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I am the President of Women of the Year. At 57 one month off being 58  I will be running my first marathon in New York along with the Chairman Gill Carrick. Pray for me.

Between us we are looking to raise £100,000 for the Women of the Year Foundation. The charity gives small, but life changing, grants to women who are in need of this kind of financial help. The grants have been used to help house homeless children, grow food, buy computers, start businesses, help aids victims and much more. So please give so we can continue to help.

As I make my first step on the 2nd of November, the thought of the money Gill and I will raise to help others will spur me on to break that finish line ribbon with a big smile on my face.

Give what you can no matter how small, not really, I couldn't possibly run a marathon for less than a pound. Find out about the Foundation at the Women of the Year website http://www.womenoftheyear.co.uk/foundation.htm.

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Women Of The Year Foundation will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

So please sponsor me  and  thank you very much for your support.
Thanks Joan

Raising money for

Women Of The Year  Foundation

Women Of The Year Foundation

Charity Registration No. 1090866

The Women of the Year Foundation aims to offer women financial and practical support giving them a chance to fulfil their dreams and ambitions and make a tangible commitment to the women of the future

Donations 151

Well Done to both of you - hope you've fully recovered. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOAN !!

Donation by Richard W on 09/12/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

MAMA MERCY!!

Donation by In Sync Music on 09/12/08

£50.00

I knew you would do it

Donation by Sheila on 27/11/08

£5.00

ell done - a fantastic achievement

Donation by All at Octavia IS on 17/11/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

well- rather you than me- perhaps I can have a sponsored wig pull-off !! seriously well done- hope you have recovered- triathlon next year??!!

Donation by lorraine clinton on 14/11/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

I had to pull out of Trailwalker at 40miles due to a damaged tendon in my knee, I still feel the pain just thinking about it....WELL DONE!!!

Donation by April Stone on 13/11/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done Joan, you really are a star in every way, we are really proud of what you've achieved!

Donation by Angie Taylor on 11/11/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Well done Joan!

Donation by Just Radio on 10/11/08

£104.00

An awesome achievement - I can't image how much mental and physical fitness you must have needed! Well done.

Donation by Jacqueline de Baer on 09/11/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Well done Joan

Donation by Teresa on 08/11/08

£50.00

Great achievement, we were thrilled to cheer you on your way to the finishing line!

Donation by josie & janet -Oyster Bar,Grand Central Station on 06/11/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

I admire your courage and salute your achievement! Many congratulations Joan - I bet you were grinning from ear to ear crossing that finishing line!

Donation by Mary Krauss on 06/11/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Really proud of you. Hope the knee heals quickly

Donation by Fliss on 06/11/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Very proud of you - but glad I cant feel your pain!

Donation by Deborah (WoYLA) on 05/11/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Well done Joan, I knew you would do it

Donation by Laura Liswood on 05/11/08

£20.00

As always, you're amazing! Well done!

Donation by Liba & Niall on 04/11/08

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

we were with you in spirit xx well done

Donation by sally and chris on 04/11/08

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Well done on completing the marathon.

Donation by Doreen Lawrence on 04/11/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done Joan - it's amazing that you finished even with a bad knee- Many Congratulations - Roz

Donation by Roz Morris on 04/11/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Inspiring story! Congratulations on your dedication to a great cause!

Donation by Sharman Altshuler on 03/11/08

£100.00

Wish I could give more. Well done Joan!

Donation by Degs on 03/11/08

£10.00

Well done for finishing - hope the knee's on themend.

Donation by Keith Garlick on 03/11/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Well done for breaking the pain barrier.

Donation by Jane Watson on 03/11/08

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Congrats on crossing the finishing line

Donation by Mo Freeman on 03/11/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Congratulations on completing that marathon! Hope your knee is improving.

Donation by Ute on 03/11/08

£10.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£8,299.40
  • Offline donations£20,910.86
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£29,210.26
  • Gift Aid£1,327.11

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