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     I'm running the London Marathon to raise money and awareness for the Steve Reid Foundation and the Musicians Benevolent Fund.

     I started the Steve Reid Foundation to keep his memory alive. Steve Reid was an amazing drummer with a long and illustrious history that stretched from working with James Brown, Miles Davis and Fela Kuti through to his own Steve Reid Trio and more recently working with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet). He died from throat cancer in the US in April 2010 without the money for treatment that could have saved his life.

     The Steve Reid Foundation will work closely with other charities such as the Musicians Benevolent Fund to aid the plight of struggling musicians, especially those with long-term and life threatening health problems. A career as a musician may sometimes seem glamorous, but more often it is a struggle and health-related issues can often be the final straw.

     To train for the marathon I've been running between 5 to 10 miles a day, changed my diet, gave up a lot of things, and even turned down DJ gigs. Once I cross that finish line, all of this will be worth it.

     Wish me luck!

 

Raising money for

Help Musicians UK

Help Musicians UK

Charity Registration No. 228089

Help Musicians UK is the leading UK charity for musicians across all genres throughout their professional lives. Formerly the Musicians Benevolent Fund, we help promising young artists, professionals who hit a crisis such as illness or injury, and musicians needing help as they grow older.

Donations 211

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thank you for the wonderful gil scott-heron tribute mix. seems only fair to pay for it x

Donation by laura collinson on 08/06/11

£10.00

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Donation by Erikas Pliauksta on 29/05/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done! Keeping a promise I made to another DJ :)

Donation by Paul Edmonds on 12/05/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Gilles -- many congrats! That Nicolas Jaar show right after the event still has some marathon beat in it I think. Keep it up!

Donation by Jaroslav Petrik on 10/05/11

£20.00

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Gilles - many congrats for completing the marathon - a great achievement. Your radio shows have always been a real treat for me so thank you!

Donation by Crispy Boyd aka The Rude Boyd on 22/04/11

Donation by Daniel Wilsher on 22/04/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Gilles - glad to hear there was such a good soundtrack along the way. I feel inspired to think about attempting it myself one day.

Donation by Emily Heath on 21/04/11

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Just listening to your show on the iplayer, well done you did it!

Donation by neil sherwood on 21/04/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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26 miles??? You must be knackered!

Donation by Anna Townsend on 20/04/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done, you did it!

Donation by Barbara McFarlane on 20/04/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Gilles. Inspirational stuff!

Donation by whereisandy.net on 20/04/11

£20.00

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Fabulous effort.

Donation by Katie Pybus & Roger Peters on 20/04/11

£10.00

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Beyond impressed GP!!! Hope you're not too stiff today, congratulations xxx

Donation by gail gallie on 19/04/11

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 19/04/11

£10.00

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Congratulations Sir Gilles, Great time too... Under 4.40 next year?

Donation by GambierSessions on 18/04/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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GP, how long did it take you? did u actually finish? Wenger out. Be glad you didnt go to the game yesterday :( Pete BBE

Donation by Peter Adarkwah on 18/04/11

£50.00

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Big up man! You smashed it!

Donation by Fawaz Al-Jabban on 18/04/11

£10.00

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flippin well done! and what a cause to run for!

Donation by Sara Hafeez on 18/04/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Huge respect. Can't wait for Worldwide!

Donation by Hannah Charlton on 18/04/11

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SMASHED IT!!

Donation by Alex Stevenson on 18/04/11

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Huge congrats!

Donation by Matthew Mascord on 18/04/11

£20.00

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Respect from Dublin, Gilles!

Donation by David Connaughton on 18/04/11

£20.00

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Always well up seeing the London marathon. Genuinely in awe of the runners. Nutters...but what spirit! Love x

Donation by Debs on 17/04/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Huge respect for DJs who can run a marathon -- shows that cause really matters to you. Well done!

Donation by Jaroslav Petrik on 17/04/11

£10.00

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London marathon... totally moving... always brings a tear to mi eye... so massive respect to yourself (& all those other beatheadz.. Rob G, Mr Dark)

Donation by Paul Bradshaw on 17/04/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£6,800.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£6,800.00
  • Gift Aid£1,035.70

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