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 Eddie 's Story -

 

Eddie is the father of Oscar (age 5), who was born with severe physical and intellectual disabilities; making him much more susceptible to illness.

As a result Edward and his family have spent a lot of time in Queen Alexandra Hospital’s Starfish Ward. 

 

Eddie said: ‘I cannot speak highly enough of the staff that took such great care of Oscar and made our stay a little bit more comfortable.

 

 'Having an unwell child is worrying for everyone and the team on the Starfish Ward work hard to create a familial environment at the same time as providing first class medical care. For patients and visiting siblings, there is an indoor playroom, an outdoor playground, a parent’s sitting room and a sensory room. The Bubbles Fund helps pay for facilities like these.’

Over the May bank holiday,  Eddie, undertook the UK’s toughest ultramarathon- all in aid of the Children’s Bubbles Fund at QA Hospital.

The Cape Wrath is a 250 mile race set over just 8 days on some of the roughest terrain in Scotland. Running an average of 31 miles a day and with a total elevation of 11,200 metres, the race follows the Cape Wrath Trail and finishes in the most north-westerly point of Scotland, Cape Wrath itself.

8 days later and 250 gruelling miles across the remote Scottish Highlands, Eddie crossed the finish line in Cape Wrath on the 27th May.

Speaking of his momentous accomplishment, Eddie explained
“I’d never run up a boulder field or through peat hags-nor in fact did I have any idea of what 11,200 metres of cumulative ascent, and then descent, would do to my shins!"

Eddie raised an incredible £5,435. saying " Thank you to everyone who supported me, the funds raised will support many children and their families to have a more comfortable stay in the Starfish Ward at Queen Alexandra Hospital".

Well done Eddie!

 

 

If you would like to raise money for a Ward or Department close to your heart, our friendly Fundraising Team are
here to help. 
For information and advice, please contact us on 02392 286000 Ext: 5927, or email fundraising@porthosp.nhs.uk

 

 

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Last updated - 13 September 2018
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