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On June 4th, we are running 5k as a team to raise money for The Wegener's Trust! 

This is WHY

My Mum was the most wonderful person. She was kind, generous, loving and patient. An amazing doctor, loyal friend, wonderful wife and simply amazing mother. I have so much to learn from her and hope I can be as good to my own children as she was to us. Last summer, she died. And we miss her more than words can say. 

Mum had a horrible illness called Vasculitis which is a disease that manifests itself in different ways according to each sufferer. This makes it very difficult to treat and specialists are few and far between. She suffered terribly from this illness and the side effects its treatment for 30 years. 

She was treated by a wonderful doctor called Dr D'Cruz who has a real understanding of Vasculitis and related diseases.  Vasculitis receives little to no funding in the UK and instead has to borrow its treatments from cancer in the hope that they will work. Dr D'Cruz is currently doing direct research with a scientist in trying to find the cause of Wegener's Granulomatosis which is one of the most common types of Vasculitis. His charity The Wegener's Trust operates out of Guy's and St Thomas's hospitals in London, UK.

By donating to this small, but specialised charity, you will be directly helping more research to be done on this disease and enabling specialists to make real advances in their areas of expertise.

I am thrilled that so many of my friends and family are joining me in this 5k run and am positive that, together, we can make a difference for other sufferers now and in the future.

THANK YOU from all of us in the Fender family! Mum would be so proud and so humbly grateful.

This is good to know:

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Raising money for

Guy's and St. Thomas' Charity

Guy's and St. Thomas' Charity

Charity Registration No. 251983

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is among the oldest and well known teaching hospitals. Our areas of specialisation include: cancer, cardiovascular services, kidney and urology and dermatology. We are home to the Evelina Children’s Hospital. With your help we can offer medical care that is second to none.

Donations 58

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Donation by Simon Davis on 21/06/11

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Very inspirational

Donation by Gabrielle Francis on 08/06/11

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Anna, your Mum would be very proud. It's a wonderful thing you have done here. Well done.

Donation by Anna Harding on 07/06/11

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In memory of darling Buffy whom we loved!! Penny & Doug Mahon and family

Donation by Penny Mahon on 06/06/11

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It is wonderful what you are doing Anna.

Donation by Sola Clement on 05/06/11

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Just in the nick of time :) Good lucky Anna!

Donation by Rachelle Doorley | TinkerLab on 05/06/11

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Congratulations Anna on raising such a great amount for such an amazing cause x

Donation by Catherine @ sunhatsandwellieboots on 04/06/11

£10.00

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Donation by Oliver Wyncoll on 04/06/11

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As promised... ;)

Donation by Laurienne Sherriff on 04/06/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Well done Anna, We were thinking of you all in Dulwich Park this morning, Love and best wishes, The Boghursts xxx

Donation by Alison Boghurst on 04/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Thinking about you today Anna. Hope the run goes really well. What a wonderful thing you are doing in memory of your dear Mum.xxxxxxxxx

Donation by Sara Britt on 04/06/11

£10.00

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Donation by Gill Ranson on 04/06/11

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Good luck Anna with the run today, your mum would be soooo proud of you :) x

Donation by Hema Patel on 04/06/11

£10.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 03/06/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Naomi Millar on 03/06/11

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Using Andy's details as he's the taxpayer! Wishing you lots of fun tomorrow. Would loved to have joined you :)

Donation by Andy Jones on 03/06/11

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Good luck Anna!

Donation by Cathy @ nurturestore on 03/06/11

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For Anna - in memory of your mother, who sounds like a truly remarkable woman. And also in recognition of your fabulous blog.

Donation by Rachel T on 03/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Very proud of your great organisational skills and determination to get this off the ground. Looking forward to running with you in the morning!

Donation by Sue Rogers on 03/06/11

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Anna! love Matt, Fi, Bob and Bryson. There's a bottle of homebrew waiting for you when you make it down to Hervey Bay!

Donation by Matthew Fender on 03/06/11

£30.00

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Great idea Anna, supporting you from afar...please don't be offended by the small donation--we split ours between everyone who asked!!

Donation by Paul, Julia, Abi and Dan on 01/06/11

£2.00

+ £0.50 Gift Aid

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Your mum would be so proud of you Anna. Good luck for saturday!

Donation by Natalia Agrela on 01/06/11

£20.00

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Donation by Naomi Millar on 30/05/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Vicky Oladejo on 30/05/11

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Well done sis - in loving memory of mum - we'll all be there to support you - and hope all the money raised will help fund much needed research.

Donation by Tom, Sophie, Leo, Sam & "The Benj" on 30/05/11

£500.00

+ £125.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,782.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,782.00
  • Gift Aid£378.00

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