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Erica Cycles an Awfully Long Way

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Erica Chambers

On January 3rd 2017, Tim (the husband) had a heart transplant at Harefield Hospital. We would like to say Thank You to them.

Raising money for
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity

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Donations accepted until 17-10-2017

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In November 2014, Tim was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy from a virus and he spent 5 weeks in East Surrey Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital.

For 3 years, the condition was controlled with medication, but in August 2016, we were told that Tim would need a heart transplant.

He checked into Harefield Hospital on November 9th to wait for a donor heart.

A match was found, and in the early hours of January 3rd, he received his new heart.

He is doing amazingly well.

We asked the hospital to try and summarise some of the costs...

  • Tim's overall stay in the specialist transplant ward - £43,269.
  • Cost of the drug and syringe pump he was administered 24 hours a day - £8000
  • Transport of organ to Harefield Hospital - £35,000
  • Cost of the transplant operation - £100,000
  • 5 Days in intensive care - £10,000
  • Annual cost of medication - £2000
This is just under £200,000 - and doesn't take into account any MRI's, biopsies or other specialist treatment.

We are so grateful to the staff of Harefield Hospital and to the NHS.

Thank you

Tim and Erica

Event details

Cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats.

On the 9th September at 7am, I will leave Land's End and will cycle 969 miles over the next nine days to John O'Groats. 

This is an average of 107 miles a day, and an average elevation gain of 5000 feet every day (higher than Ben Nevis every day)

And I'm camping. (This is the part that worries me more than all the cycling!)

Event date

09-September-2017 07:00  - 
17-September-2017 15:00

Event type


Event is completed


Well Done Erica! Seriously envious of your ride.... Finally got around to getting the sponsorship done before the page closes
Donation by Ian Saunders
on 16-10-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Well done Erica!!
Donation by Louisa T
on 25-09-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Erica, you are truly inspirational & just utterly fabulous !! Massive congratulations on achieving your (crazy) goal Much Love Lorraine & Eric
Donation by Lorraine & Eric
on 24-09-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Well done Erica - you are amazing xx
Donation by Paul Hicks xxx
on 22-09-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Incredible woman. Love you lots! Y xxxx
Donation by Anonymous
on 19-09-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 19-09-2017
£0.00 gift aid
We are so proud and happy to be on the same planet as you two!
Donation by The Bairs
on 18-09-2017
£25.00 gift aid
We are in awe of both of you. So proud of your achievement and how much money you've raised. Glad to have finally dug out my uk bank card and added my little bit of support and admiration. Btw The AMGEN tour of california 2018 passes through slo..
Donation by Celia and Rudy
on 18-09-2017
£0.00 gift aid
You have done a wonderful thing. I can only imagine what you and Tim went through. Well done.
Donation by Bill Hockenhull
on 17-09-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Spectacular ride, Erica!
Donation by Sally and Beth
on 17-09-2017
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £7,215.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £7,215.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £8,185.00

Donations closed

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