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UPDATE 31/08: The New York City Marathon is now just two months away. Please help me to raise £7000 to support the incredible work of Macmillan Cancer Support- I promise to actually do this one, now that my leg isn't broken* (*as a medical professional, my sister says you can't call a stress fracture a 'broken leg', but I stand by it)

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UPDATE: Hi everyone. Firstly, a massive thanks for your support so far. We've raised an incredible amount for Macmillan, the event in February was a roaring success, and I've been astonished and touched by everyone's overwhelming generosity so far.

Unfortunately, after devoting a great deal of time and effort into training for this marathon (apologies to my friends and family for talking about NOTHING ELSE for the last five months), I have had to pull out due to a fractured shin. I was really hoping to still be able to walk/ jog the marathon, but after extensive physiotherapy, acupuncture, scans, crutches and so on and so forth, I am going to have to admit defeat.

The GOOD NEWS is that the wonderful team at Macmillan have allowed me to roll my sponsorship forward to November's New York Marathon, which I am running for them, and I do hope you'll all understand and be happy with this. As such, I have raised my fundraising target to £7000, and will put on another, even bigger fundraising event later this year.

As many of you will know, I am absolutely gutted about having to pull out of the London Marathon. The training, fundraising, and limping have pretty much taken over my life for the past five months, and it feels horrendous to now have to stand back and watch the race happen without me.

Thank you for your understanding, and here's to NY 2012. 

 

 

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Hi guys,

Thanks for visiting my fundraising page, you don't have to read this whole bit, but you might want further convincing, or to know why on earth I've decided to put myself through 26.2 agonizing miles.

To many of you (myself included), the idea of me running an actual real life marathon is completely ludicrous. That said, it is happening, and any support you could give for an absolutely brilliant cause would be really appreciated.

I've vaguely considered running a marathon for a few years now, but have always managed to talk myself out of it. However, this year, through some very sad news, I found the incentive I needed to actaully give it a go.

My Grandfather (Gramps) very sadly passed away last month from cancer. He wasn't very old, and was one of the good guys, a real rock for the whole family, and a man with the most wonderful values. I finally realised first hand how quickly and how viciously cancer can affect our loved ones and our families, but through the whole process Macmillan were there, supporting Gramps and the rest of the family.

Macmillan are a fantastic charity who are so incredibly important in helping those living with cancer through every step, whether that be through emotional support, their amazing nursing staff, financial aid, or practical advice. I would urge you to look at the brilliant work they do if you need more convincing that this is a cause worth donating to.

I will be trying to raise AT LEAST £2500 for Macmillan before the London Marathon in April 2012. I know it's a big ask, but between us we can do it, right?

Any support you can give will be hugely appreciated. Thanks for reading this, lots of love xxxx

 

 

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So the New York Marathon was cancelled, but I still did the 'Run Anyway New York Marathon 2012' with about 2000 other runners- 26.2 miles around Central Park! A disgusting course, but so glad I could do it. Two weeks left now to reach £7k for Macmillan.

09/11/12 13:58

Raising money for

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity Registration No. 261017

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.

Donations 77

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Congratulations Georgie Amazing achievement....much love

Donation by Ian and sue okell on 07/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Id've been proud whatever your time, but mate, you smashed it!!!! Amazing work, hope it was worth the wait. With much love xxxxx

Donation by Bran on 04/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Georgie! I understand the commitment you have gone through. After my son did the NY marathon, I did the London marathon the next year; having never run before; aged 60; lost my sister & 2 friends but I had been a lucky cancer survivor. Enjoy the challenge; the music and the experience. You are an inspiration. Well done!

Donation by Hilary Watson – an Okell customer! on 29/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Georgie, Thank you for helping Macmillan Cancer good luck, ( Clare Hocking's Mum )

Donation by Mrs Irene Preston on 25/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Fantastic what your doing!! xx

Donation by Clare Hocking on 25/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck buddy x

Donation by Henry on 24/10/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Go for it Georgie,I should of done it with you!

Donation by Gary Okell on 24/10/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Georgie x

Donation by Neil Mccallum on 22/10/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Georgie, you are a hero!, I'm sure your Gramps would be so proud of you honoring him this way. Run girl run!

Donation by another Nimmo and the Gauntletts fan :) on 19/10/12

£40.00

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Good luck Georgie! And have a wonderful time in New York! Xxxx

Donation by Mitzi Doney on 18/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Go girl! Love, MFDF XX

Donation by Laura Gilbert on 04/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by April Bowers on 03/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Have a blast in NYC Georgie! Good luck with the run and remember to get some headspace whilst you're out there:)! X

Donation by Andy Puddicombe on 03/10/12

£50.00

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If you don't do it this time I'll break your other leg.

Donation by Murray James on 28/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck lovely and I hope you are going to reward yourself by partying in NYC after. xx

Donation by Caroline Phillips on 28/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Georgie, I am sure you will be amazing. xx

Donation by Jessica Muller on 19/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Very bloody impressive xxx good luck.

Donation by Cath Lovesey on 17/09/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck darling. You'll be fab!!! Lots of love xxxxxxx

Donation by Lucy Stevens on 11/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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This shit is NEXT LEVEL HYPE. Proud of you lady xxxx

Donation by nicole taylor on 11/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Yes to NYC, yes to wearing a crown I make for you out of pure gold whilst you're running, yes to me heckling from the sidelines. x

Donation by Nora Logan on 09/09/12

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Stay off the booze and all-you-can-eat sushi the night before and you should be fine! Good luck, from James and everyone at Starstruck Media! x

Donation by James Delow on 07/09/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Good on ya gal X

Donation by James Emtage on 04/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Welcome to NYC, you maniac.

Donation by xxx aimee on 03/09/12

£20.00

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Well done already G! Xx

Donation by Z A on 03/09/12

£60.00

+ £15.00 Gift Aid

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So inspiring! Totally awesome x

Donation by Laura Lewis on 03/09/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,711.39
  • Offline donations£3,488.00
  • Text donations£75.00
  • Total raised£5,274.39
  • Gift Aid£321.60

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