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For those of you that don't know my Dad - Barry Robinson - sadly passed away on 30th January 2012 aged 68. The loss of him from my life has been massive, and I miss him more that I can possibly convey here. I wanted to do something in his memory & raise some money for the BHF. My brother Simon has been fundraising for the BHF, with Northampton Saints RFC, for the last 10 years & Dad was a season ticket holder at the Saints, so I hope he would approve.

I am going to run 6 x Half Marathons and 8 x Marathons over the next year to mark the 68 years of my Dad’s life. I have not prepared very well for any of the races and I am struggling to get any training done for each one, so they are all hard work. I have never done much distance running before, so this is very much a new challenge for me, and hopefully I can raise some money for a worthy cause. I have done ones in green and I have got the following runs in red lined up:

Saints With A Heart Half Marathon (May 2012) - 2:30:00
Sheffield Half Marathon (May 2012) - 2:08:50
Wales Marathon (June 2012) - 5:37:10
Shifnall Half Marathon (July 2012) - 1:59:01
Wolverhampton Marathon (September 2012) - 5:48:55
Nottingham Half Marathon (September 2012) - 02:12:01
Leicester Marathon (October 2012) - 05:39:11
Luton Marathon (November 2012) - 05:30:00
Wellingborough Santa Run Half Marathon (December 2012) - 02:10:30
Milton Keynes Marathon (January 2013) - 05:49:26
North Downs Way Marathon (February 2013) – 07:45:00 (ish)
Pitsford Water Marathon (March 2013) - 06:05:03
Northampton Half Marathon (March 2013) – as Bernie
London Marathon (April 2013) - as Bernie

My place for London is confirmed now, and I will be running it in the costume of the mascot from Northampton Saints RFC – Bernie the St. Bernard (see picture) just to make it harder on myself and to hopefully raise a bit more cash. Hopefully I will also run the half marathon preceding London in the costume too. The London marathon will be 3 days after what would have been my Dad’s 70 birthday – so I am sure it will be emotional and a great motivation for me.

So please dig deep and sponsor me if you can. We have got plenty of time to get as much money in for the BHF as possible, so I have put in a very optimistic target. If can get anywhere near that it would be brilliant. Thanks for looking and I hope that you and yours are all well.

Gareth

Raising money for

British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation

Charity Registration No. 225971

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Donations 175

Donation from my Aunt Jan who won the sweep at my wedding.

Donation by Janice Clarke on 11/08/13

£38.00

+ £9.50 Gift Aid

Donation from 3 kind members of the Ath.

Donation by Aylestone Athletic on 11/08/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation for my brother Simon and me from our Nan. Cheers Nan!

Donation by Ros Lee on 11/08/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Very late. Sorry. Great work Thor.

Donation by Bruce on 03/08/13

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

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I bit late I know !"

Donation by Ian Powell on 03/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation from Tim Riley at work.

Donation by Simon on 02/05/13

£6.00

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 01/05/13

£5.00

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I lost my father suddenly to undiagnosed heart disease too. Well done on such a great effort.

Donation by Welshquin on 01/05/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Splendid effort Gareth! Looking forward to a great match on Saturday when we welcome Saints to the Stoop.

Donation by Steve Fletcher on 30/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 30/04/13

£5.00

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Well done to a Saints fan from a Worcester fan! An excellent effort in a very worthy cause..

Donation by Trevor Taylor on 30/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Gareth. From a Quin to a Saint, massive congratulations.

Donation by Toby Bonney on 30/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Gareth. I'm sure your Dad would be very proud. Don't forget the suit next time you see Lewis :)

Donation by jane barnes on 30/04/13

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YOU MUST BE MAD BUT WELL DONE ALL THE SAME! FALCONS FAN.......SEE YOU NEXT YEAR?

Donation by STEVEN GRAY on 30/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Congrats from a Wasps fan

Donation by Carl Fielder on 30/04/13

£3.00

+ £0.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Rob Thompson on 30/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done from a sarries fan x

Donation by AMANDA DAVIES on 30/04/13

£3.00

+ £0.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 30/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Great cause, great effort and very sorry to hear about your dad.

Donation by Paul Looby on 30/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Inspirational, and a fantastic cause, well done

Donation by A Wasps fan on 30/04/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 30/04/13

£3.00

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Congratulations on a fantastic effort . Best wishes from Cardiff RFC.

Donation by keith morgan on 30/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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a great cause, keep up the good work

Donation by Falcons supporter on 30/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Really well done. Barry is still much missed in C block.

Donation by Phil on 30/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done for a great cause!

Donation by David the Sarrie on 30/04/13

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,680.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£225.00
  • Total raised£2,905.00
  • Gift Aid£635.00

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