Lyke Wake Walk (40 miles) in 24hrs - 21/08/2020

Lyke Wake Walk (40 miles) in 24hrs - 21/08/2020


+ estimated £73 Gift Aid
£500 target

10 supporters


Jackie Cassie

£50 + est £13 in Gift Aid 5th Aug 2020 09:11

Started on 31st July 2020 Sleights, England, United Kingdom

The Coronavirus has impacted everybody in the World, but 8 year old Evie Hodgson has another battle on her hands. On the 28th May 2020 during the Coronavirus lock-down Evie was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anaemia which basically means her bone marrow is failing to produce blood cells. The only cure is a bone marrow transplant and fortunately an excellent match for Evie's bone marrow has been found and it is planned that she will receive the Stem Cell transplant at the end of August. Evie travels to the Great Children's Hospital in Newcastle at least twice a week for treatment which is a 3 hour round trip from home which she takes in her stride. Despite being very poorly at times during her treatment, she continues to pursue her passion for singing proving that she really is a Superstar! She submitted her entry of 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' to The Unity Project - West End Best Friend competition and during her recent stay in hospital brought the  ward alive with her virtual singing lessons and several singing performances which the nurses loved. For an eight year old Evie has a big heart, having decided to cut her hair and donate it to charity before it falls out from her treatment. 

As Evie's condition is so rare, there is only one charity in the UK dedicated to research into aplastic anaemia and supporting everyone affected nationally. Therefore Evie and her family have chosen for us to raise funds for The Aplastic Anaemia Trust to enable them to work towards research into finding a cure that works for all and to provide everyone affected by aplastic anaemia with the information, and practical and emotional support. On 21st August 2020 we plan to complete the Lyke Wake Walk (40 miles) in 24 hours to raise funds. This seems like such a small challenge in comparison to Evie's challenge, but like Evie we will literally try and take it in our stride!    

As with all of her family and friends, we think that Evie and her family are amazing and therefore want to show them our support in this journey.      

Anything you can contribute towards helping us achieve the target will be massively appreciated. 

Thank you.


Amanda Freer commented

Good luck guys! You’re amazing x

6th August 2020 at 7:46am
Amanda Freer pledged £40 + an est. £10 in Gift Aid
6th August 2020 at 7:45am
Jackie Cassie commented

Lovely that people want to help and care for each other. 🌈

5th August 2020 at 9:15am
Jackie Cassie pledged £50 + an est. £13 in Gift Aid
5th August 2020 at 9:11am
Gail Birch commented

Good Luck Evie xxxxx

5th August 2020 at 8:41am
Gail Birch pledged £20
5th August 2020 at 8:40am
Dan Greenwood pledged £20 + an est. £5 in Gift Aid
4th August 2020 at 6:43pm
Emma Cassie commented

Sending lots of love to Evie & family 💕 Lou, Pete, Kayleigh & Ebony Brown xxx

4th August 2020 at 5:53pm
Emma Cassie pledged £40 + an est. £10 in Gift Aid
4th August 2020 at 5:52pm
Emma Cassie commented

Evie you are a superstar 💫 Xxx

4th August 2020 at 11:57am
Sandra Stewart commented

What a great cause! Good luck to everyone involved 😊

31st July 2020 at 8:35pm

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