The Sofia Tussis Scholarship
I'm running the Edinburgh Half Marathon for Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust because I want to support the Sofia Scholarship
Event: Edinburgh Marathon 2012 - Half Marathon on 27/05/2012
Team Members: Pete, James, Jeremy, Alex, Luke, Leo, Matt, Cameron
In memory of: Sofia Tussis
$5,129.86 raised of $4,713.76 target
$5,129.86 raised so far
How to make a donation
Donate online at - www.justgiving.com/Thumpers-Edinburgh-Half-Marathon
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My name is Matt, and I want to thank you for reading this.
In September 2011 I moved to St Andrews and on the first day I met Lorena Tussis, a girl who has had to put up with me ever since. We have been dating for almost a year now.
In May last year Lorena lost her sister, Sofia... an intelligent, beautiful and immensely popular person with everyone she crossed paths with. I was fortunate to meet Sofia a few months before she died, and she was happy, smiling, and full of interesting opinion. This is how I, and no doubt many others, will remember her.
At her University in Maastricht, where she was in her final year of study, a scholarship has been set up in her name. This scholarship will help a select student who would otherwise not be able to attend University, to meet with Sofia's parents and have the chance to pursue their goals. It is something that Sofia would have been proud of.
Running the Half-Marathon is not so much about me but rather the Sunday-League football team that I play for. Together with Luke Monro, Alex Clarke, Pete Hoggan, Cameron Dryburgh, Jeremy Hipps, James Gordon and Leo Bargery, I hope to raise as much as possible for this worthy cause. We have partnered with a fantastic charity in Dundee, "Remembering Yusef Abubaker", who have kindly agreed to help us with our project.
Sport can be a great way through which to speak and, as a Liverpool fan, I wish I could have told Sofia just one thing-
"You'll never walk alone"
Come May 27th, we hopefully won't be walking, but instead jogging at a leisurely pace, for her scholarship.
Charity Registration No. SC039367
The Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust, established following the sudden cardiac death of our son Yusef, aims to enhance education, alleviate poverty, fund medical treatment, fund clean drinking water projects and help enhance sport in the community. Help us to help others in memory of Yusef.
Donation by Matthew Figg on 25/04/12
A big hug to Giutus and Matt, who is a wonderful person. Sofi <3
Donation by אלן on 25/04/12
Good luck Leo!
Donation by Bruno and Andrew on 24/04/12
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
Good Luck , Leo ... rather you running than me !!!!
Donation by Katrina Searl on 24/04/12
Donation by giulia anastasia on 24/04/12
Donation by Anonymous on 24/04/12
Go Matt! I fully support you! Thanks for thinking of Sofia!
Donation by maira Kuppers on 24/04/12
Best of luck Bo - Im expecting a sub 1:40 from you!
Donation by Rory Gribbell on 23/04/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
Donation by Rebecca Jackson on 23/04/12
Good luck! :)
Donation by Lorna Hamilton on 23/04/12
Donation by Simon Fisher on 22/04/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
This is a wonderful cause.. Good Luck to you all !
Donation by Sandhya Dawar on 22/04/12
Good luck guys!
Donation by Kethan Dawar on 22/04/12
Donation by Laura Plasencia* on 21/04/12
Amazing. Good luck with the run :)
Donation by Kat Smith on 21/04/12
Donation by Donna Viens on 20/04/12
Donation by Jeanette Chu on 20/04/12
Good luck! :) xxx
Donation by Paige Kendall on 20/04/12
Best of luck, all of you! xxx
Donation by Sarah Brand on 20/04/12
+ £3.75 Gift Aid
Good Luck to this great cause! All the best from Munich! Cari saluti,flo
Donation by Flo Hunger-Reichardt on 19/04/12
Best of luck, I'll be thinking of you all x
Donation by Caroline Henderson on 18/04/12
Good luck everyone :) xxx
Donation by Emily Gifford on 18/04/12
This is a great cause, good luck everyone.
Donation by Sean Butler on 18/04/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
Good luck !
Donation by Kathrin Hunger on 18/04/12
Great cause...good luck with it!
Donation by Toby Renouf on 18/04/12
- * Online donations$4,501.36
- Offline donations$628.50
- Text donations$0.00
- Total raised$5,129.86
- Gift Aid$161.05
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