Remembering Lauren Kersley

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Lauren Kersley

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    Amount we’ve raised in Lauren’s memory $4,378.00

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    St Catherine’s Hospice (Crawley)

    St Catherine’s Hospice (Crawley)

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    • Donation by PJ Warren

      Go Claire. Happy to have been part of your training :)

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jan May

      So proud of you! Will be thinking of you, can't wait to hear all about it over a glass of red!! Love Jan & the girls xx

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    Events we're doing

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    • 05May

      The Great Wall of China Trek 2018

    Our fundraising pages 1

    • Clarissa-Thurston-Hobbs

      Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

      Our beautiful Lauren, had the rare disease Idiopathic Arterial Pulmonary Hypertension (IAPH). 

      I am raising money in her memory for St. Catherine’s Hospice who helped not only Lauren but her whole family and network of friends when they needed it most. Alongside Diane (Lauren’s Mum and my dearest friend) I will be trekking the Great Wall of China next May and need to raise at least £3300. 


      I am terrified as I quote “the terrain is hilly and undulating with steep sections to contend with, both on and off the Wall” and having signed up already I have only now discovered the extent of the training involved! We shall be hiking over two of the more remote and untouched parts of the wall; Simatai and Gubeikou including clambering over “the wild wall” which is crumbling and uneven after years of standing tall against the wilderness!!!


      I promise I will have earned every penny of your generosity!


      I shall be hoping to add to the target myself by raising extra money doing smaller tasks whilst trying to get my fitness levels up but please spur me on by sponsoring me now. 


      Lauren fought IAPH with everything she had for a very long time and although, on the heart and transplant list, no suitable donor was found. With the drugs she was being given becoming progressively less effective and the pain she was in becoming more and more unbearable, Lauren took a very brave view on the life she had left and decided instead to receive the palliative care given by the staff and volunteers at St. Catherine’s Hospice.


      Lauren passed away last August, a day before her 31st birthday. 


      St. Catherine’s is a beautiful place and Lauren features on their website as she wrote about the wonderful treatment she was receiving there. You can read it here should you wish to. 

      https://www.stch.org.uk/our-s…/patient-stories/lauren-story/

      Idiopathic Arterial Pulmonary Hypertension (IAPH) is where the pulmonary blood vessels become restricted. The right side of the heart compensates by forcing blood through the small arteries and arterioles of the lungs. Over time IPAH leads to right-sided heart failure and death.

      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:

      $4,312.83

    Donations made in memory of Lauren Kersley42

    • Donation by PJ Warrento Clarissa's page on 10/04/2018

      Go Claire. Happy to have been part of your training :)

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jan Mayto Clarissa's page on 06/03/2018

      So proud of you! Will be thinking of you, can't wait to hear all about it over a glass of red!! Love Jan & the girls xx

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Janice Cooperto Clarissa's page on 17/02/2018

      Such a worthy cause and a fantastic gift in memory of a special woman. Hope all goes well on the walk and you take this journey knowing that so many people will benefit from the donations.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Julian Thurstonto Clarissa's page on 15/02/2018

      Best of luck Mad Sis !

      £100.00

      + £25.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Alex Cooperto Clarissa's page on 14/02/2018

      A brilliant cause!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Verity Honeysett-Mayesto Clarissa's page on 24/11/2017

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lara Robertsto Clarissa's page on 23/11/2017

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jenny Gunstonto Clarissa's page on 23/11/2017

      I'm donating as I'm not brave enough to do this much for such a good cause. Good luck!

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by jacqui bosigerto Clarissa's page on 14/11/2017

      Best of luck with this worthwhile challenge. You'll smash it.xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Auden Athawesto Clarissa's page on 01/11/2017

      Every best wish and good luck on your walk

      £100.00

      + £25.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Robert Cannonto Clarissa's page on 05/10/2017

      RJ Cannon Engineers

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sarah Longto Clarissa's page on 29/09/2017

      Well done Clare -what an exciting challenge for a great reason.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sarah Alboneto Clarissa's page on 20/09/2017

      Go smash it girl! You're an amazing human! - Best, Sarah (Lloyds) x

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Simi Bansalto Clarissa's page on 13/09/2017

      Good Luck xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Clarissa's page on 10/09/2017

      Good Luck Claire! Rosy and family

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Wendy Forrestto Clarissa's page on 28/08/2017

      Good luck, an amazing journey to do and for a great cause xxx

      £60.00

      + £15.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Belinda Reiserto Clarissa's page on 10/08/2017

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Louise Kingto Clarissa's page on 09/08/2017

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Alex Cooperto Clarissa's page on 09/08/2017

      This is going to be an epic challenge! Best of luck!!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sharon Scottto Clarissa's page on 21/07/2017

      Good luck.xxx

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Kentish Towns Businessto Clarissa's page on 05/07/2017

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jenny, James, Ollie, Ed & Sophie xxto Clarissa's page on 19/05/2017

      Proud of you Claire. Good luck

      £40.00

      + £10.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Chris Nasonto Clarissa's page on 18/05/2017

      Good luck Clarissa...And wear comfy shoes !

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Issie to Clarissa's page on 12/05/2017

      Good luck Claire such a great charity xx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Clarissa's page on 03/05/2017

      £100.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Nikki Griffinto Clarissa's page on 28/04/2017

      Good luck!

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Louise Frenchto Clarissa's page on 27/04/2017

      Good Luck Claire! A fantastic cause.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Laurato Clarissa's page on 26/04/2017

      Good for you Claire, wonderful thing to do.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sharon & Mark Taylor to Clarissa's page on 23/04/2017

      All the very best for this Claire. A fantastic cause! xx

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Juliana (nee Matthews)to Clarissa's page on 20/04/2017

      I have walked a short renovated section and it can get steep! Both sides in my famiy have dealt with unrelated fatal genetic conditions in children so my heart is with you.

      $50.00

    • Donation by Jane Beaumont to Clarissa's page on 20/04/2017

      Now that's a good way to keep fit! All the very best with your training and the walk! Xx

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Clarissa's page on 20/04/2017

      A very worthy cause good luck

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jackie Crossleyto Clarissa's page on 20/04/2017

      Good Luck with the training Claire ! What a brilliant thing to do.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Richardto Clarissa's page on 20/04/2017

      Hope you reach your target and more!!

    • Donation by Emma, Lillie & Roseto Clarissa's page on 20/04/2017

      Good luck Claire, what a lovely thing to do.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Zoe Flintto Clarissa's page on 20/04/2017

      All the best Claire, I hope you reach your target and have an amazing experience. Such a wonderful cause - good luck! xx

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Natsto Clarissa's page on 19/04/2017

      Good luck Claire! Something I've wanted to do for a while now, maybe I'll see you there....let me know if you need any chocolate for a raffle?

      £15.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Leela and Scottto Clarissa's page on 19/04/2017

      Good Luck!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jane Bto Clarissa's page on 19/04/2017

      No words work

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Bridgetto Clarissa's page on 19/04/2017

      Go Girl !

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Chessto Clarissa's page on 19/04/2017

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Harris Familyto Clarissa's page on 19/04/2017

      Kind, caring and very brave, all for a good cause - go girl!

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • St Catherine’s Hospice (Crawley)

      St Catherine’s Hospice (Crawley)

      We’re there for people in Sussex and East Surrey, with expert hospice care, when and where they need us most. Our care is only possible thanks to the generosity of our local community who donate to and volunteer with us. Community support means we’re there when life comes full circle.

    Events we're doing 1

      • 05May

        The Great Wall of China Trek 2018

      • Treks