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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Along with a number of my fantastic work colleagues I am trekking The Great Wall of China in April 2013 to collectively raise at least £30k for Brain Tumour Research.

Brain Tumour Research is important to me and my family because my daughter Abigail was, in Feb 2011 at the age of 9 diagnosed with a brain tumour. Sadly on 10th November 2012 my beautiful, brave, inspiring, courageous angel passed away after a long and tough battle against this evil disease.

Over the last 2 years as a family we have come to understand that Brain Tumour Research is vastly underfunded and requires £7million a year to continue valuable and necessary research into this condition. If you look on www.braintumourresearch.org  you will see some startling facts that will convince you just how important our fund raising event and others like it are.

We are looking to you to help us achieve our collective goal by donating. Whether you can donate £1, £10, £100 or more, I urge you to please just give what you can, anything will help.

For those of you who will now donate, thank you so much, for those who don't please take some time to look at the web site www.braintumourresearch.org , have a think and then come back and donate - it will make you feel good that you have contributed to a really good and needy cause.

Thanks to every one for looking at my page and........don't forget to tick the GIFT AID SECTION, this adds 25% on top of your donation by way of the government scheme,  you give the donation value and the charity claims the extra through the scheme off the government, not you.

Gary

Updates 5

Reading my previous update looks like I'm comparing Abigail's treatment with training which I'm not, I take inspiration from how she dealt with it so I can deal with the obstacles facing me - she was 100 times more brave and more determined than I could ever be, a superstar!!

26/11/12 19:46

Started training again today preparing for the trek, was tough but I'm inspired by how my beautiful daughter Abigail dealt with her tough times over the last 20 months with a smile and positive achieving attitude, I must follow her example! Miss you sweetheart, love always xx

26/11/12 19:34

Hi, thanks to everyone who has donated to date and to those who have donated after seeing our article regarding Abigail in The Bolton News Monday 26th November, your support is really appreciated. Gary.

26/11/12 18:34

Watched 'an idiot abroad' last week the one when he went to China - what the hell will I eat when I';m there?? Looks like a week of bush tucker trials to me - lol!!! If you've not seen the episode try and get it, you'll see - suit case full of Monster Munch for me aswell I think!

16/09/12 16:04

Been to the gym today with baldy Lee from work trying to get to grips with some cardio exercise, it was hard work!! By the time the trek comes around I'll be sorted though - need to be, there'll be no-one who could carry me along that wall!!

16/09/12 15:44

Raising money for

Brain Tumour Research

Brain Tumour Research

Charity Registration No. 1093411

Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of UK children and adults yet receive less than 1% of the national spend on cancer research. We are the only national charity in the UK funding sustainable and continuous research into brain tumours. Let's #FundTheFight together and ultimately find a cure.

Donations 118

Hi Gary, Great cause and challenge.

Donation by Phillip Katemba on 25/07/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Congratulations Gary on your successful trip, trekking the Great Wall of China from all at IAI Limited

Donation by Diane Wood on 24/07/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Kindly donated by S K Sports Supplies, Trafford Park, Manchester, thank you very much.

Donation by Diane Wood on 18/06/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Inspirational, well done ! Love from Clare, Paul, Abbie & Beth Delvard x

Donation by Anonymous on 15/06/13

£20.00

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Well done Gary great cause best wishes. From David & KIm Currie

Donation by Anonymous on 17/05/13

£40.00

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Well done Gary on what you've achieved for a great and worthy cause. From Paul & Fiona Rowland from St Bedes

Donation by Fiona Rowland on 01/05/13

£10.00

Donation by Katherine Hilton on 01/05/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done, I hope you reach your target

Donation by Martin and Mark at silverwell St surgery on 29/04/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

With thanks to Freda & Rodney Turner, St Bedes

Donation by Emma Payne on 27/04/13

£40.00

With thanks to Dorothy Jones St Bedes

Donation by Emma Payne on 27/04/13

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 25/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well Done Big G, we all very proud of you. Love Sam & James xx

Donation by Sam Mason - Waugh on 25/04/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Elizabeth Davies on 24/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Donna taylor on 19/04/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Karen Haslewood on 19/04/13

£50.00

Donation by Elizabeth Cornforth on 19/04/13

£10.00

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Good Luck to you Gary and the team, this is such a great thing you are doing. See you when you get back.

Donation by Russell Johnson on 17/04/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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gary not only was your daughter brave, you and your family have been. good look regards paul and all the staff at global logistics

Donation by paul welsh on 17/04/13

£500.00

+ £125.00 Gift Aid

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With thanks to Rachel Storey, St Bedes.

Donation by Emma Payne on 14/04/13

£10.00

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Gary, wishing you all the best from everyone at BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

Donation by Peter Edge on 12/04/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck with the trek

Donation by Nigel Smith on 10/04/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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hi gary, barbara told us about your fund raising, and wish you all the best for your challenge. joan and michael pilling and family

Donation by joan pilling on 09/04/13

£50.00

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Good Luck Gary. It was an honour to have known lovely Abigail. Sharron Hardman St Bede's Church

Donation by Sharron Hardman on 07/04/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Hi Gary Good luck with the walk. We just wanted to say we think you are doing a fantastic thing for such a worthy cause.

Donation by Joanne Lightbown and David Fox on 05/04/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Hi Gary Joanne and Amie have told me about the fund raising you are doing and I just wanted to wish you luck

Donation by Louise Booth on 05/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£4,664.97
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£4,664.97
  • Gift Aid£794.75

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