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40 Days of Fundraising round-up

Our recent 40 Days of Fundraising event saw our supporters get involved in all sorts of creative ways to help raise money for TOFS.

Here’s just a few of them.

George’s 40K!

The Croxall Family (including George, 2 year old OA/TOF)

40 for TOFS! George walked 40km over the 40 days of fundraising, Mum, Katherine, added an extra 40 miles on top of that and Dad, Stephen, did a 42km run. Despite the ambitious target, George powered through his 40km in only 32 days!

Amount raised: £1,033.75

Dan’s 70-mile walk!

Daniel Baldock and Nikki Morphew’s son, Edward, is 4 months and was born VACTERL. He has a limb deformity, fused spine and TOF/OA. Edward graduated NICU after 3.5 weeks but came back to Evelina Children’s hospital when he was 7 weeks old for his first oesophageal dilatation and at 9 weeks had an aortopexy/tracheopexy.

Dan decided to walk from Whitfield in Dover, Kent to Evelina Children’s hospital in London over 3 days to raise money for TOFS as it was the knowledge the charity provided that helped us to push forward to receive help after he experienced cyanotic episodes and our local hospital said it was a cold.

Day 1 Dan walked from Whitfield to Faversham (24 miles), day 2 was Faversham to Higham (22 miles) and 3rd day was Higham to Evelina London (24 miles).

Dan raised £1,360!

Connor's 40 x 40 metres

Becky, Trevor, Connor & James

Connor is a five year old TOFling. He took part in TOFs Teddy Toddle in 2020, but unfortunately missed fundraising for TOFs in 2021 as he’d been poorly on and off for a while. Hence to say he was looking forward to doing something new for TOFs in 2022.

We put our heads together to work out the best activity for Connor to do that would include 40 for the 40th anniversary, as Connor has just started riding his ‘big bike’ we thought it would be a great opportunity for Connor to get some practice and fundraise at the same time. Hence to say ‘Connor’s 40 x 40 metres for TOFs’ was decided.

We’re absolutely chuffed to announce Connor has currently raised £580 for TOFs, online and offline.

40 days without a cuppa!

Elizabeth Walker’s granddaughter Zoe was born with OA/TOF and took part in the TOFS 40 Days of Fundraising challenge by giving up drinking tea for 40 days!

“I thought that people wouldn’t think it was much of a challenge, but my family and friends really embraced it. Drinking tea is such an integral part of life and people really understood that it wouldn’t be an easy thing to do!

It’s been a tough time for the family but they face their challenges with calmness and positivity. I wanted to support TOFS because it has helped Zoe and her family by offering valuable support and education. It wasn’t easy for me to give up tea, some days I struggled, but I did it with a smile on my face because Zoe always has one on hers!”

Thank you all for your amazing support!

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