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Claire Lewis is raising money for Haemochromatosis UK

In loving memory of Dad -Steve Kitcher

Event date: 26th April 2015

Total raised so far

131%

£1,310 of £1,000 target by 53 supporters

+£302.50 Gift Aid

+£0 Offline donations

My story

My wonderful dad -Steve Kitcher - was diagnosed with a condition called Haemochromotosis approximately 10 years ago. Haemochromatosis is one of the most common genetic disorders. It may affect up to 1 in 200 in the UK; about 1 in 10 people are carriers. If you have it your body absorbs more iron than it needs. The iron stays in your organs and can cause irreparable damage. As a result of his condition, my dad went on to develop diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and unfortunately

he passed away suddenly on 4th October 2014 following a heart attack. This was a real shock especially as he was only 58. After speaking to the heart specialist at the hospital, we realise that heart disease can be a further complication that can be developed as a result of having haemochromotosis - something that we were completely unaware of. I would like to help raise awareness of this disease so that in the future people like my dad can be

saved.

The Haemochromotosis Society works to support those affected, promote awareness and aid research as early detection and treatment saves lives.

To raise money for the society, I am running the Southampton half marathon on 26th April 2015 - (my first race of this length!). If you would like to donate I would very much appreciate your support.

Thanks :)


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Claire Lewis is fundraising for

Haemochromatosis UK

Charity number: 1001307

Recent donations

5 years ago

Donations from work

Thanks to guys at work x

£70.00 + £17.50 Gift Aid

5 years ago

Denise & Phil

Well Done "Girls" it was a pleasure to be there in support x

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

5 years ago

Vicky Atkinson

well done to both of you 26 miles next time!!!

£10.00

5 years ago

Irene Edwards

Well done x

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

5 years ago

dave and lorraine cox

well done claire. top effort!!!

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid

5 years ago

Simon and Judy

You did an FANTASTIC JOB

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

5 years ago

Kath & Arron

We did it!!!!

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid

5 years ago

Rachael Pitman

Amazing achievement Claire and Kath

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

5 years ago

becky spake

Thinking of you and your dad today. Just keep running x

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

5 years ago

Lizzy Harfield

Run Forest!

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

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