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Sarah Moss is raising money for Basics Scotland

Sarah Moss

Event date: 24th May 2020

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Total raised so far

£930 by 25 supporters

+£168.75 Gift Aid

+£0 Offline donations

My story

Thankyou for visiting my “giveasyoulive” fundraising page. Please read on to see why a “Christmas Miracle” has inspired me to raise money for “BASICS” Scotland charity when I run my first Marathon.

My nephew Lucas sustained a serious head injury during a family walk at Tyninghame beach on Christmas Day after a fall from a height onto rocks. The severity of the accident resulted in him having to be airlifted to Edinburgh’s ERI then blue-lighted to the Western General for emergency lifesaving surgery.

With heartfelt thanks to the combined work and efforts of the Scottish Ambulance Service, Paramedics and the Special Operations Rescue Team (SORT), East Lothian Police, Dunbar and North Berwick Coastguard ground teams and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 199, Medical staff at ERI, Neurosurgeons and nurses at the WG and the Neurorehabilitation team at the Astley Ainslie Hospital Lucas pulled through and now continues to make a remarkable recovery.

In his surgeon’s words it was a “”Christmas Miracle”!

BASICS Scotland (British Association of Immediate Care) specialise in promoting the provision of high quality pre-hospital emergency care to health professionals in Scotland. This includes work with BASICS Responders who are rural GP’s, Nurses and Paramedics who have received additional training through BASICS Scotland.

Lucas as a 2nd year medical student at Edinburgh is also very likely to come into contact with BASICS through some of their pre-hospital training courses and the work they do with Scottish university medical degree courses.

We all know how heavily our emergency services are relied on but when an accident occurs in a remote or difficult location it can take longer for them to be present on the scene. Knowing the importance of early medical intervention this is why I have chosen BASICS Scotland as the charity I will raise money for when I run the Edinburgh Marathon in May this year.

Thank you for checking out my page. Making a donation is fast, easy and secure thanks to Give as you Live Donate. They'll take your donation and pass it onto Basics Scotland.

My updates

1 week ago

Sadly like many events the Edinburgh Marathon has had to be postponed due to the Coronaviris Pandemic. However it is my intention to still run the distance on the origional date & then hopefully the real thing on the 6th Sep 2020. Can I say a huge thank you to all those who have supported to date. Stay safe & well x

Sarah Moss is fundraising for

Basics Scotland

Charity number: SC030189

Sarah Moss is fundraising as part of

Edinburgh Marathon Festival Full Marathon 2020

5th September 2020

Recent donations

2 days ago

Colin and Julie

Go Sarah, you can do it. We’re right behind you at an acceptable social distance!

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

1 week ago


Will never forget that Christmas Day


1 week ago



1 week ago

Jacqui & Joe

Best of luck Sarah xxx

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

1 week ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

3 weeks ago

Jackie Littlejohn

Good Luck Sarah-so glad to see Lucas is well on the road to recovery


3 weeks ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

3 weeks ago

Jacob Hill

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

3 weeks ago

Adam Fidler


3 weeks ago



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