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Celebrating our fabulous fundraisers

Fundraising in the current economic climate is not easy so we are so grateful to all of you who make the effort to support CLDF. In our new occasional series, we’ll be taking a look at what people are doing to raise funds and why.

Twenty one year old Louis is training for his first London Marathon

“Having a chronic liver disease myself, Children’s Liver Disease Foundation  means a lot to me. My family and I can empathise with other families who are on their journey with liver disease. So, raising awareness and funds for this organisation is something I consider to be a really important part of my life.

I wanted to do the London Marathon because I love a challenge and really enjoy my running. It provides as many benefits to my overall physical health as it does my mental health. Moreover, this event is a great stage to get our charity seen and heard by many people; hopefully gaining more awareness of chronic liver disease.”

Louis Smith is fundraising for Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (

Ryan is training for a different challenge but it’s no less daunting. He’s stepping into the boxing ring

The gym I attend runs White Collar Boxing events. It’s a great way of giving yourself a real challenge and raising money for a good cause. I seized the opportunity and my charity choice was easy. My stepdaughter, Summer, was born with a rare liver disease and had a transplant when she was just 11 months old. CLDF have been there for her and my wife all along and I knew will continue to be there for whatever hurdles she faces. So I’m hoping friends and family will pay good money to see me throw a few punches!”

Ryan Lockwood is fundraising for Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (

Mike, whose son, Max, received a liver transplant earlier this year, aged just seven months, is training for the Stroud Half Marathon in October

I want to raise awareness of Children’s Liver Disease Foundation and to help them continue their support for new families that may be just starting their journey. Through the hard times waiting for transplant between hospital and home and being there for our daughter Lottie I could find any information I wanted easily on their website and I found it a great help reading all the positive stories. 

“Through what has possibly been the hardest and scariest times we have faced as a family we have made great friends and have all stuck together helping each other and sharing our journeys as one big family.”


Mike Price is fundraising for Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (

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