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Andy Carlin

Raising funds for the TOFS charity to help increase awareness of Trachea-Oesophageal Fistula (TOF)

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Our daughter Poppy was born in August 2017 with a rare congenital birth defect that affects every 1 in 3,500 babies called a Trache-Oesophageal Fistula (TOF). TOF is a small abnormal connection that connect her oesophagus (food pipe) to her trachea (wind pipe) which caused food and liquids to bypass from her oesophagus into her trachea when swallowed and ultimately her lungs causing her to choke. There are multiple types of TOF and due to the rarity of Poppy’s H-Type fistula and very little known about the condition itself by medical professionals, hers was missed at birth and we struggled to get a diagnosis until she was 8 months old. Poppy is now 11 months old and has already undergone four operations in her short life relating to her condition and the TOFS charity have been fantastic in providing us with information and support throughout the stressful times we have endured as a family.

Event details

TOFS Charity Fundraiser

Myself and my fiancé Caroline have organised a charity event which will take place on August 19th 2018 at the ground of Gedling Miners Welfare FC (Plains Road, Mapperley, Nottingham, NG3 5RH).

The event begins at 1.30pm and will include a charity football match between a team representing the TOFS charity (TOFS XI) vs a local Saturday league mens football team from Calverton (FC Geordie). On the day, there will also be various other activities going on including a raffle with prizes varying from a family ice skating pass, Notts County football tickets and much more. 

We would like to say a huge thank you to all at Gedling Miners Welfare FC for allowing us to use their facilities for this event with special thanks to Chaleigh Osborne and Tony Hay for their help and continued support in making this event as successful as possible.

Event date

19-August-2018 13:30  - 
19-August-2018 18:00

Event type

Charity football match and raffle

Event is completed


Mapperley Plains Recreational & Social Club Plains Road,
NG3 5RH,
United Kingdom


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Donation by Michelle Higginbottom
on 28-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Well done to you all, what a great job you've done raising awareness, you should be very proud xx
Donation by Michelle Astill
on 23-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Glad everything went well on Sunday xx
Donation by carol simcock
on 21-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Fantastic cause guys. Sorry I couldn't be there today xxx
Donation by Jo Thompson
on 19-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Well done guys you have done an amazing job today, we are so sorry we couldn’t be there xx
Donation by Lucy
on 19-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck today. Hope you reach your target amount. Also well done to Poppy, you little trooper! xxx
Donation by Dolah Taylor
on 19-08-2018
Sent with love
Donation by Mary-louise Singleton
on 19-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Sorry we can't be with you on the day. Hope it all goes well and you raise lots of money and awareness X
Donation by Amanda Richardson
on 19-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck with everything today x x
Donation by Vicki Moss
on 19-08-2018
£1.25 gift aid
Hoping beautiful poppy gets all the right help and treatment she needs, and tofs continue to raise funds to help other babies with the same condition. Such a worrying and anxious time that you've been and continue to go through Sending lots of love X
Donation by Becky Mellard
on 16-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £625.00
Offline Donations: £1,346.00
Total Raised: £1,971.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,018.50

Donations closed

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