Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

On 18 June 2007 I was serving out in Iraq, and at the time was acting as guard commander, when I was hit by a mortar attack. When I came round in hospital I had suffered multiple injuries with the worst to my lower leg and foot. The surgeons battled to save my foot over the next 3 years with hours of work and multiple surgeries but I was never able to walk unaided and relied on my wheelchair.

In early 2010, I was told that there was nothing further they could do with my leg and I faced a life in constant pain. As an alternative I could choose amputation and have the chance of a life without pain.

3 years after the initial blast, in June 2010, I chose amputation and went in for the surgery. Life since then has changed dramatically but all for the better. I never thought I would walk let alone run again. It seemed an impossible dream that I would ever participate in a marathon but here I am.

BLESMA have played a huge part in my rehabilitation. Losing a leg really knocks your confidence and BLESMA helped me realise that I can achieve whatever I set my mind to.

I am still a serving soldier and still receive important help and support from BLESMA.

So please give generously. Soldiers like me really benefit from the important work BLESMA does and they need funding to keep up this crucial work.

Raising money for

British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association (Blesma)

British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association (Blesma)

Charity Registration No. 1084189

We provide rehabilitation, support and care to the men & women who lost limbs, eyes or use thereof as a result of serving their country. Your support brings renewed confidence and comfort to members of all ages, from conflicts pre and post 9/11 and helps them lead full lives – BLESMA is for Life.

Donations 79

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Congratulations on your amazing achievement

Donation by Tracy Smith (Hamish's Friend) on 01/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Debra & Peter

Donation by Ron McIlwraith on 28/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Hester & Richard

Donation by Ron McIlwraith on 28/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Hannah, a fantastic example of how to just get on with life.

Donation by Harry Waters on 24/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Saw coverage of your charity on the tv yesterday, Congratulations for your great achievement.

Donation by Elizabeth MacDonald on 23/04/12

£26.00

+ £6.50 Gift Aid

Donation by David Blake on 23/04/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Well done Hannah! An amazing achievement. Love Rachel, Pete and children.Xxxx

Donation by Rachel Scholey on 22/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Dear Hannah. Delighed to support you in your endeavour - and hoping that it all went well for you today. Best wishes. James

Donation by James Astor on 22/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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You are a great inspiration and a true measure of our troops' character in adversity. I am particularly pleased to support you - well done!

Donation by Nick Allen on 22/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Lynn Sharp on 22/04/12

£2.00

+ £0.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 22/04/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Best of luck with your fundraising for this very worthwhile charity and for the marathon.

Donation by Sandra Tesseyman on 22/04/12

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Proud of you both and the effort you are making to help others

Donation by Chris Clarke - Richies brother on 22/04/12

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You should be very proud of yourself - well done - good luck

Donation by Andrew Harrison on 22/04/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Well done x

Donation by george redmond on 22/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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We saw you on the BBC and think what you are doing is amazing. Good luck !

Donation by jacqui cooper on 22/04/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Hi Hannah. Good luck fingers cross you finished in a good time for you. I hope you rise enough money for good causes. All the best X

Donation by Robert Kistnen on 22/04/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Best wishes to you and Rich for the race on Sunday. We are proud of you both. Rosie and Brian Clarke (Rich's Mum and Dad)

Donation by Rosemary Clarke on 21/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good Luck for Sunday Hannah I'm sure you'll make it. Well done for all the effort Take care

Donation by Auntie Fiona and Uncle Brian on 20/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Thanks for all the good work you are doing in the armed forces. Hope you get a good time in the race!

Donation by Karen Colley on 20/04/12

£35.00

+ £8.75 Gift Aid

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Truely inspirational. Good luck x

Donation by Sarah Servant on 20/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Hannah, Good luck carrying Rich for 26.2 miles.

Donation by Steve Rocknean on 19/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Hannah We will be watching out for you on the day. We know you can do it! Lots of love Chris and Jim

Donation by Christine Dawson on 19/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Best of luck Hannah Love mum and Dad

Donation by Ann Mcilwraith on 19/04/12

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Good Luck for Sunday Hannah. I met you a few times as a little girl (via my sis-Annie Fuller). Your story is very moving x

Donation by Julie Barwick on 19/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,933.00
  • Offline donations£1,000.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,933.00
  • Gift Aid£462.75

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