Story

Hi!

Can you help me?

I've decided to run the London marathon in 2007. Yes, i know what your thinking - 'why?'

It all started due to some drunken ramblings in my 2nd year of university. The old 'im going to get fit when im on my placement year'! Well, im getting fit......and running a marathon. I've even given up the delights of alcohol (since the 10th July!) in order to run.

Now - how did i come to be connected to Concern Worldwide? Well, after applying for a place in the marathon, I found you could run for a charity!

Who are Concern i hear you say?

In a nutshell - Concern is an international charityy focused on education, health and emergencies. They work all over the world but concentrate much of their work around Africa.

This was a major factor for me having been on expedition through Namibia (West Africa) and seeing first hand the plight that affects much of the areas targetted by Concern. Some of my best times coming from the satisfaction of putting the finishing touches to the construction of a school! Education, in my mind is one of the building blocks to any country and should be offered to every child - one of the areas Concern works in.

Concern Worldwide's work covers major areas of humanitarian aid. Its my hope that in running the grulling 26.2miles around London  - I can raise awareness of Concern and help support them in their vital work.

If there is any way you can help sponsor me - both myself and Concern would appreciate it. Even if you cannot - I ask that you take a few minutes out of your working day and visit www.concern.net and spare a thought for those less fortunate.

I'll stop yapping on now!

Thanks for visiting my fundraising page....hope you can support me!  

Please note that 'Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Concern 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'. - this extra 28% is called Gift Aid and is great!  

 

 

Raising money for

Concern Worldwide, UK

Concern Worldwide, UK

Charity Registration No. 1092236

Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to working with the world’s poorest people to transform their lives. We work in partnership with some of the world’s most vulnerable communities to tackle poverty and suffering. .

Donations 42

Well done - what an achievement!!

Donation by Victoria Macklin on 12/06/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Love you

Donation by Mom on 27/05/07

£300.00

+ £84.62 Gift Aid

Fantastic Day

Donation by Martin Jones on 25/05/07

£210.00

+ £59.23 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 08/05/07

£200.00

+ £56.41 Gift Aid

Donation by Tim on 30/04/07

£10.00

Good luck - hope all that training helps - and make sure the whole office know your time on Monday

Donation by Sueb on 18/04/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Best of Luck

Donation by Karen on 16/04/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Sorry it took so long to actually donating anything! Good luck with raising the rest and the run!

Donation by Callum on 14/04/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Congrats on stepping up to a big challenge for a great cause.

Donation by Leah Miller on 29/03/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Soz for the delay. got paid today so why ive got it its yours mate. Good look matt. i want a victory

Donation by Andy H on 29/03/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation by Cathy on 29/03/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck mate! I saved up the £s as promised in the "box for matt!!

Donation by Laura Byrne on 24/03/07

£20.00

Donation by Simon on 24/03/07

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

good luck mate, a year not drinking is an achivement in its self! Hope all goes well mate!

Donation by Brian on 23/03/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good Luck from Barnard Castle

Donation by bridge on 21/03/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

been trying to think of a witty comment but cant - so hope all goes well and dont 4get the vaseline!

Donation by Em on 10/03/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

good luck

Donation by Patrick Devitt on 09/03/07

£26.20

+ £7.39 Gift Aid

Good luck Matt !

Donation by sImon Pascoe on 09/03/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Couldn't resist the .99p :-) Good luck bro (I know you'll make it to the finish line).

Donation by Brother on 20/02/07

£29.99

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Donation by Beryl Bence on 19/02/07

£25.00

Good Luck!!

Donation by Tejash on 01/02/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Sorry it's taken so long to donate. Good luck mate

Donation by Dave (From Namibia) on 29/01/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck mate!!!

Donation by Tom on 23/01/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good Luck Matt.

Donation by Vanessa on 23/01/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck Matt

Donation by Ian on 23/01/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,377.40
  • Offline donations£200.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,577.40
  • Gift Aid£367.34

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