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I am running for the Stroke Association as they have been a huge help to my family. My Nan died from a stroke in 2006, and then in 2007 my Sister in Law, who was just 44, suffered a stroke. Thankfully my brother spotted from a text message that something wasn't right and rushed home to find her haemorrhaging badly. After lots of tests the doctors were unable to determine whether the blood loss caused the stroke or the stroke caused the blood loss, but the outcome was that my Sister in Law was a shadow of her former self.
The Stroke Association offered her lots of help and advice and over time she made a full recovery, other than the fact that she no longer drinks you would never know that anything had happened.
The support she received from the Stroke Association helped both her and my brother to come to terms with what had happened and the changes they needed to make in life.
I would be really grateful of any helps towards my fundraising.
Running4Rwanda means just what it says - Running for Rwanda
More specifically, to raise funds to train a midwife in Rwanda, and other Safe Motherhood projects. To see some shocking statistics to explain 'why?', please go to my online sponsorship page at http://www.bmycharity.com/peterdoeschester
A little goes a long way in Rwanda: Small change can make a big difference, so please click that link, and help save a life. Today.
I'm running the British 10k on the 11th July for the Mayhew Animal Home more info on what they do is on www.mayhewanimalhome.org and you can sponsor me on www.justgiving.com/Janet-Priddle
If you can spare a few pennies I and the Mayhew would be most grateful
Thanks for reading and here's hoping
My girlfriend Kirsty and I are running/walking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks on the 10th of July. We are aiming to complete the challenge in under 12 hours.
We are doing this to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Action. This cause is very close to our hearts as Kirsty's mum is undergoing treatment for this disease, and has done so (other than a remission period in 2008/9) since being diagnosed on Christmas Eve 2007.
Ovarian cancer is the fourth largest cause of cancer deaths in women in the UK yet relatively few people know about it. Ovarian Cancer Action is seeking to promote knowledge of the symptoms amongst women and health care professionals.
Ovarian cancer kills 12 women a day in the UK and greater awareness of the early signs will lower this number.
If you would like to sponsor us, or simply to learn more about ovarian cancer, then please go to www.justgiving.com/kirsty-richard
Sunday 12th September 2010
Nottinghamshire Hospice and The Robin Hood Festival of Running are both celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year. To mark this achievement Nottinghamshire Hospice is appealing for 30 people to participate in this year’s Festival of Running to be held on Sunday 12th September 2010
In exchange for a minimum sponsorship of £200 Nottinghamshire Hospice will pay your registration fee for either the Half or Full marathon and provide you with a T Shirt and sponsor forms.
For further details or to register for a free place please contact Kate Purdue, Community Fundraiser at Nottinghamshire Hospice on 0115 9101008 or by E Mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more details at: http://www.nottshospice.org/supportingus/RobinHoodMarathon
Find out more about the hospice at: http://www.nottshospice.org/aboutnottinghamshirehospice/WhatTheHospiceMeansToMe
Nottinghamshire Hospice provides Care Services for our community from the Daycare facility in the heart of Nottingham, and through our Hospice at Home service within the patients’ own homes. Our primary aim is to provide ever improving, free professional Daycare and Homecare for all patients over the age of eighteen within the Nottingham area, in order that patients may live their lives as fully as possible and be able to die with peace and dignity.
It costs 2.5 million to run the hospice a year. Of this, approximately 30% comes from the local Primary Care Trusts and the remaining 1.7 million has to be raised from donations, fundraising activities and events, our Hospice Lottery and through our Hospice shops.
Please not that the e-mail given above for Kate Purdue should have read email@example.com.
I’m doing the Olympic triathlon at the Gay Games in Cologne in August and raising funds for three charities:
1.) an orphanage and Montessori school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
2.) Medica Mondiale, an organisation supporting traumatised women in war and crisis zones
3.) LGBT youth work
You find donation details, a lot of information on the charities and a regular blog on my project website: http://www.charity-triathlon.eu/
It will be my first Oly distance race, and I won’t deny I’m oscillating between nervous and terrified. Feedback, encouragement – and donations, too – are all immensely welcome. Thank you!
Hi I'm going to be running a series of 10K's, half-marathons, marathons and ultras in preparation for the London to Brighton Ultra marathon in September 2011.
I'm running in aid of the national autistic society and would appreciate all support towards my efforts. So far I've completed 7 miles for sport relief, the shinfield 10K road race, the seaford half marathon and isle of wight half marathon. My next challenge is my first ever marathon, the eden project marathon in october.
My donation page can be found at http://www.justgiving.com/Liam-Chessell
You can also follow my progress so far at duketoblerone.weebly.com
Thanks in advance!
I will be running in my first half-marathon in a few weeks time. The longest distance race I have previously completed was a 10K run nearly 20 years ago! I'm aiming for a time of around 2 hours, or just under, but primarily to finish!
I am entered in the Nottingham Robin Hood Half-Marathon and I'm raising money for the Treetops Hospice.I'd welcome sponsorship to help me reach my target of £400, and you can donate here: http://www.justgiving.com/AndrewPhillips2010
I will be running the 2011 London Marathon for the ABF - The Soldiers Charity. The charity is all about helping the brave men and women of the armed forces who put there lives on the line everyday to help us feel that little bit safer back in the UK. Unfortunately some do not make it back, the ABF strives to help the families that have suffered such a tragic loss aswell as those soldiers that come back home with severe injuries. As well as that they help train former soldiers as a way of helping them to find new work after having served our country so well.
This will be my first marathon. I was inspired by watching the 2010 VLM, and seeing a guy running it with a fridge on his back. If he can do that then i can to (without the fridge). My aim is to run it in around 3.45 but anything under 4 hours will be great.
I have setup a just giving page where you can sponsor and find more information. The company i work for will also double anything I raise which is absolutely brilliant and will help this worthwhile cause achieve more of its goals.
Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any donations.
In April 2011 I will be running my first ever marathon at the Virgin London Marathon in aid of the British Heart Foundation. I have chosen to support this charity as unfortunately I lost my brother Mark to a heart attack just over 10 years ago. Mark left behind two young sons and was only 40 years old when he died. I hope that by raising money for this charity other families may be spared what my family has been through.
As part of my fundraising effort I am holding Black Tie Gala Dinner at the Cathedral Quarter Hotel in Derby on Saturday 13th November – as part of the evening we are holding a silent auction and are asking companies to help us by donating something for the auction. We have already received some generous donations such as vouchers for overnight hotel accommodation, electrical goods and sports corporate hospitality tickets and sporting memorabilia. I hope that you may be able to help too. Any donation is gratefully received and I am sure you agree that this is a very worthy cause.
If you would also like to attend the event, tickets are priced at £40 each, with all profits going to the BHF, and can be bought by contacting me on the details below.
I hope that you can help in helping me reach my fundraising goal of £2,000 for the British Heart Foundation
Hmmm, I did search and couldn't find a more recent version of this topic, so here goes my pitch!
I've never run before and by the end of August 2010 I couldn't even stand up let alone walk/run because I've been suffering from a form of psychosis.
People won't talk about their own experience with mental health problems and as you'll see if you do take a look at my page even I'm quite coy about it ... so as an experiment here's the public pitch and the real story;
I'm running Edinburgh Marathon in support of the Mental Health Foundation. The MHF have invested significant amounts of time and money into researching the best ways to help people with mental illness manage their lives. One of the key strategies identified is exercise to promote mental well being.
I am running to make myself better and it's a real privilege to do something more than that too. Exercising just for my own benefit has been fantastic but doing it to help others who are suffering is just amazing. I feel less isolated and alone than I have for years because I feel all the other people who'll benefit from the MHF's work there with me as I train. So that's the public pitch ... I'm not particularly ashamed of the more detailed version or so fragile I can't stand to talk about it so if you want to ask a question please feel free. It's sometimes nice to be able to talk about something that has been such a big part of my life for so long, even if it hasn't always been a pleasant presence. .
Psychosis is essentially a break with reality. The psychosis very nearly killed me over the summer as I went for 30 days on a diet of just water because I believed everything was contaminated. At the end of August I couldn't manage to walk downstairs because the muscles in my legs had wasted making it difficult to support my own (dramatically reduced) body weight. A walk from the car into the hospital for routine blood tests proved too much and I collapsed as my BP fell to 63/38 and my heart continued to beat irregularly. Fortunately I've come through it now, but the experience has had a profound affect on me. I almost feel that I need to justify being alive. I feel like I need to do more and to be more. Complaining that I hadn't achieved anything or was worthless just wasn't good enough, I realised that if I couldn't respect myself then the solution was obvious, do something to be proud of....so here I am.My very first run was in October, I managed half a mile with about 4 stops, from there I worked really hard and ran my first half marathon at the end of November. (It was pitifully slow at 2.20 but completed without stopping, walking or passing out!)All the altruism aside I just love running, I've discovered that I never hallucinate when I run so it's a little piece of each day which is peaceful and safe. On days where I'm really tortured by voices and people others can't see breaking out for a run is like breathing clean air again. I'd be running even without the marathon to complete but with the marathon comes a sense of purpose and achievement.
I am doing a trek in Peru to raise money for Action Medical Research, a charity dedicated to helping babies and children. Any donation, no matter how small is much appreciated!!
Raising money for: Woodland Trust
I'm running in the Great North Run, 18th September 2011. Please sponsor me, the money will go towards their More Trees More Good project. This project helps children and adults to create woodlands in their own communities and schools.
Hi I am running the North devon marathon on June 24th 2012 for North Devon Hospice.
This will be my first marathon and probaly will be very hard. Its for a good cause and a very good local charity, so please help if you can.
I have been running for over two years now and have compleated many distances but not a full marathon.
Please donate any amount know matter what the size.