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In a desperate search for a way to escape from the horrors of modelling knitwear for Jen's blog, I decided to enter the London Marathon. Training through the depths of winter will undoubtedly keep me from being in front of the camera as cold, wet, sweaty runners don't go at all well with cashmere scarves.

There are a number of serious reasons why I have chosen Refuge and I'll explain them here, along with more general posts about how I'm getting on. To a certain extent however, my decision to run for Refuge comes down to sibling rivalry. My sister ran for Refuge in 2011 and brother in 2012. Even before he'd finished, I was fielding, "Is it your turn next year?" comments. I can't really let the side down, can I? 

Click through to the Refuge website to find out about the life-changing work they do. Please give what you can to this excellent cause.

Thank you very much.

Jim

Updates 2

On the basis that I have already reached the target I initially set and have 3 weeks still to go, I have upped the target by 50% to £3000.

02/04/13 19:57

If you are a knitter, or know one, I've got some exclusive patterns for sale with the proceeds forming part of my fundraising. Look here: http://www.ravelry.com/purchase/james-arnall-culliford-designs/138010

03/02/13 15:22

Raising money for

Refuge

Refuge

Charity Registration No. 277424

Refuge is a national charity for women and children who experience domestic violence, providing emergency accommodation and emotional and practical support. Since opening the world's first women's safe house in London in 1971, Refuge has grown to become the UK's largest organisation of its kind, helping and supporting women and children experiencing domestic violence and acting as a national 'lifeline' for up to 80,000 victims of domestic abuse every year.

Donations 89

Donation by Elaine Darvas on 16/01/14

£10.00

More money from Ready, Steady, Go pattern sales!

Donation by Knitters of the world on 06/01/14

£20.19

Well done Jim! More money from the Refuge Ready, Steady, Go pattern sales.

Donation by Knitters of the World on 19/07/13

£34.20

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I'm so proud of your achievement!

Donation by Jen Arnall-Culliford on 09/05/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Another Ready, Steady, Go! Knitting pattern donation sum. Many thanks to the knitters!

Donation by Knitters of the world on 09/05/13

£41.66

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Donation by Anonymous on 30/04/13

£5.00

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Donation by Stephcuddles on 29/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Jules White on 25/04/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Well done James! love from A Liz, U Roger & U Anthony

Donation by Elizabeth Davey on 25/04/13

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

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What an awesome fella you are... was VERY honoured to be able to help you. Much Love, Marathon Man!!

Donation by Babylonglegs on 22/04/13

£140.00

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Congratulations!

Donation by Julia Croyden on 22/04/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Rebecca Greenslade on 21/04/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Amazing work! Very very very well done!

Donation by Mooncalf on 21/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done!! Hope you had a great day.

Donation by Jess Hawke on 21/04/13

£5.00

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Donation by Mary Pirie on 21/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 21/04/13

£5.00

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Go Jim!

Donation by Nicola Swetnam on 21/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Hope your run is going well!

Donation by siriusknitter on 21/04/13

£10.00

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What a lovely day for a run! Have a great day. All the best.

Donation by Andy Neal on 21/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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I hope you have a great run!

Donation by Nic @ Nicsknots on 21/04/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Have a wonderful run, a lifetime acheivement reaching the the other side of that finishing line!! Sue and Duncan xxxx

Donation by sue mcgovern on 20/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Go Jim go!

Donation by Kate Burles on 20/04/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 20/04/13

£10.00

Donation by Anonymous on 19/04/13

£20.00

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Good luck - have fun!

Donation by Sarah Ford on 19/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,172.91
  • Offline donations£417.60
  • Text donations£45.00
  • Total raised£3,635.51
  • Gift Aid£408.95

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