All of us at Tcharmed are delighted that we have been able to donate £11,000 to the Research Team at Newcastle University Welcome Centre for rare Mitochondrial Disorders (see below). As a small Charity, it means such a lot to be able to contribute this amount of money for research into Mitochondrial Disorder and we want to thank each and every one of our supporters. One day they WILL find treatment and a cure for this terrible disease. Please just keep helping us if you can.
£100 donated towards the fund of Kieran Preston who sadly passed away on March 17th 2017. This was the third child that this family lost to this terrible Mitochondrial Disease and Tcharmed are always honoured to support them.
Tcharmed is honoured to have donated £2,000 to Stacey Preston’s last wishes. Stacey had been fighting Mitochondrial Disease for many years with unbelievable courage and hope and Tcharmed is proud to have known her and to have been close to her amazing family. Stacey died from this evil disease on 31st July 2105.
Tcharmed was delighted to donate £1,000 towards Samuel’s Wish fund. Samuel Sutton is a gorgeous, brave young lad who has cerebral palsy. He is unable to have any use in his left arm and an operation to fix this will cost £60,000. The National Health is unable to fund this operation so we wish every success to the Sutton family in raising this money.
Tcharmed are delighted to have been able to donate an iPad to this gorgeous and brave young man. Scott is five years old and has lived with Mitochondrial Disease since birth.
£684 donated to the Smith Family. Tcharmed was delighted to be able to purchase a special P Pod chair for little Maxwell Smith who has Mitochondrial Disease. February 2014.
£1,000 to help Lacey Leggett with home medical equipment. Tcharmed was glad to help towards buying medical equipment to help little Lacey come out of hospital and be with her family. August 2013. Sadly she died on 15th February 2014.
Trip to Florida donation
Trip to Florida for Stacey and Kieran Preston and their parents. Tcharmed is privileged to be able to help the Preston family give Stacey and Kieran a family holiday. April 2012
Letter from Paul and Rachel Preston:
We as a family cannot thank the kindness, humanity and emotional support provided and given by Candice & Mel from Tcharmed “Tiana Honey Watson Fund”. Special people, special family, in so many ways similar to our own, having already lost such a special daughter, Tiana to Mitochondrial Disease, Complex I of the Mitochondrial Respiratory Chain. As we have lost Kristen to Mitochondrial Disease in 1992 aged 3 months, Complex I & IV of the Mitochondrial Respiratory Chain. We know we will lose Stacey and Kieran at some point, but the support being offered, by Tcharmed, will enable a family trip we could only have dreamt about. Deams do come true, and we have Tcharmed to thank.
Donation from Tcharmed to The Injured Jockeys Fund Tcharmed is pleased to donate to this very worthy Charity from the proceeds raised by the jockeys who did the parachute jump for us in October 2011
iPad for Lucy
Lucy is a beautiful, bright and lively 8-year-old with Mitochondrial Disease whose activities are now severely curtailed by her disabilities. Tcharmed – through the generosity of our supporters – has been able to buy her an iPad, which will help her considerably to keep in touch with her friends and with her schoolwork. We are so pleased to have been able to help. Sept. 2011.
A Saturation Monitor donation
On behalf of us all here at Demelza, I would like to thank you so very much for your donation of £2,534.02 received by us recently. As agreed this donation will kindly fund a Saturation Monitor for the hospice here in Sittingbourne. Please pass on our thanks to Steve Jakes, Steve Watson and everyone else involved in raising this amazing amount of money.
Picture 1: Candice Watson (Right) Founder and Tiana’s Mum, Melanie Free (Left) Trustee and Tiana’s Granny. Pictured 2: Steve Jakes (Right) Trustee and Fundraiser and Dr Mike Champion.
A cheque for Research into Nuclear Gene Testing at Evalina Children’s Hospital. Tcharmed Trustees presented a cheque for £15,000 in June 2010 to Dr Mike Champion – Head of Service & Consultant in Paediatric Inherited Metabolic Disease. The money raised will go towards Nuclear Gene Testing for Mitochondrial Disorders at the Evalina Children’s Hospital.
A dream trip to Disneyland for Jessica May 2009: Tcharmed made a donation of £1,500 to the family of little Jessica Cannons who was suffering from cardiomyopathy which led to a severe chronic heart failure. Jesse also suffered a stroke and is confined to a wheelchair. The donation enabled Jesse and her family to visit Disneyland and have a wonderful break for a few days. Jesse is now on the list awaiting a heart transplant operation.
A cheque for the Evalina Children’s Metabolic Fund
January 2008: Tcharmed presented a cheque to Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity for £12,000 to contribute towards the Evelina Children’s Metabolic Fund. The money has gone towards improving diagnostic testing for metabolic disorders and in particular the development of genetic testing for patients with Complex 1 deficiency in the mitochondria.
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