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This fundraising page is dedicated to the memory of

Harriet Martin

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Joanna Disley

I will be running the Great Manchester run in memory of my beautiful niece Harriet raising money for her Charity

Raising money for
Piggles Trust

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I am running this half Marathon in loving memory of my beautiful niece Harriet.  Harriet was born with a serious congenital heart defect, which unfortunately was not diagnosed at birth, but at age 1.  She had her first open heart surgery soon after.  Despite all this she was starting to thrive.  Some months later she contracted a bacterial infection on her heart.  Her case was complex and challenging for the medics.  Then she acquired a life-threatening arrhythmia and we waited 7 long months in hospital for her to be at minimal risk for the defibrillator to be inserted. Harriet enjoyed some long overdue and hugely cherished family time at home and got straight back into normal life, playing, going on holiday, attending nursery and generally being a bossy little 4-year-old. In May 2016 Harriet suddenly fell ill and tragically died within hours. It was not heart related but thought to be an infection. The infection was so aggressive that her heart was under too much pressure to be able to fight it. Her name and character will live on in Piggles Trust, a Charity set up to provide pre-school education to patients and their siblings in hospital

Event details

Manchester Half Marathon for Piggles Trust!

Piggles Trust
Creating a ‘normal’ environment within the most ‘abnormal’ of situations is the hardest challenge any children’s department within a hospital is faced with. Whilst addressing the clinical needs of the most unwell children, it is no less important to consider the overall emotional, developmental and mental well-being of the child and their family. The complete upheaval, change of environment away from ‘normal’ family life, coupled with the fear of uncertainty all play a huge role in this hugely distressing time for both the child and, just as importantly, their family. Piggles Trust aims to bridge some of these gaps by creating more of a ‘home from home’ experience, specifically through education.

Event date

28-May-2017 09:00  - 
28-May-2017 12:00

Event type

UK challenge

Event is completed


Well done Jo
Donation by Sue and Frank
on 29-06-2017
£0.00 gift aid
On behalf of Anne & Brian Evans and Jeanne & Gawin Cowell xx
Donation by Joanna Disley
on 07-06-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Andy and Aimie
on 01-06-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Huge congratulations Jo - You are amazing! xx
Donation by Faye Dooley
on 29-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Amazing job! We are so impressed!
Donation by Alex Nelson
on 29-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Jo! Better late than never xxx
Donation by Jane Hirst xxx
on 28-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Lots of luck for tomorrow! You'll be awesome 😘 Love from Kath, Brad and the boys xxx
Donation by Kath & Brad
on 27-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck tomorrow Dizza! We are very proud of you Xxxxxxx
Donation by Chris, Evie & Fran
on 27-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Just seen you are doing this Jo! Will be thinking of you and wishing you lots of luck. I am sure it will be a very special day xxx
Donation by Caroline (Kath's sis)
on 27-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Go Jo will buy you a beer at the finish.
Donation by Hugh & Carly
on 26-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,220.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,220.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,220.00

Donations closed

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