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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........(although 6K is our current target the sky really is the limit!!!!)

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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

Event is completed


Mary Hamilton - better late than never! Well done for the jump.
Donation by Lyn & Tony Austin
on 30-05-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Well done to all who took part.
Donation by Sue and Richard Hayward
on 19-05-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Robert O
on 18-05-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Well done for jumping out of a plane 🙌🏽 And raising lots for charity in the process
Donation by Bushra Nawaz
on 03-05-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Further donations from reception in clinic
Donation by AIS
on 03-05-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Thinking of Mo, Pat, and Jane, with love
Donation by Anonymous
on 17-04-2019
£8.75 gift aid
Well done Mary and AIS team Ben
Donation by Anonymous
on 04-04-2019
Well done everyone for this amazing fundraising effort. Great to join in your big day- a fantastic buzz to be there. So proud of you all.
Donation by Pete
on 04-04-2019
£7.50 gift aid
Great cause, great people.
Donation by Anonymous
on 04-04-2019
Well done Mum. really proud of you. xx
Donation by Hope
on 04-04-2019

Donation summary

Online Donations: £6,355.30
Offline Donations: £740.40
Total Raised: £7,095.70
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £8,089.27

Donations closed

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