Story

Hello there. I'm running the London Marathon at the end of April and raising money for Oxfam. It being the credit crunch, I started off thinking I'd try something a bit different to raise the money and try to find 250 people who'd sponsor me two pounds each. But people seem to very generous and giving all kinds of different amounts, so please give whatever you fancy. Two pounds is great. Two hundred pounds is great. It's entirely up to you. But don't break the bank - times are hard, after all. And whatever you give, 'll be as happy as I was in that picture, just after finishing the Berlin Marathon last year.

In case you're worried that I'm just planning to keep the money myself, I've been told to tell you this:

Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Oxfam gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.

Can't say fairer than that. Thank you very much indeed for visiting my page, and may your day be a fine and happy one.

Raising money for

Oxfam

Oxfam

Charity Registration No. 202918

Oxfam is a vibrant global movement of dedicated people fighting poverty. From saving lives and developing projects that put poor people in charge of their lives and livelihoods, to campaigning for change that lasts. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SCO 039042).

Donations 49

3.5 hours! That's incredible - well done!

Donation by Hannah Unwin on 28/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Congratulations!

Donation by Kelly Riddles on 27/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

3 hrs 28?! That's go to be worth a tenner.

Donation by Richard Horne on 27/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck mate!

Donation by Adam Winstanley on 26/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck Matt - eye of the tiger.

Donation by Theo on 25/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Run Matt Run! Have fun and best of luck:-) We've enjoyed reading your blog!

Donation by Hannah and John on 25/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Don't know you but have been following you on the Guardian website - Good luck! I'm doing it next year!

Donation by Holly Morgan-Smith on 24/04/09

£2.00

+ £0.56 Gift Aid

run like the wind matt!! all the best!!

Donation by jon & jo stew on 24/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Can I help train you in pre-run excessive carb eating?

Donation by John Padget on 24/04/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

Nanna would have wanted to sponser you!

Donation by The In Laws again on 23/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

total - good luck Matt! See you at the 15 mile mark.

Donation by the in laws on 23/04/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Go for 3:30, you are in great shape. All the very best, your friendly chiropractor.

Donation by Anthony Larcombe on 23/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Massive thanks to Hilda, and to Janine for making banana cake & banana bread, & to everyone in Inhouse for eating it,and to Annemarie and Pete Lusby!

Donation by Offline money raised by Matt on 21/04/09

£74.00

Go Mutton Kart!

Donation by Penny Osborne, Freddie and Jake on 21/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

£1 extra for the compression socks. Sorry I can't be there - best of luck mate.

Donation by Will Lambe on 21/04/09

£27.00

+ £7.62 Gift Aid

Good Luck Matt!

Donation by Natalie Horlock on 18/04/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Good luck Matt!

Donation by Emily on 17/04/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Keep up the uphill fartlek and you'll be fine.

Donation by Jane Garton on 23/03/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

Good luck, Matt (and no more injuries please!)

Donation by Kate on 20/03/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Come on, man. Get a move on.

Donation by Watson 3723 on 20/03/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

You can run, but you can't hide.

Donation by Kelvis on 20/03/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

good luck matt!

Donation by lisa alexander on 16/03/09

£2.00

+ £0.56 Gift Aid

im very proud of you, run like the wind! ill think of you as i lay on a beach, doing nothing! go for it! i dont know how you do it. Lots of love xx

Donation by Ciarran Minns on 15/03/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck Matt!!

Donation by Tor and Iain on 06/03/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Picker (Northern) we still say "reurbish" in your memory! (Love Sarah x)

Donation by Carole & Gerry O'Neil on 03/03/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£675.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£675.00
  • Gift Aid£166.69

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.