Remembering James Plester

Our fundraising achievements in memory of James Plester

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About James Plester

  • Born on: 12/12/1944

  • Died on: 19/08/2017 , 72 years old

  • Lived in: Harpenden, United Kingdom

Amount we’ve raised in James’s memory $16,273.93

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  • Donation by Marina Elliott

    Funds raised at the charity concert on 28 April 2018 organised with support of David and Inna Power

    £560.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by david allan

    £25.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

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  • Marina-Elliott

    Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page.

    On 19 August 2017 we lost our husband and father Jim Plester to advanced AL (systemic) Amyloidosis which affected his kidneys, heart, spleen and liver. Jim has been feeling unwell for the past 4 years, however the numerous doctors and specialists he visited failed to diagnose his condition until early June 2017 by which stage the decease was already advanced. Despite access to one of the newest treatments available and the excellent care he received at UCLH, he quickly developed kidney failure, his condition deteriorated and by the time we learned to spell Amyloidosis and to pronounce the  name of the drug he was treated with (daratumumab) he was gone. 

    Jim was an amazing man, who had everything to live for, always optimistic and looking on the bright side, loving and generous, forever putting others first. 

    Amyloidosis is a rare disease caused by abnormal deposition and accumulation of proteins in the tissues of the body. Amyloid deposits cause disease by gradually accumulating within organs, disrupting the structure and damaging their function. Often Amyloidosis affects a number of organs, the most commonly affected organs are the kidneys and the heart muscle. Currently there is no cure for this rare disease which is usually fatal. About 500-1000 new cases are diagnosed in the UK every year and around 1 person in every 100,000 in the UK develops systemic Amyloidosis. Only half of these are diagnosed. If not treated the disease leads to death within 5 years or earlier. Over the recent years important strides forward were made in treatments and survival outlook for patients with AL Amyloidosis has improved, however a lot depends on an early diagnosis and unfortunately up to 30% of patients still die within the first  3 month of commencing treatment. Raising awareness of the disease among GPs and specialists is crucial as symptoms of Amyloidosis are often similar to those of more common conditions. For example Jim was mainly investigated for heart-related conditions, had two rather unnecessary  (in hindsight) surgeries and despite his symptoms persisting as well as the regular, almost monthly visits to the GP surgery his condition remained undiagnosed for a number of years. 

    We are fundraising to help with research for more effective treatments of the disease and ultimately a cure as well as to raise awareness of this condition. Hopefully this will prevent other families from losing their loved ones, often not because they fought and lost but because it was too late when they engaged in that fight in the first place. The devastation that causes is impossible to put into words.

    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:

    $16,174.54

Donations made in memory of James Plester87

  • Donation by Marina Elliottto Marina's page on 01/05/2018

    Funds raised at the charity concert on 28 April 2018 organised with support of David and Inna Power

    £560.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by david allanto Marina's page on 27/04/2018

    £25.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Marina Elliottto Marina's page on 26/02/2018

    £120.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Marina's page on 19/01/2018

  • Donation by Anonymousto Marina's page on 08/01/2018

  • Donation by Marina Elliottto Marina's page on 07/01/2018

    £450.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Michael Deliato Marina's page on 19/12/2017

    So sad to learn of the news.

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Angela Spinksto Marina's page on 18/12/2017

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Julie Brickwoodto Marina's page on 11/12/2017

    Hi Sasha, sorry to hear about your dad. This is such a worthy cause and more than happy to make a donation. I hope you achieve your target. Your dad would be so proud of you. Julie

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Michael Greento Marina's page on 22/11/2017

    Only just opened your email and was shocked to hear of your loss. Happy to support.

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Andriy M.to Marina's page on 21/11/2017

    Marina, please accept my sincere condolences. Good luck and all the best with your fundraising.

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Billie J Plesterto Marina's page on 16/11/2017

    ❤❤❤

    £10.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Julie & Paul 🖤to Marina's page on 12/11/2017

    £200.00

    + £50.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Marina Elliottto Marina's page on 11/11/2017

    £200.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Annie Taylorto Marina's page on 08/11/2017

    A very deserving cause...sending lots of love x x

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Trushna Varsanito Marina's page on 03/11/2017

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by joanne mossto Marina's page on 02/11/2017

    Well done hope you reach your target

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Debbie Dwyerto Marina's page on 02/11/2017

    £5.00

    + £1.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Lucinda Meaneyto Marina's page on 01/11/2017

    £10.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Sian Johnsonto Marina's page on 01/11/2017

    💗

    £10.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Lily mae gascointo Marina's page on 01/11/2017

    My uncle jimmy love him and miss him loads x❤️

    £15.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Nourilya Moldakhmatovato Marina's page on 31/10/2017

    Supporting my colleague Marina Elliott

    £20.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Reimala Sivalingamto Marina's page on 30/10/2017

    I'm sure your dad will be so proud of you supporting such a worthy cause Sasha.

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Larissa Goslingto Marina's page on 30/10/2017

    Марина, с моими искренними и глубочайшими соболезнованиями

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Keegan Barryto Marina's page on 29/10/2017

    So sorry to hear about your passing uncle Jim. I have really fond memories of when all us cousins were kids growing up... RIP x

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Kate BIRTLEY-FRENCH and Frank Marianito Marina's page on 26/10/2017

    Please continue your good work and I hope that Marina soon reaches her target amount.

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Gemma Groverto Marina's page on 26/10/2017

    Love to you all x

    £15.00

    + £3.75 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Ann Costerto Marina's page on 26/10/2017

    So sorry for your loss. Good luck in making a difference x

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Rick Nunnto Marina's page on 26/10/2017

    So sorry for your loss, but good luck with this cause.

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by EWto Marina's page on 26/10/2017

  • Donation by Kirsty Absalomto Marina's page on 26/10/2017

    Let’s fight this!!

  • Donation by Olga Mrinskato Marina's page on 24/10/2017

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Lisa Heathto Marina's page on 24/10/2017

    Anything to help the research into this disease and in memory of Jim. X

    £25.00

    + £6.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Maria Mitkovato Marina's page on 24/10/2017

    £10.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Peter Koneto Marina's page on 23/10/2017

  • Donation by Hye-Jung Parkto Marina's page on 23/10/2017

    £20.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

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

    With the hope that these contributions go some way to moving forward research and in support of our cherished colleague Marina and her daughters as they promote this worthy cause.

  • Donation by Guillaume Bristo Marina's page on 23/10/2017

    £50.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Marina's page on 21/10/2017

    In memory of Jim Plester. Keep up your excellent research work

    £100.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Justin Murphyto Marina's page on 21/10/2017

  • Donation by Niina Kujalato Marina's page on 20/10/2017

    Good luck for your important thing..thinking of you all xxx

  • Donation by Danielle Wakelinto Marina's page on 20/10/2017

    xxxx

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Akram Hilmyto Marina's page on 20/10/2017

    Thanks for fundraising

    £350.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Marina's page on 20/10/2017

    £50.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Seanto Marina's page on 20/10/2017

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Toni Bathto Marina's page on 20/10/2017

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jamol D.to Marina's page on 20/10/2017

    Марина, примите наши искренние соболезнования!

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Marina's page on 20/10/2017

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by EVGENY OFRIKHTERto Marina's page on 20/10/2017

    Марина, прими, пожалуйста, мои глубокие соболезнования. Очень сочувствую.

    £100.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Marina's page on 20/10/2017

    £50.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by K Bto Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Laura Pedrejonto Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    Im sorry for your loss Marina.

    £20.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by E Kto Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    £20.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Iryna Yakymetsto Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    I am so sorry about your loss, Marina... My thoughts are with you and your girls.

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Emma Fallonto Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    Sasha your note was very eloquent and I hope you raise lots for this worthy cause. I lost my Dad when I was young too and its a really tough time - much love to you all x

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by David Allanto Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    All the very best for your fundraising efforts Marina. So sorry for your loss. David

    £50.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Meran Lukicto Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    £20.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Ramona Straubto Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    Stay strong Marina!

    £20.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Yul Kimto Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Andrii Tsokolto Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    Marina, my deepest condolences on your loss.

    $30.00

  • Donation by Julia Kachynskato Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    £25.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Grigory Savvato Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    Мои соболезнования Марина

    £20.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Rebecca Mannto Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    In memory of James Plester

    £100.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Julia Gnezdilovato Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    Marina, so sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences to you and your family.

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Cheryl Grovesto Marina's page on 19/10/2017

  • Donation by Kyle Collinsonto Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    All the best Marina!

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Matthew Pritchardto Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    Dear Marina, I was very sorry to hear of your sad loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Kind wishes, Matt

  • Donation by Massito Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • Donation by Shifa Obeidto Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    Sorry for your loss Marina. Good luck with the fund raising!

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Mark Edwardsto Marina's page on 19/10/2017

    So sorry to hear of your loss

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Susan Goeranssonto Marina's page on 18/10/2017

    Marina--so sorry for your loss. Sue

    £50.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Marina Snaithto Marina's page on 18/10/2017

    Marinochka, so sorry to hear about your loss... Hope you get a lot of response, very good of you to be raising funds for this cause.

    £50.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Gaelle BIANCHIto Marina's page on 18/10/2017

    Hi Marina, I'm very sorry for your loss. I really hope that you will manage to raise the £5,000 to help with research. Gaelle

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Stanislav Tarasovto Marina's page on 18/10/2017

    £20.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by effy ritterto Marina's page on 18/10/2017

    So sorry for your loss. X

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Steph Bowmerto Marina's page on 18/10/2017

    Such a worthy cause x

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Kate Barberto Marina's page on 18/10/2017

    I would be more than happy to donate and thank you for sharing xx

    £10.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jack Greento Marina's page on 18/10/2017

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Amy Matthewsto Marina's page on 15/10/2017

    I'm sorry it's not much billie but I hope it helps xxx

    £5.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Olivia Goodwinto Marina's page on 14/10/2017

    If it's important to Billie, it's important to me. I hope we can fight this disease together and my thoughts to a lovely family xx

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anne Smithto Marina's page on 14/10/2017

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Mitzi Westonto Marina's page on 14/10/2017

    Always here to support this gorgeous and caring family. Please donate.

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Sarah Sorceto Marina's page on 14/10/2017

    £20.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Inna Powerto Marina's page on 14/10/2017

    £20.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Leah Plesterto Marina's page on 14/10/2017

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Tony O'Reillyto Marina's page on 14/10/2017

    In memory of my friend Jim. Please support the UCL Amyloidosis Research Fund so that a cure for amyloidosis could be found sooner.

    £30.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

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  • UCL

    UCL

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