Hadleigh Hares Athletics Club Established 1984
Celebrating 28 years of road running - athletics - cycling - triathlon
Club ► Fund raising
The members of Hadleigh Hares have raised many thousands of pounds for local and UK-wide charities over the years and we are very proud of their efforts. These pages are an attempt to showcase current and previous fund raising efforts. If you would like to support any of the fund raising efforts below please follow the links provided and please give generously.
If you are a Hadleigh Hare and are currently or have in the past been involved in fund raising through an athletic event please email details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add them to these pages.
Hadleigh Hares Fundraising Beneficiary 2011/12 - Xanthe Carter
At the moment, Xanthe is a bit all over the place. we are really get her walking, with her holding our hands, and she is progressing well. She does conductive education (a type of physiotherapy pioneered by Josef Peto in Hungry) every holidays for 2 hours a day, and in her 2 weeks of sessions this holidays she did really well and is considerably stronger. this has definitely been helped by her riding as she goes to the RDA in Shelley every week during the termtime. She is really getting there and can remember how to step now which is massive for her given the considerable stroke and brain damage that she has sustained.
Xanthe's epilepsy continues to be tricky and means she doesn't sleep properly and falls over a lot when walking. Not ideal, but we keep her going and believe that with continued therapeutic input, she will get there. Because the NHS will only provide her with bare minimum of therapy (2 hours per term of physio, 2 hours per term of Speech and Language) we are left with no choice but to fund raise to employ therapists to fill the void.
Peoples generousity and donations from their own fund raising for her is just amazing, and quite overwhelming. It gives us hope and light at the end of the tunnel when the chips are down and we find ourselves fighting social services on her behalf, or have to buy another piece of vastly expensive kit because the NHS won't fund it. Add an additional '0' to everything for special needs!
Thank you very much for keeping Xanthe in mind, and for all your fund raising efforts. It really, really helps and enables us plan a little way into the future for her.
Xanthe is now 4 years old, but when she was 9 months old she contracted pneumococcal meningitis and suffered a major stroke as a result of it. She was critically ill and on a life support machine for 2 weeks, but battled through and is now having to manage and cope with the devastating after effects of her illness.
Xanthe is unable to walk or talk currently due to the brain damage that she sustained, though we are committed to help her to learn to do this. Further to this, she has also developed a difficult form of epilepsy to treat. Her seizures make learning difficult and she needs 1:1 care.
Whilst the NHS has been as supportive as it can be, local rural resources cannot provide the 1:1 physiotherapy and speech and language regularly enough and thus progress is agonisingly slow.
Our only choice is to seek private therapists who can make up the difference, though typically a 1:1 physiotherapy and speech and language session costs £70. Xanthe really needs intensive therapy every week to make any real progress.
In addition to this, we take Xanthe on an intensive physiotherapy course, for 3 weeks at a time, twice a year with the aim that practicing every day helps her brain to re-wire and learn how to move.
These intensive courses cost £2500.
Xanthe’s equipment is mainly supplied by the NHS, but the choice is often very limited in its variety which means we are forced into having to apply for grants in order to buy bespoke items, like walking frames and her trike. Xanthe’s trike cost £1,300 for example.
Xanthe is by nature, a happy, smiley little girl and we are determined that with the right help and support she can learn to do some of the things that we take for granted.
Matt Blacoe - Lakeland 50 Trail Race 2011 - In aid of Xanthe Carter
A brief message from Matt ...
Brian Airlie - London Marathon 2011 - Cancer Research UK
A brief message from Brian...
Deb Stewart - London Marathon 2011 - Thomas Wolsey School
A thank you and race report from Deb ...
our support for this very worthy charity can be made by clicking the following link: http://www.justgiving.com/Deborah-Stewart
Previous Fund Raising Efforts
Thurs, 16 May 2013 - Club 5k + Junior 2k Thurs, 16 May 2013 - Harwich 5k - 1 Sun, 19 May 2013 - Woodbridge 10k Sun, 19 May 2013 - Gt Baddow 10m Sun, 19 May 2013 - St Felix junior tri, Southwold Sun, 19 May 2013 - Newmarket Sprint Triathlon Sun, 19 May 2013 - Bedford Priory Middle Triathlon Sun, 19 May 2013 - Bedford Priory Sprint Triathlon
18 Sep: Hares 5k race 5 results 14 Sep: Clacton Junior Tri report 13 Sep: Great Dunmow Tri report 11 Sep: Clacton Tri report 10 Sep: Langham 10k report 5 Sep: Update on Xanthe 4 Sep: Updated run events 3 Sep: Hares 5k race 4 results 23 Aug: Updated Had 10 entry forms 22 Aug: Newmarket Duathlon report 2 Aug: Updated forms contact details 31 Jul: Hares 5k race 3 results 30 Jul: Culford Sprint Tri report 21 Jul: Added Brantham 5 report 21 Jul: Added Bournemouth Pier swim 16 Jul: Added Ekiden results 15 Jul: Added Tri reports 10 Jul: Capel 5 report 9 Jul: Gt Bentley 'Friday 5' report 9 Jul: Emma starts coaching 2 Jul: Norwich Tri reports 26 Jun: More race reports 25 Jun: Walden Tri report 22 Jun: Bury 'Friday 5' report 22 Jun: Added Hares 5km race 2 results 21 Jun: New Hall Junior Tri report 19 Jun: Run for Life report 19 Jun: Great East Swim report 19 Jun: Windsor Triathlon report