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I am currently in training to run this year's Flora London Marathon for Samaritans.  For those of you who don't know me, I am the manageing director of Court jeweller, Wartski and the jewel specialist on the BBC's "Antiques Roadshow".  I have been a Samaritans Ambassador for more than fifteen years and I am also the Patron of the Lowestoft Branch.

The Flora London Marathon has been described as the 'suburban man's Everest' and it has been my ambition to climb it for several years - five years infact!  It all started when I began to walk part of the way to work.  I found that the weight, the years and some of the grey hair fell away, so the gym was the next step.  The purchase of an iPod, loaded with corny 70's heavy metal and rock helped me become fitter, literally in leaps and bounds.  My favourite track for running is Bob Marley's "Trenchtown Rock": 'When the music hits ya feel no pain!'.

The training has been increased during the last three years and in 2008 I completed the Bristol Half Marathon in 2hrs 20 mins.  I am now ready for "The Big One" and hope that you will be kind enough to support me with some sponsorship.  If you feel you can help it will mean the world to me.

Read what Joanna Lumley and Stephen Fry had to say when they found out about my marathon training:

"We thought we knew Geoffrey Munn, he of the quiet word and encyclopaedic knowledge of all that glisters: well we were wrong.  I was unconscious with admiration, prostrate with fear and disbelief  commingled when I heard the news!  He is about to set world records reeling as he saunters through the Flora London Marathon, scarcely breaking sweat!  A man above rubies!  Brave fool!  I salute you and shall make sure your victor's tinfoil cape is studded with star sapphires.  (Knees my dear!  Good Lord, I can't even think of it.  Eyes tight shut!) Run, boy run!  Your support for Samaritans inspires us all".                  Joanna Lumley

"So many people dress up in over elaborate costumes to look rediculous when they run marathons, but Geoffrey Munn is going in the subtle but hilarious disguise of a middle aged man desperate to roll back the years.  He is almost certain to win the prize for most preposterous runner of the day.  But there's no chance of him finishing, so why not pledge an enormous amount?  I mean, you'll never have to cough up.  If there's any coughing up to be done, Geoffrey will be the one doing it.  Coughing, retching and heaving on the roadside, hands on hips, gasping like a landed fish.  I'll promise the Samaritans £500 if he completes, but my money's safe.  No finer man in the world to value a Faberge egg - but 26 miles, 385 yards?  Never!  Good luck though,Geoffrey".                                            Stephen Fry

Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure.  it's also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Samaritans gets your money faster and, if you're a taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% suppliment, are added to your donation.

So please sponsor me now and help Smaritans run 24:7

Raising money for

Samaritans

Samaritans

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Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year providing a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them. For more information please visit www.samaritans.org

Donations 139

Well done you Geoffrey!

Donation by Flure on 27/05/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done - I share my birthdate with a star

Donation by Annie McGeoch on 25/05/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Your running is as impressive as your fundraising. Great stuff.

Donation by Tony Harriss on 14/05/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Congratulations! Yet again you run circles around us!

Donation by Marc Fecker, Max Donnelly on 13/05/09

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

Well Done Geoffrey!

Donation by Antique Collectors Club Ltd on 11/05/09

£25.00

Respect Geoffers! Glad you are in one piece - can't have part of the crown jewels in bits now can we?

Donation by Shruti Patel on 05/05/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Brilliant acheivement

Donation by bill adams on 04/05/09

£5.00

What a Superstar - a man of so many talents - you put us all to shame! Well done Geoffrey.

Donation by Katherine Higgins on 01/05/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

You made it? Brilliant. You are the lean, mean machine we always suspected.. Well done!

Donation by Deborah Scott on 30/04/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

I never had any doubts....really

Donation by Simon Armson on 28/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done!

Donation by Harry & Laura on 27/04/09

£80.00

+ £22.56 Gift Aid

Well Done!!! Very impressed! xx

Donation by Katie Donnelly on 27/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

We met you at your shop via VicSoc

Donation by Harriet & Stephen Enthoven on 27/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done Chuddie!

Donation by Alex on 26/04/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

very well done, I am looking forward to finally having that drink with you with more than a twist of lemon!

Donation by Joey Hardy on 26/04/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

good luck

Donation by The Pengelleys on 25/04/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Yay Geoffrey! Go Go Go!!!

Donation by Miss Eddi on 24/04/09

£100.00

Donation by Emily Walsh on 24/04/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Some people take the money and run, others run and take the money! I hope the miles pass swiftly and am so glad you are doing this on my behalf!

Donation by Liz Baker on 24/04/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Good luck from all your friends at Wartski

Donation by The Warthogs on 24/04/09

£170.00

+ £47.95 Gift Aid

Best of luck of Sunday! Next year an egg and spoon race with a Faberge egg??

Donation by Harry Williams-Bulkeley on 24/04/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Run Munn Run!

Donation by Ben on 23/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

A pound a mile. Good luck and hope you enjoy it.

Donation by Stephen and Rosa on 23/04/09

£27.00

+ £7.62 Gift Aid

Alex is my workmate. He is one of the best colleagues I have had in over 17 years of IT. My family wishes you all the best.

Donation by Olusola Adio on 23/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good Luck from all of us at the Worthing branch

Donation by Caroline Godfrey nee Blackaby on 23/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£12,652.79
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£12,652.79
  • Gift Aid£2,851.90

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