The Hyper IgM Foundation Blog 


Apr 24, 2018

Big thank you to Emma Achilles for organizing a fundraiser in memory of our friend, Andrew Thomas, who passed away earlier this year. Andrew was an inspiration to us all, and Emma, who worked with him, decided to raise awareness and funds for the Hyper IgM Foundation in his memory. Please consider a donation to help Emma reach her goal. Good luck with your run this Sunday Emma!

Below is the excerpt from Emma’s JustGiving Fundraiser page:

In 2009 I met a wonderful person, this person was to be my boss, my mentor and most importantly my friend.

Andrew and I over the years have gone through many ups and downs in work and in our personal lives, he always had my back and I had his.  He had a wicked sense of humour, in fact he could be incredibly naughty and had an infectious giggle.  He always had time to listen and for me was something of a personal cheerleader, I couldn’t have come as far as I have without his support – especially early mornings before my dreaded NEBOSH exams.

I have wonderful memories of our friendship, sharing giggles, playing football, discussing Jo Nesbo and D.F.I.U (anyone who has worked with Andrew and I will know what this means!).

Andrew never complained, even when he was unwell and struggling he always had a positive outlook and never allowed it to drag him down.  He truly was an inspirational person who had so much love for his family and friends, I miss him.

I want to do something positive for him and push myself out of my comfort zone, and in doing so I want to support the Hyper IgM Foundation. This foundation was very important to Andrew and if I can raise more awareness by undergoing some physical discomfort then it is a small price to pay!

This is where you come in, I would just ask that you give as little or as much as you can, everything counts, I would be incredibly grateful for your support in honouring the memory of Andrew.

To find out more about the foundation and Andrew please go here:

Thank you