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Tyne Bridge zipwire

Lucy lived up to her reputation by Zipwiring off the Tyne Bridge!

This is the Tyne Bridge!

We both got strapped up

Then made our way up to the top, ready to jump.

Once at the top it was time to jump! 

A video clip of the jump can be seen on youtube


After the jump lucy and Sally celebrated with a post zipwire meal.

Lucy is now resting, after her amazing leap! I hope lucy’s adventures inspire you to live your life to the full! Till next time xxxxxxxx


Max, Simon, and Sally came to join Lucy in spreading awareness!

Lucy and Sally took part in a 5 mile walk of hope for people suffering from mesothelioma – a lung cancer caused by asbestosis.  The charity is mike knighton mesothelioma research fund and is run by chris knighton.

they talked to many people on the walk both about mesothelioma and about there bags!

Lucy and Sally visited a farm.  They remembered the visit with dr Russel Cartwell and his talk on hygiene!  if you have not seen the video check it out on Youtube or on the website www.thebowelmovement.co.uk.


While at the farm, they looked at the animals, Lucy petted some animals, they went on a tractor ride and played in the play area.

After a fun day, the girls are now relaxing and having a bath!


Lucy went out and about in north shields to meet people,educating them about stomas and telling people about her upcoming zipwire off the Tyne Bridge. On her journeys she met some wonderful people!

Lucy and Dr Russel went to say hello to the bowel cancer awareness team.  Spreading awareness about ostomy’s, the unspoken ‘cure’ to bowel cancer. The team were wonderful and weredoing a great job! Lucy reminded them that the syptoms of bowel cancer are alsothe same symptoms for UC and crohns, and if they get younger people saying they suffer from these syptoms to maybe suggest these as possible causes.

Collette went out and about in a herons van

Lucy and collette went to the Salts wellbeing open day.  Collette met Gemma and has went to spend some time with her, collettes adventures with Gemma will be blogged soon!

Lucy spent some time with John from stomawise

She enjoyed spending time with medilink bear

Yesterday our mascot went to Whitleybay Baptist church.

She met Pastor Paul Newman, and had fun meeting Eric the geordie worship leader and many others. She also went into sunday school (powerhouse) where she had a great time!  To see more pictures go to our website.

Today  our masccot had her check-up with Dr Russel


He was very impressed with her progress since her surgery!  He also introduced her to another young ostomate called Lucy! 

They have become best friends, and after their check-up with Dr Russel they spent the afternoon out and about.


  They went to fidgets in whitley bay to get their hair cut.

Then went to a toddler group where the other children made them very welcome! 


Visit our website to see more pictures of their fun.  They are both very tired now so have gone to bed.  Keep coming back to see there adventures both together and individual.

Where would you like to see them?  And what would you like them to do?

Our stoma doll met the reporter and photographer so hopefully she will get into the local newspaper to promote her adventures, especially the zipwire!

Today she went along to the local crohns and colitis UK (NACC) group.  She had a great time meeting fellow members, especially the chairman Tom!


View more pictures from the meetng on the website!  She is looking forward to going back again in April!  Tomorrow our stoma doll will be going to church for the first time and attending sunday school! 

What a first week!

Today marks 1 week in the life of our mascot.  It is good getting out and about with her and people asking what we are doing, it is easier to show her stoma, and I hope it is bringing awareness and people beginning to accept it!  A lot of places have been extremely accepting of her in there groups and businesses.  I promised I would give these a mention, places which are aware of ostomy’s and are extemely open to people with all disabilities, places where  myself, and our doll has been accepted with open arms! 

German4kids, run by Silke Browell.  Fun german classes for all ages.  see her website – www.silkeBrowell.com

Christ church primary school, north shields, tyne and wear

Salvation army toddlers, tuesdays am/pm, north shields, tyne and wear

Christ church toddlers, wednesdasy afternoons, north shields

Whitley bay baptist church toddlers, mondays am/pm, whitley bay

Whitley bay baptist church, excellant creche and sunday school split for all age groups. whitley bay

Colostomy association support group, molineux centre, byker, friday mornings 10-12

Walker technology college, walker, newcastle.  Womderful head, staff, and the amazing school pastors!

At the end of a long week our stoma doll took a rest, it is a lot to do in one week!  Follow her many more adventures!  she will be zipwiring with me on the 16th june!  sponsor us at www.sponsor-me.org.uk/meardonna.



First Days!

Today our mascot took off her hospital gown, got dressed and went out for the first time!  She went to nursery, played on the adventure playground, went to a cafe for lunch, then played at a toddler group, went to German class, visited a local colostomy group and went to high school!  View her pictures on oour website!  I think she is going to have a rest over the weekend, as she is still recovering from surgery.

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