We’d like to say a massive thank you to Hayley who completed this year’s Brighton Marathon to help children like her son Callum, who fought for his life aged only 5 days old, and in loving memory of her dad. So far, she’s raised an amazing £605. Hayley said, “Callum contracted CMV, a common virus but if caught in the womb can be life-threatening. He developed both bronchiolitis and pneumonia and ended up on life support; we nearly lost our beautiful baby. The fantastic medical profession meant not only did he survive but is a bouncing, happy four year old! It really brought home to me that born in a country without the resources available he may not have been so lucky. Running the marathon was my way of saying thank you for saving my son.
The marathon itself was an amazing, emotional experience. I also lost my dad when I was 11 so I had thoughts of his battle in my head. My way of also remembering the amazing man he was.’
To donate to Hayley, you can add to her fundraising page here: http://ow.ly/P7VQz
Well done Hayley - we’re so proud of all that you have achieved. This shout-out is for you!
Where your money goes
Of every £1 you donate, we spend 88p to benefit children directly and 11p to raise the next pound, 1p goes on governance and other costs (average over the last 5 years). Find out more.