Story

2011 was not a great year for me. It started in just about the worst way possible with the loss of my dad and it never really recovered.

2012 isn't going to be a like that. I'm taking on the daunting challenge of running the marathon to do something positive in memory of dad and to raise money for a fantastic cause dear to his heart.

I have never met a person with as little perception of their own value and worth to others as my dad. I for one feel like the luckiest person on earth to have been able to call him that. He's an inspiration to me and from conversations with numerous friends and relations, he has done an enormous amount to shape the lives of so many others as well.

He was a long standing and proud supporter of Orbis, the charity which helps to fight blindness in developing countries, and now it's up to us to take over from where he left off.

If you can give something to the cause and also spread the word to others then that would be marvellous as I'm not sure which is the more daunting prospect, running the 26.2 miles or raising the sponsorship!

....and dad would be livid if I didn't remind all UK tax payers to make sure they get gift aid on their donation!!!

Thanks in advance and look out for me on 22nd April, I'll be the tired one!!

AM

Raising money for

ORBIS UK

ORBIS UK

Charity Registration No. 1061352

There are over 39 million blind people in the world. 80% of these cases are avoidable and 90% live in developing countries. Orbis is a global charity, dedicated to preserving and restoring the sight of the poorest people in the poorest communities across the world.

Donations 105

Donation by Anonymous on 01/07/12

£20.00

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Well done Anne-Marie xx

Donation by Jennifer Frame on 01/07/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Top up to make it a £ a mile donation.

Donation by Karen Fox on 26/06/12

£16.00

+ £4.00 Gift Aid

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Really, just what 'Black Runner' said :-)

Donation by Godmummy on 25/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Maverick: Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby. Johnson: Negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full. (Here's an extra £10, Wingman!)

Donation by Anonymous Black Runner on 24/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Anne-Marie and congratulations for raising so much for this important cause.

Donation by jill hoseason on 11/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done. I hope this helps you get to your target.

Donation by Kevin Hogarth on 06/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donated using my functional laptop! Thanks to both yourself and Steve. And congratulations on your run. Inspirational.

Donation by Nisha Vesuwala on 01/06/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Anne-Marie! Great achievement. Apologies for taking so long to donate.

Donation by James Daffurn on 29/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Congrats A-M, and what an impressive time you did it in too!! V v cool that you are carrying on the support for a cause dear to your dad's heart.

Donation by Annemarie Ganatra on 24/05/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 19/05/12

£100.00

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Well done Anne-Marie, what next??

Donation by simon tasker on 16/05/12

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Well done Anne-Marie. What a fantastic achievement.

Donation by Charmaine Kenneth on 15/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Anne-Marie! Great achievement.

Donation by Jo Harris on 02/05/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Good job AMG.

Donation by Paul Thurston on 02/05/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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A fab achievement and cause.

Donation by Robert Rattray on 01/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done on the fabulous acheivement - both the marathon and the amount that you have raised. Your father would be very proud.

Donation by Em, Chris, George & Elspeth xx on 30/04/12

£26.20

+ £6.55 Gift Aid

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Well done Anne-Marie, not just on the race but also the massive amount of money you've raised. Superb job.

Donation by Laurence Hoff on 30/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Anne-Marie!

Donation by Debra Weekes on 27/04/12

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Anne, really really well done. You obviously raced your plan to perfection. Your dad would have been so proud of you!

Donation by Tom and Amanda Scally on 26/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Sean Murphy on 26/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Anne-Marie - such an achievement, you should feel very proud! Get those tootsies into some warm water :-)

Donation by Martina Cronin on 24/04/12

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Many congratulations on the huge accomplishment! Hope you're now enjoying a well deserved rest!

Donation by Laura, David & Lola! on 23/04/12

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Sara Sexton on 23/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Wow!!! Never doubted that you could do it, what a great time. Well done, time for a well deserved rest! So very proud of you and you should be too!

Donation by Sarah Collins on 22/04/12

£80.00

+ £20.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,003.00
  • Offline donations£1,997.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£5,000.00
  • Gift Aid£683.25

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