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I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you who have kindly supported me in the run-up to and during the London Marathon. Not only your generous donations, which will make a huge difference for the charity Missing People, but also your kind words gave me the motivation to complete the 26 miles in just under 4 hours.  I am amazed by the support that I have received and the number of people that clearly still hold my family in their thoughts. So, thank you again and I hope that you feel proud knowing that your donations will help the thousands of families desperately searching for their missing loved one.

This year (old, crumbly body allowing) I will be running the London marathon in aid of Missing People as the charity celebrates its 20 anniversary. If I’m honest, I would happily have gone through my life without ever contemplating running a marathon, or even a half-marathon for that matter! However, knowing what it’s like to be living with a child missing and believing very strongly in what the workers at the charity do in helping other families like mine, I realised it was a challenge that I had to take.

As well as assisting the search for a missing loved one, Missing People provides a life-line to families who find themselves thrown into a nightmare of pain and uncertainty. I can vouch firsthand for the incredible hard work and commitment given by the staff at the charity to ease this suffering and help reunite families. I’m also aware though of how limited resources are and how much more the charity could, and would, offer with greater funding.

I would be extremely grateful if you would be willing to sponsor me. Together we can give the charity a bit of a boost and in doing so, help the many children and adults who are missing and offer their families some invaluable support. It might also make all the aches and pains of training worthwhile!

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Updates 2

Due to the incredible generosity of everyone that has so far donated, I have decided to increase my target so that I can raise even more money for Missing People.

27/03/13 14:08

I would like to say thank you to everyone that has supported me and I hope that together we can raise even more for this amazing charity.

27/03/13 14:08

Raising money for

Missing People

Missing People

Charity Registration No. 1020419

Missing People offer a lifeline for the 250,000 people who run away and go missing each year. For those left behind we provide specialised support to ease the heartache and confusion, and help search for their missing loved ones.

Donations 612

Kate we spoke after Leicester Half marathon,great run!!Keep going on all levels and never give up hope.It's good to see progress however small, it's progress!!

Donation by NATHAN GREEN on 15/10/13

£10.00

Donation by Kate Russell on 01/09/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Very best wishes God bless

Donation by Anonymous on 29/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Further donations from Lowe House Parish.

Donation by Ron Hesketh on 28/05/13

£20.00

Donation by Gillian Clear on 24/05/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Best wishes

Donation by K. Bell on 20/05/13

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Donation by Agnes Clark (Carden)

Donation by Agnes Clark on 12/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Margaret from Bishop Eton Parish

Donation by Margaret from Bishop Eton on 12/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done on your marathon success, Kate, and don't ever give up hope of finding your little girl. God Bless you all.

Donation by Kate Fidler on 08/05/13

50,00 €

Donation by Janet Kennedy on 07/05/13

£30.00

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Donation by Sheila from Bishop Eton

Donation by Sheila from Bishop Eton on 06/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Any tips for the New York marathon? Well done- what an inspiration and we'll keep saying our prayers.

Donation by Paul Cooney and family on 04/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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With hope and prayers.

Donation by Anonymous on 03/05/13

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Well done Kate. Thinking of you all, especially on this anniversary.

Donation by Anne Mumford on 03/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Fantastic achievement for Madeleine.

Donation by Sally Bromham on 02/05/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Well done Kate, a great achievement! Love and best wishes The Jaggers

Donation by Catherine Jagger on 01/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 01/05/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Rachael Lanza on 01/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Thinking of you and praying for Madeline's safe return

Donation by B W on 01/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done such a great achievement

Donation by Richard Jennings on 30/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

So many congratulaions. You are always in our thoughts and our loving prayers are with you both and your little Maddie.

Donation by Heather Thomson on 30/04/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Kate! Fantastic time! You are all always in our thoughts. Keep going! Much love, Jillian, Martin and the children xx

Donation by Jillian Connor on 29/04/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 29/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Kate, we all care and pray and hope all will be ok in the end.

Donation by Raj Jilka on 28/04/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Kate, well done on raising such a lot of money. You and your family are never far from our thoughts. x

Donation by Amanda Butler on 28/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£20,433.32
  • Offline donations£1,336.10
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£21,769.42
  • Gift Aid£4,102.80

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