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Thanks to your generosity I have exceeded the fundraising target I set myself for my Macmillan centenary challenge. I am delighted to report that my Macmillan leaving do raised £250.85 which took my total over the target figure. But I intend to carry on to the end of the year to raise yet more funds for people affected by cancer.

Following recovery from a near-fatal skiing accident, in 2010 I embarked on a personal challenge to run 200 miles over 20 running races including the London Marathon and the Great North Run. All was going swimmingly - or runningly - until October, and then the day of my 15th event, my husband Andrew had a nasty accident falling off a ladder. Thereafter followed 3 months of bad luck for the family and, to cut a long story short, I had to put my running challenge on hold after the Stroud Half in October, 15 events and 168 miles. So I am hoping that my sponsors will forgive me for this halt in the challenge, and, to make up for it, I took the decision to extend the challenge to include 100 miles in race events to celebrate Macmillan's centenary year. This has included my second London Marathon on 17th April and and to date this year I have also completed the Hereford 10K, the Bath and Forest of Dean Half Marathons, the Crowle 10K, the Malvern Spring Run, the BUPA London 10K and the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon. I plan to finish in muddy style with the Eastnor Mudrunner. Last year I raised over £3,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support thanks to everybody's generosity. I turned my hair green for the Marathon and sought £2 from strangers to do so.

This year my marathon effort was dedicated to Nigel, Julie and Kate - three very special people who have been supported by Macmillan and who have been so thoroughly inspirational to me in the way in which they deal with whatever life throws them.

But you don't really need me to tell you what a brilliant charity Macmillan Cancer Support is. So many of us, our families and friends, mine included, are affected by cancer and Macmillan is there for us all to provide medical, practical, financial and emotional support.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Any donation of any size, will help me with my challenge, and ultimately helps people affected by cancer. JustGiving accepts donations from £2 up. I am most grateful for any support you can give.

Thank you so much,

Grouty x

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 50

Only took me 2 months to get round to it!!!!!!

Donation by Jayne Cresswell on 07/12/11

£20.00

Well done!

Donation by Catherine Barker on 18/10/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Have a ggod one.

Donation by Alan Bridge on 17/10/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck today Grouty!

Donation by Alison Darling on 16/10/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done so far, Sarah. Enjoy the mud!

Donation by Russell on 11/10/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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So sorry to miss your party. X

Donation by Jon Rayner on 19/07/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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With thanks to Andrew Sellers :-)

Donation by Grouty on 06/07/11

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Good Luck

Donation by Nigel Falls on 22/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck with the last miles of your challenge. Hope things improve for the family.

Donation by Chris Seaward on 14/06/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck Sarah - thanks for all your support at Challenge Events!

Donation by Joe McD on 03/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck for the future. All the best Janine

Donation by Janine Barber on 03/06/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Sarah, what an achievement! I'm even more impressed than I was before!! With very best wishes.

Donation by Mary Travers on 29/05/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Go you, you amazing little lady!! Love and Hugs, Flic and Jack Benjamin xxxx

Donation by Flic on 04/05/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Sarah, well done and congratulations on completing the marathon,top girl!! Mark xxx

Donation by Mark Ellis on 03/05/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Mrs! You are truly amazing.

Donation by Sue Hammond + gang on 28/04/11

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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We were away until yesterday so did not seen you sweating. Here about it soon no doubt.

Donation by Rob Soutar on 27/04/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Thanks for keeping me company last night. Well done with the marathon last week!

Donation by Martin Morton on 23/04/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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I have been following your amazing running challenge and very proud of you yesterday and all the other miles you have done!!

Donation by sian gamble on 18/04/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Sitting watching the Marathon and thought of you - I hope this gets you a bit closer to the magic £2000

Donation by Carole Ward on 17/04/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well the big day has arrived so £5 from Bob, Nell and myself says you can achieve your goal!

Donation by Cherry on 17/04/11

£15.00

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Have a great time - just get there - to the nearest centimetre!

Donation by PRo and CRo xx on 16/04/11

£26.22

+ £6.56 Gift Aid

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Go little green Grouty! You're a true inspiration! Can't wait to see the tutu on the big day! x

Donation by Susan Blunt on 16/04/11

£26.20

+ £6.55 Gift Aid

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You are an inspirational person - you have done all the hard work now just try and enjoy the run!

Donation by Sheila Jackson on 15/04/11

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Good luck Sarah!

Donation by Chris Barker on 15/04/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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What a journey!! Now just these last few miles to tread together. Thank you for being you - how do you fit so much loveliness into that petite body!!

Donation by Joanne Haynes on 15/04/11

£26.20

+ £6.55 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,417.22
  • Offline donations£1,410.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,827.22
  • Gift Aid£290.43

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