TeiganSmile

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Raised by 176 people in 39 months

“Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.”
— Fred (Mr.) Rogers

Our children are our most precious resources. We need to protect them. Nurture them. And help them to prosper.
So, imagine the horror when your two-week old infant daughter begins to convulse, and you don’t know why. You rush her to the hospital where you’re told she has somehow contracted the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1).
“What? How can that be?” you ask in a panic. “Isn’t that a sexually transmitted disease?”
“Yes, and no,” you are told.
The HSV-1 herpes virus can also be transmitted through saliva, namely by
kissing someone on the mouth.

And then it hits you…
When your baby was born, and friends and family came to share in your joyful arrival, someone must have kissed your sweet child in a show of love. And without knowing, transmitted the herpes virus to your baby. What you didn’t know – what most people don’t know – is that according to the World Health Organization, 3.7 billion people under age 50 have herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). That's 67 percent of the global population in that age bracket. And many of these people don’t even know they have it. And suddenly you realize how easily this could happen. Today, your child has quadriplegic cerebral palsy – a condition that will be with her for life. And that bright future you hoped to nurture is gone. That is my daughter, Teigan. A beautiful and resilient soul that longs to be like other children. Today, we are asking you to consider joining our fight to: a) Spread the word about the danger presented to infants by the HSV-1 herpes virus, and b) Raise much-needed money to help children like Teigan live a fuller life.

Won’t you be a hero to children like Teigan?
With your gift to our crowdfunding campaign, you will help us make sense of a senseless situation as we work to prevent future tragedies like this from happening and find the funds to help children already affected by this virus.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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Not long now till TeigyFest. Our biggest awareness/fundraising event to date. If you haven’t already got your tickets please visit www.teigyfest.co.uk to find out more information
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Our Next Event will be live music from The Carpenters Experience on Saturday 24th November at Great Whelnetham Community Centre. Doors Open at 7pm £15 on the door

Believe it or not, it's said that the very first recognised Tribute Act was a live show devoted to the music of the phenomenal brother and sister singing duo, The Carpenters. If true then it shows the amazing popularity enjoyed by the twosome back in the 70's and early 80's before it all came to a crashing stop Karen's untimely loss. Even if you weren't a fan, you almost certainly knew one or more of their songs and perhaps, guiltily back then, hummed a tune or two walking quietly on your own. After all, how could you resist on Top Of The World, Sing or Close To You.

Come and enjoy a nostalgic visit to the great songs of the Carpenter's, Trust me when i say that there a simply so many famously great songs in this show that it would be very hard to leave unsatisfied. With a lovely voice and period costumes, They will transport you back to the 70's when Karen and Richard Carpenter were definitely on top of the world. You can never completely guarantee an audience will go home happy but the odds are very definitely in your favour with this appealing and delightful show for all ages
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Thank you to everyone who attended our first TeiganSmile Concert lastnight, it was a great night with just over 250 people in attendance. The band was fantastic
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Would just like to thank everyone for your continued support. We have lots more planned for the new year including our next charity match vs Arsenal's charity team
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Raised by 176 people in 39 months
Created May 2, 2016
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