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OMG I am running the actual London Marathon! Those who know us well know that The Pearces are not natural born athletes, so the fact I have decided to run the marathon is a massive deal (and one that probably classifes me as insane in my family!)

Please please sponsor me and help me raise money for RNIB! My target is to raise £1,500!

 

Here's my sob story and the reason I'm running for RNIB...(imagine violins playing and Dermot's voice reading out my story to a montage of sad images and tears as though I was auditioning for the X-Factor... you can skip this bit if you like as long as you donate.)

As some of you may remember, a few years ago I had hereditary cataracts (n. Opacity of the lens or capsule of the eye, causing impairment of vision or blindness) and before I had them operated on, I found the simplest things a huge challenge and quite frightening (like recognising my friends in the pub) and walking into closed doors became a bit boring after a while! I also had to give up driving as I was no longer legal to be behind the wheel which took away a huge amount of my freedom because I live out in the sticks. 

I used to cry out of sheer frustration at not being able to do a relatively small amount of every day things that most people just take for granted.

In 2007 I was lucky enough to have the corrective surgery and it literally changed my life (although I couldn't go out at all for a few days as I had to wear a patch!)

On a serious note though, I can't imagine what it must be like to live without your sight forever, or live knowing that your sight will continue to deteriorate until one day you can't see at all, and the RNIB really makes a huge difference to the lives of people who are blind or partially sighted. The RNIB provide support to over 2 million people living with sight loss and develops ways to help them learn (braille and talking books) and by coming up with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges. (Visit http://www.rnib.org.uk/ for more info)

 

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Knowing that there's so many people donating money will make me want to run faster to the finish line, so please give as much as you can, and have a chuckle imagining me trying to run 26 miles...

Raising money for

Royal National Institute of Blind People

Royal National Institute of Blind People

Charity Registration No. 226227

RNIB - helping blind and partially sighted people. Every day another 100 people will start to lose their sight. RNIB is the leading UK charity offering practical support & information to anyone with a sight problem. We campaign to eliminate avoidable sight loss and support research into eye health.

Donations 102

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A fantastic achievement Dee, well done. With love Debbie xx

Donation by Deborah Cox on 04/05/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Gill Perry on 04/05/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Donation by Irene and John Doherty on 04/05/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Well done Devon - amazing! With love from Downunder

Donation by Linda, Grahame and Hamish xxh on 28/04/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Well done Devon - what an achievement

Donation by Pam, Martin and Juliet Taylor on 28/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Amazing amazing amazing - you are a hero!!

Donation by Gareth Howells on 28/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done!!

Donation by Steve Tappin on 25/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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better late than never! Hope you had an amazing day.

Donation by Melissa Pine on 25/04/10

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

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So proud if you babe! Well done!! yeh!!! x

Donation by molly smitten-downes on 25/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Devon! Looking out for you on the TV.

Donation by Julia Brimacombe on 25/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good Luck!!

Donation by Charlotte Keyte on 24/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck! You'll Devon-ately do it!

Donation by Amy Griffiths on 23/04/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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just a wee bit from me and Ames, good luck for sunday

Donation by john & amy on 23/04/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Go Devstar, may you legs never tire and your feet not blister.

Donation by Darren Tonge on 23/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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As your parents we obviously know the sob story but it still had me in tears. We are so proud of you xx

Donation by Mum and Dad on 23/04/10

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Good luck Devon!!

Donation by John Corcoran on 22/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Best of luck to you Devon.

Donation by David Preston on 22/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 22/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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good luck for sunday hun! just think how lovely babes it will be after! love nat x

Donation by natalie cowan on 21/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck for Sunday Devon! Love Bill & Lou

Donation by Louise Prentice on 21/04/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck!! I will bring cake over on completion as I imagine Easter has probably been a health focussed time... BORING!! xxx

Donation by Olivia Cox on 20/04/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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What an amazing birthday achievement it will be... good luck my love xxx

Donation by Marijana Sarac on 20/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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You should be very proud of your achievement! Good luck. I will be routing for you on the day. Here is £1 for every mile. Caz x

Donation by Caz Butcher on 20/04/10

£26.20

+ £7.39 Gift Aid

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Donation by William Vokes-Dudgeon on 19/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck Devon!! xx

Donation by lauren gore on 19/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,938.07
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,938.07
  • Gift Aid£485.99

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