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Vitality London 10,000: Nanny Fish

10th May 2019

“The staff of the Neuro Intensive Care Unit took such care of Kev and were so supportive of Kirsty that I feel I need to do something to show my appreciation. So I’m attempting to run 10k in May!”

On 27 May Nanny Fish (otherwise known as Angela Fisher) will be running Vitality London 10,000 in memory of her son in law, Kev.

Kev became desperately ill in January and was rushed to St George’s Neuro Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where he was diagnosed with a ruptured brain aneurysm. After a nine day battle (including three brain operations) Kev sadly lost the fight for his life; leaving behind his wife, Kirsty and their 2 year old twins - who recently celebrated their 3rd Birthday just a few days before their Daddy’s funeral.

“It was a truly dreadful time for everyone who knew and loved Kev. He was 38 years old, a lovely man and a proud husband and Daddy. The loss of Kev continues to cause waves of sorrow and anguish for everyone. It’s a massive adjustment for everyone to make - especially the twins who miss him but are too young to understand why Daddy hasn’t come home.”

Through this incredibly dark time Angela and the rest of the family have found a small positive light in giving back to George’s through running  the Vitality 10,000. Fundraising has been made into a team effort with Angela’s other daughter, Louise Quigley, also taking part in V10,000 as well as Royal Parks Half Marathon, after already completing the London Landmarks Half this March.

The money that Nanny Fish and Louise raise will ensure that the most urgent needs of NICU will be addressed quickly, helping to secure items that are ‘over and above’ what is normally provided through the NHS. That could include new medical equipment, facilities, staff training, and so much more.

Shannon Gleave, Community & Events Fundraiser said: “We cannot thank both Angela and Louise enough for their support. It’s down to the generosity of people like them that we are able to continue raising vital funds which will have a real impact on both patients and staff. I wish them the best of luck for the end of the month; I hope their 10ks go well! ”

 


You can keep up-to-date with Angela and the family’s progress here:

 https://runningforkevellarkirstyphoebeandsam.wordpress.com/

Support Angela and donate here:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nannyfishrunsagain

Support Louise and donate here:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/louise-quigley4kev

 


Are you interested in fundraising for St George’s Hospital Charity?

Email: giving@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Call: 020 8725 4522

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