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So I've finally plucked up the courage to enter the London Marathon ! But why now? And why support the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign? As you probably know, I turned 50 a few months ago, and wanted to do something challenging to mark the event. I've always fancied the idea of running a marathon but never found the time (or, to be honest, the inclination) to train for it. So I thought, it's now or never (although "never" came a pretty close second !), and what better year to do it than "London 2012". 

So why support the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign? A very good friend of mine was diagnosed with the condition and is doing all he can to meet his personal challenge. I felt it was the least I could do to show him that I'm behind him all the way, and also support the charity that does so much to help fellow sufferers. I'm lucky that the aches and pains of my marathon experience will be over a few days after the event - his, and those of fellow sufferers, will go on, as they battle with a condition that currently has no cure. So please join me in supporting such a good cause, and thanks again for taking the time to check out my page.    

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Updates 1

Just to let you know that I managed to finish the run in a time of 3 hours and 38 minutes. On behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and myself, thank you so much for your support and generosity; we've really appreciated it.

23/04/12 13:47

Raising money for

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

Charity Registration No. 205395 (England and Wales) - SC039445 (Scotland)

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign leads the fight against muscular dystrophy and related muscle-wasting conditions in the UK. We fund world-class research, provide free information and support, give grants towards equipment and campaign to raise awareness and bring about change.

Donations 31

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Better late than never. Well done. A brilliant effort

Donation by Lynn Regan on 29/05/12

£20.00

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Donation by Linda Woolley on 08/05/12

£200.00

+ £50.00 Gift Aid

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Congratulations Jim, Great news! Roll on next year!

Donation by Elaine Mikelis on 23/04/12

£20.00

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Best of luck, hope it all goes according to plan!

Donation by Shaun Bryce-Borthwick on 21/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Stay cool James, we'll be working up a sweat watching you from our sofa. Rob Sarah Imongen and Fliss x

Donation by Rob Dowding on 20/04/12

£26.22

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I'll be thinking of you on the day (and your poor feet!).

Donation by RUTH GILES on 20/04/12

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Hey Jim, all the best and good luck with the Marathon!! Great cause, well done you!!! All the best from the Barters :) :) :) :)

Donation by Michael Barter on 20/04/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Will be thinking of you on the day - hope it's dry and cool. Will watch out for you on TV!

Donation by Joan Boenke on 16/04/12

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Best of luck Jim - enjoy yourself!

Donation by Robin on 15/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck James - hope you don't hit that wall to early !! enjoy the day

Donation by Mark Poynter on 12/04/12

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Good luck James. Remember to enjoy the day.

Donation by David Oliver on 11/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done for taking it on, and in a good cause, too. Best of luck! Bill and Jan.

Donation by william dowding on 05/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Jim ... Love The Spences

Donation by Sally-Ann Spence on 04/04/12

£26.00

+ £6.50 Gift Aid

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JAMES run well and enjoy it as much as you can - great effort so far WELL DONE !!! Joe +Clare and the kids ...

Donation by Joe Hills on 03/04/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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"Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal....." Best wishes, Jim

Donation by Richard and Sue Diggory on 02/04/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Great effort Jim - good luck on the day!

Donation by ALISON MURDEN on 01/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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James, Good luck and best wishes for the big day - run Forest, run..........

Donation by Susie, Andy, Ben and Francesca Morris on 01/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Stephen Robinson on 28/03/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Hope you have been putting in the training Jim - will be looking out for you Peter & Irene

Donation by Peter Hammond on 25/03/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Kevin Arnold on 23/03/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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So, you've also been caught by the marathon bug! Crazy... I am donating only because it's for a good cause (btw my husband will be running it too!)

Donation by Anastasia on 21/03/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Way to go Jim - will be watching for you! Is it the Gorilla suit or the Buzz Lightyear this time? All the very best great cause.... Cheers

Donation by Phil on 20/03/12

£150.00

+ £37.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck James, Try to enjoy the day. Don't forget the vaseline!!

Donation by Steven Perry on 20/03/12

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From Tom and from myself. It would be nice to see you James!

Donation by Marene Cardella on 20/03/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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James, good luck and enjoy it! I'll give you an extra pound for every minute you do it under your target of 3hrs 30mins.

Donation by Mark Wills on 20/03/12

£26.00

+ £6.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,514.22
  • Offline donations£985.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,499.22
  • Gift Aid£343.25

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