Project 120.

Project 120.

£302

+ estimated £48 Gift Aid
£500 target

12 supporters


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£10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid 13th Mar 2021 16:48




Started on 1st February 2021 Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Updates 2


Nicole Elders posted an update on 2nd February 2021

First runs

Well we’ve had a successful start to the Project 120 challenges.

After a rather wet and windy run, I’m now 2% through my 120 mile running but Pippa is a whopping 8% through her 120 mins running!
Still a long way to go but we’ll get there!
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Nicole Elders posted an update on 10th February 2021

The first week

Just over a week into the challenge and I have run a little over 16 miles and as an added bonus ive lost 3lb... Pippa meanwhile is coming up ob her half way mark having run 5km!!

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far and who is cheering me on my way. 104 miles to go!!

Why Project 120 I hear you ask? Simple. It is 120 miles from the A&E department in Derriford Hospital in Plymouth to Bristol Children's Hospital. 

My niece Bonnie was born on 3rd January 2020. Since her birth she suffered numerous seizures, starting as grey episodes, progressing to full convulsions - despite raising her concerns numerous times, my sister was told they were just normal or reflux.... it wasn’t! On 26th January 2020 she suffered a pulmonary haemorrhage, blood bubbled from her mouth and she struggled to breath. She was rushed to the Resus department of A&E at Derriford Hospital where doctors fought to save her life, she was 23 days old. Hours later a specialist, brought down from Bristol Children’s Hospital, who sat my sister and brother in law down and very calmly broke the news that she may not survive the trip up to Bristol and that they should "prepare for the worst".

It is 120 miles from A&E in Derriford Hospital Plymouth, to Bristol Children's Hospital and those 120 miles my sister sat in the ambulance with her. They made one emergency stop on the way, for the specialists to save her life. 

Bonnie spent 1 week in PICU (Paediatric Intensive Care Unit) and a further 10 days in Caterpillar Ward; the high dependency respiratory ward. I cannot imagine how hard all this was for my sister. The trauma from it led to severe PTSD, and frequent panic attacks- but both are now in a better place- Bonnie is a healthy little girl and after 10 1/2 month of therapy my sister has been discharged.

My sister, Kirsten has started Project 120 and is planning to run or walk 120 miles, the same distance the ambulance covered on the way to Bristol children’s hospital. Just as I was there to support her in Bristol I’ve promised to do this journey with her too....My 4 year old daughter, Pippa has also decided to join me and is running for 12.0km (in small bite size chunks) to help the “Hostible that helped baby Bonnie”.

I am not an athlete- my running days were a long time ago. Since then I’ve had a breakdown, two children and my own battle with post natal depression... so this won’t be a walk in the park for me.
Pippa has just turned 4 so only has little legs- but between us we hope to raise lots of money for Bristol Children’s hospital.

All the money raised will go to Bristol Children’s hospital to support more babies like Bonnie, and save more lives.

Bonnie in PICU

Bonnie on the PICU ward

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Bonnie with her eyes open after 4 days on PICU

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Bonnie on the high dependency respiratory ward and able to have more visitors. Pippa meeting Bonnie for the first time

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Out for walks in the park with Pippa - still on lots of medication

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A healthy Bonnie meeting her youngest cousin- my son Calvin.

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A Pover pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid
13th March 2021 at 4:48pm
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Katpattinson commented

Fabulous effort Nicole xxx such a worthy charity x

10th February 2021 at 3:02pm
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Alison Campbell commented

Well done Nicole. Keep up the pace. All for a worthwhile & good cause. Remember, there is always lanacane x

10th February 2021 at 12:36pm
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Alison Campbell commented

Well done Nicole. Keep up the pace. All for a worthwhile & good cause. Remember, there is always lanacane x

10th February 2021 at 12:35pm
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Alison campbell pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid
10th February 2021 at 12:33pm
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Kateball commented

Keep going Nicole xx

7th February 2021 at 6:23pm
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KateBall pledged £12
7th February 2021 at 6:13pm
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Emma Kimberley commented

Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and you'll make it !!

7th February 2021 at 1:52pm

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