Remembering Emily May Ridgwell

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Emily May Ridgwell

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    Amount we’ve raised in Emily May’s memory $3,730.99

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    Martin House Hospice for Children and Young People

    Martin House Hospice for Children and Young People

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    • Donation by Anonymous

      Jim Bennett - Great Night Great Cause

      £275.00

      + £68.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mike Smith

      £1,750.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    Events we're doing

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    • 18Apr

      Emily's Ball 2020

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    • Emilys-Ball

      Our late beautiful daughter, Emily May Ridgwell, was born in January 2015 but fell ill suddenly and sadly died six weeks later. Emily donated her heart valves and amazingly these have since been used in two successful transplant operations, one for a seven-month-old girl and another for a one-month old girl. It means a great deal to us that she has been able to help two little girls whose families will have been going through a difficult journey. Due to a national shortage of heart valve donations (particularly for children), we have consequently been working very closely with the NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) team to help raise awareness. Emily’s donation was consequently covered by Sky News (https://news.sky.com/video/nhs-desperate-for-life-saving-heart-valves-11407515). 

      We spent the last ten days of Emily’s all too short life at Martin House Children's Hospice in Boston Spa, Wetherby. The care all three of us received there was amazing and allowed us as parents to spend quality time with Emily that we could not have had at the hospital. Martin House provides care and support to children with life limiting conditions and their families. The hospice relies almost entirely on donations and fundraising to provide this service.

      In honour of Emily and her achievements, and in order to do our bit to ensure Martin House can continue to provide their unique and special care, we held ‘Emily’s Ball 2016’ on 30 January 2016, on what would have been Emily’s first birthday. We raised over £12,000 for Martin House on the night and buoyed by the success we announced that we would subsequently be holding the event every two years for the foreseeable future. ‘Emily’s Ball 2018’ and 'Emily's Ball 2020' raised another £14,500 and £28,600 respectively for Martin House. The eagerly anticipated ‘Emily’s Ball 2022’ will be held on 29th January 2022. More details can be found on our website www.emilysball.co.uk. 

      This page has been set up to supplement our fundraising. 

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      Total so far:

      $3,469.58

    Donations made in memory of Emily May Ridgwell9

    • Donation by Anonymousto Peter's page on 02/02/2020

      Jim Bennett - Great Night Great Cause

      £275.00

      + £68.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mike Smithto Peter's page on 02/02/2020

      £1,750.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Peter's page on 02/02/2020

      £450.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Professional Remediation Ltdto Peter's page on 06/11/2019

      £100.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mark Perrinto Peter's page on 26/10/2019

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by James Eatonto Peter's page on 25/10/2019

      I can only imagine the pain such circumstances bring. Good luck in raising more funds for such a worthwhile cause.

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Dave B CSPto Peter's page on 25/10/2019

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by David Higsonto Peter's page on 05/06/2019

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Russell Evansto Peter's page on 23/04/2019

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • Martin House Hospice for Children and Young People

      Martin House Hospice for Children and Young People

      Martin House provides care and support, free of charge, to families in which there is a child or young person with a short life expectancy. We care for families throughout West, East and North Yorkshire, both at our hospice and in the community.

    Events we're doing 1

      • 18Apr

        Emily's Ball 2020

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