Story

Thanks for visiting my fundraising page. Well, I did it! The marathon started in glorious weather at Blackheath and we were all hoping the forecast of increasing cloud was right. It wasn't, it just got hotter and hotter! The first 20 miles were fantastic with amazing encouragement from the crowds; the last six or so very hard indeed but somehow, and thanks to the crowd again, I managed to keep running to the end to finish in 4:36:57. About ten minutes later the legs gave up and I spent nearly an hour with the brilliant medics trying to get rid of excruciating cramp. OK now though! I'm delighted to have run to raise funds for Help the Hospices, which supports the hospice movement across the country. I decided to run for this charity as a way of saying thanks for the wonderful support provided by the local hospice in Sidmouth when my wife Jackie's mum, Sheila Rose, died after a relatively short illness in December 2007. Thanks to their practical help and care, she was able to spend her last weeks in her own home, which meant so much to her and to my father-in-law, Ken. The hospice continued to support Ken in the weeks that followed. I'm very grateful for your donation to this brilliant charity, and the site is still open! Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It's also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Help the Hospices gets your money faster and, if you're a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation. So please sponsor me now!

Raising money for

Help the Hospices

Help the Hospices

Charity Registration No. 1014851

Help the Hospices is the leading charity supporting hospice care throughout the UK. We want the very best care for everyone facing the end of life. The majority of hospice care in the UK is provided by our member hospices. Care is given free of charge to the patient and their friends and family. It can be at home, in the hospice and in the community and can be for days, months or years.

Donations 55

A big WELL DONE from all of us at Bravissimo! xxx

Donation by Bravissimo Girls on 19/05/09

£75.00

well done!!!!!

Donation by Sally Bedford on 01/05/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done and you did it in a reasonable time

Donation by Roger & Susan on 30/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation by Jeremy on 30/04/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

congratulations, roll on next April...

Donation by anonymous on 28/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done!

Donation by Duncans on 27/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation by Yeos on 27/04/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Go Chris! Have fun & enjoy the day.

Donation by Brian & Claire on 25/04/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

ENJOY! want to hear all about it.

Donation by Francesca on 24/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Will be thinking of you! Enjoy every bit!

Donation by Louise and Jason on 17/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

I'd rather be walking - good luck.

Donation by Barbara Angold on 17/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

I suppose the 2012 Olympics is a step too far? Have a good one!

Donation by Barry and Lesley Piper on 15/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

rather you than me!!!

Donation by Colin Bonner on 12/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Enjoy the day!

Donation by Peter Swift on 09/04/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Good luck

Donation by Wilhelmina on 07/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Anon. on 05/04/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Best of luck!

Donation by Jennifer Long on 02/04/09

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

Best of luck and enjoy it (if you can!)

Donation by Matt Brown on 02/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Just enjoy the day.

Donation by Jean Moorhouse on 02/04/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

C'mon there ol' chap!

Donation by Lord Joe Bloggs on 02/04/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Well done and good luck. here

Donation by Gerard Butler on 02/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

I look at this as payment for not having to run as well as a brilliant cause. Good luck!

Donation by Vicki N on 02/04/09

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

Good luck; hope you raise lots of money for a fantastic charity.

Donation by Elizabeth Copping on 02/04/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

I'll be cheering you on!

Donation by Nik Wildman on 02/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by John Naish on 02/04/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,564.50
  • Offline donations£706.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,270.50
  • Gift Aid£403.19

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