Congratulations Justine on completing your first marathon in 4hrs30min and thank you for your support and for raising more than £800!
'In April 2012, me and my partner had just begun a six week road trip from Sydney to Darwin in Austraila. It was a trip of a lifetime that we had been planning and saving up for years. However on only the 3rd day, we were involved in a serious car accident. My partner was driving and his side of the car took the full impact. He ended up being airlifted to three different hospital, due to the seriousness of his injuries. He ended up going to St George Hospital in Kogarah, Sydney. There he was put into an induced coma for 9 days, and kept in Intensive Care for about 4 weeks.
The care he received there was phenomenal. He had a nurse caring for him one on one for 24 hours a day. Without there hard work, dedication and knowledge he definitely wouldn't still be with us. He slowly started making process and was taken down to High Dependancy. He had many operations, but finally he left he hospital after 10 weeks.
Even though he received his Intensive Care in Australia, I wanted to raise money for the Intensive Care Foundation. It made me aware of the work that they do across the country. It has been one of my all time goals to complete a marathon. So to raise money for Intensive Care Foundation by completing the Greater Manchester Marathon seemed perfect'
You can sponsor Justine here
Joel and the 'Bacteria Bunch'
...'I was in a coma for three weeks and when I awoke for some bizarre reason I thought I was in Utrecht?
Read his story here
Iain Farquhar, ICS Member
300 Mile Cycling Challange
Congratulations Iain Farquhar who managed over 240 miles in very grim weather conditions and developing a sever knee injury, he came 15th out of 29 solo riders ad has raised nearly £2000.
Matthew Jackson, ICS Member.
Wiggle Tour 2012 - 65 Mile cycle through the Peak District - Sunday 27th May 2012
Congratulation on completing the challenge and thanks for all funds raised! (nearly £500!)
Judith Write, ICS Member, James Cook University Hospital and 2 friends Alison Williams and Judith Donkin
3 day coast to coast cycle ride on the 29th April 2011
'We are all booked up and not quite as fit as we would like to be, we are covering the costs ourselves so all donations will go the the Intensive Care Foundation. We are cycling from Witehaven to Tynmouth over 3 days - aprox 150 miles'
Please support Judith and team by visiting their JustGiving page.
Roger Davies , ICS Member, Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, Sussex
7 Day Kayak Expedition Andes to Ocean took place on the 15th January 2011
'I'm a year 5 Anaesthetics Specialty Registrar in London & the picturesque South East of England, currently working at Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, Sussex. As part of my training I've been involved in Intensive Care over the last 8 years, and my plan is to qualify as an Intensive Care Physician.
Many thanks to Andy Leeks who took part in the Watford 10k run on the 3rd May 2010 - he raised a total of £500 which is an amazing effort and completed the race in 40 minutes. Andy ran the race in memory of his Nan who received treatment in the Intensive Carer Unit at Watford.
If you are interested in supporting the Foundation by taking part in a fundraising challenge then please do let us know by contacting Nina Taylor.
Dr Steven Lobaz and Mr Paul Lobaz
"Myself and my brother Paul, are doing the Great Yorkshire Run on Sunday September 5th 2010. As an anaesthetic registrar in the Northern Denary and my brother who is a 2nd year medical student at Leeds University, we both have witnessed and worked with critically ill patients on intensive care. Our aim is simple to run 10km as fast as possible and raise as much money as we can for the Intensive Care foundation on the way! My other aim is of course...... to beat my brother!! "
Many thanks to Irene Thomson ICS Member and a sister at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate who raised £1369 for the Foundation.
"I am a sister in ICU at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate. I have worked in Intensive Care for 30 years and have obviously seen many changes over the years.
I am a member of the Society and attended the December meeting in London. In 2009 I trekked to Everest Base Camp with Caudwell Xtreme Everest Expedition and raised £2300.
I had a wonderful 18 days in China starting in Hong Kong then travelling the beautiful landscape of Guillan and Yangshuo in the south before heading for Xian and the Terracotta warriors, then onto Beijing to start the Great Wall. I spent 10 amazing days trekking the wall, first day was wet and misty but then we were rewarded with beautiful blue skies, warm days and spectacular views. It is incredible to think that this wall spans the entire country! I had an amazing experience, made many new friends and hope to return one day.
I would like to thank everyone who supported my fundraising events which included a curry night, chilli night, Greek night, cake days, pimms on the beach and many more. Special thanks to Terry and Grace.
Charity Golf Day at Grims Dyke Golf Club 10th September 2010 - Dr Valerie Page
Date announced for Next year's Golf day at Grims Dyke Golf Club - Friday August 26th further details on the Golf Day webpage.
Our first Intensive Care Foundation Golf Day was held on September 10th at Grim’s Dyke Golf Club in Middlesex and proved to be a great success raising the profile of Intensive Care research and over £1000. The weather held out and the seventy golfers who took part - whether they were winners and losers - all enjoyed the day immensely. The prizes were supported with donations from MACE building firm and Spire Bushey with the on course refreshments (non-alcoholic!) provided by Waitrose in Harrow being extremely welcome. While no-one won the hole in one prize on offer from BMW, our own Clinical Leadership group member Valerie Page won nearest the pin for the ladies. Following the splendid buffet there was a lively auction of some prized items relating to cricket and rugby. It was only left then to exchange stories of the putts that failed to drop and the great shots that inexplicably ended up in a bunker before promising to do better next year.
Many thanks also to the folowing people who made donations:
Stephen Pycroft of Mace Group
Angus Fraser of Middlesex CCC
Grant Halstead of MCC Lords Ground
Joanne Scott of Stoke Park Golf Club
Lisa Trybus of Spire Bushey
Janine Sedgman of Waitrose