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Ive now had to ditch the Cardiff half marathon as it is the same weekend as Maidstone Half marathon. I am therefore planning to do the Kent Coastal half marathon in September 2013.

I plan to do various events during 2013 to raise money for The Meningitis Trust.

The planned events:

29th Sept 2012 - Walking on burning coals and broken glass - completed

3rd March 2013 - Silverstone half marathon - SMASHED 1hr 58min 33sec

15th April 2013 - Boston Marathon

8th May 2013 - Sky Dive with Red Devils

27th May 2013 - Bupa 10k

14th July 2013 - British 10k run

September 2013 - Kent Coastal half marathon

October 2013 - Maidstone half marathon

27th October 2013 - Great South Run

October 2013 - Zip slide across The Oval - 500ft slide which is 75ft in the air!!

 

 

As you may be aware I had Meningitis when i was just 16days old. I was one of the lucky ones and hqve come through without any side effects.Meningitis can change peoples lives permenatly. It has been known for people to have serious brain damage and loss of limbs. Some people unfortunaly die due to Meningitis.

The illness effects people of all ages, but mainly the very young and late teens - mid 20's.

Key facts

  • Babies, toddlers and young children under five are an at risk group for meningitis, with over 50% of all cases occurring in this age group.
  • With 2,500 cases of bacterial meningitis reported in the UK every year, more than three babies, toddlers or young children will be taken ill with meningitis every day.
  • Meningitis kills more children under the age of five than any other infectious disease in the UK.
  • Meningitis is the disease parents fear the most

 

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    • Meningitis kills more children under five than any other infectious disease in the UK.
    • Meningitis is the disease parents fear the most.
    • 50% of all cases of meningitis occur in the under five age group.
    • One in four students carry the bacteria that can cause meningitis at the back of their throats, compared to one in ten of the UK population.
    • All students attending university for the first time can ask their GP for a Men C vaccine, whatever their age.

 

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      • Meningitis can strike at any time, regardless of health, gender, age, race or class.
      • People over 55 are at risk of meningitis as our immune systems weaken as we get older.
      • Adults can still suffer the same after-effects from meningitis as children such as brain damage, hearing and sight loss and where septicaemia (blood poisoning) has occurred, loss of limbs and scarring.
      • A survey has shown that one in four adults in the UK knows of someone who has had meningitis

 

Meningitis at risk group – over 55s

  • As our immune system weakens as we get older, we are more susceptible to illnesses, such as meningitis.
  • With the over 55 population being at risk of meningitis, they are offered a pneumococcal vaccine at 65. This is available at any GP surgery or health centre across the UK.
  • Look out for yourself and others. Meningitis symptoms can disguise themselves as a common cold or flu, so it’s important to remain vigilant to the symptoms of meningitis, trust your instincts and seek medical help if concerned.
  • If living alone always let someone know if you are feeling unwell, they can check on you and get help if needed.

Thank you

Updates 2

I survived the tragic Boston marathon. I got to about 20.5 miles before the officials stopped me. \nI don't think I need to go into the reasons why the officials stopped me. I know I was going to complete it. For those who have done the Boston i was stop top of heartbreak hill!!

17/04/13 11:32

Fund raising is going ok, but a little slow unfortunatly. Hopefully it will start to pick up soon with my events slowly getting confirmed for me.

31/10/12 13:02

Raising money for

Meningitis Now

Meningitis Now

Charity Registration No. 803016 in England and Wales SC037790 in Scotland

Meningitis Now is a charity with almost 30 years’ experience. Formed in October this year by bringing together Meningitis UK and Meningitis Trust, founders of the meningitis movement in the UK. We exist to save lives and rebuild futures by funding research, raising awareness and providing support.

Donations 30

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Good luck Dave. You are an inspiration to us all.

Donation by Gary Lee on 10/07/13

£10.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 05/07/13

£10.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 05/07/13

£10.00

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Good Luck!!

Donation by Dawn Groom on 07/06/13

£10.00

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In honour of all those that ran Boston, in memory of those that didn't make it, and in support of your totally crazy schedule of events!

Donation by A fellow runner on 16/04/13

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I have everything crossed that you are okay x

Donation by Vicki Edwards on 15/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 29/09/12

£10.00

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A good cause

Donation by David Kelly on 20/09/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by stacey owens on 07/09/12

£3.00

+ £0.75 Gift Aid

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Good luck and get training!!!

Donation by Elliott Hartley on 04/09/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Thanks foir the Olympic boards Dave they have raised such big smiles on the boys faces. Best of luck with your forthcoming events

Donation by Patricia Goodwin on 29/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by helen tapia on 20/08/12

£6.00

+ £1.50 Gift Aid

Donation by sarah davies on 17/08/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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don't forget - next time im in a competion you are coming along to give me my pads! Keep up the good work.

Donation by Juliet Parker on 17/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Thanks for the board Dave,its a great cause! My dad had it 36 times and made it onto the daily mirror frontt page as 'the miracle man'.

Donation by sharon howell on 17/08/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Thanks for the TKD board Dave, good luck Jo Robins

Donation by Joanna Robins on 17/08/12

£5.00

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Hi Dave, good luck with the fund raising :-)

Donation by Jen - kick board queen! on 17/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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This is the cash raised by selling Daniel Craig and Jackie Chan photos on ebay. Thank you to the 2 buyers

Donation by Dave Evans on 30/06/12

£16.50

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Donation by Anonymous on 21/06/12

£10.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 21/06/12

£10.00

Donation by Dave Evans on 17/06/12

£19.25

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payment for fire walk/walking on glass & the 1st and 2nd England group games during Euro 2012. Thank you to everyone at work

Donation by Dave Evans on 17/06/12

£142.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 09/05/12

£1.00

Donation for a lost bet! Not happy I lost & SFC finished above WHU ha but it's for top cause. Grt work & best of luck Dave with all ur fund-raising.

Donation by Bianca Westwood on 29/04/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck Dave. All the best with it all.

Donation by Emma Nicholls on 12/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£313.75
  • Offline donations£145.00
  • Text donations£96.00
  • Total raised£554.75
  • Gift Aid£36.00

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