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The latest news about Harriet
May
20

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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May
18

Derby 10k Run for Harriet

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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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May
15

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, Car Boot,...
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Apr
29

Harriet`s weekend as a Princess

After a great fundraising Easter weekend throughout Spondon village last week, which raised over £1000, we were asked by  the Bartlewood lodge in Ockbrook if they could help raise some funds for Harriet`s Trust .With the Royal wedding being a well awaited celebration of this year, we were asked if Harriet would...
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Mar
29

House alterations for Harriet`s new room

After months of fundraising, we were finally in a position to start looking at how best to start tackling disability alterations to the house that would then merge into Harriet`s new room.The architect had looked for many different ways to get from the main house into Harriet`s new room, but the...
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