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Thank you for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Our daughter, Eva, was born in May 2007 with just a thumb on her left hand.  As a family, through Reach we have found a fantastic support group and network of people to talk to who are in similar circumstances to us.  The chances are highly unlikely that we would have met any of these people should we not have been put in these circumstances; however, not only have we been able to meet and talk to people similarly placed but as a family we have made some close friends. 

Each year, babies are born in the missing part of one or both arms and hands.  Added to these are a small number of children who lose limbs or parts of limbs due to traumatic incidents or necessary surgery.  For many of the families of these children it is the first time that they will have come across such a situation. Neither Kate nor I nor anyone in either of our families has any history such as this or, for that matter, of anything similar and we hadn't come across it before it happened to us.   

Reach aims to provide affected families with the opportunity to get together, share experiences and information about what to do (or not to do), where to go for advice regarding treatment and in short, to help them realise that they are not alone.  

And that's why someone who wasn't blessed with a runner's build is running the Amsterdam Marathon!   

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Thanks for your support, 

Alan

Raising money for

Reach, Association for Children with Upper Limb Deficiency

Reach, Association for Children with Upper Limb Deficiency

Charity Registration No. 1134544

Founded by parents, we provide families with the opportunity to get together, share experiences and information on what to do and where to go for advice regarding treatment for all upper limb deficiencies. The support we offer families is crucial to the welfare of these children.

Donations 41

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Well don Alan. Kili next :)?

Donation by George and Teresa on 26/11/12

£25.00

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Alan,A late donation but well done anyway. Knees OK?

Donation by Hugh Chissell on 13/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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well done - I think you deserve at least one new pair of trainers and another new gadget...!

Donation by vicki abberton on 13/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Congratulations Alan - good work!

Donation by Thomas van der Wijngaart on 13/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Alan!! Better late than never (meaning my donation and no aspersion on your running!)

Donation by E Pond on 08/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 22/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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God speed and a safe run!

Donation by Tony, Libby and Simon on 20/10/12

£26.00

+ £6.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck!

Donation by Kevin Wilson on 18/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Jeremy Norwood on 18/10/12

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The WALA support by me personal. Good luck on Sunday!

Donation by Ilona on 18/10/12

£10.00

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Hope all the hard training pays off and the wind is in your sails. All the best Nick

Donation by Nicholas Carter on 18/10/12

£26.00

+ £6.50 Gift Aid

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Bets of luck, and enjoy it!

Donation by Gerald Taylor on 17/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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I am able to reach your site after all. Wishing you lots of luck on your venture with not too many aches and pains afterwards. God Bless. Derek

Donation by Derek Thomas on 14/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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See you in Amsterdam!!

Donation by Quinten & D.A. on 12/10/12

£70.00

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Inspirational. All the best on the day!

Donation by Brett Hosking on 11/10/12

Donation by Rebecca Chant on 11/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Great cause Alan, your daughter will be proud. Good luck!

Donation by Dominic Muir on 10/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Alan!!

Donation by Alex Watt on 10/10/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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best of luck Alan

Donation by declan kirrane on 10/10/12

£200.00

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Don't forget the bonus donation for beating Teresa's time. Good Luck. G&T

Donation by George and Teresa on 09/10/12

£50.00

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Run Alan, run!! Enjoy it.

Donation by James Mills and Christine Robertson on 09/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Alan!

Donation by Richard Warwick-Smith on 08/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck! I double my donation if you run it in a Chelsea FC kit....

Donation by Jeroen Lub on 08/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Ebby Simsek on 08/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Sensible choosing a marathon course without any hills. Good luck Alan.

Donation by Richard Davies on 07/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,297.00
  • Offline donations£126.20
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,423.20
  • Gift Aid£223.00

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