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Well, I did it !!! It wasn’t pretty and it was slow but I didn’t stop running once ( although it felt sometimes that people walking were going quicker than me ) ...i overtook the man in the Rhino outfit,the Mr Men and the Bagpuss but was pipped at the line by a man in a Pink Lady apple outfit ! ( seriously !! )
Truly one of the most extraordinary experiences I have ever been part of .....the crowds were going nuts everywhere, especially going past the pubs ! The last two miles felt longer than the previous twenty four as my legs cramped but the crowds just carry you along shouting and screaming to keep one foot plodding in front of the other ......absolutely incredible.
I ran the  26.2 miles to raise money for The Light Fund and The Children’s Trust Hospital. I am one of the founders of The Light Fund, sparked by an idea back in 2004 to create a industrywide charity body that would raise monies to fund worthwhile charity projects to help children, woman and men. Together with a group of like-minded people from the UK licensing Industry, The Light Fund committee was formed and has since raised over £500,000 and in 2011 we gained official charity registration. The Light Fund has been a huge supporter of The Children’s Trust Hospital for many years and a large portion of the sponsorship will go to help desperately sick children at this very special hospital
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I think this will be the last time I will ever be asking for personal sponsorship so anything you can give to this great cause will be hugely appreciated.

Raising money for

THE LIGHT FUND

THE LIGHT FUND

Charity Registration No. 1145596

The Light Fund is a fund-raising body set up in 2004 by like-minded members of the licensing industry in the UK to raise funds for specific charitable projects aimed at men, women and children. Details of the causes supported and more information on the Light Fund can be found at www.lightfund.org

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Many congratulations Ian on an amazing achievement. Izzy x

Donation by Isabel Martinson on 08/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Hi Ian... Congratulations on a brilliant effort. Well done for committing to this for The Light Fund. All the best

Donation by Simon Kay - AT New Media on 03/05/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Hooray for Ian!

Donation by sam phillips on 02/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Way to go Ian!

Donation by Dave Tovey on 26/04/13

£10.00

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Well done Ian

Donation by Gary Jacobson on 25/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Congratulations - what an incredible thing to do!

Donation by Fay Whittam on 24/04/13

£20.00

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Well done Ian, I am so impressed at your marathon achievement and raising so much money.

Donation by Emma, Phil, Lotte & Tom Muir on 23/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Ian, we've officially got you to £7500!

Donation by Laura Sumner & Louise Hinds - VMC on 23/04/13

£81.44

+ £20.36 Gift Aid

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Well Done!

Donation by Michele Razza( (Amy- class 2c) on 23/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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phew - well done you !! V impressive !

Donation by Rosie Bayles on 23/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Was preparing to apply for habeus corpeus - 'present the body', but seems rumours of your survival aren't exaggerated after all. Congrats! Ian.

Donation by Ian Down on 23/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Ian. A fantastic achievement for a great cause. Now put your feet up! Rachel, Vim, Livvy and Hannah

Donation by Rachel Waterer on 22/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Congrats Ian. Superb effort! James

Donation by James Marsh on 22/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Mr H - a top effort old chap. Am full of admiration (and cake). Simon

Donation by simon gresswell on 22/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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With Best Wishes from Everyone at The Sherwood Press Group.

Donation by The Sherwood Press Group on 22/04/13

£50.00

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Good Luck Ian! Best Wishes Liz

Donation by Liz Ellis on 21/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Ian! We will be watching. Best Wishes from Carrie, Steve and all the team at Carrie Elspeth x x x

Donation by Carrie Shapiro on 21/04/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Ian - well done with all your training, will be thinking of you. Good Luck. Love Paula, Perry & Jack xxx

Donation by Paula Christian on 20/04/13

£20.00

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Ian good luck for Sunday you can do it ! we'll be thinking of you. Lots of love from The Knowles Family xxx

Donation by Sam Knowles on 19/04/13

£20.00

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All the best for Sunday! First beer is on me!

Donation by Raymond Velasquez on 19/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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I like your cause! I know Jen from Collis. Good luck, Shane

Donation by Shane Barber on 19/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Give it your best shot, Ian. Fashion seems to be to listen to Kermode and Mayo show podcasts while running so hope you like films! Kelvyn

Donation by Kelvyn Gardner on 19/04/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Go Go Hyder!! Wishing you lots of luck for Sunday - We're all thinking of you Denise, Marty and the Dependable Solutions team

Donation by Denise Penn on 19/04/13

£50.00

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Good luck Ian. Nick Wright and all at Corporate ICT

Donation by Nick Wright on 19/04/13

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Ian - Hope Jen will be at the finish line with beer and doughnuts! Good Luck! Helen, Martin, Oliver and Emma x

Donation by Helen Bridge on 19/04/13

£20.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£7,620.72
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£7,620.72
  • Gift Aid£280.36

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