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Hello you wonderful people and thanks for visiting Marshall Griffin 's JustGiving page for the children's charity 'LUMOS'

On 17th April 2011 I will be running in the Virgin London Marathon for the children's charity 'LUMOS' 

My marathon build up is going very well and I am well over the half way mark in my 'long runs' Most of the miles have been around Clapham South Park and all over Colchester.I have now completed a 10k and finished the Brighton Half Marathon in 1hr 28mins! That was hard. 3 stitches and a meeting with the 'wall' made it extra hard.I have also just completed the Colchester Half Marathon and came 46th/1000!

Why the hell am I putting myself through this?

I picked LUMOS because it really needs the help. I doubt many people have heard of it as it was only officially launched about a year ago. It was originally set up as 'The Childrens High Level Group' by the author J.K Rowling and Baroness Emma Nicholson to address the problem of institutionalised and disadvanteged children in Eastern Europe. An article by Justin Sparks 'Ordeal of the Caged Czech Children' which you can read online if you have the stomach and focuses on children that have been abandoned to institutional care and are literally kept in cages. I can't say more than that really. Kids in CAGES. The image alone is enough to prompt anyone with a scrap of decency and humanity to do something. Anything. Get them out of the cages. Get tem out of the institutions and into a family environment with the proper care and support they need. It's possible. LUMOS are doing it. But they need us to help them to do it.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article445266.ece

  There is never a good time to ask anyone for pennies. But if you're  one of those people who finds themselves crossing the street when the 'umbrella people' are out in force or you've been meaning to 'spare some change' but when you put your hand in your pocket all you can find is a two pound coin you need for your lunch then this is the perfect moment for you to make up for it!

Please donate as little or as much as you can!

Gawd bless ya!

Marshall x

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Raising money for

Lumos

Lumos

Charity Registration No. 1112575

We are Lumos, the charity founded and chaired by J. K. Rowling. Taking children from their families and raising them in institutions harms their health and development. Lumos works so 8 million children in institutions worldwide can regain a family life.

Donations 51

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Job done.

Donation by Anonymous on 23/07/11

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Donation by Anonymous on 03/06/11

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Congratulations on this fantastic achievement !

Donation by D Hutton on 17/05/11

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Well done bruv!xx

Donation by S Hutton on 16/05/11

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Well done (As promised) Take Care Jules

Donation by J Darlow on 13/05/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Rebecca Raggett on 20/04/11

£56.00

+ £14.00 Gift Aid

Donation by John Martin on 20/04/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done mate! What a fantastic achievement. A really good time too.

Donation by Ben Hull on 19/04/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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power

Donation by Paul Trussell on 17/04/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good Luck! Cat & Christian

Donation by Catherine Baines on 17/04/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck today love xx

Donation by Emily Holmden on 17/04/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Do it in under 4 hours mate! I know you can. I believe the weather is going to be good so all the best. We will be thinking of you from down under

Donation by Graham McTavish on 16/04/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Go Jonny Go Go Go

Donation by Kim Guyton on 16/04/11

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Good luck Fella

Donation by simon lloyd on 16/04/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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He never ever learned to read or write so well But he could play a guitar just like a ringin' a bell....

Donation by Tony Feeney on 15/04/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck Marshall x We will be thinking of you x lots of love Alex Jeanette Lucy Joe x

Donation by Jeanette Raggett on 14/04/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Word ... May the force be with yous, innit

Donation by Matthew Ashwood on 14/04/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Marshall. Gillian, Kieran and Abby

Donation by Gillian Park on 14/04/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck, will be cheering you on xx

Donation by Rebecca Raggett on 14/04/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Go Jonno!! Best of luck mate.

Donation by Peter Askham on 13/04/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Aidan Griffin on 12/04/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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You better win!!!

Donation by Adam Robertson on 11/04/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Marshall! Ben and Debs

Donation by Ben Payne on 10/04/11

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

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Give us your own plan!!

Donation by clare humphrey on 09/04/11

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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good luck Marshall!

Donation by Paul Davies on 09/04/11

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,131.00
  • Offline donations£69.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,200.00
  • Gift Aid£266.63

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