Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I completed the 2012 London Marathon for the Blue Cross raising over £2,250. I was delighted with everyones generosity and support. It wasn't an easy journey and at times I felt giving up would be easier. In July 2011 I suffered an ectopic pregnancy and a marital breakup. My two dogs (Buster and Millie) were the two reasons I got up everyday and carried on. I am so very proud of them both and although they can be mischievous they bring me joy daily. Some animals are not as lucky and find themselves without a family to love and care for them. After visiting the Blue Cross Hospital at London Victoria I realised just how much the Blue Cross do for animals in need.

Despite my ongoing health issues in 2011-2012 I managed to complete the Marathon in 6 hours 51 minutes. I was delighted with this time but immediately knew I could and would do much better if given the opportunity again. I would love to raise £5,000 for the Blue Cross and would be very happy with a finishing time of under 5 hours.

Training is continuing and I am ready for the biggest challenge of my life and I hope that you can help me achieve this. 

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So please dig deep and donate now.

Raising money for

Blue Cross

Blue Cross

Charity Registration No. 224392

We’ve been dedicated to the health and happiness of pets since 1897. Abandoned or unwanted, ill or injured – we do what’s needed to give every pet a healthy life in a happy home. We’re a charity, so the more help you give us, the more help we can give pets.

Donations 100

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What a great cause! From one runner to another, you should feel very proud x

Donation by Anonymous MNer on 05/05/13

£5.00

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Well done Gemma!

Donation by A MNer in Australia on 22/04/13

$10.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 22/04/13

£2.00

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I have just started running and am finding it difficult to do 9 minutes let alone 6 hours! Good luck for Friday, you are inspirational!

Donation by Katherine Prynn on 21/04/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck Gemma MN member x

Donation by Anonymous on 21/04/13

£10.00

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Good luck Gemma!

Donation by and yet another MNer on 21/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Gemma

Donation by a mner on 21/04/13

£20.00

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In awe of anyone running 26 miles. Good luck.

Donation by a mnetter on 20/04/13

£2.50

+ £0.63 Gift Aid

Donation by Charity Gudmunsen on 20/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Gemma very best of luck - good for you!

Donation by Sarah on 20/04/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck Gemma, you are inspiring

Donation by Yet another mner on 20/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck for tomorrow! Go go go!

Donation by An MNer who couldn't run 26 miles x on 20/04/13

£2.50

+ £0.63 Gift Aid

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Good luck!!

Donation by Rhiannon on 20/04/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Gemma, mumsnet is behind you ;-)

Donation by ThingummyBob xx on 20/04/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Dominique Carlo on 20/04/13

£2.50

+ £0.63 Gift Aid

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Keep going. Ignore work bullies bet they cant even run for a bus.

Donation by sian miller on 20/04/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Such a worthy cause. Wishing you much luck for the weekend Gemma.

Donation by Another Mumsnetter on 20/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Katy Howard on 20/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Do it for all the puppies and kittens. Good luck Gemma

Donation by Lily Sheppard @ The Trot Inn Torpoint on 19/04/13

£20.00

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Keep the good work going Gemma, you are a lovely girl

Donation by Paul T Torpoint on 19/04/13

£10.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 19/04/13

£2.00

+ £0.50 Gift Aid

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Have a great run Gemma! Should be perfect weather x

Donation by Another mumsnetter on 19/04/13

£5.50

+ £1.38 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 19/04/13

£2.00

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Good Luck Gemma !

Donation by MNer xx on 19/04/13

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Good luck Gemma, we hope you achieve your target time x

Donation by Rob & Kim @ The Fish Store, Torpoint on 19/04/13

£10.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,147.22
  • Offline donations£20.00
  • Text donations£21.00
  • Total raised£1,188.22
  • Gift Aid£124.38

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