On Sunday 21st April (just over 2 years since Paul Kelly, MRSA Action UK's friend and former Vice Chair, passed away) family and friends completed their challenge in Macclesfield Forest, the weather was a little damp but there was hot chocolate and chips at the end.
We were all very fond of Paul and we think he would agree that this is a great way to remember him. Thank you Angie.
You can leave a message or donation on Angie's Just Giving page at http://www.justgiving.com/Angie-Kelly1
Jules and Steve completed the Brighton Marthon, and they both performed brilliantly, Jules finishing in 4:08:23 and Steve finishing in 4:35:24!
Love the picture Jules, hope you both took some time out to enjoy the Brighton sunshine : )
To support them leave a message on their Just Giving page visit http://www.justgiving.com/JulesnSteve
To follow our champions visit their webpage at
26th May - BUPA 10k in Manchester
8th June - Trailblazer 10k in Tonbridge Wells
14th July 2013 - Great British 10k London
29th September 2013 - The 40th Berlin Marathon
27th October 2013 - The Great South Run
Brewery Conference Centre, London
4th June 2013
Visit the GovToday website for the conference programme
at Grange Park, Blackpool
on Sunday 9th June 2013
Staphon the superbug will drop in to meet the children and the Scouts, all proceeds from the day will go towards youth activities. There will be lots going on at the event on the green, so if you are in the area drop by. Staphon is pictured with the children from the Cherwell Centre, Grange Park at last year's summer camp at Waddecar, Lancashire.
Thursday 13th June 2013
We will gather to lay wreaths to remember those that have suffered and those who have been lost to Healthcare Associated Infections and all those lost at Mid Staffs. More....
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Infection Prevention Masterclass
East Surrey Hospital
Date to be confirmed
Derek Butler will give the patient experience of MRSA
Adrian Darbyshire, who lost his very close friend Troy Eames in November 2002 to MRSA, is fundraising for MRSA Action UK in his memory. Every year Adrian attends a memorial event where close friends and family meet to celebrate Troy'slife. This year is the 9th year and Adrian wanted to announce a fund raising event that he plans doing in his honour to end next year on November 7th to raise money for our charity. This will mark the 10 year anniversary of his passing.
When Troy originally passed away Adrian gave up drinking alcohol for 6 months, raising almost £1,500 which went towards Troy's grave stone, this time around he plans to do it for a whole year.
This will be challenging enough but it is something he wants to do in his memory and at the same time raise money for a cause that he has strong feelings about.
Troy Eames was only 23 when he went to hospital for treatment for an in-growing toenail. Sadly after picking up the MRSA infection he suffered kidney failure and a heart attack.
Troy Eames, who passed away on the 7th November 2002
To support Adrian you can visit his Justgiving page at:
Alex Stedman is fundraising for MRSA Action UK
The London Road to Wembley
Alex is doing this on behalf of the charity to raise awareness which is fantastic as preventing infections in sport is a significant challenge. Alex describes The London Road to Wembley:
"My aim along with my cousin Gary is to visit 12 London league football grounds and Wembley in the quickest time possible. The rules we have set so far are that the time starts when the first photo is taken at one of the above grounds. We can only use public transport or run (let's be honest-walk) and to end we have to finish at Wembley by touching the statue of Bobby Moore at the end of Wembley Way. A picture of us at each ground with either stadium or team name in background must be taken and an honest log of the times we've arrived at grounds must be kept. We hope once we've set a time other people can challenge us and try and beat it whilst raising money for their own chosen charity."
To support Alex and his cousin Gary visit
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If you think you can help then please get in touch to talk about getting involved, you may like to help with fundraising and raising awareness. You can do this by donating through Just Giving securely or by creating your own fundraising page or a page in memory of someone.
Just ten pounds could help to support people affected by MRSA or other infections by helping with advice and understanding from others who have been affected. It could also help to provide patient information leaflets, posters to raise awareness on how to prevent infections, leaflets and training materials for seminars, workshops and education events.
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