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So in a rare moment of machismo I agreed to join the Koozai team running the Great South Run. I say team, they will stop at nothing to beat each other. Whereas anyone that knows me will know I'm just out to enjoy the beautiful scenary of pompey...

When it came to a cause the Encephalitis Society picked itself. "Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. The inflammation is caused either by an infection invading the brain; or through the immune system attacking the brain in error."

My little girl Grace contracted a rare form of Encephalitis (Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis) just after my 30th Birthday. It was horrifying, the worst year of my life as she spent 3 months in Southampton General and a further 4 months as an out patient receiving chemotherapy for this illness that left her needing neuro-physiotherapy, speech therapy and the afore mentioned chemotherapy. 

Earlier this year the pulchritudinous Kate Wallace ran the Eastleigh 10k for the wonderful people from Southampton General so it's my turn to get blisters.

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So please dig deep and donate now ya buggers.

Updates 1

Well I did it, the aching and chaffing was all worth it. Thank you everyone for your kind donations, it was a great day out and I'm glad I did it.

28/10/12 18:58

Raising money for

Encephalitis Society

Encephalitis Society

Charity Registration No. 1087843

The Encephalitis Society aims to improve the quality of life of all people affected directly & indirectly by Encephalitis. To live in a world where those affected, have access to early diagnosis, excellent management of their condition, timely access to rehabilitation & other forms of social support

Donations 21

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Better late than never-sorry!! Well done love! X

Donation by Tori, Jay and Ava on 28/10/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Well done Graeme! Great cause, you have an amazing little girl there. Love to you all x

Donation by Karen, Adrian, Lizzie and Adam Rodway on 28/10/12

£5.00

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Go dude!

Donation by Edward Javan on 28/10/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Go Graeme Go! :) x

Donation by Cara Hutchison on 28/10/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Well done Big G - all for a wonderful cause.

Donation by Alex Wade on 27/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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See you there Graeme! Race ya!! Great cause... Kelly Matt Amelia and Harry

Donation by Kelly Matt Amelia and Harry on 27/10/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good man Big G, you'll do it no worries :)

Donation by Luke Smith on 27/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Graeme, what a wonderful cause, my only tip, no beer the night before!

Donation by Russell Doyle and Michelle Connolly on 27/10/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 27/10/12

£5.00

Donation by Anonymous on 25/10/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck Graeme! Will be there supporting on the day!

Donation by Samantha Noble on 25/10/12

£3.00

+ £0.75 Gift Aid

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Go Graeme!

Donation by Dean Marsden on 24/10/12

£3.00

+ £0.75 Gift Aid

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Go Mr Benge!!

Donation by Lucy Boomer on 11/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Graeme. Will be running with you (not). This is from Pete & Wendy as well.

Donation by Martyn & Elaine Benge on 06/10/12

Hope this helps a little Graeme xxx

Donation by Julie McIntyre on 05/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck sir!

Donation by Andy Killworth on 05/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Hey G, Good luck!! And what's wrong with Pompey?! :-) Xx

Donation by Elizabeth Wellfare on 05/08/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good on ya Graeme. ...and a great cause.

Donation by Jane Dickson-Lowe on 03/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Graeme, You can do it! Brilliant cause and we'l support you all the way! xx

Donation by Tori & Paul on 03/08/12

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Good luck and best wishes! X

Donation by Georgina Isherwood on 03/08/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck Graeme, all the best. Great Cause.

Donation by Daniel & Stephen on 03/08/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£241.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£241.00
  • Gift Aid£57.75

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