Event: Simon Adams's fundraising
£421,461.22 raised of £1,000,000.00 target
£421,461.22 raised so far
How to make a donation
Donate online at - www.justgiving.com/FatherAbraham
By mobile internet Scan this code on your smartphone to go straight to Simon Adams's page.
By text message to donate £10 Text AGMJ49 £10
The Simon Adams Tribute Fund
Simon was 46 when he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and told he would die in two years. He was a popular head teacher in Plymouth, an avid rugby player and extreme skier, and everybody’s friend. Within a week of the shocking news he had made his bucket list and determined to enjoy every day he had left. Top of his list was to raise awareness of MND and £1,000,000 to help find a cure – an ambitious goal for someone with so little time.
In the six months before getting around became too difficult Simon skied in France, swam with sharks in South Africa, trekked around Uluru (Ayres Rock) in Australia. He and his friends organised fundraisers throughout the UK and abroad. He reached a third of his target before he died in October 2011, just two weeks short of two years from diagnosis. At his funeral his friends vowed to continue fundraising to reach his goal.
Five months after he died Justgiving.com honoured him with their top award as Fundraiser of the Year 2012. His wife Maxine accepted it at a ceremony in London.
To raise money over the past 3 ½ years more than 1500 friends and 4,316 schoolchildren have run the Plymouth Half Marathon, rugby teammates have cycled between Warwickshire and Devon, friends have planted his banner on the top of Mt Kilimanjaro. There have been pub quizzes, gala balls, Ascot Ladies Day parties, cricket matches, rugby tournaments, and auctions.
Research is progressing so quickly now that it is just possible that Simon’s million will lead to the cure that he so desired.
Simon was keen that all money will be used to research motor neurone disease in the hope that one day, in the not too distant future the words
"you have motor neurone disease"
will be followed by the phrase
"it is curable"
Simon lost his battle for life on 6 October 2011 just two years after he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.
Raising money for
Charity Registration No. 294354
The MND Association is the only national organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to improving the care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We fund and promote research and campaign to raise awareness so the needs of people with MND are recognised.
In lieu of some Xmas Cards
Donation by J& H Neil on 11/12/13
+ £10.00 Gift Aid
Our Company Charity Christmas Card Donation. Supporting Simon's quest.
Donation by St Klare Reece Limited on 09/12/13
Continuing support from the OPM Suite customers.
Donation by OPM Suite on 25/11/13
+ £83.00 Gift Aid
Donation by John & Denise Reece on 15/11/13
Let's put an end to this horrible disease, here's to you Father Abraham
Donation by Kevin on 12/11/13
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
This was raised from a raffle we held at our annual bellydance party at the Grange Hall, Southam on 2 November 2013.
Donation by DoDo and her bellydance friends on 12/11/13
+ £35.00 Gift Aid
Donation by Gary Gilkes on 12/11/13
+ £0.50 Gift Aid
A bit late, sorry Si...A belated birthday donation for your Big 50, we have no doubt that you 'skipped the light fandango'......Think of you often, love always Julie and Rob xx
Donation by Julie Baldwin on 29/10/13
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
Happy birthday Rae and big congratulations to all involved in raising so much for this amazing cause xx
Donation by Jenna on 24/10/13
+ £5.50 Gift Aid
A very belated thanks and congratulations to Maxine, Julie, Dad and Judith and everyone who ran the Plymouth half marathon in 2013.I am always amazed & touched by the continued efforts.
Donation by Anonymous on 24/10/13
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
MNDA Lunch to remember Simon's 50th. Thank you ladies for joining me and donating.
Donation by Claire Tucker on 24/10/13
+ £178.75 Gift Aid
Daddy's birthday contribution :)
Donation by Rae Watt on 19/10/13
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
Donating on behalf of Rae's birthday!
Donation by Dan Walker on 18/10/13
On behalf of Joe C for my birthday.
Donation by Rae Watt on 18/10/13
Donating for Rae's birthday - Happy Birthday!!
Donation by Jess Price on 18/10/13
Happy Birthday Raemundo. xx
Donation by Nikki Lloyd on 17/10/13
For Simon and his 50th - And thank you to all my friends who have donated for my birthday.
Donation by Rae Watt on 17/10/13
Delighted to fulfil Rae's birthday wish by donating!
Donation by Claire C on 17/10/13
This is for Rae's birthday! Really pleased to be donating to such a worthy cause x
Donation by Gemma Astbury on 17/10/13
Donating for Rae's birthday - an amazing cause keep going!!
Donation by Kelly on 16/10/13
Rae's Birthday Donation
Donation by EK on 15/10/13
Great cause and great birthday idea Rae x
Donation by Sophie Britton on 15/10/13
+ £1.25 Gift Aid
Happy to donate to such a worthy and amazing cause for Rae's birthday. xxx
Donation by Katherine Sladden on 14/10/13
Such a selfless birthday wish, but for an incredible cause - Rae Happy Birthday! And best of luck with fundraising to everyone involved xxx
Donation by Alex F on 14/10/13
Lots of love to Rae for her birthday and here's hoping we can get this page to a million soon! xxx
Donation by Jenna Hawkins on 14/10/13
+ £1.25 Gift Aid
- * Online donations£69,944.88
- Offline donations£351,516.34
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£421,461.22
- Gift Aid£15,635.25
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