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AIS take to the skies for Ayesha

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University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service

We are raising money for the charity Meningitis Now, read our story below........

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We work for the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service. We provide auditory implants for deaf people of all ages. Some patients arrive deafened as a result of meningitis so the cruel disease has always been in our minds. Then one morning in June 2017 we received the tragic news that one of our 3-year-old patients had sadly passed away due to sepsis as a result of pneumococcal meningitis. All those who knew Ayesha and her family were devastated that such a young soul could be taken from her family.

"She was the apple of our eyes and the life and soul of our family. She was a determined little girl, making great strides in her progress with her hearing" is how her parents have described her. She will be fondly remembered here as a beautiful little girl who was showing some real promise and exceeding our original expectations with her hearing tests. We hope to raise money to help the fight against this disease that takes so many precious lives and often very quickly. 'Meningitis Now' funds vital research and helps support those affected.
**We are delighted to announce that Ayesha's dad, Avais, and his friend, Harpal are joining us.

Event details

Skydive and cycle ride

Imagine the adrenaline rush as we leave the plane at 12,000ft, heading towards the earth at 120mph for 7,000ft of free fall, then the tranquility as the parachute deploys and we gently descend back to terra firma. Anna Duncan (speech and language therapist), Mary Hamilton (teacher of the deaf), Suzanne O'Gara (audiologist), Avais Hussain (Ayesha's dad), Harpal Sangha (friend of the family)

In addition 7 members of the team are going to cycle from Bristol to Bath in April 2018.

Event date

23-March-2019 00:00  - 
23-March-2019 00:00

Event type

UK challenge

99 days to event start


Thanks to SJR folks Mandy and Jan.
Donation by Anonymous
on 12-12-2018
£3.00 gift aid
Supporting Mary Hamilton in her wonderful work. Good luck and take care, Mary.
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-12-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Collection on reception incl. wrist bands and pins - thanks to all our patients
Donation by AIS
on 07-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 22-11-2018
Wow! Wow! Wow! An amazing challenge... good luck Mary and to you all! Big respect! X
Donation by Chris Purnell
on 15-11-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Go Anna!
Donation by Susan Crouch
on 15-11-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Good Luck Suzanne O’Gara on your Sky Dive
Donation by Terence & Christine O’Gara
on 15-11-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Donation by Ross Munro
on 14-11-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Rather you than me Mary! Well done! xx
Donation by Christine Hooper
on 14-11-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Anna.
Donation by Claire Bull
on 14-11-2018
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,115.00
Offline Donations: £740.40
Total Raised: £1,855.40
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,992.65

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