In April of this year, we were utterly heartbroken by the sudden loss of our gorgeous friend, Mya, loved by al the family.
Mya was Hannah’s brother Adam’s beloved best friend.
They had known each other for many years, and were inseparable classmates. Both had multiple, complex disabilities and had been through so much in their short lives. They enjoyed each other’s company, and very occasionally Mya would even let Adam hold her hand! Mya was strong, courageous and definitely knew her own mind. She was beautiful in every way.
Adam adored her. There is no other way of putting it. He is non-verbal but we always knew who was top for him. The mention of her name made him beam, and all the family recognised his Mya wiggle-giggle when he knew he was going to see his friend.
Adam has been without his friend for 6 months now.
He keeps Mya’s photo right where he can see it from his chair. He still laughs and waves at the mention of her name. He looks for her arriving at school with her Mum and Dad, every morning, even now. When asked to chose a middle name for his baby sister, there was only one option. Adam loves Mya, he misses her and he will certainly never forget her.
This Christmas, Hannah is fundraising for the North East charity Useful Vision, in honour and loving memory of an extraordinary young lady, Mya Jean Simpson.
Christmas is coming, and it is time for Team HHH’s festive projects.
PROJECT ONE continues on from 2016 and 2017 – Hannah is collecting advent calendars and sweet treats for families living in Scott House at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, a home-from-home run by The Sick Children’s Trust.
More details can be found on her Facebook page.
Hannah at Scott House in 2017
On October 20th, Hannah and her 1 month old sister Isabelle took part in the Big Fun Run at Saltwell Park in Gateshead, to raise money for the baby charity Bliss. Hannah pushed Izzy’s pram around the park course in lovely October sunshine.
Thanks to everyone for your support. The girls have raised over £130 for this amazing cause.
We have been a bit quiet for a couple of months. Team HHH are happy to announce that this is because of the safe arrival of a new team member, born 17th September and very, very lovely.
This is Isabelle, who will start helping out in October at the Big Fun Run.
Hannah is excited to announce the grand total for June’s fundraising for Children’s Cancer Fund is an amazing £1531.
As you will see from her Just Giving page, this has massively exceeded her expectations, and lots of thanks are due to everyone who supported Team HHH. Together you will make a huge difference to the lives of children being treated for Cancer in the North East.
Hannah has chosen to continue with fundraising for CCF and North of England Children’s Cancer Research in July.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU from Hannah and Team HHH!
On June 2nd, Hannah hosted a tropical tea party, with cakes, biscuit decorating, crafts and a raffle, all in aid of the Children’s Cancer Fund.
Thank you to everyone who popped in for a cake and a craft. Together, so far, the tea party has raised £118 for the charity.
Congratulations to Team HHH on completing the NECCR Cancer Run at Newcastle Racecourse on Sunday 20th May.
So far the team of Elizabeth, Edward, George and Hannah have raised over £100. (Emma was not able to take part as she and her Daddy were poorly on the day).
A BIG thank you to everyone who supported us!
Hannah’s Helping Hand
TROPICAL TEA PARTY
Saturday 2nd June
2pm – 4pm
At Whitley Bay Big Local
Whitley Road, Whitley Bay
Come in for cakes, treats, tea/coffee and tropical punch, crafts to try and raffle.
Raising money for The Children’s Cancer Fund, supporting wards 4 and 14 at the Great North Children’s Hospital.