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John reaches for the skies to help Harriet


It’s been months in preparation and now June 19th has arrived when local businessman  John Burton finally  takes to the skies for the parachute jump  which will raise further funds  for Harriet Gregory.

Previously publicised on local radio John explained how he has the most terrible fear of heights and how it has taken every emotion possible to try an overcome his fear and jump from the plane.

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Harriet`s 2nd Birthday


We were all very excited that Harriet was nearly two and that she not going to spend her second birthday in hospital.

It was always going to be hard deciding what to do on Harriet`s second birthday, as she was simply very limited as to what she could do and with the weather being very unpredictable, we needed to make sure that it was not to cold, rainy or windy.

We looked on the internet for areas that would be suitable for children with disabilities and special needs, but there was simply nothing that was geared towards children like Harriet.

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Harriet visits the Gastrostomy Surgeon at the QMC

Harriet had been referred to see the Gastrostomy surgeon at the Queen Medical Centre in Nottingham, as her consultants were concerned that the nasal gastric tube that was feeding Harriet feed and medicines may start to cause problems with her breathing.

The appointment came through within a few months and although we were both very anxious about going to see the surgeon, we knew that it was something we had to do in order to find out whether this would help Harriet in the long term.

We arrived at the QMC, just before 10.00 am and made our way to the children`s outpatient area at the hospital, the nurse booked Harriet in and then took her measurements and weight.

After a few minutes we were called into see the Mr. Singh, who was the consultant surgeon for this type of procedure. He asked how Harriet was and whether she had developed any further problems.

We told Mr. Singh that although Harriet was very complex and had ongoing neurological problems, that she was currently stable and happy within herself.

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Derby 10k Run for Harriet


On April 3rd 2011 Shirley Insley on the left and Melissa Insley on the right, completed the Derby 10k race in 1 hour and 5 minutes after training for more than six months for the event .

Melissa and Shirley contacted us a few months before the event and asked if they could raise funds for the Help Harriet Trust, as they had both read alot about Harriet and what we were trying to do for her.

The mother and daughter team managed to raised an amazing £547.50 from family and friends.

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Bartlewood Lodge Fundraiser for Harriet

We would like to say a big thank you to Tom Bignall and all the staff at Bartlewood lodge in Ockbrook for raising a massive, £482.93p for the Help Harriet Trust. You can also support HARRIET by taking part in sponsored events like a Marathon, Walking, Music Event, Parachute Jump,...
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