Every month we get an update from Joseph’s Goal, who sends a super in-depth spreadsheet on how much, we as a team, have raised in the last month.
At the beginning of May we ticked over £120,000 pounds. I just – YOU GUYS! That’s a phenomenal amount – and that’s all of you. That’s everyone who has ever come to one of our events, who has ever run a marathon wearing a Team Mikaere shirt, who helped walk the Thames Barrier or bought an Eva book. That’s every Inifinis employee who has ever raised a safety issue. That’s every BV employee who has run around VondelPark or up Snowdon or did Tough Mudder, or just donated to those who did. For those who ran marathons or half marathons or 10K or 5k or just, didn’t run at all. For Penny + Tony who run a BBQ for Kai every year, for the Toddington Methodist who picked Joseph’s Goal as their charity of the year two years running. For those who have organised a pub quiz, or a wine tasting, or had a bake off. For those who had a charity poker game.
Thank you. When Mikaere was born that number seemed impossible, and now we’ve raised over and above.
Thank you for being on our team. We love you guys, our gratitude for all that you do to help give us a future with our son is overwhelming. Every donation is personal to us. Every message, run, video – that’s personal to us. Every single pound – we’re grateful. Unbelievably so.
For every person who has ever made the effort, who has ever given what they could spare, who has ever fundraised – we are beyond grateful. You’re helping fund a cure for our boy. It’s personal for us. Every single donation is personal to us. Every single person who has gone out of their way to help us raise money, that’s personal to us.
So thank you. We love you more than you know, and we’re overwhelmingly, genuinely grateful.
PS – Right now, Katy is running 30 Park Runs this year, and is asking for a £1 donation per run. Margot just ran the Milton Keynes Marathon for NKH, and a team of BVers (led by Sam!) just completed their Tough Mudder experience. Please donate – please support these people who are supporting us.
If you’d prefer – please buy an Eva book (seriously, they’re only £4.95, and all the royalties go towards NKH Research). Or share one of the eva books. Please set your Amazon Smile Charity to Joseph’s Goal.
Every single donation makes a huge difference to NKH research, and has a huge huge impact on Mikaere’s quality of life and the hope we have.
For every person who has ever asked what they can do to help – this is it. Please run a fundraiser. Please donate. Please help us raise the money so we can find an effective treatment for NKH, and for Kaikai.
Please donate. We love you.