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Touching Lives - October 2008

Paying tribute

Andrew Main, aged 4, died suddenly in August 2007 from an extremely rare and previously undetected problem with the bone formation in his skull. This summer Richard Pym and Karl Tattam, colleagues of Andrew’s mum at Cambridge City Council, completed the Pathfinder March, a gruelling 46-mile walk. The pair raised £1,058 for Andrew’s Tribute Fund, with all funds going to our Touching Tiny Lives appeal.

Paul Simpson’s aunt, Tina Hulme, recently celebrated her 60th birthday by asking friends and relatives to contribute to Paul’s Tribute Fund rather than giving her presents. Tina and Paul’s mum, Anne, decorated a bucket for cheque donations, and everyone enjoyed a hill walk followed by a hog roast at their favourite pub. The family were thrilled to raise over £1,000, and would like to thank everyone for their kindness.

Lucy Netherway’s family are raising funds in her memory, helping to support Dr Sally Johnson’s research into atypical HUS — a rare but devastating cause of irreversible kidney failure in children. Three generations of the family recently visited Dr Johnson at Birmingham University Hospital, enjoying a guided tour of the facility and learning about the progress that has been made. Lucy’s tribute fund has raised over £5,500 to date.

A big thank you to Fiona Swan, who recently completed a sponsored run in memory of her nephew, Jacob Cashmore. Friends and relatives generously sponsored Fiona for a total of £590 to help fund Professor Agranoff ‘s work into bronchiolitis and RSV infection.

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