  • Ruth-Hammond

    In October September 2016 I was happily 6 months pregnant with my first baby. It had been a long and sometimes painful journey to this point with a number of miscarriages and corrective surgery to my uterus. My pregnancy was uncomplicated and I was so excited about finally becoming a mother and joining that Mothers' Club that I had been excluded from until now. 

    My close friend Emily Shaw was also pregnant, with twins and I was delighted to receive the news that James and Isabel were born on 21st September 2016. We went to visit Emily and her husband Pete a week later and I was blown away by how tiny and wondrous these little creatures were. The labour had been traumatic but I could see how in love Pete and Emily were. I was excited for myself too.

    Six weeks later I got a text from another close friend saying that James was very unwell in hospital. When I spoke to her, I burst into tears. It was very very bad news. I well up now as I write this because, having given birth to my beautiful baby boy Jacob on 30th January 2017, I can get a flash of what it would be like to receive the news that your baby son might die. I get the flash and then I block it out. I can't go there. Tragically, my friends Pete and Emily were thrown in there. Their beautiful baby boy, James Shaw, boy died of sepsis on 31st October 2016. The trauma doesn't end there as you will read in their story below.

    I can't bare to think about the level of grief they have endured but I can bare to schlep round 12.5 miles of London's finest parkland to raise money for life-saving equipment for Great Ormond Street Hospital. At mile 11, I will imagine a new born baby boy hooked up to a ventilator that's keeping him alive. I will imagine the moment where an exhausted doctor at Great Ormond Street tells his parents he is going to live. Take a few moments to imagine that yourself. Then click on Donate. 


    Little Jimmy's story (by mummy Emily and daddy Pete):

    On 21st September 2016 our baby boy James William Shaw was born. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed, two beautiful new siblings for our 18 month-old daughter Alexa. Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome with a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut/styling, so that the nurses at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. Both twins were thriving at home and we were excitedly beginning to look to the future together as a family of five.

    At just five and a half weeks old our little Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and desperately unwell with presumed sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the heroic efforts of the staff of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by those 2 days of seeing him so desperately unwell and how bereft Jimmy’s death left us, our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too suddenly became unwell of an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia with malrotation), we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day, it was nothing short of torture. Thankfully Izzy’s operation was successful and she recovered.

    Jimmy's mummy Emily is a hospital doctor, and can hand-on-heart honestly say that in 12 years experience as a clinician has never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save our little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses we have ever met and for that we are beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy.

    With £260,000 raised in total so far, we have already paid for five new ventilators for GOSH in Jimmy’s name and are well on our way to kitting out two theatres state-of-the-art surgical theatres. More information about our shopping basket can be found here: 

    https://www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com/shopping-list <https://www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com/shopping-list>

    More information may be found at www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com <http://www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com/>

    A video of our story made by Amazon Prime can be viewed on these links:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/primevideouk/status/1010512175507689472?s=12 <https://mobile.twitter.com/primevideouk/status/1010512175507689472?s=12>

    https://www.facebook.com/QueensTennis/videos/473014696491154/ <https://www.facebook.com/QueensTennis/videos/473014696491154/>

    Please join us in fundraising and/or give what you can.

    Love and gratitude from Pete, Emily, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    You can donate directly here.

    If you wish to get in contact with us please do so at 

    littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com <http://littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com/>

    Please if you wish to send us a cheque, make it out to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity or GOSHCC and send it with a note that the money is to go into the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund to Marisa Goldsborough, 40 Bernard St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1LE

    If you wish to donate either by bank transfer or payroll donation please email us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund and we will forward you the GOSH account details.

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff

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    Total so far:

    $2,085.85

  • Jodie-Davies12

    Little Jimmy's story (by mummy Emily and daddy Pete):

    On 21st September 2016 our baby boy James William Shaw was born. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed, two beautiful new siblings for our 18 month-old daughter Alexa. Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome with a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut/styling, so that the nurses at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. Both twins were thriving at home and we were excitedly beginning to look to the future together as a family of five.

    At just five and a half weeks old our little Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and desperately unwell with presumed sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the heroic efforts of the staff of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by those 2 days of seeing him so desperately unwell and how bereft Jimmy’s death left us, our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too suddenly became unwell of an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia with malrotation), we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day, it was nothing short of torture. Thankfully Izzy’s operation was successful and she recovered.

    Jimmy's mummy Emily is a hospital doctor, and can hand-on-heart honestly say that in 12 years experience as a clinician has never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save our little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses we have ever met and for that we are beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.
    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy.

    With £260,000 raised in total so far, we have already paid for five new ventilators for GOSH in Jimmy’s name and are well on our way to kitting out two theatres state-of-the-art surgical theatres. More information about our shopping basket can be found here: https://www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com/shopping-list

    More information may be found at www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com
    A video of our story made by Amazon Prime can be viewed on these links:
    https://mobile.twitter.com/primevideouk/status/1010512175507689472?s=12
    https://www.facebook.com/QueensTennis/videos/473014696491154/

    Please join us in fundraising and/or give what you can.

    Love and gratitude from Pete, Emily, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

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    Total so far:

    $710.98

  • bexforlittlejimmy2018

    On 14th October 2018, I'll be running The Royal Parks Half-Marathon to raise money for the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund.

    The fund was established in memory of James William Shaw to buy life-support equipment for Great Ormond Street Hospital. James was the son of my close friends Emily and Pete Shaw, and tragically died at GOSH at just 5.5 weeks old (see Emily's story below).

    In an effort to raise a bit of extra dosh (and distract people from my shocking lack of fitness), this year's humiliations involve donning fur & a fireman's hat to run as James' sister's favourite precocious pup: Marshall, the Paw Patrol fire dog.

    Marshall, by all accounts, is a lovable chap. He's a little clumsy at times, and has a tendency not to wear any trousers, but is known to be reliable and heroic in a crisis. So we share a lot in common. 

    Thank you for your support and (hopefully) see you on the finish line!

    Bex xxx

    From James' mum, Emily:

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. 

    Then, at just 5.5 weeks old, Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with a blood clot to the bowel. Despite the determined efforts of the ambulance services, our local hospital and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved and died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was.

    It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition. We were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours, Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. 

    Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money to buy life-support equipment for the Intensive Care Units of GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. 

    Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.




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    Total so far:

    $1,739.03

  • montyforlittlejimmy2018

    I ran the Royal Parks half marathon 2018 to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital on behalf of the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund, in memory of James Shaw, the son of my dear friends Pete and Emily.

    Having run a few (shod) half marathons, I was attempting to run my first BAREFOOT HALF MARATHON, taking part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 14 October 2018.

    Wish me luck, Monty xx

    Little Jimmy's story (by mummy Emily and daddy Pete):

    "On 21st September 2016 our baby boy James William Shaw was born. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed, two beautiful new siblings for our 18 month-old daughter Alexa. Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome with a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut/styling, so that the nurses at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. Both twins were thriving at home and we were excitedly beginning to look to the future together as a family of five.

    At just five and a half weeks old our little Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and desperately unwell with presumed sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the heroic efforts of the staff of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by those 2 days of seeing him so desperately unwell and how bereft Jimmy’s death left us, our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too suddenly became unwell of an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia with malrotation), we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day, it was nothing short of torture. Thankfully Izzy’s operation was successful and she recovered.

    Jimmy's mummy Emily is a hospital doctor, and can hand-on-heart honestly say that in 12 years experience as a clinician has never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save our little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses we have ever met and for that we are beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy.

    With £260,000 raised in total so far, we have already paid for five new ventilators for GOSH in Jimmy’s name and are well on our way to kitting out two theatres state-of-the-art surgical theatres. 

    More information about our shopping basket can be found here: https://www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com/shopping-list

    More information may be found at: www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com

    A video of our story made by Amazon Prime can be viewed on these links:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/primevideouk/status/1010512175507689472?s=12

    https://www.facebook.com/QueensTennis/videos/473014696491154/

    Please join us in fundraising and/or give what you can. Love and gratitude from Pete, Emily, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    You can donate directly here.

    If you wish to get in contact with us please do so at littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com

    Please if you wish to send us a cheque, make it out to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity or GOSHCC and send it with a note that the money is to go into the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund to Marisa Goldsborough, 40 Bernard St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1LE

    If you wish to donate either by bank transfer or payroll donation please email us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund and we will forward you the GOSH account details.

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff

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    Total so far:

    $622.59

  • mehrnaz

    In October 2016 my grandson James died of an infection at Great Ormond Street at just one month old. Three weeks later they saved the life of his twin sister Isabel by performing emergency surgery. We have been fundraising to buy Great Ormond Street life-saving equipment in James' memory. On 14th October 2018 I will be running 13.1 miles in the Royal Parks Half-Marathon in James' honour, I am extremely grateful for any donations.

    Little Jimmy's story (by mummy Emily and Daddy Pete):

    On 21st September 2016 our baby boy James William Shaw was born. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed, two beautiful new siblings for our 18 month-old daughter Alexa. Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome with a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut/styling, so that the nurses at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. Both twins were thriving at home and we were excitedly beginning to look to the future together as a family of five.

    At just five and a half weeks old our little Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and desperately unwell with presumed sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the heroic efforts of the staff of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by those 2 days of seeing him so desperately unwell and how bereft Jimmy’s death left us, our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too suddenly became unwell of an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia with malrotation), we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day, it was nothing short of torture. Thankfully Izzy’s operation was successful and she recovered.

    Jimmy's mummy Emily is a hospital doctor, and can hand-on-heart honestly say that in 12 years experience as a clinician has never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save our little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses we have ever met and for that we are beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy.

    With £202,000 raised in total so far, we have already paid for five new  ventilators for GOSH in Jimmy’s name and are well on our way to kitting out two theatres state-of-the-art surgical theatres. More information may be found at www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com

    Please join us in fundraising and/or give what you can.

    Love and gratitude from Pete, Emily, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    You can donate directly here.

    Please if you wish to send us a cheque, make it out to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity or GOSHCC. If you are donating through your work payroll, please use charity number 1160024

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff

     

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    Total so far:

    $2,193.59

  • Genevieve-Preston

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. Please read about Little Jimmy, the son of a friend of mine...

    "Our baby boy James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed: two beautiful new siblings for our 18-month-old daughter Alexa.

    "Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome. He had a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut. Nurses nicknamed him ‘One Direction’.

    "We took James and Isabel home, and couldn't be happier. Both twins were thriving and we were excitedly looking forward to our future together as a family of five.

    "At just five-and-a-half-weeks old, however, our little Jimmy became unexpectedly and desperately unwell. Tests showed the most likely cause was sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. 

    "Despite the heroic efforts of hospital staff, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Intensive Care Unit - including emergency gastrointestinal surgery - Jimmy could not be saved. 

    "He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we felt after those two days of seeing Jimmy so poorly, and how bereft his death left us. Our hearts were truly broken.

    "Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy suddenly became unwell from an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia). We were just seemingly that unlucky. 

    "Within 24 hours, Izzy was undergoing life-or-death gastrointestinal surgery at GOSH. Going through this for a second time felt like nothing short of  torture. We genuinely believed we were going to lose another child that day. 

    "To our overwhelming relief, however, Izzy’s operation was successful. Our joy was only mitigated by the terrible sadness that James wasn't there to share it with us.

    "To help repay some of our incalculable debt, we set up the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund in honour and memory of our son..."


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    Total so far:

    $915.52

  • William-Kricka3

    When a friend asked me to enter the Royal Parks Marathon to help her sign-up 100 runners I thought why not it will be a good way to get more exercise, but then I learnt about the story behind her project. It is a truely great cause and I am proud to be helping raise money to buy two much needed new ventilators for the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance service. The story all started when Emily's twins were born, Jimmy and Izzy. Here's a bit more about Jimmy and Izzy by their mum, Emily Shaw:



    "James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.



    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.



    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.



    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx"

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    Total so far:

    $64.52

  • Jonathan-Bennett17

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    Jimmy's Story:

    On 21st September 2016 our baby boy James William Shaw was born. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed, two beautiful new siblings for our 18 month-old daughter Alexa. Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome with a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut/styling, so that the nurses at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. Both twins were thriving at home and we were excitedly beginning to look to the future together as a family of five.

    At just five and a half weeks old our little Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and desperately unwell with presumed sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the heroic efforts of the staff of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by those 2 days of seeing him so desperately unwell and how bereft Jimmy’s death left us, our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too suddenly became unwell of an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia with malrotation), we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day, it was nothing short of torture. Thankfully Izzy’s operation was successful and she recovered.

    Jimmy's mummy Emily is a hospital doctor, and can hand-on-heart honestly say that in 12 years experience as a clinician has never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save our little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses we have ever met and for that we are beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy.

    With over £170,000 raised in total so far, we have already paid for five new ventilators for GOSH in Jimmy’s name (we needed £103,800 for these in all). We are now looking to raise a further £200,000 to kit out a state-of-the-art surgical theatre and operation recovery room at GOSH.

    Please join us in fundraising and/or give what you can. Please email us at littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com if you would like to join us in a fundraising event. More information may be found at www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com.

    Love and gratitude from Pete, Emily, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx



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    Total so far:

    $193.55

  • nightriderforlittlejimmy

    Lungelo Gcwabaza, Tom Simpson and Richard Trubshaw are cycling 100km overnight in the London Night Rider on the 9th-10th June 2018 in memory of their good friends' son James Shaw, to buy life saving equipment for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Please give generously. 

    Jimmy's Story:

    On 21st September 2016 our baby boy James William Shaw was born. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed, two beautiful new siblings for our 18 month-old daughter Alexa. Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome with a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut/styling, so that the nurses at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. Both twins were thriving at home and we were excitedly beginning to look to the future together as a family of five.

    At just five and a half weeks old our little Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and desperately unwell with presumed sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the heroic efforts of the staff of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by those 2 days of seeing him so desperately unwell and how bereft Jimmy’s death left us, our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too suddenly became unwell of an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia with malrotation), we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day, it was nothing short of torture. Thankfully Izzy’s operation was successful and she recovered.

    Jimmy's mummy Emily is a hospital doctor, and can hand-on-heart honestly say that in 12 years experience as a clinician has never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save our little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses we have ever met and for that we are beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy.

    With over £170,000 raised in total so far, we have already paid for five new ventilators for GOSH in Jimmy’s name (we needed £103,800 for these in all). We are now looking to raise a further £200,000 to kit out a state-of-the-art surgical theatre and operation recovery room at GOSH.

    Please join us in fundraising and/or give what you can. Please email us at littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com if you would like to join us in a fundraising event. More information may be found at www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com.

    Love and gratitude from Pete, Emily, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

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    Total so far:

    $890.34

  • rememberingrichardwise

    On 2nd March 2018 our much loved father, friend and colleague Richard lost his battle with myeloma.

    You may make a donation in his memory on this page.

    We are collecting for The Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund, a fund set up within Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of Richard's grandson James, who died of sepsis in 2016. To date the fund has raised over £170,000 to buy life-saving equipment for the children's hospital. More information may be found at www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com

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    Total so far:

    $593.56

  • cristinaandsamwedding

    Hello, as you may know we are asking for a donation in lieu of a wedding present! Thanks for being part of this!

    We selected The Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund, a fund within the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity. Cristina works with Emily and we were deeply touched by her story and very impressed of how Emily’s family is nurturing something positive from this tragic experience.

    The money collected will go to buy state-of-art life-support medical equipment for GOSH to help some of the sickest babies and children in the country.

    We are very grateful for any donation (big or small)  you can make!

    Little Jimmy's story:

    On 21st September 2016 our baby boy James William Shaw was born. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed, two beautiful new siblings for our 18 month-old daughter Alexa. Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome with a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut/styling, so that the nurses at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. Both twins were thriving at home and we were excitedly beginning to look to the future together as a family of five.

    At just five and a half weeks old our little Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and desperately unwell with presumed sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the heroic efforts of the staff of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by those 2 days of seeing him so desperately unwell and how bereft Jimmy’s death left us, our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too suddenly became unwell of an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia with malrotation), we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day, it was nothing short of torture. Thankfully Izzy’s operation was successful and she recovered.

    Jimmy's mummy Emily is a hospital doctor, and can hand-on-heart honestly say that in 12 years experience as a clinician has never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save our little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses we have ever met and for that we are beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy.

    With £170,000 raised in total so far, we have already paid for five new
     ventilators for GOSH in Jimmy’s name (we needed £103,800 in all
    for these). The ventilators will be used by the Children’s Acute Transfer Service (CATS) team bringing sick newborns, babies and children to GOSH, while the other will be used within GOSH. For the first time, these will enable very sick children to be transferred whilst receiving the most intensive ventilation ('oscillation') available. Dr Ramnarayan, lead GOSH consultant for CATS (who also happened to have been the doctor who stabilised Jimmy sufficiently to transfer him to GOSH) believes that this may make all the difference for 25-30 of the sickest children every year.

    We are now working towards raising £500,000 total to kit out a very specialist surgical theatre that will host potentially life-saving gastrointestinal operations like those performed on Jimmy and Isabel.  Help us buy GOSH buy even more life-saving equipment!

    Please join us in fundraising and/or give what you can.

    Love and gratitude from Pete, Emily, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    You can donate directly here.

    Please if you wish to send us a cheque, make it out to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity or GOSHCC. If you are donating through your work payroll, please use charity number 1160024

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums:

    Website www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com

    Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund

    Twitter: @littlejimmybff

    Instagram @littlejimmyfund

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    Total so far:

    $1,322.61

  • hampshirecopsrunforlittlejimmy

    Stu Jackson, Charlie Ilderton, Steve Swift, Lee Scott, Dalian Lacey, Luke Charmer and Mike Thorne are running the Southampton Half-Marathon on 22nd April 2018 in memory of ex-Hampshire cop Pete Shaw's son James, to buy life-saving equipment for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Please give generously!

    Jimmy's Story:

    On 21st September 2016 our baby boy James William Shaw was born. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed, two beautiful new siblings for our 18 month-old daughter Alexa. Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome with a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut/styling, so that the nurses at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. Both twins were thriving at home and we were excitedly beginning to look to the future together as a family of five.

    At just five and a half weeks old our little Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and desperately unwell with presumed sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the heroic efforts of the staff of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by those 2 days of seeing him so desperately unwell and how bereft Jimmy’s death left us, our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too suddenly became unwell of an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia with malrotation), we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day, it was nothing short of torture. Thankfully Izzy’s operation was successful and she recovered.

    Jimmy's mummy Emily is a hospital doctor, and can hand-on-heart honestly say that in 12 years experience as a clinician has never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save our little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses we have ever met and for that we are beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy.

    With over £170,000 raised in total so far, we have already paid for five new ventilators for GOSH in Jimmy’s name (we needed £103,800 for these in all). We are now looking to raise a further £200,000 to kit out a state-of-the-art surgical theatre and operation recovery room at GOSH.

    Please join us in fundraising and/or give what you can. Please email us at littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com if you would like to join us in a fundraising event. More info may be found on our website www.littlejimmybriughterfuturefund.com.

    Love and gratitude from Pete, Emily, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

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    Total so far:

    $916.15

  • walkietalkietowerclimbforlittlejimmy

    Our son, James Shaw (Little Jimmy) died at just one month old at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Three weeks later they saved the life of his twin sister Isabel. So far, we have raised enough money for GOSH to buy their CATS ambulances five specialist ventilators in Jimmy's name to honour his memory. We are now aiming to kit out a life-saving surgical theatre and recovery room in his honour. On Saturday 3rd March a team of us will be sprinting/panting up 20 Fenchurch Street, London ('The Walkie Talkie Tower'). 828 steps. 36 floors. Please sponsor our team here. 

    Taking part are: Jess Hanlon, Bethan Holt, Alessio Bortone, Dimitris Schizas, Lucy and Katya Eltarova


    Why not join our team? Email us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com

    More information about our fund and opportunities to get involved can be found at www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com

    You can follow our grand total (combining all our contributors and events pages) on this link: https://www.justgiving.com/remember/407805/James-Shaw

    Little Jimmy's story:

    On 21st September 2016 our baby boy James William Shaw was born. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed, two beautiful new siblings for our 18 month-old daughter Alexa. Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome with a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut/styling, so that the nurses at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. Both twins were thriving at home and we were excitedly beginning to look to the future together as a family of five.

    At just five and a half weeks old our little Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and desperately unwell with presumed sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the heroic efforts of the staff of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by those 2 days of seeing him so desperately unwell and how bereft Jimmy’s death left us, our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too suddenly became unwell of an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia with malrotation), we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day, it was nothing short of torture. Thankfully Izzy’s operation was successful and she recovered.

    Jimmy's mummy Emily is a hospital doctor, and can hand-on-heart honestly say that in 12 years experience as a clinician has never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save our little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses we have ever met and for that we are beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy.


    With £172,000 raised in total so far, we have already paid for five new
     ventilators for GOSH in Jimmy’s name (we needed £103,800 in all
    for these). The ventilators will be used by the Children’s Acute Transfer Service (CATS) team bringing sick newborns, babies and children to GOSH, while the other will be used within GOSH. For the first time, these will enable very sick children to be transferred whilst receiving the most intensive ventilation ('oscillation') available. Dr Ramnarayan, lead GOSH consultant for CATS (who also happened to have been the doctor who stabilised Jimmy sufficiently to transfer him to GOSH) believes that this may make all the difference for 25-30 of the sickest children every year.

    We are now working towards raising £500,000 total to kit out a very specialist surgical theatre that will host potentially life-saving gastrointestinal operations like those performed on Jimmy and Isabel.  Help us buy GOSH buy even more life-saving equipment!





    Please join us in fundraising and/or give what you can.

    Love and gratitude from Pete, Emily, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    You can donate directly here.

    Please if you wish to send us a cheque, make it out to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity or GOSHCC. If you are donating through your work payroll, please use charity number 1160024

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff Website: www.littlejimmybrighterfuturefund.com

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    Total so far:

    $1,336.80

  • Julia-Howard3

    I am running the Madrid half marathon on 22 April 2018 in memory of my friend Emily's little boy, James. Here is their story.

    Little Jimmy's story:


    On 21st September 2016 our baby boy James William Shaw was born. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed, two beautiful new siblings for our 18 month-old daughter Alexa. Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome with a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut/styling, so that the nurses at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. Both twins were thriving at home and we were excitedly beginning to look to the future together as a family of five.

    At just five and a half weeks old our little Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and desperately unwell with presumed sepsis (an overwhelming infection)
     and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the heroic efforts of the staff of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved.
     He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by those 2 days of seeing him so desperately unwell and how bereft Jimmy’s death left us, our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too suddenly became unwell of an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia with malrotation), we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day, it was nothing short of torture. Thankfully Izzy’s operation was successful and she recovered.

    Jimmy's mummy Emily is a hospital doctor, and can hand-on-heart honestly say that in 12 years experience as a clinician has never seen such a unanimous,
     continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save our little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses we have ever
     met and for that we are beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day
     (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out
     of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy.


    With £160,000 raised in total so far, we have already paid for five newventilators for GOSH in Jimmy’s name (we needed £103,800 in all for these) and are excited waiting to hear what life-support equipment we will buy them next. The ventilators will be used by the Children’s Acute Transfer Service (CATS) team bringing sick newborns, babies and children to GOSH, while the other will be used within GOSH. For the first time, these will enable very sick children to be transferred whilst receiving the most intensive ventilation ('oscillation') available. Dr Ramnarayan, lead GOSH consultant for CATS (who also happened to have been the doctor who stabilised Jimmy sufficiently to transfer him to GOSH) believes that this may make all the difference for 25-30 of the sickest children every year. Help us buy GOSH buy even more life-saving equipment!


    Please join us in fundraising and/or give what you can.

    Love and gratitude from Pete, Emily, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx 

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $684.53

  • christmasgigforlittlejimmy

    James Shaw (Little Jimmy), son to Pete and Emily, died at just one month old at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Three weeks later they saved the life of his twin sister Isabel. So far, through The Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund, we have raised over £160,000, enough money for GOSH to buy five new ventilators in  Jimmy's name to honour his memory. Help us buy them even more life-saving equipment. You can follow our Grand Total here: https://www.justgiving.com/remember/407805/James-Shaw

    Join us on 15th December (7pm - 11pm) at Chats Palace in Homerton for Love Volcano's Christmas Spectacular!

    It's warming up to be a smasher of a night with amazing 70s, 80s, 90s revivalists Love Volcano as the headline act. We'll also have some super sexy smooth soulful tunes from Jerome Thomas and his crew and even some acoustic classics from Ted and Cath to ease us into the night. All in all it's going to be a music-fest of pure love and dance moves.

    Tickets are £10, with all proceeds going to support the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund, raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital but if you can’t make it feel free to donate here.

    Love Volcano and the venue are providing their services for free, so we hope to raise pots of money on the night to help boost that total even further!

    Tickets are available in advance here:

    https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/126503/chk/cce9/

    Chats Palace: 42-44 Brooksbys Walk, Homerton, E9 6DF

    More details to be announced.....


    More details about the Fund are here:

    Little Jimmy's story:

    On 21st September 2016 our baby boy James William Shaw was born. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed, two beautiful new siblings for our 18 month-old daughter Alexa. Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome with a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut/styling, so that the nurses at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. Both twins were thriving at home and we were excitedly beginning to look to the future together as a family of five.

    At just five and a half weeks old our little Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and desperately unwell with presumed sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the heroic efforts of the staff of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by those 2 days of seeing him so desperately unwell and how bereft Jimmy’s death left us, our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too suddenly became unwell of an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia with malrotation), we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day, it was nothing short of torture. Thankfully Izzy’s operation was successful and she recovered.

    Jimmy's mummy Emily is a hospital doctor, and can hand-on-heart honestly say that in 12 years experience as a clinician has never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save our little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses we have ever met and for that we are beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy.

    With £160,000 raised in total so far, we have already paid for five new  ventilators for GOSH in Jimmy’s name (we needed £103,800 in all for these) and are excited waiting to hear what life-support equipment we will buy them next. The ventilators will be used by the Children’s Acute Transfer Service (CATS) team bringing sick newborns, babies and children to GOSH, while the other will be used within GOSH. For the first time, these will enable very sick children to be transferred whilst receiving the most intensive ventilation ('oscillation') available. Dr Ramnarayan, lead GOSH consultant for CATS (who also happened to have been the doctor who stabilised Jimmy sufficiently to transfer him to GOSH) believes that this may make all the difference for 25-30 of the sickest children every year. Help us buy GOSH buy even more life-saving equipment!

    Please join us in fundraising and/or give what you can.

    Love and gratitude from Pete, Emily, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    You can donate directly here.

    Please if you wish to send us a cheque, make it out to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity or GOSHCC. If you are donating through your work payroll, please use charity number 1160024

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff


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    Total so far:

    $12,009.28

  • santadashforlittlejimmy

    Our son, James Shaw (Little Jimmy) died at just one month old at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Three weeks later they saved the life of his twin sister Isabel. So far, we have raised enough money for GOSH to buy two new very specialist ventilators in  Jimmy's name to honour his memory. Help us buy them even more life-saving equipment.

    On Sunday 3rd December a team of Santas and Elves will be dashing, jogging, scooting, strolling, push-chairing 5km or 10km in Santa suits in memory of Little Jimmy in the Great Ormond Street Hospital Santa Dash on Clapham Common, London. Please sponsor our team here. 

    Taking part are: Santa Pete, Santa Emily, Elf Izzy and Elf Lexy Shaw; Santa Mungo Wenban-Smith; Santa James, Santa Marieke, Elf Hanna and Elf Emma Montgomery; Santa Stratos, Elf George and Elf Vanessa Lazanakis; Santa John and Santa Jo Papastylianou-Skoulikas; Santa Tessa and Elf Geraint Jones; Santa Charlotte and Elf Clementine Sacher; Santa Laura and Elf Finn McGill; and Santa Rebecca Scott.

    Why not join our team? Go to http://www.gosh.org/get-involved/fundraising-events/london-santa-dash , click on 'Join A Team' and enter 'Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund'

    You can follow our grand total (combining all our contributors and events pages) on this link: https://www.justgiving.com/remember/407805/James-Shaw

    Little Jimmy's story:

    On 21st September 2016 our baby boy James William Shaw was born. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed, two beautiful new siblings for our 18 month-old daughter Alexa. Jimmy really was exceptionally handsome with a full head of auburn hair with a highlight streak of blond on his crown, which had seemingly already undergone a designer haircut/styling, so that the nurses at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital nicknamed him ‘One Direction’. Both twins were thriving at home and we were excitedly beginning to look to the future together as a family of five.

    At just five and a half weeks old our little Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and desperately unwell with presumed sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the heroic efforts of the staff of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by those 2 days of seeing him so desperately unwell and how bereft Jimmy’s death left us, our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too suddenly became unwell of an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia with malrotation), we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day, it was nothing short of torture. Thankfully Izzy’s operation was successful and she recovered.

    Jimmy's mummy Emily is a hospital doctor, and can hand-on-heart honestly say that in 12 years experience as a clinician has never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save our little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses we have ever met and for that we are beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy.

    With £160,000 raised in total so far, we have already paid for five new
     ventilators for GOSH in Jimmy’s name (we needed £103,800 in all
    for these) and are excited waiting to hear what life-support equipment we will buy them next. The ventilators will be used by the Children’s Acute Transfer Service (CATS) team bringing sick newborns, babies and children to GOSH, while the other will be used within GOSH. For the first time, these will enable very sick children to be transferred whilst receiving the most intensive ventilation ('oscillation') available. Dr Ramnarayan, lead GOSH consultant for CATS (who also happened to have been the doctor who stabilised Jimmy sufficiently to transfer him to GOSH) believes that this may make all the difference for 25-30 of the sickest children every year. Help us buy GOSH buy even more life-saving equipment!

    Please join us in fundraising and/or give what you can.

    Love and gratitude from Pete, Emily, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    You can donate directly here.

    Please if you wish to send us a cheque, make it out to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity or GOSHCC. If you are donating through your work payroll, please use charity number 1160024

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff

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    Total so far:

    $11,363.17

  • montyforlittlejimmy

    On 22nd April 2018 James Montgomery is running the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018 through the city of London.

    This is to raise money for The Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund, a fund within the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, established to buy life-support equipment in memory of James Shaw. 

    Little Jimmy was the son of Monty's close friends Pete and Emily Shaw, and Godson to Monty and his wife Marieke, and who died at GOSH aged just 5.5 weeks. 

    In order to prepare for his first marathon, and having just completed the Royal Parks Half Marathon 2017 for the same cause, Monty will be participating in a series of races, including:

    * Sri Chinmoy 10K Series "Grizzly Bear 10" on Sunday 26 November 2017

    * GOSH London Santa Dash 10km on Sunday 3 December 2017 (together with his family)

    * 100 Mile December 2017 Challenge, Race at your Pace

    * Bath Half Marathon 21km on Sunday 4 March 2018... cancelled!

    * Walkie-talkie Tower Climb March 2018

    Monty will be supported in his fundraising efforts by his wife Marieke, sister Sarah and brother-in-law Matt, who also ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise money for GOSH. You can donate here and all donations big and small are extremely appreciated!

    *************

    Here's a bit more about Little Jimmy by his mummy, Emily Shaw:

    "James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis and a complicating blood clot to the bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. 

    Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We are aiming to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed, new ventilators for the CATS retrieval ambulances. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: 

    Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund

    Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx"

    *************

    [Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.]

    Thanks for reading & for your support!


    Monty x

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    Total so far:

    $2,587.15

  • MattSweden

    Hi!

    TLDR: I'm running a half marathon and asking for sponsorship on behalf of a friend who tragically lost her young son and has since been fundraising for Great Ormond Street Hospital. If you can contribute a few pounds/dollars it would be greatly appreciated.

    Despite spending most of my adult life working in do-goody organisations I've only ever asked for sponsorship twice. The first time was for a charity hitch-hike to Morocco while at university. On that hitch I met Emily Wise (now Shaw), who is the driving force behind this particular fundraising effort. I've copied below some text from her describing in more detail the situation that led her to seek funding for the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Needless to say, it's a very worthy cause and a very personal one for her. Any contribution you can make will be truly valued. 

    As for the half-marathon, I am wholly unprepared, but looking forward to painfully (and embarrassingly slowly) hauling myself through the streets of London in service of a good cause. I will of course also be contributing to this cause myself. 

    From Emily:

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    Okay, that's it. Let me know if you have any questions, and I'll let you know how it goes on Sunday! 

    Many thanks for your support. 

    Matt xx



    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. 

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    Total so far:

    $258.31

  • Philip-Joy

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. Here's a bit more about Jimmy by his mummy, Emily Shaw:

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.


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    Total so far:

    $645.17

  • DeanCreer1

    Please read this. This time its extra special. 

    I am raising money for The Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund a charity set up by the patients of Little Jimmy  (James) who sadly died despite the heroic efforts of the team at GOSH when only a few weeks old after his birth in September 2016. His twin sister Isabel then had to have life saving surgery at GOSH only a few days after his death. I cannot imagine how absolutely devastating this must have been for these parents. His mother,  Emily (Wise) worked with me a few years ago and her story is both a sad and inspiring one. Emily and her husband Pete have set up this unique charity called The Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund aims to raise money for GOSH to buy special ventilators (which cost over £50K) to allow really sick children to be transferred by ambulance to GOSH to replace the current old ventilators they currently rely on.

    So far they have raised over £100K! These ventilators will help save lives and I am honoured to v=be part of their fund raising team.

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $681.30

  • olgaforlittlejimmy

    Last year my friends Emily and Pete lost their son Little Jimmy. They are fundraising to buy two new specialist ventilators to transport very sick babies and children to Great Ormond Street in his memory through their Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund. This October, I am joining a team of  106 of their friends and family to run The Royal Parks Half-Marathon to help in their fundraising. Please reward me for my efforts, all donations are gratefully received! Olga xx

    Here's a bit more about Jimmy by his mummy, Emily:

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff


    Huge love and gratitude

    Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy xxx

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    Total so far:

    $2,118.75

  • Nicola-Robertson13

    I'll be running the Royal Parks Half Marathon on October 8th raising money for #100forLittleJimmy, please read on.....

    Here's a bit more about Jimmy by his mummy, Emily Shaw:

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff

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    Total so far:

    $623.24

  • Rochan-Agha-Jaffar

    Here's a bit more about Jimmy by his mummy, Emily Shaw:



    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.



    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.



    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.



    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

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    Total so far:

    $745.82

  • Alastair-Jardine

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    UPDATE: Did it! Managed to pull out a 1:42:59 in the end!

    I'm running the Royal Parks Half Marathon in memory of baby James. It’s a great cause – it must be because you know how much I hate running. Going for a sub 1h50m run. Achieving that means I can retire from running. 


    This is a message from Emily Shaw about her baby and the efforts of Great Ormond Street Hospital ....

    “Our son, James (Little Jimmy) died at just one month old at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Three weeks later they saved the life of his twin sister Isabel. We are raising money for GOSH to buy two new very specialist ventilators in Jimmy's name to honour his memory.”

    We need to raise £107K in total. You can follow our grand total (combining all our contributors) pages on this link: https://www.justgiving.com/remember/407805/James-Shaw

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $623.24

  • stefsmarathon

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    I'm running the Edinburgh Marathon and the Royal Parks Half Marathon for Little Jimmy's Brighter Future Fund.

    Here's a little more about Jimmy by his Mummy, Emily Shaw:

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff



    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $77.42

  • Viviane-Joynes

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    I'm running the Royal Parks Half Marathon in memory of baby James. This is a message from my friend Emily Shaw about her baby and the efforts of Great Ormond Street Hospital ....

    Our son, James (Little Jimmy) died at just one month old at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Three weeks later they saved the life of his twin sister Isabel. We are raising money for GOSH to buy two new very specialist ventilators in Jimmy's name to honour his memory.

    We need to raise £107K in total. You can follow our grand total (combining all our contributors) pages on this link: https://www.justgiving.com/remember/407805/James-Shaw

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $655.50

  • Alison-Howman1

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    Some of you will know that I'm not great at carrying babies to full term and Connor (eldest of my 3 gorgeous musketeers) was in special care when he was born prematurely. For these tiny babies, the equipment at hospitals like Great Ormond Street can be so critical in their fight to stay alive. I support not only getting equipment to help give babies the best chance of life, but also all the incredible research they do. 

    In memory of baby James, this is a message from Emily Shaw about her baby and the efforts of Great Ormond Street Hospital ....

    Our son, James (Little Jimmy) died at just one month old at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Three weeks later they saved the life of his twin sister Isabel. We are raising money for GOSH to buy two new very specialist ventilators in his Jimmy's name to honour his memory.

    We need to raise £107K in total. You can follow our grand total (combining all our contributors) pages on this link: https://www.justgiving.com/remember/407805/James-Shaw

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $745.82

  • T-Carr4

    Hello lovely people,

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    I'm running the Royal Parks Half Marathon for Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of a friend's baby boy James who died at 5 weeks old last year. As a parent the thought of losing a child is unimaginable, and if this money helps to save even one family from such a loss then ever step of this half marathon will be utterly worth it. Please help Emily and Pete reach their goal to buy two new and much needed specialist ventilators.

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $7,708.55

  • Rob-McNamara1

    Hello lovely people.

    I'm running the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October for Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of James Shaw. 

    Little Jimmy passed away last year after a short and devastating illness. His mum and dad, Emily and Pete, received brilliant care from GSOH and want to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for the hospital's CATS ambulance service. To do this, they've got over 100 friends and family doing a variety of different fundraising activities.

    This is as good a cause as there is and I'd be delighted if you would support me. In return, I promise a bedraggled picture of me at the finishing line (having won, of course).

    Below is some further information written by Jimmy's mum, Emily.

    Please donate, 

    Rob x

    'James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.


    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx'

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    Total so far:

    $738.08

  • LJBFF-SydneyHalf

    On 8 October, more than 100 brilliant humans ran London's Royal Parks Half Marathon in memory of my nephew James, to raise money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

    On the same day, a few friends and I ran the same distance - on the other side of the planet in Sydney, Australia. Crossing the Harbour Bridge and passing the Opera House, we ran through Hyde Park and Centennial Park before finishing on Bondi Beach.

    I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far, sponsoring me or any one of the dozens of other fundraising pages all linked to the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund. 

    For everyone else, please give us a pat on the back and a few dollars for our achievement! Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

    So that you understand what moved me and so many others to do this, , please read Little Jimmy's story from his mummy - my sister-in-law Emily:

    Our son, James (Little Jimmy) died at just one month old at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Three weeks later they saved the life of his twin sister Isabel. We are raising money for GOSH to buy two new very specialist ventilators in his Jimmy's name to honour his memory.

    We need to raise £107K in total. You can follow our grand total (combining all our contributors) pages on this link: https://www.justgiving.com/remember/407805/James-Shaw

    On 21st September 2016 our baby boy James William Shaw was born. Three minutes later his twin sister Isabel followed, two beautiful new siblings for our 18 month-old daughter Alexa. At just five and a half weeks old our little Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and desperately unwell with presumed sepsis (an overwhelming infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the heroic efforts of the staff of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) ambulance team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms on the evening of 31st October, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by those 2 days of seeing him so desperately unwell and how bereft Jimmy’s death left us, our hearts were truly broken.

    Three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too suddenly became unwell of an unrelated condition (a diaphragmatic hernia with malrotation), we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day, it was nothing short of torture. Thankfully Izzy’s operation was successful and she recovered.

    I [mummy Emily] am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 12 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy.

    With £73,000 raised in total so far, we have now paid for one new ‘Sophie’ ventilator for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in James’ name and are well on our way to buying the second (we need £107,649 in all). Sophie ventilators are used to support children who need Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). ECMO is a form of breathing support that acts like an artificial lung, adding oxygen to the blood and continuously pumping it around the body. Sick newborns cannot travel with an ECMO machine, so they need special breathing support so that they may be retrieved safely from other hospitals to GOSH. There ventilators will save the lives of sick babies who previously may not have survived transport on conventional ventilationOne of the Sophie ventilators we are purchasing will be used by the Children’s Acute Transfer Service (CATS) team bringing sick newborns to GOSH, while the other will be used within GOSH.

    Please give whatever you can.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

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    Total so far:

    $1,925.04

  • pingpongforlittlejimmy

    On Friday 8th September 2017 Becky Lowe held the Wiff Waff World Championships 2017 at Allpress Espresso Roastery and Cafe, Dalston, London. Ticketed entry cost £35 which included entry in the ping pong tournament, dinner and drinks were served, plus drinks which had kindly been donated could be purchased and there was a tom bola.

    Half of the proceeds were coming to our GOSH LJBFF in memory of our son James Shaw. The other half of proceeds were donated to Shrimad Rajchandra Hospital in India in memory of Rahul Burlington Boyle.

    Here's a bit more about Jimmy by his mummy, Emily Shaw:

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. 

    With £160,000 raised in total so far, we have already paid for five new
     ventilators for GOSH in Jimmy’s name (we needed £103,800 in all
    for these) and are excited waiting to hear what life-support equipment we will buy them next. The ventilators will be used by the Children’s Acute Transfer Service (CATS) team bringing sick newborns, babies and children to GOSH, while the other will be used within GOSH. For the first time, these will enable very sick children to be transferred whilst receiving the most intensive ventilation ('oscillation') available. Dr Ramnarayan, lead GOSH consultant for CATS (who also happened to have been the doctor who stabilised Jimmy sufficiently to transfer him to GOSH) believes that this may make all the difference for 25-30 of the sickest children every year. Help us buy GOSH buy even more life-saving equipment!

    Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff

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    Total so far:

    $2,067.14

  • Louisa-Mennell

    Hi everyone 

    In October I will be running the Royal Parks Half  Marathon, all 21.1k - whoop whoop! 

    I am fundraising for a really great cause, Great Ormond Street Hospital, specifically the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund, so please donate to support their amazing work.  

    More about Jimmy's story is below.

    Thanks for your donations!

    Lou x




    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on

    littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com

    .Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

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    Total so far:

    $603.88

  • Tom-Bangay

    Hi folks. In October, I'll be joining a team of a hundred others attempting the Royal Parks half marathon to fundraise in memory of little Jimmy Shaw. The aim is to raise enough to fund two new ventilators that can be used when transferring very sick babies by ambulance to Great Ormond Street. Please take a minute to read Jimmy's story below to understand why I'm doing this. We appreciate absolutely anything you'd like to donate so get busy!

    Thanks

    Tom


    Here's a bit more about Jimmy by his mummy, Emily Shaw:

    "James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx"

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $842.60

  • EmilyCRoyalParks2017

    On my husband Alex's birthday last year, our friends Emily and Pete Shaw welcomed their twins James and Isabel into the world. Less than 6 weeks later - totally unexpectedly - little Jimmy was taken ill and died at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

    In October, I'll be joining with a hundred others attempting the Royal Parks half marathon to fundraise in memory of Little Jimmy Shaw. The aim is to raise enough to fund two new ventilators that can be used when transferring very sick babies by ambulance to Great Ormond Street. I'll be hugely grateful for anything you are able to give to support the cause and spur me on in my last month of training!

    Here's a bit more about Jimmy by his mummy, Emily Shaw:

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

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    Total so far:

    $1,935.56

  • susannah-donnelly

    We've all dusted off our running shoes to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and specifically for Little Jimmy's Brighter Future Fund.  We would really appreciate all donations large and small.

    Thank you, Anna, Chris, Lydia and Susie x

    Here's a bit more about Jimmy by his mummy, Emily Shaw:

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx


    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $3,418.14

  • Eleanor-Mainwaring

    This will come as a shock to many as I am NOT a natural runner, but I am determined to make it across the finish line in October in memory of Little Jimmy.  The money the team are raising will go some way to save the lives of desperately ill children in the future and support a wonderful charity, GOSH.  Please give whatever you can.  Ellie x

    Here's a bit more about Jimmy by his mummy, Emily Shaw:

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $1,453.06

  • Phyl-Shaw

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    It may take me some time to complete this half marathon but I am determined to do so.  The thought of 100 runners for Little Jimmy was just too much - I have to be a part of that. 

    Please read Emily's story below for more information on why The Little Jimmy Brighter future Fund was started:

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save our little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx


    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $1,974.23

  • alexandra-pattison

    Emily and Pete Shaw are very close friends of ours and last year they lost their son Little Jimmy. They are fundraising to buy two new ventilators for Great Ormond Street in his memory through their Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund. This October, I am joining a team of over 100 of their friends and family to run The Royal Parks Half-Marathon to help in their fundraising. This is pretty much against my will and my better judgement, please reward me for my reluctant efforts! Alex xx

    Here's a bit more about Jimmy by his mummy, Emily:

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff


    Huge love and gratitude

    Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy xxx

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    Total so far:

    $1,858.10

  • Robert-O-Donoghue2

    As a father of happy, healthy twin boys this cause resonated so much with me and made me appreciate how lucky I am. I'm raising money to help the Shaw family buy two much needed new ventilators for GOSH for their CATS ambulance service. Please dig deep and give as much as you can!

    


    Here's more about Jimmy by his mummy, Emily Shaw:

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18mth old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with a family of five. Then, just at 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It was beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honesty say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such unanimous, continuous, determined effort and bloody minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy's memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy's name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com

    Love and gratitude form Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    

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    Total so far:

    $4,330.41

  • Iain-Watt-GOSH

    I am running the Royal Parks half marathon in October for the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund which will purchase vital equipment for Great Ormond Street Hospital. The story behind the fund is quite heartbreaking but please read and contribute; 

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $455.49

  • Alex-Brooks6

    Hi All,

    Please can you donate to this amazing fund to support the amazing work that GOSH do.  I'm running along with 100 other people to raise money for the Jimmy Fund for GOSH.  Thanks for your help, please read on to here about Jimmy, written by his mummy, and the amazing work GOSH do and the need for the money.

    Thanks 

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on 

    littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com

    .Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff




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    Total so far:

    $674.85

  • Martyn-Powell1

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. Below is the reason why I'm running the half marathon and would greatly appreciate your support.

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.


    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

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    Total so far:

    $526.98

  • Revolve24forLittleJimmy

    This September 16th and 17th the Sotheby’s Sports Team are taking on Revolve24, a 24 hour cycle relay at Brands Hatch, to fundraise for the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund.

    The event is a non-stop endurance relay ride around Brands Hatch Race course for 24 hours. Damian Leslie from Sotheby's Financial Services, Brett Mortensen from Client Services, Thomas Austin from Proposals and Adam Trunoske from Design will be participating, with each member riding the track for an hour at a time through the night. In total, they will accrue about 6 hours and 120 miles of riding each!

    More info on the event can be found at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/130986/Revolve24---Brands-Hatch

    The Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund was set up by our friends Pete and Emily Shaw in memory of their son to buy two new ventilators for Great Ormond Street.

    Here's a bit more about Jimmy by his mummy, Emily Shaw:

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff

    Huge love and gratitude

    Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy xxx




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    $2,323.88

  • Trupti-Patel4

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    I swore I would never do another half marathon after my single attempt just after Ruben was born. But I was approached to take part in this event to raise money for GOSH. Having read Emily's story of Jimmy, how could I not participate? I hope my knees hold out...

    Here's a bit more about Jimmy by his mummy, Emily Shaw:



    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on 

    littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff




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    Total so far:

    $1,680.03

  • f-eavis

    For those who know me and our family, you will know our story. Losing a baby is incredibly tough and you never get over it. My friends Emily and Pete Shaw have also had to endure this pain. They are truly inspirational and have used their experience to raise money and awareness for those in a similar situation. So I'm running for them. For their son James who tragically passed away. For our babies that we lost. For all the mums and dads out there who should never have to experience the brutality of losing a child.

    Emily and Pete's story is below. Please read and please give. And I promise, I'll make it round, even if it means crawling to the finishing line on all fours.

    THANK-YOU xxx

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.


    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $1,997.32

  • Antonia-Williams3

    I am going to attempt to run the Royal Parks half marathon in October. For those that know me well, this is a terrifying prospect. But I will be doing it with 100 friends in honour of my dear friends Emily and Pete's son James who tragically died last year. 

    Here's a bit more about Jimmy by his mummy, Emily Shaw:

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $1,391.29

  • Jesse-Brandsma

    On 8th October 2017 I will be running The Royal Parks Foundation Half-Marathon through Hyde Park, Green Park, St James's Park and Kensington Gardens.



    For me it's a return to a city where I have ran before and love to run again. No better way than to combine the fun of running with a good cause to run for.



    The good cause is to fundraise money for The Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund, a fund within the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity established to buy life-support equipment in memory of James Shaw. Little Jimmy was the Godson of friends of mine (James and Marieke) who died at GOSH at just 5.5 weeks old. You can donate here and all donations big and small are extremely appreciated.



    I have an additional reason to run for this cause. These days almost all my friends have kids, trying to get kids or have kids that need medical attention. And in the past few years I saw how good medical care can make a difference. Maybe, this run is a salute to my friends who I want to be happy with (or without) kids.




    Below you'll find a bit more about Jimmy by his mummy, Emily Shaw:



    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis and a complicating blood clot to the bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.



    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.



    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We are aiming to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed, new ventilators for the CATS retrieval ambulances. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.



    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx



    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff



    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.



    Thanks for reading & your support!



    Jesse

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    Total so far:

    $516.77

  • Edward-Flute

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in two days
    after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told
    him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised they were left by seeing
    Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left them, their hearts were
    truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after they
    had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated
    condition. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. They genuinely believed that they were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully, Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.


    Very soon after these experiences, Jimmy's parent became resolved on trying to repay some of their perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such
    a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. They are
    pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join in
    fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name,
    as his legacy. They need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators
    for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, and wish me luck! 



    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund
    Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff

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    $16.77

  • jbstockham

    I am running the Royal Parks Half-Marathon on Sunday 8th October, to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital, in honour of Little Jimmy Shaw.

    I am not a good runner, have not done the training that I should have done, and am generally not in peak physical condition, so the only thing that will get me round the course is the thought that your sponsorship money is riding on me finishing the race.  At the very least, from your perspective, sponsoring me should be worth it for the schadenfreude of knowing that I am hauling my not insubstantial frame around a half-marathon course at your bidding.

    But, much more importantly than that, please take two minutes to read the words, below, from Jimmy's mother, Emily, explaining why group of a more than one hundred people are running in honour of Little Jimmy on Sunday.  I promise that you will agree that there could not be a more worthwhile cause.  

    "James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on:

    littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com  

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx"

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    Total so far:

    $1,132.91

  • Julia-Marlow1

    Running any distance has been the last thing on my mind for a long (and lovely) time.  I really, really don't want to start any time soon.

    However, when you read the story below, I am sure you will understand why I wanted to do anything I could to help raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of James Shaw.  For that reason, I, along with 100 friends and friends of friends, will be trying to run the Royal Parks half marathon in October.  I hope you agree that this is a very worthy cause for your support.

    Here's a bit more about why we are doing this, written by Emily Shaw, Jimmy's mother.

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx


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    Total so far:

    $4,984.63

  • romilly-and-lauren

    Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page.  We are pounding the streets again, preparing to join a team of 100 runners doing the Royal Parks half marathon in aid of the Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund, which raises money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity in memory of our friend Emily's son James (Jimmy). 

    Thanks for taking the time to read this and for your support.

    Romilly and Lauren x

    Here's a bit more about Jimmy by his mummy, Emily Shaw:

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff









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    Total so far:

    $4,523.96

  • Kit-Carson2

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page for the Great Ormond Street Hospital 

    GOSH staff give blood, sweat and tears every day to save children every day. They provide the best possible care and support to sick children and their families, providing parents their best hope.

    This contribution will go some way to buy 2 much needed ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can.

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.



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    Total so far:

    $913.57

  • Sophie-Collier6

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff

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    Total so far:

    $732.92

  • Fiona-Patterson3

    Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page!

    I will be running the Royal Parks Half Marathon for Great Ormond Street and for a particular cause in memory of James William Shaw, as part of a team to raise over £100k. 

    Please read the full story below and donate what you can! Any donations are welcome.

    Facebook @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund

    Twitter @littlejimmybff

    Instagram @littlejimmybff

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18 month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved.  He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was.  It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken.  Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition.  Within 24hrs Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day.  Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such an unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy.  The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them.  Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy's memory alive.  We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy's name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for the CATS ambulance service. 

    Please donate what you can.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw x



    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $790.98

  • Chloe-Stewart-Smith

    I'm running this half marathon in memory of James Shaw and to help raise money for two new ventilators for GOSH.

    This is what happened to the Shaws in Emily's words:

    James

     William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.



    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.



    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service.



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    Total so far:

    $691.76

  • Sophie-Rees6

    On 8th October 2017 I will be running the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon to raise money for The Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund, a fund within the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity established in memory of James Shaw. Little Jimmy died in October 2016 despite the heroic attempts by the team at GOSH to save his life. I will be running alongside (or more accurately "behind") a number of colleagues from St Paul's School to raise money to buy 2 much needed new ventilators for the GOSH ambulance retrieval team.

    Thank you for your support. Sophie.

    Please continue reading for more about Jimmy by his mother, Emily Shaw:

    "James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed 3 minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18 month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Peter, and I were excitedly looking to the future as a family of 5, Then , at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly an devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsi and a complicating blood clot to the bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) retrieval team and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. With 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and can honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the work, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond  the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day. GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy's memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount of money for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy's name, as his legacy. We are aiming to fundraise a total of £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance retrieval team. Please donate what you can, share our staory and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com. Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx".

    Please follow us an share our links on these mediums: Facebook:@littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff

     Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Total so far:

    $739.37

  • Patrick-Brown5



    Here's a bit more about Jimmy by his mummy, Emily Shaw:


    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.


    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.


    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.


    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx


    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff



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    Total so far:

    $416.78

  • Philip-Moore11

    Here's a bit more about Jimmy by his mummy, Emily Shaw:

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff


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    Total so far:

    $3,765.24

  • Jonathan-Bennett14

    James William Shaw was born on 21st September 2016, followed three minutes later by his sister Isabel. Both twins were thriving at home, our 18-month old Alexa was just beginning to understand that she was an older sister and my husband, Pete, and I were excitedly looking to the future with as a family of five. Then, at just 5.5 weeks old Jimmy became suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly unwell with presumed sepsis (an uncontrolled infection) and a complicating blood clot to his bowel. Despite the determined efforts of our local hospital, the Children's Acute Transfer Service (CATS) and ultimately Great Ormond Street Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Jimmy could not be saved. He died in our arms two days after becoming unwell, covered in the kisses of his mummy and daddy, who told him how loved he was. It is beyond words how traumatised we were left by seeing Jimmy so desperately sick and how bereft his death left us, our hearts were truly broken. Then, three weeks after Jimmy died, and just two days after we had buried him, his twin sister Izzy too became unwell with an unrelated condition, we were just seemingly that unlucky. Within 24 hours Izzy was undergoing emergency, life-or-death surgery at Great Ormond Street. We genuinely believed we were going to lose a second child that day. Thankfully Izzy's surgery was successful and she recovered.

    I am a hospital doctor and I can hand-on-heart honestly say that in my 11 years experience as a clinician I have never seen such a unanimous, continuous and determined effort and bloody-minded resolve to save a life as with Jimmy. The medical staff gave blood, sweat and tears to save my little boy, he received the best possible care in the world, by the most humane doctors and nurses I have ever met and for that I am beholden to them. Beyond the world-class care both he and Izzy received at GOSH, our family received unbounded care and kindness, practical support (such as neighbouring accommodation) and pastoral support that continues to this day (including bereavement counselling). GOSH gave us our very best hope of saving Jimmy, saved the life of Izzy and took extremely delicate and humane care of us parents in the process.

    Very soon after these experiences we became resolved on trying to repay some of our perceived incalculable debt to GOSH, nurture something positive out of such a tragic loss and continue to strive to keep Jimmy’s memory alive. We are pulling together an army of impossibly loyal family and friends to join us in fundraising a hugely ambitious amount for GOSH, specifically in Jimmy’s name, as his legacy. We need to raise £107,649 to buy two much needed new ventilators for their CATS ambulance service. Please donate what you can, share our story and let us know if you too would like to fundraise in Jimmy's name by emailing us on littlejimmybrighterfuturefund@gmail.com.

    Love and gratitude from Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy Shaw xx

    Please follow us and share our links on these mediums: Facebook: @littlejimmybrighterfuturefund Twitter: @littlejimmybff Instagram @littlejimmybff


    Dr Emily Shaw (nee Wise) MA (Cantab) MBBS MRCP (Infectious Diseases) MSc DTMH
    Specialist Registrar (ST7) Infectious Diseases & General Internal Medicine, London Deanery
    UCL Wellcome Trust Fellow
    ID/GIM Training Rep, London Deanery
    Organiser, North London TB Journal Club https://northlondontb.org/
    Blog for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) http://blogs.msf.org/en/staff/blogs/one-steppe-beyond


    We are raising money to buy specific equipment for the Intensive Care Units of Great Ormond Street Hospital to remember our son James in The Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/littlejimmybrighterfuturefund

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    $210.33

Donations made in memory of James Shaw2748

  • Donation by Lynne Montgomeryto Emily's page on 02/11/2019

    Special love from all of us and Monty the barefoot marathon man. Thinking of you all xx

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Celto Steph's page on 27/10/2019

    Congratulations Steph. 🤗🤗

    £25.00

    + £6.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Kristina Clarkto Emily's page on 18/10/2019

    Leading from the front.. the Shaw family are a true inspiration

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Pat Deanto Aaron's page on 17/10/2019

    Well done Claire and family for completing the 5k race. All our love Pat and Tony Dean xx

    £20.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Sarah Locketo Henry's page on 17/10/2019

    Great work HB! Xx

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Henry's page on 17/10/2019

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jonathan Matthewsto Steph's page on 17/10/2019

    Well done 👍👍

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Aaron's page on 17/10/2019

  • Donation by Oliver Sloamto Aaron's page on 17/10/2019

    Great work Aaron

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Harwood & Muttato Henry's page on 16/10/2019

    Amazing work Henry, sorry we can’t be there!

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Shamima Begumto Aaron's page on 15/10/2019

    Well done on this!

  • Donation by Anonymousto Steph's page on 15/10/2019

    Hope all went well!

  • Donation by Anonymousto Aaron's page on 14/10/2019

  • Donation by Arun Leon Ramaswamyto Aaron's page on 14/10/2019

    Great cause - well done!

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Emily Shawto Aaron's page on 13/10/2019

    Thank you for your tireless support, fundraising for our boy’s fund. You must be exhausted, thank you for this weekend, please feel very proud! We LOVE you Segals! Love Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy xxx

  • Donation by Emily Shawto Steph's page on 13/10/2019

    Steph, Thank you so much for running your socks off for our boy’s fund. We hugely appreciate it! Love Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy xxx

  • Donation by Emily Shawto Kristina's page on 13/10/2019

    Well done Kristina!! And huge love and thanks for running in memory of our beautiful boy and helping us save more kiddies in his honour. Love Emily, Pete, Izzy and Lexy xx

  • Donation by Emily Shawto Henry's page on 13/10/2019

    Thank you for your tireless support, fundraising for our boy’s fund. We LOVE you Lightning Peach! Love Emily, Pete, Lexy and Izzy xxx

  • Donation by Rob Toogoodto Henry's page on 13/10/2019

    Well done Henry!

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Mehrnaz Wiseto Emily's page on 13/10/2019

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Nanny & Grandadto Aaron's page on 13/10/2019

    Well done to you all love from Nanny & Grandad 😘😘

    £5.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Emily's page on 13/10/2019

    Great running team Shaw!

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Maddieto Steph's page on 13/10/2019

    Good luck Steph!

    £10.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Steph's page on 12/10/2019

  • Donation by Jo Sto Emily's page on 12/10/2019

    Nice job, Shaw crew!

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Alastairto Steph's page on 12/10/2019

    Have fun x

    £5.00

    + £1.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Colin Berryto Aaron's page on 12/10/2019

    Well done all of you!! Lots of love The Berry family

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Shreena Sedanito Aaron's page on 12/10/2019

    Wishing you all the very best this weekend- what a great cause you are supporting. X

    £10.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Steph's page on 12/10/2019

    Good luck!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Louto Steph's page on 11/10/2019

    Good Luck Data Lady 😉

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Mum, Harry, Poppy and Jackto Steph's page on 11/10/2019

    £75.00

    + £18.75 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Aaron's page on 11/10/2019

  • Donation by Ana Mto Aaron's page on 11/10/2019

    Hope the day goes well!!

  • Donation by Lucy Bto Steph's page on 11/10/2019

    Have fun!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Laura Walkerto Steph's page on 11/10/2019

    Run like the wind!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Amelia Tearleto Steph's page on 11/10/2019

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Imogento Steph's page on 11/10/2019

    Hope you enjoy it, even The hurty bits!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Helen Johnsonto Aaron's page on 09/10/2019

    Good Luck Aaron!

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Victoria Hewisonto Steph's page on 08/10/2019

    Go Steph! love Vicky and Erin xxx

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jeremy and Laurato Kristina's page on 08/10/2019

    Good luck Kristina and for a great cause, Jeremy & Laura xx

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Steph's page on 08/10/2019

    Run like the wind Steph!

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Amit Shahto Aaron's page on 08/10/2019

    Well done for the great effort for such a worthy cause. Good Luck to the Segal family!

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Gaby, Alexei, vita bea and tilly xoxoto Aaron's page on 08/10/2019

    Well done team Segal. Go go go xoxoxo

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Becky Taylorto Aaron's page on 08/10/2019

    Go on Aaron! You’ll smash it!

  • Donation by Nazli Tajbakhshto Aaron's page on 08/10/2019

    Dear Segal Family, Well done to all of you and good luck . Big thumb up to Aaron for being a great motivation. Good luck xx

    £10.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Riva Sternto Aaron's page on 07/10/2019

    Amazing what you’re all doing - hope you have a great weekend! :)

  • Donation by Rachel Winterto Henry's page on 07/10/2019

    Well done guys. Great causes. R&G xxxx

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Aaron's page on 07/10/2019

    Good luck with run

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anneto Aaron's page on 07/10/2019

    Enjoy the run!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Craig Avisto Aaron's page on 07/10/2019

    Good luck - excellent cause

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Nigel and Elizabeth Sloamto Aaron's page on 07/10/2019

    What your family is doing is really great - but we hope that you can keep up with your children

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Guy Youngto Aaron's page on 07/10/2019

    Good luck to you all! Amazing to see the whole family participating.

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Yanina Heimanto Aaron's page on 07/10/2019

    Good luck to you all!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Steph's page on 04/10/2019

    You go glen co co xx

    £10.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Cullumto Steph's page on 30/09/2019

    Good luck!!

    £5.00

    + £1.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Tennilleto Steph's page on 29/09/2019

    Best of luck!

  • Donation by Jake Corderoyto Steph's page on 29/09/2019

    Good luck have fun!

    £5.00

    + £1.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Chrissie Stanleyto Steph's page on 29/09/2019

    Happy Running!

    £5.00

    + £1.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Mattto Steph's page on 29/09/2019

    £5.00

    + £1.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Lucy Bto Steph's page on 29/09/2019

    Go Steph!! You've got this! Xxxx

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Kristina's page on 29/09/2019

    Congratulations on ignoring the finite heartbeat theory in such a good cause, good luck!

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Laura Bowerto Steph's page on 28/09/2019

    Good luck Steph!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Katharine Boydto Steph's page on 28/09/2019

    Data F you are fab xxx

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Hannah Josh Evie Harry Erin & Elf xxxto Steph's page on 28/09/2019

    Good luck Steph! Amazing charity! You'll be amazing Loads of Love xxxx

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Kristina's page on 28/09/2019

    Well done Kristina - an excellent cause. Love Auntie C x

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Karen Clarkto Kristina's page on 12/09/2019

    What a great cause to support!

  • Donation by Anonymousto Steph's page on 11/09/2019

    🙌

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Emily Ashfordto Steph's page on 11/09/2019

    LYTPAB

    £20.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Thomas Vieto Steph's page on 11/09/2019

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Stu Ashfordto Steph's page on 11/09/2019

    G’warrnn girl! Huge admiration for this, you’ll do great.

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Kristina's page on 10/09/2019

    Your amazing work with children and the dedication of The Great Ormond Street staff are an inspiration for us all.

    £150.00

    + £37.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Joan Ian and catriona Thomsonto Kristina's page on 05/09/2019

    Good luck with the run

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Kirsten Holmto Kristina's page on 03/09/2019

    Good choice for your charity support.

    €50.00

  • Donation by Hugo Farneto Kristina's page on 03/09/2019

    Run Kristina run!

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Camilla Farneto Kristina's page on 03/09/2019

    I’m very impressed Kristina! We look forward to cheering you on from the sidelines. Emilia’s offered to help you build up your arm muscles by being carried and lifted at any time.... xx

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Andrew Scallanto Henry's page on 04/07/2019

  • Donation by Emily Shawto Emily's page on 27/05/2019

    Well done Mehrnaz and Simon on continued support!!!! xxx

    £700.00

    + £175.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Rupert Cardashto Henry's page on 23/04/2019

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Ben Young/ Alessandro Renuccito Henry's page on 17/04/2019

    £150.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Gemma Leighto Henry's page on 14/04/2019

    Fiddy says Yes boi 🥳 love the Leigh’s. X

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Matthew Peckto Henry's page on 09/04/2019

    Good luck pal.

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Alex Sharpto Henry's page on 24/03/2019

    :)

  • Donation by Henryto Henry's page on 18/03/2019

    Amazing night by Lightning Peach for Quiz Up in a Brewery at Ignition!!!

  • Donation by Mark Haningtonto Henry's page on 15/03/2019

    Thanks for all the amazing donations at The Ignition Brewery: Quiz Up In A Brewery

  • Donation by Dan Browneto Henry's page on 14/03/2019

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Nathan Allistonto Henry's page on 14/03/2019

    £75.00

    + £18.75 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Don Slopeto Henry's page on 14/03/2019

    Two tickets please 🙏

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Mark Haningtonto Henry's page on 13/03/2019

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jonnie Wicksto Henry's page on 11/03/2019

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Oliver Dudmanto Henry's page on 08/03/2019

    £45.00

    + £11.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Fran Vitaleto Simon's page on 09/02/2019

    Well done Simon, you did it, and for such a fantastic cause! Now you can enjoy ALL the fizz, gin and cocktails throughout Feb! Team GOSH love xxx

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by The Shaw Familyto Henry's page on 07/02/2019

    Lets do this Gents! There almost are no words! Just really truly thank you for getting behind us in such a committed way to celebrate our boy, we are beyond grateful. Huge love Emily, Pete, Iz & Lex x

    £250.00

    + £62.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by The Shaw Familyto Simon's page on 07/02/2019

    You total superstar Simon! You smashed it!! Huge love and thanks and well done and we're ready for that G'n'T to celebrate now!! Love always Pete, Emily, Izzy and Lexy xxx

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Mel Shelleyto Simon's page on 31/01/2019

    Well done and a brilliant cause! X

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Susan Bydeto Simon's page on 31/01/2019

    Well done Simon. Enjoy your first 'proper' drink of the year tomorrow (for breakfast lol!) Sue xx

    £20.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Caroline Mackenzieto Simon's page on 30/01/2019

    You're on the home stretch now! Bottom's up Simon! x

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Chloe Oliverto Simon's page on 30/01/2019

    Well done Simon - Mummy couldn't manage it! Love Miles and Alice xx

  • Donation by Doug & Gail Stewartto Simon's page on 30/01/2019

    2 days to go Simon and you cant crack now Lets round it up to make sure you stay 'Dry' till Friday Enjoy that G & T at the end of the week Well done

    £250.00

    + £62.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Leslie Goldto Simon's page on 28/01/2019

    Fantastic effort, Simon. When I see you next I shall buy you a G&T!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Simon's page on 27/01/2019

    Great effort! Good luck with the final week.

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Clare Nightingaleto Simon's page on 27/01/2019

    I look forward to buying you a large gin when you've bossed this challenge Simon! X

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Hayley Dodmanto Simon's page on 27/01/2019

    There’s always time for that half marathon babe. What a great effort well done xx

    £20.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Julie Foster & menfolkto Simon's page on 25/01/2019

    Very well done Simon! I commend you for your fortitude, grit and determination! Nearly there, and then you will be one cheap date! (pie eyed on a babycham). x

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jo Mcgillivrayto Simon's page on 25/01/2019

    Only one more weekend to go! Well done, Simon!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Yasmin Georgiouto Simon's page on 24/01/2019

    A marathon for the mind!! You're in the final strait now - you can do it 💪 yas xx

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Elaine & Timto Simon's page on 24/01/2019

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Simon's page on 22/01/2019

    Be careful on February 1st (and the morning of the 2nd!) when you jump off the wagon! Well done. Ax

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Simon's page on 21/01/2019

    £25.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Paula Kastonto Simon's page on 20/01/2019

    Happy to donate to such a wonderful organization!

    £10.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Julie & Debashisto Simon's page on 20/01/2019

    Go Simon Go! So proud of you. Forget the half marathon, THIS is a FULL marathon! X

  • Donation by Rebecca Hannawinto Simon's page on 18/01/2019

    Well done Simon, and a great fund to support - think how sweet that first G&T is going to taste xxx

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Bev & Johnto Simon's page on 15/01/2019

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Peter Ogdento Simon's page on 15/01/2019

    £25.00

    + £6.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jonathan Saverimuttuto Simon's page on 14/01/2019

    Good luck Simon - it certainly gets easier after the first two weeks. Great cause. And you will deserve a cocktail or two when you're done.

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Elizabeth Pennto Simon's page on 11/01/2019

    Very proud of you my friend x

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jess Owento Simon's page on 10/01/2019

    Way harder than a half marathon!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Katie Howeto Simon's page on 10/01/2019

    Good luck! Look forward to extra instagram updates in feb :-)

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Margaret Hayesto Simon's page on 10/01/2019

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Lisa Sharmanto Simon's page on 10/01/2019

    I raise my mug of tea to you in celebration of your fundraising efforts! Good luck and well done, you're doing a fabulous thing!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Janetto Simon's page on 09/01/2019

    One week down! We’re with you

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by helena hewettto Simon's page on 09/01/2019

    Good luck. I know it will be hard for you. Missing your cocktail photos already. See you on the other side.

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Ash Knotekto Simon's page on 08/01/2019

    Good Luck Simon, much bigger challenge than a half marathon in my opinion.

    £31.00

    + £7.75 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Simon's page on 08/01/2019

    here's a tenner to support your efforts and I'll also gave a drink for you too!

    £10.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by The Shaw’s...to Simon's page on 03/01/2019

    Don’t forget Gin doesn’t really count as alcohol... 🤔

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Reg Lewinto Simon's page on 03/01/2019

    Good luck in renouncing the devil's nectar, Simon.

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Louisato Simon's page on 03/01/2019

    Good luck Simon I am supporting you by joining in too

    £50.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Flo Rogersto Simon's page on 03/01/2019

    Missing those luscious instagram pictures is a small price for me to pay for a great cause.

    £50.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Nuala Dohertyto Simon's page on 02/01/2019

    Well done Simon for this amazing cause and well done for keeping away from the Gin. X

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Karen Chandlerto Simon's page on 02/01/2019

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Stewart Aldersleyto Simon's page on 02/01/2019

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Laura Redmondto Simon's page on 02/01/2019

    See you for a ‘wet’ February, Mr K. Well done 👍😘

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Lucy Musgraveto Eleanor's page on 18/11/2018

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by patrick joyceto Rebecca's page on 12/11/2018

    Gullchops.

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by George Skoulikasto John's page on 12/11/2018

    Well done John. Thank you for this, great run.

    £200.00

    + £50.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Carlos Thompsonto John's page on 11/11/2018

    Good luck and I’m very proud of you my friend. Do well.

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by T Papastylianouto John's page on 11/11/2018

  • Donation by Gemma Haggartyto Bahar's page on 11/11/2018

    Sorry it's so late Geny! Amazing cause, well done xxx

    £40.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Katerina Soterito John's page on 11/11/2018

    Well done John - great effort and great cause! Lots of love Stelio, Nina, Chris and Philip

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Sophia Kallisto John's page on 11/11/2018

    What an amazing thing you’re doing, for such a worthy cause. Well done koumpare! Xx

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by The Shaw Family xxto John's page on 11/11/2018

    Godspeed this morning on the Athens Marathon John, can’t thank you enough for all you keep doing for James 💙 love Emily, Pete, Izzy and Lexy xxx

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Ivana Klukovato Venetia's page on 05/11/2018

    Well done Vannessa, You’re so amazing well done!!!

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Ben Gordonto Alexander's page on 04/11/2018

    Well done Alex. Amazing effort for an amazing cause

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Rebecca's page on 03/11/2018

    £62.00

    + £15.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Sarah Locketo Henry's page on 02/11/2018

    Well done HB! Great cause. X

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Sonali Mehtato Rebecca's page on 31/10/2018

    Another incredible feat. Delighted to support, in a little way, to little Jimmy’s legacy. Lots of love Sona, Harry and RBB. Xxx

    £51.00

    + £12.75 Gift Aid

  • Donation by The Williams family (Sami and co)to Camille's page on 31/10/2018

    Great cause - and congratulations on finishing in such good time despite your injury!

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Ruth Hammondto Ruth's page on 31/10/2018

    Nisha, thanks for this generous donation. I smashed it...if I don't say so myself!

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Lynne Montgomeryto James's page on 30/10/2018

    Very well done James - fantastic effort. With much love from Heather and Richard.

    £20.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Marilyn Newmanto Alexander's page on 27/10/2018

    Well done Alex

    £25.00

    + £6.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Holly Newmanto Alexander's page on 27/10/2018

    Sorry for the delay! Congrats on your achievements (though i had no doubts). Happy that I can help you support a great cause xx

    £15.00

    + £3.75 Gift Aid

Charities we're helping 1

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

    Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

    We fundraise to enhance Great Ormond Street Hospital’s ability to transform the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Donations help to fund advanced medical equipment, child and family support services, pioneering research and rebuilding and refurbishment.

Events we're doing 20

    • 12Oct

      RBC Race for the Kids 2019

    • Running / marathons

    • 12Sep

      Royal Parks Half Marathon and Race for the Kids

    • Personal running / marathons

    • 13Oct

      Royal Parks Half Marathon 2019

    • Running / marathons

    • 15Jan

      Lightning Peach Fundraising

    • Charity appeal

    • 14Oct

      Royal Parks Half Marathon 2018

    • Running / marathons

    • 14Oct

      Royal Parks Half Marathon

    • Running / marathons

    • 09Jun

      NightRider London 2018

    • Cycling

    • 30Jun

      Cristina Venturini & Sam Howson's Wedding

    • Weddings

    • 22Apr

      ABP Southampton Half Marathon 2018

    • Running / marathons

    • 03Mar

      Walkie Talkie Tower Climb 2018

    • Other events

    • 22Apr

      Madrid Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

    • Running / marathons

    • 15Dec

      Love Volcano Christmas Gig

    • Other personal challenge

    • 03Dec

      Santa Dash 2017

    • Running / marathons

    • 22Apr

      London Marathon 2018

    • Running / marathons

    • 08Oct

      Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2017

    • Running / marathons

    • 27May

      Edinburgh Marathon Festival Full Marathon 2018

    • Running / marathons

    • 08Oct

      Royal Parks Half Marathon 2017

    • Running / marathons

    • 08Oct

      Half-marathon for Little Jimmy

    • Personal running / marathons

    • 10Sep

      Wiff Waff World Championships

    • Other personal challenge

    • 16Sep

      Revolve24 2017

    • Cycling