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Sarah Moss & Lucas Watson is raising money for Basics Scotland

Sarah Moss & Lucas Watson


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Total raised so far

£1,868 by 56 supporters

+£355.50 Gift Aid

+£26.20 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) basics-scotland.org.uk 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

5 days ago

Regretably but not surprisingly the Edinburgh Marathon 2020 is another event this year which has now been cancelled. It is still my intention to run the distance again on the 6th Sep, however this time I shall not be doing it alone!

My nephew Lucas's recovery has been remarkable he just goes from strength to strength every day. After supporting me in May he then signed up to do the Marathon. When we heard it was cancelled we decided to keep training and run together in September. I have no doubt this will be quite an emotional occassion.

1 month ago

Marathon distance plus a little, 26.5 miles done today 24th May. Feeling totally elated as windy conditions and cramp both hampered, had to really dig deep the last few miles. Huge thanks to all my family and friends for their support around the course, couldn’t of done it without you.

Bit of time out now before starting preparations for Sep 6th when I can hopefully run the actual Edinburgh Marathon ?? Again a huge thanks to all who have donated xx

1 month ago

Last big training run done yesterday, 22.5 miles. Very tough both physically and psychologically. Just wee short runs now as I prepare to run the full Marathon distance on 24th May. Again many thanks to those who have donated. Stay Safe and Well xx

3 months 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 & Lucas Watson is fundraising for

Basics Scotland

Charity number: SC030189

Sarah Moss & Lucas Watson is fundraising as part of

Edinburgh Marathon Festival Full Marathon 2020

6th September 2020

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Recent donations

3 weeks ago

Mum & Dad

Well done indeed Sarah in running the 26 miles, a great achievement!

£80.00 + £20.00 Gift Aid

1 month ago

Anonymous

Well done Sarah!

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

1 month ago

Lucy Leslie

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

1 month ago

Annette Reid

Well done Sarah!!

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

1 month ago

Emily

£20.00

1 month ago

Craig McLaren

Well done Sarah, fantastic effort !!

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

1 month ago

Sarah Woolham Jaffier

Such an achievement to do this without the atmosphere of an event to spur you on, amazing!!! Enjoy all the chocolate!!! Sarah xxx

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

1 month ago

Bob & Sandra

Well done girl!

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

1 month ago

Alison

£30.00

1 month ago

Fiona Damen

So proud of you Sarah!! Great cause too lots luck from Fo Jan and the girls

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

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