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Ellie's Retreat

After a long heroic fight we lost Ellie on 9th March 2016. We will keep fundraising for H-ABC Research but are focusing on our new venture Ellie's Retreat. There are no words to explain the grief after the death of your child whether expected or not. The pain and heartache felt are immense. Numbness and severe anxiety become a part of everyday life. There is a...

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Ellie's Retreat

After a long heroic fight we lost Ellie on 9th March 2016. We will keep fundraising for H-ABC Research but are focusing on our new venture Ellie's Retreat.

There are no words to explain the grief after the death of your child whether expected or not. The pain and heartache felt are immense. Numbness and severe anxiety become a part of everyday life. There is a real fear of going outside the door and meeting people having no explanation for these feelings.

We recently returned from a short break at Alice’s Escapes in Cumbria, a charity which also offers respite breaks for families. We as a family really enjoyed the escape (as well as we could under the circumstances). The fear and anxiety lessened even if it was just for those few days. Life seemed a wee bit normal and this is where the idea for “Ellie’s Retreat” was born. The aim of “Ellie’s Retreat” is to help families like us and keep Ellies memory alive.

We have secured, with a deposit, a static mobile in Castle Archdale in Co Fermanagh and our plan is to offer free respite for families who have lost a child. “Ellie’s Retreat” will offer a place to escape and have some anonymity, space and time together with the other members of the family. It will hopefully be a step forward in the healing process.

“Ellie’s Retreat” will be a safe haven for families like us who have lost a child, offering week or weekend breaks.

Event date

12-September-2016 - 
31-October-2020

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To an amazing cause xxx
Donation by Becky Palmer
on 29/06/2019
£ 60.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
In memory of wee Ellie xx
Donation by Sean & Debbie Palmer
on 28/06/2019
£ 184.00
£ 46.00 gift aid
well done to the bt walkers
Donation by SARAH LEONAR
on 28/06/2019
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Well done all - what an amazing thing to do for a wonderful cause.
Donation by Maxine Faulkner
on 28/06/2019
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
Well done Theresa L and all the walkers this weekend - what a great achievement and for a great cause
Donation by Jane O’Loughlin
on 23/06/2019
£ 30.00
£ 7.50 gift aid
In lieu of wedding favours we decided to donate money to local charities. Ellie's Retreat is the perfect choice as it provides such a great service.
Donation by Andrew Mc Manus & Christina O Sullivan
on 29/05/2019
£ 100.00
£ 25.00 gift aid
Donation by theresa leonard
on 29/04/2019
Donation by Dearbhla Smyth
on 19/04/2019
Donation by J Hawthorne
on 15/04/2019
£ 100.00
£ 25.00 gift aid
This was the money raised by the incredible people over in my stream community for this amazing cause and in memory of this amazing girl.
Donation by Katie Dembski-Bowden
on 07/04/2019
£ 300.00
£ 0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £11,135.03
Direct donations:(offline) £550.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(online)
£1,956.20
Donations to fundraisers:
(offline)
£0.00
Total Raised: £13,641.23
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£16,369.03

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