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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

 

I am running the London Marathon on April 22, 2012 - which will be my 11th Marathon. The London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet – runners have raised over £500 million for good causes since the race began in 1981, and over 75% of the 37,500 runners this year will be running for good causes.

 

So I have decided to run for the Guide Dogs charity organization - a charity that I have supported for many years, and ran for in last year's London Marathon.

 

The ability to get around is vital in order to live a full life, yet thousands of blind and partially sighted people never leave home alone. Guide Dogs empowers visually impaired people to do that and relies on the support of the public to fund its services.

 

This charity breeds and trains guide dogs that provide life-changing mobility. There are currently 4,500 working guide dog partnerships in the UK, and over 25,000 around the world. Guide dog owners only have to pay a nominal 50p for their dog, to ensure that no-one is prevented from having one due to a lack of funds. The full lifetime cost of a guide dog from birth to retirement is £48,500.

 

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure - from anywhere in the world. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer.

 

Thank you in advance for your contribution!

Alan

 

Raising money for

Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 209617 and Scotland SC038979

The ability to get around is vital in order to live a full life yet thousands of blind and partially sighted people never leave home alone. Guide Dogs empowers visually impaired people to do that and relies totally on the support of the public to fund the guide dog service. We breed and train guide dogs which provide life changing mobility and there are currently 4,500 working guide dog partnerships in the UK. The full lifetime cost of a guide dog from birth to retirement is £48,500. We will not rest until blind and partially sighted people can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else. To contact us: Phone: 0118 983 5555 Email: guidedogs@guidedogs.org.uk Website: www.guidedogs.org.uk Facebook: www.facebook.com/guidedogsuk Twitter: @GuideDogs

Donations 56

Donation by Anonymous on 10/05/12

£20.00

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Alan, Donnie and I are so proud of you and your dedication to this cause. Congratulations on your hard work, Great Job! Joy and Donnie Majsterski

Donation by joy majsterski@aol.com on 04/05/12

£10.00

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Well done Alan, Hope it all went well yesterday! :)

Donation by Kerryn Johnstone on 23/04/12

Donation by Richard Noble on 23/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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I see that your trainer is pushing for <4 hrs. Good luck. Nice achievement on the donations to a good cause.

Donation by Howard Jones on 21/04/12

£35.00

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Good Luck! Run fast Al!!!

Donation by Nadja Torling on 21/04/12

£20.00

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go n'eirigh an bothar leat!

Donation by John Lawler on 20/04/12

£50.00

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In the last 5 miles, kick hard your Personal Trainer will be watching! Your ready for this one, best of luck Alan (under 4 please).

Donation by Tim Spittle on 20/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Run Alan Run

Donation by Nels Dokken on 20/04/12

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Good luck. Forecast is 14c with showers so I'm expecting a quick time!

Donation by Nick Coburn on 19/04/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Very best of luck!

Donation by RB on 18/04/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Break a leg!

Donation by Christopher Hall on 17/04/12

£20.00

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Good luck Alan! Happy to help with a great cause!

Donation by Karen Mannlein on 17/04/12

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Best of luck! My son has a service dog and it has been a life changing experience for our family!

Donation by Lynne Baker on 17/04/12

£20.00

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Good luck Alan! Lovely charity, and a great picture

Donation by Lindsay Brown on 17/04/12

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Great charity. Very best of luck - hope the "wall" isn't too painful!

Donation by Steve Jelf on 17/04/12

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Have a great run Alan!

Donation by Tammy Baltz on 17/04/12

£100.00

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What a wonderful charity to be running for :-) Best of luck Alan !

Donation by Brian Ford on 17/04/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Alan, after 11 marathons we expect a great time! Really worthy cause

Donation by Florence Tinsley-Roy on 17/04/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Brave man! Enjoy the day and good luck

Donation by Shaun Bradley on 17/04/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Al!

Donation by Melissa,Matt and Aaron :) on 17/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Do us proud !

Donation by John Costello on 17/04/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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best of luck on the day Alan, great cause!

Donation by rick casey on 17/04/12

£50.00

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Good luck, Alan. I hope you reach your target. Its a very worthwhile cause

Donation by Andrew Palfreyman on 17/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good Luck and enjoy.

Donation by Aneesh on 17/04/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,091.00
  • Offline donations£620.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,711.00
  • Gift Aid£195.25

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