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Hi, I'm Lucille and I'm walking 100km in one month to raise money for the Critical Care Support Network. 

My father in law was admitted to Critical Care in February 2023 with sepsis as a result of peritonitis. He was severely ill in Critical Care for 6 weeks, and a further 4 months in hospital. 

 

Due to coming from a healthcare career background I ended up becoming my father in law's patient advocate and also the one to explain his developing illness to our family. By the time his stepping down from Critical Care to the High Dependency Unit came around, I fell apart and succumbed to the crippling symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. At first, I wasn't sure what was happening to me and didn't know where to find people who had been through the same things that I had. I found the CCSN Facebook group and I genuinely credit them with keeping me afloat. A few members of the group suggested starting EMDR therapy for my PTSD, along with joining their Zoom meetings for relatives so that I could talk to people who could empathize. They also suggested what equipment my father in law could need to make his transition from hospital to home easier and how to request it, and for that I am so grateful. 

 

10 months on from starting EMDR I am a different person. I'm in remission from my PTSD and my father in law has been home for a year. I genuinely don't know what I would have done without the support of the CCSN - I certainly wouldn't be doing as well as I am today. This is my way of giving something back and I'm hugely grateful for any money you could spare for a donation. 

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Join us on Saturday
14 September
as we celebrate Bartonfest!
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Join us on Chester Business Club's Sponsored Walk on

 

Sunday 15 September starting at 11 am

from Chester Racecourse.

 

It is a circular walk of around 6 miles with the Club's legendary refreshments en route.

A great way to improve your fitness and raise funds for CCSN! 

Please get in touch for full details and sponsor form etc.

BINGO WITH STUART!

New date coming soon!

Its free to enter and there are prizes! -  M&S or Amazon e-gift cards - £10 for the first line and £20 for a full house.  You can spend them on-line or in store on anything that M&S sells or on-line from Amazon.

For details of how to get your Bingo cards  please  get in touch.  You will need to print them before the start on Friday.

Although it is free to enter, we need to know if you plan to play, we'll then send you log-in details on the day 

Use the Contact Us form on this website.

THANK YOU!

to everyone who has contributed to the incredible fundraising on this page, either through carrying out the challenges, sponsoring, or donating.

Our special thanks to everyone who supported our Annual Prize Draw this year - we raised almost £1000.

 

All the activities the Group offers to former critical care patients and those close to them are FREE - that includes the Drop-In meetings, Exercise Groups, Relaxation Sessions and Yoga.  But of course the Group does have to pay the costs of these - therapists and trainers fees etc. insurance, and of course Zoom - what would we do without it!

Thanks to this amazing effort by so many people we can now plan our activities for the months ahead 

carrying out our aim of helping everyone to make the best possible recovery from their illness.

Please get in touch if you would like to support us or receive details of everything that we offer.  We will never pass your details to a third party.

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