Dear friends & sponsors,
Thank you so much for visiting our gofundme page.
We are a close family group raising money in honour of Sarah, a much loved member of our family who was violently attacked in her home by someone she trusted and loved. Her head injuries were so severe that she barely survived, leaving her unable to live an independent life now.
As a family we've been devastated by what happened to Sarah who has always been such a vivacious, thoughtful, caring and compassionate person. She’s a mum, daughter, sister, cousin, niece and loyal friend to many and it is so cruel that her life has been impacted in this way.
September marks a year since it happened, and it’s also the month of Sarah's 40th birthday. We'd like to do something positive in honour of Sarah who is an amazing fighter in surviving this ordeal.
In the theme of Sarah's 40th, we all pledge to cover distances ranging between 40 - 400km during the month of September. Distances vary depending on age & ability.
We would like to divide the money we raise between key charities who have provided amazing medical care and support for Sarah as well as those which can hopefully prevent the same happening to others:
- East Anglian Air Ambulance (https://www.eaaa.org.uk/) Which played a critical role in Sarah’s survival in getting her to the specialist intensive care unit as quickly as possible.
- Addenbrookes Neurosciences Critical Care Unit who provided absolutely incredible round the clock care for Sarah in the first 3 months of her care.
- Women's aid (womensaid.org.uk) supporting women trying to escape domestic violence.
- Equipment for Sarah's care.
Thank you again for supporting our fundraising efforts. We are incredibly grateful for any sponsorship & donations we receive.
Sarah's 40th Fundraising Team
- Chris Cooper
- Lisa Gilligan-Lee
- Laura Burton