Remembering Hugo Parker

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Hugo Parker

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    Amount we’ve raised in Hugo’s memory $1,406.49

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    • Donation by Anonymous

      Well done, just watched your video, you are amazing .

    • Donation by Simba

      Well done Leigh - a great cause and in a great memory for little Hugo xxx. Plus you've encouraged me to start going back to the gym to beat the IVF drug bloat!

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

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    • 20Feb

      The Awesomeness Challenge: Celebrating Life, and Remembering Hugo.

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    • Leigh-Kendall1

      go was born on 20 February 2014.

      I was only 24 weeks' pregnant: Hugo had to be born by emergency Caesarean section because I had the rare, life-threatening pregnancy illness HELLP syndrome. HELLP syndrome is a complication of pre-eclampsia, and will cause multiple organ failure if left untreated (for more information on HELLP syndrome please visit http://headspace-perspective.com/2014/04/21/hellp-raise-awareness/).

      Sadly, despite every possible treatment being tried Hugo was too small and premature. Hugo died in Leigh's arms, aged 35 days.

      I am doing the Awesomeness Challenge on 20 February 2017. The aim of the challenge is to raise awareness of:

      - HELLP syndrome;

      - premature babies, and the battles they face;

      - Baby loss, and the need for bereaved parents to receive timely support;

      - Living with grief; and living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

      I have chosen to do this challenge on 20 February because it celebrates my beautiful boy's birthday, and the fact that I could have died the same day but I am still here.

      Why a fitness challenge in particular, you may ask? Fitness has been key in helping me manage my PTSD. I want to show others that living with grief, and PTSD has many challenges but a positive life IS possible.

      The distances and repetitions in the fitness challenge have relevance to Hugo's life, and to HELLP syndrome.

      1. 420 metre run (Hugo weighed just 420 grams, less than a pound, when he was born).
      2. 24 TRX rows (I was 24 weeks' pregnant when Hugo was born).
      3. 600 metres on the ski ergo (my LFTs - liver enzymes - were 600, which is several times higher than normal).
      4. 14 press ups with leg jacks from a Bosu (to signify the year)
      5. 20 burpee box jumps (to signify the date)
      6. 50 second plank (my platelet level was 50. Platelets are what helps the blood to clot, and normal levels start at around 150)
      7. 1.8 km bike (I lost 1800ml, or just over 3 pints, of blood during the C section)
      8. 16 sandbell rainbow slams (Hugo was 16 weeks premature)
      9. 36 kettle bell goblet squats (I spent 36 hours in intensive care after Hugo's birth)
      10. 35 mummy sit ups (Hugo lived for 35 days)
      11. 7 boxing combos  (my  haemoglobin levels were 7, less than half of the bottom end of the healthy range, when Hugo was born - acute anaemia is a key symptom of HELLP syndrome)
      12. 2013 m row (my blood pressure was around 200/130 - hypertensive crisis, and at significant risk of stroke)

      I’m fundraising for First Touch, the charity for the neonatal unit at St George's Hospital, London. It is where Hugo was born, lived, and died. First Touch support sick and premature babies at St George's, and their families.

      I'll be sharing my training progress on Instagram (@leighakendall) and on Facebook (Headspace Perspective) - please do pop along and support me!


      PREFER TO DONATE BY TEXT?

      Send the code HCDP80 and your amount £x to 70070

      (HCDP is Hugo's initials: Hugo Christopher Dylan Parker)


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      Total so far:

      $1,495.78

    Donations made in memory of Hugo Parker49

    • Donation by Anonymous to Leigh's page on 04/03/2017

      Well done, just watched your video, you are amazing .

    • Donation by Simbato Leigh's page on 28/02/2017

      Well done Leigh - a great cause and in a great memory for little Hugo xxx. Plus you've encouraged me to start going back to the gym to beat the IVF drug bloat!

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Cath Beardto Leigh's page on 28/02/2017

      Super proud of you!

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

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      Donation by to Leigh's page on 22/02/2017

      £5.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Leigh's page on 20/02/2017

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      Donation by to Leigh's page on 20/02/2017

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

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      Donation by Jenny Hickento Leigh's page on 20/02/2017

      You are fully amazing Leigh - smash it today lovely! Lots of love, Jenny xxxx

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Zoe to Leigh's page on 20/02/2017

      Good luck for your totally awesome challenge Leigh! In memory of Hugo x

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lucyto Leigh's page on 19/02/2017

      I can't wait to watch you wear yourself out - glad I'm not having to join in! Good luck. X

    • Donation by Love Nicola, Jim & Jack. xxto Leigh's page on 19/02/2017

      A wonderful thing to do in memory of your precious Hugo. Thinking of you guys. xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

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      Donation by Anonymousto Leigh's page on 19/02/2017

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

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      Donation by Naomi Beardto Leigh's page on 19/02/2017

      Cheering & woofing you on from the wilds of Devonia

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Paul, Jess and Miato Leigh's page on 18/02/2017

      Good luck with your challenge! Will be thinking of you xxx

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Leigh's page on 18/02/2017

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

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      Donation by to Leigh's page on 17/02/2017

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Laura James to Leigh's page on 17/02/2017

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

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      Donation by to Leigh's page on 17/02/2017

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lisa & Finnto Leigh's page on 15/02/2017

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sarah and Booto Leigh's page on 15/02/2017

      This challenge is awesome Leigh, lots of good luck xx

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Carroll & Touraè xto Leigh's page on 15/02/2017

      Well Done Leigh.. 😃First Choice Charity/St Georges hospital will always have a special place in my heart.. Good Luck on the 20th, you guys remain in my thoughts.. #Hugolegacy

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Floto Leigh's page on 12/02/2017

      As usual making Hugo proud! Good luck!

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tara Greavesto Leigh's page on 05/02/2017

      Good luck, Leigh. I have no doubt Hugo is very proud of his mummy.

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Cazto Leigh's page on 02/02/2017

      Go for it Leigh! ;)

    • Donation by Rosannato Leigh's page on 02/02/2017

      Brilliant inspirational stuff Leigh!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by The Dolansto Leigh's page on 01/02/2017

      For Hugo and his super amazing strong Mummy. And remembering our boys with you. All the best, lots of love 💙💜⭐️💙💙

    • Donation by Gill @WhoseShoesto Leigh's page on 01/02/2017

      A very important cause - and thank you for all the wonderful work you are doing, Leigh. Hugo will never be forgotten. Good luck! Gill xx #HugosLegacy #MatExp

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by The Clasby-Monks to Leigh's page on 01/02/2017

      £20.02 for your little 20th Feb Hugo ❤

      £20.02

      + £5.01 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Leigh's page on 01/02/2017

      Because no woman should have to suffer HELLP syndrome and all babies are precious. Well done Leigh, I know you'll complete your challenge in your beautiful Hugo's name xx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by The Jenners to Leigh's page on 30/01/2017

      You're amazing :) xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

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      Donation by Kathryn Pererato Leigh's page on 30/01/2017

      In memory of your beautiful Hugo, with love, Kathryn x

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Leigh's page on 29/01/2017

      £5.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jazz & Joe to Leigh's page on 19/01/2017

      Well done Leigh. What a fantastic & brave thing to do. ❤

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Leigh's page on 19/01/2017

      St George's NeoNatal Unit came to our aid in very similar circumstances in 1997. Their skill, expertise, care and kindness in dire times assisted our recovery. A very worthy cause. Good luck.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lorna Carmichael to Leigh's page on 19/01/2017

      My daughter Chloe also was born, lived and died at st Georges. I love the metrics incorporated in your challenge - it really shows the complexity of these stories. All the best!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Renee (Mummy Tries)to Leigh's page on 16/01/2017

      Best of luck Leigh, you are one amazing lady!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Leigh's page on 13/01/2017

      Amazing woman doing an amazing challenge! <3

      $50.00

    • Donation by Debbie Oto Leigh's page on 13/01/2017

      So proud of you Leigh. ❤

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Vicki Broadbentto Leigh's page on 12/01/2017

      Sending so much love x

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Leigh's page on 09/01/2017

      What an amazing thing to be doing in memory of your beautiful little boy. Best of luck with the challenges, and the fundraising.

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Helen Jto Leigh's page on 08/01/2017

      From one survivor to another and for Hugo's legacy. Good luck Leigh, you are amazing xxx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Leigh's page on 08/01/2017

      Good luck Leigh, you are inspirational and it is such a great cause, I wish you every success, you can do it 😀👍👏

    • Donation by Anonymousto Leigh's page on 08/01/2017

      Good luck darling. Lots of love, Amy xxx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Leigh's page on 08/01/2017

      £5.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sheena Byrom to Leigh's page on 08/01/2017

      Go Leigh! Hugo has an awesome mummy in more ways than one....

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Leigh's page on 08/01/2017

      You are amazing x

    • Donation by Naomi to Leigh's page on 08/01/2017

      Good luck!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Zoe & Paul (Ads mum & dad) to Leigh's page on 08/01/2017

      Good luck with your awesome challenge; an inspiring way to remember Hugo . Much love

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Leigh's page on 08/01/2017

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

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      Donation by to Leigh's page on 08/01/2017

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • First Touch

      First Touch

      Supporting sick and premature babies cared for in the neonatal unit at St George's Hospital in Tooting. The charity raises funds for vital medical equipment and patient welfare.

    Events we're doing 1

      • 20Feb

        The Awesomeness Challenge: Celebrating Life, and Remembering Hugo.

      • Other personal challenge