Remembering Mike Gibbons

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Mike Gibbons

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    Amount we’ve raised in Mike’s memory $909.79

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    Haemochromatosis UK

    Haemochromatosis UK

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    • Donation by Anonymous

      £135.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Gary Gibbons

      Congratulations Keith and Teresa and a great idea to ask for donations to THS as a wedding gift.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

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    • Keith-Gibbons1

      Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

      2013 saw Mike diagnosed as having genetic haemochromatosis (GH). His body was unable to properly process the iron in his food. Instead, the iron was deposited around his body and accumulated in his liver causing irreversible, and fatal, damage.

      As a result I, and my other brother Ian, were tested and found to have GH. Regular blood tests allow our iron levels to be monitored. When the iron count rises above normal,  we attend a venesection clinic for treatment. Venesection is simply the draining of almost a pint of blood and the effect is to reduce the iron in our bodies; preventing damage caused by excess iron.

      It is well worth taking a look at the possible effects of GH and excess iron. This can include depression, arthritis, chronic fatigue, heart disease, liver disease, diabetes. The list goes on.

      Part of the work of The Haemochromatosis Society (THS) is to make health professionals more aware of the condition and I feel there is much still to be done. In the year before my diagnosis with GH, my blood was being tested regularly and showed abnormally high iron levels but my GP surgery did not make the link to GH.

      According to the THS website there are approx. 5000 people diagnosed with GH "but there is evidence that several times that number have tissue damage and disease caused by iron overload". This leaves me asking how many people will die because health professionals fail to make the link between the various possible symptoms and GH?

      I firmly believe in the work that THS is doing. Any donation that you choose to make will be much appreciated.

      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:

      $873.06

    Donations made in memory of Mike Gibbons14

    • Donation by Anonymousto Keith's page on 23/10/2017

      £135.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Gary Gibbonsto Keith's page on 16/10/2017

      Congratulations Keith and Teresa and a great idea to ask for donations to THS as a wedding gift.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Julie Warrenerto Keith's page on 15/10/2017

      £15.00

      + £3.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Peter Bennto Keith's page on 14/10/2017

      Had a super day , enjoy the visit to Rome

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Peter & Sarah ISONto Keith's page on 12/10/2017

      to Keith and Teresa, congratulations on your wedding day, wishing you every happiness for the (many) year ahead.

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Regi Rzyskato Keith's page on 12/10/2017

      Congratulations to you both x

      £15.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sarah & Merv Shepherdto Keith's page on 11/10/2017

      Congratulations to you both on your Wedding Day Keith & Teresa the new Mr & Mrs Gibbons xx

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Denise & Mark Evelyto Keith's page on 11/10/2017

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Vanessa Harrisonto Keith's page on 11/10/2017

      Wishing Keith and Teresa a wonderful wedding day and future life together. Keith - in memory of your brother, may the work of THS continue love Vanessa and Brian

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Denise Jacobsto Keith's page on 04/10/2017

      In memory of Mike and to celebrate your BIG DAY! Congratulations to you both. Love from the Jacobs mob!

      £100.00

      + £25.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jane Gibbonsto Keith's page on 04/10/2017

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by laura otteryto Keith's page on 17/09/2017

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Terri & Adeto Keith's page on 30/07/2017

      Wishing you and Teresa a very happy life together x

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Keith's page on 22/04/2017

    Charities we're helping 1

    • Haemochromatosis UK

      Haemochromatosis UK

      Genetic haemochromatosis (GH) affects up to 1 in 200 in the UK. With GH, the body absorbs more iron than it needs; this builds up in the organs to toxic levels and can cause irreparable damage. Early diagnosis saves lives. The society supports those affected, promotes awareness and funds research.

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