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I am taking part in this years London Marathon as part of a team of 16 people who are doing it in memory of Dan James. We are all trying to raise as much as we can for Spinal Injury Research.There will be a specific project funded by what we raise in Dan's name.

March 12th will be the 2nd anniversary of Dans' tragic injury and that is when we are launching our fundraising efforts with a Breakfast meeting at Worcester Rugby Club. There will be some amazing speakers and hopefully lots of press!

When I personally heard of Dans injury I was devastated. I have Known Dan and his family for many years through my involvement as physio for Worcester Rugby and later ,I hope ,as a friend. His injury is one that as a rugby physio you wish never to encounter and for it to happen to someone you know is just awful. I have to admit that I just did not know what to do or say. I sent Dan a soap stone with the word HOPE engraved upon it. My dearest wish is that taking part in this event and raising as much money as possible will give others who suffer this injury the hope that Dan did not feel he had.


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Raising money for

Spinal Research

Spinal Research

Charity Registration No. 1151015

Spinal Research is a pioneering charity. Its aim is to find ways to repair spinal cord injury and reverse the paralysis that results from it. Based in the UK and recognised as a leader in its field, Spinal Research funds groundbreaking projects at scientific and medical institutions around the world. The next landmark is the launch of clinical trials with paralysed volunteers. These trials will test innovative treatments that could repair damage in the human spinal cord, and so restore sensation and movement.

Donations 44

Donation by Alex and Mat on 29/05/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

well done Nel

Donation by John & Muriel on 08/05/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Sorry its after the event Nel, better late than never! Very well done indeed.

Donation by Sally Porter on 29/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

It's after the event, but well done Nel ! 6 hours!! You (fit) star! Sorry to miss it on TV. We're very proud of you and what you've done.

Donation by Eric & Barbara in Turkey on 29/04/09

£20.00

Go for it girl, I know how much it means to you all, I hope you achive everything you wish for.

Donation by Sandie Davis on 26/04/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

keep up the good work

Donation by mohi on 24/04/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Maybe see you on the way around!!!

Donation by David Merlin on 24/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

What a star you are for not only taking on this challenge, but also for your reasons behind doing it! I will be watching (& feeling your pain!) X

Donation by Kim Owen on 24/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Don't forget your vaseline!! Go girl xx

Donation by Ros, 'Ony & Amy on 22/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck darling!!!!

Donation by Rebecca Pardoe on 22/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck Nel, enjoy the day

Donation by John and Jenny Sitch on 22/04/09

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

Good luck. You can do it!!

Donation by Kay, Andy & kids on 22/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

good luck Nel, enjoy the day.

Donation by nicky, niall & Rory on 21/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck and best wishes for the day. Will look out for you on the telly while reading the papers in bed.

Donation by David Ogle on 21/04/09

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

good luck with your run. hope you raise lots of money for this excellent cause. Was deeply moved by the news coverage on Dan.

Donation by lyn sherratt mersey harmony on 20/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well Done Nel. We know you will run your best for this fantastic cause

Donation by Ann and Ken Ap-Thomas on 20/04/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Good Luck for the run xx Hope you raise oodles of dosh xx

Donation by Zoe, Keith, Holly, Lucy & Sophie Elliott on 14/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Thank-you for all you are doing to raise the profile of this cause

Donation by Katie Green and Family on 13/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good Luck.Great cause

Donation by David& Sue Bishop on 11/04/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Great Cause, good luck Nel!

Donation by Alex Hanson on 26/03/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Great cause. It's something all parents worry about.

Donation by Paul & Mary Cope on 23/03/09

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

Good luck Nel xxx

Donation by Jayne & Mike Dean on 20/03/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck Nel, thought you were looking rather trim the other day!ps don't forget the Tena Lady!

Donation by Neil,Anne,Milly,Odette and Louis Morris on 16/03/09

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

Go Nel

Donation by Virg on 15/03/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good Luck Nell! We will be with you every step x

Donation by Mark, Bev, James and Ewan on 14/03/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£865.00
  • Offline donations£1,900.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,765.00
  • Gift Aid£238.33

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