Remembering Yvonne Lowery

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Yvonne Lowery

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    Amount we’ve raised in Yvonne’s memory $1,893.35

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    Eden Valley Hospice

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    • Donation by Tracey Kennett

      This is from Craig and Margaret kershaw. Because they couldn’t make the charity night x

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Michael and Caroline Cunningham

      Well done Richard

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

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    • 06Apr

      Marathon des Sables 2018

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    • Richard-Elliott416

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      I’m competing in the Marathon des Sables in early April, and while I’ve competed in various marathon and ultra-marathon events over recent years and run with Cumberland Athletic Club, I don’t normally use these events to raise money for charity, primarily undertaking them as a challenge to myself. As this is a “special” event, I have decided I will raise money for Eden Valley Hospice.

      The Marathon des Sables, often referred to as MdS, is a 250km 6 day self-supported race held in Morocco. Conceived over 30 years ago by Frenchman Patrick Bauer who traversed the Sahara desert alone on foot in 1984, the ~1000 competitors must provide and carry all their own provisions for the 6 stages, and are only provided with water, rudimentary shelter and safety/medical support for the duration of the race. With temperatures regularly in the region of 40 to 50 degrees and the terrain often consisting of sand dunes, the race has been described as “the toughest footrace on earth”. 

      Having competed in the Half MdS in September in Fuerteventura as a practice, which is a 3 stage version of the race, and managing a creditable 4th place in my age category, I’m up for the challenge, but raising money for charity will provide the additional motivation needed to complete such a daunting event.

      I am completing this event in remembrance of Yvonne Lowery, who passed away peacefully in Eden Valley Hospice on 2nd March 2018 after a lengthy illness. I am raising money for the Hospice, to ensure they can continue to provide their exceptional care for other people with life-limiting conditions.

      Yvonne’s husband, Ben, would like to tell you a little more about Yvonne, and the Hospice and the care they provided.

      “Yvonne was a great character - she had many fine qualities. She was beautiful, loving, caring, loyal, generous, strong and quick to smile. She had an amazing spirit; an unquenchable zest for life!

      Anyone who met Yvonne loved her immediately. It’s testament to what a wonderful person Yvonne was that over 160 people came to celebrate her life at her funeral.

      I feel totally honoured and humbled to have been able to share the last 20 years with Yvonne. There have been so many good times for me with Yvonne over that time - if I tried to list all the good memories, we’d still be here this time next month! And I know everyone who knew Yvonne would be able to share their many memories of good times spent with her. I’ll just pick one comment which I saw repeated in so many of the sympathy cards I received – Yvonne would always brighten up any room she entered and would always leave people smiling.

      Yvonne suffered a great deal of ill-health for the last 15 years. It is all the more remarkable then that she was always so determined not to let her illness define her. She always rose above it, showing fortitude and refusing to give in. She always put others before herself and for me that was one of her greatest qualities.

      With regards to the Hospice, Yvonne was very nervous about being admitted, not really knowing what to expect. And yet, within an hour of arriving, the fantastic team had made her feel fully at home and she was sitting up in bed beaming at all the staff as they came in to introduce themselves. Although she was only with them for four days, it was obvious that all the staff there absolutely adored Yvonne.

      It may seem an odd thing to say, but the Hospice is very different from a hospital. It is a place of warmth, compassion and gentle laughter and is staffed by an amazing team. Yes, they are of course highly skilled professionals, but much more than that they genuinely care for their patients and, importantly, their families.

      The care given to Yvonne by the Hospice was quite exceptional and when she did pass, it was peacefully in her sleep with me and her beloved Yorkie, Emily, at her side.

      The Hospice is a charity, relying mainly on donations, so I make no apologies for asking all of you to dig deep and give what you can afford so they can care for other people as they cared for Yvonne.“

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      Total so far:

      $1,741.24

    Donations made in memory of Yvonne Lowery44

    • Donation by Tracey Kennettto Richard's page on 19/05/2018

      This is from Craig and Margaret kershaw. Because they couldn’t make the charity night x

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Michael and Caroline Cunninghamto Richard's page on 23/04/2018

      Well done Richard

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ryan Bullto Richard's page on 23/04/2018

      Good effort legend!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Emma Athertonto Richard's page on 22/04/2018

      Fantastic challenge Richard for a really great charity! Well done!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mark Fussellto Richard's page on 20/04/2018

      Amazing challenge for great cause

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Wendy Closeto Richard's page on 17/04/2018

      Fantastic what you are doing to help gorgeous people just like Yvonne

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Kevin Wallaceto Richard's page on 16/04/2018

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Paul Martinto Richard's page on 15/04/2018

      Well done Richard, absolutely amazing what a fantastic achievement from a brilliant man.

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Andrea Challengerto Richard's page on 15/04/2018

      Well done Richard an absolutely fantastic achievement

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by S Cavanaghto Richard's page on 15/04/2018

      Thank you for the work you do at Eden Valley Hospice. The Value of Richard and Lynne Elliot's connection with you is reflected in the enormity of the challenge Richard took on to raise money for you

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Andrew Lennoxto Richard's page on 14/04/2018

      Well done Richard, a magnificent feat!

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Beverley Smithto Richard's page on 14/04/2018

      Awe-inspiring achievement and a worthy cause. Well done Richard.

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Stuart Buchananto Richard's page on 14/04/2018

      Unbelievable achievement Richard! Bloody well done mate!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Nick Downesto Richard's page on 14/04/2018

      Richard, an amazing and inspiration achievement for a wonderful cause. Well done.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Gillian Baxterto Richard's page on 13/04/2018

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by David McGarryto Richard's page on 13/04/2018

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Rachel Jeffto Richard's page on 13/04/2018

      An absolute phenomenal achievement Richard. It takes a lot of guts, stamina and determination to do something like that. 🏃‍♂️💨💪🏆

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jane Foremanto Richard's page on 13/04/2018

      A brilliant achievement Richard and also raising money for such a worthwhile cause. Well done x

      £15.00

      + £3.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jacqueline Todhunterto Richard's page on 12/04/2018

      Good luck to Richard. He is a total inspiration. This is a very very tough race. Yvonne was a dear friend to my sister Alison and niece Rowan. X Jackie and Nigel

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Liz Woodto Richard's page on 11/04/2018

      amazing effort Richard elliott

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jade Grahamto Richard's page on 11/04/2018

      Well done Richard, you're doing amazing xx

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Rebecca Brownto Richard's page on 11/04/2018

      Well done you are doing amazingly, keep it up and enjoy it!

      £15.00

      + £3.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Leonard Raynorto Richard's page on 08/04/2018

      Good luck you crazy fool. Sure you'll smash it.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Laurence, sarah, max, meg and Miato Richard's page on 08/04/2018

      Good luck mate, drink lots of water!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Angela Grogginsto Richard's page on 08/04/2018

      Good luck Richard

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Linda Kennettto Richard's page on 08/04/2018

      £15.00

      + £3.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Claire Rawlinsonto Richard's page on 08/04/2018

      Good luck Richard - just keep moving x

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jane Lawsonto Richard's page on 06/04/2018

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Michael Jenkinsto Richard's page on 04/04/2018

      good luck Richard, stay safe. x x

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by a hallto Richard's page on 29/03/2018

      Good luck Richard

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Darren Johnstonto Richard's page on 29/03/2018

      Great effort Rich. Just to clarify this is a straight £20 and not per mile! Daz J

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Neal Hartleyto Richard's page on 29/03/2018

      Very worthwhile charity. Good luck Richard, make sure you wear a hat!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sally Stewartto Richard's page on 27/03/2018

      A very worthy cause. Good luck in your next challenge x

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ian Finlayto Richard's page on 26/03/2018

      Best of luck Richard, I’m sure you’ll smash it!

    • Donation by M BELLto Richard's page on 26/03/2018

      You are a wonderful organisation. Good luck Richard

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sharon Plattto Richard's page on 26/03/2018

      wowsers .. may purple power help you along the sands x good luck

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Trevor Ivisonto Richard's page on 25/03/2018

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sara Bakerto Richard's page on 25/03/2018

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lisa Sewellto Richard's page on 25/03/2018

      Good Luck Richard! We know you’ll do fab! Fantastic cause x

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tanya McGregorto Richard's page on 25/03/2018

      When you told me about this race I thought you were crazy and I still do, but how lovely that you are dedicating this to the memory of Yvonne. Good luck xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Gareth Elliottto Richard's page on 25/03/2018

      Good luck from all of us!!

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Richard's page on 25/03/2018

      Your commitment and dedication in training for this race has been amazing. So proud of you xx

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Stephen & Jayne Elliottto Richard's page on 25/03/2018

      Good luck, Rich. We can’t decide if you’re mad or brave - probably a bit of both! Eden Valley sounds an amazing place, and Yvonne an amazing person. Run safely xx

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Benjamin Loweryto Richard's page on 25/03/2018

      Thanks to all the amazing staff and volunteers At Eden Valley Hospice for the exceptional care they provided for my wife in her last days. I couldn’t have asked for more.

      £100.00

      + £25.00 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • Eden Valley Hospice

      Eden Valley Hospice

      Eden Valley Hospice is dedicated to caring and supporting local people with life limiting illnesses and conditions. Jigsaw is Cumbria's Children's Hospice, caring for children and young people with life limiting conditions.

    Events we're doing 1

      • 06Apr

        Marathon des Sables 2018

      • Running / marathons