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Dear Friend/Family,

Thank you for visiting our fund raising page. We are first time runners of the London Marathon and are looking to raise as much money as possible for Phab. No matter how big or small, every donation is gratefully received! Thank you for supporting us and this great charity.

We will be training night and day from now until April 13 to try and crack the 4hour barrier. Hope to see you at the finish line,

 

Best wishes,

Rob & Nick

The Event

From Blackheath in the South East, the gruelling 26.2 mile course spans two hemispheres and winds its way through the historic streets of the capital finishing outsideBuckinghamPalace.

Cutty Sark, The London Eye andTowerBridge are just a few of the landmarks passed along the way as some 46000 competitors strive to conquer this great race.

Since the first London Marathon in 1981 some £315 million have been raised for charities around the world and with your help we would like to make our own contribution.

The Charity

Phabkids aims to promote and encourage people with and without physical disabilities to come together on equal terms, to achieve complete integration within the wider community and to make more of life together.

Phab has a network of around 200 integrated junior, youth and adult clubs throughout . Activities range from sailing and orienteering to theatre visits and quiz evenings. By meeting on equal terms, members appreciate and respect one another as individuals, irrespective of any differences or disabilities.

The objects and the aims of the Phab organisation have remained the same for almost 50 years, they are probably more relevant today than at any time in its existence. The Charity's long-held philosophy of bringing together people with and without physical disabilities on equal terms bears remarkable similarity of aim to the new promotion of social inclusion.

Although much has been achieved for disabled people since the 'Year of the Disabled' in 1981, there is still a long way to go before they are fully integrated within our society. Phab's aim is to do just that.

The Team

Rob Jenkins – Weighing in on the wrong side of 14 stone, this 30 year old heavy-weight is surely on a collision course with the dreaded “wall”! Progress has been steady in training however and with a few more miles under his belt Rob is hoping to crack the 4hr marathon.

 

Nick Ashley-Cooper – the lean, mean, running machine that is nick has been finely tuned through months of preparation and hard work and is set to make his marathon debut. Since announcing to his family that he was going to run the New York marathon three years ago (greeted with a round of laughs) it has been nicks ambition to make it around the 26mile course. Sadly, his first training attempt failed due to a poorly planned training regime and troubles with the left knee. This time he has come back with a vengeance and nothing (even his knee) will stop him now.

Raising money for

Phab Limited

Phab Limited

Charity Registration No. 283931

Phab is a national charity dedicated to promoting and encouraging the coming together, on equal terms, of disabled and non-disabled people to achieve an integrated and inclusive society.

Donations 100

will quintuple if you go naked

Donation by Jamie Wilson on 25/03/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck

Donation by Your mother on 24/03/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Enjoy it if you can

Donation by Tes McCormack on 23/03/08

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Brave? or mad ....but go for it

Donation by Rose Turner on 22/03/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

it took oprah 4hrs and 29 min

Donation by keren and henri on 21/03/08

£200.00

Go for it. We're cheering from here!

Donation by morgan and michael deane on 20/03/08

£10.00

Good training for when I launch my worldwide attack. Run!

Donation by Mr. Roboto on 19/03/08

£50.00

Good luck.. if in doubt, cheat!

Donation by Georgie Aitken on 19/03/08

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

Have fun & good luck.

Donation by SRana on 19/03/08

£150.00

+ £42.31 Gift Aid

I'm sure you'll break the sound barrier

Donation by Ale on 18/03/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Arnica, keep rubbing in the arnica.

Donation by Timmy & Sophie on 17/03/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

jogging is supposed to be good for you

Donation by john on 17/03/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

I'll double my donation if David Beckham doubles his.....

Donation by matt crosswaite on 16/03/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Will cheer you on from NYC

Donation by James Lowther on 15/03/08

£50.00

Bravo for you 2

Donation by frances ashley cooper on 15/03/08

£20.00

hehe.. I love the team descriptions! Best of luck you two!! Hope all well that side of the water!! Cal xx

Donation by Carolyn on 14/03/08

£20.00

keep it up!

Donation by Beth and Sacha on 14/03/08

£100.00

I promise to not ask to crash at either of yours for a month to the winner what more motivation could u need........

Donation by tom on 14/03/08

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Good luck !

Donation by Annette on 14/03/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

You'll never do sub 4 hours with that mop on your head slowing you down Nick!

Donation by Rob D on 14/03/08

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

I'm with Kellie & Matt ("are you mad"?!)...

Donation by Pat on 14/03/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Best of luck boys...super impressed!

Donation by Amy C on 14/03/08

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Rather you than me!!

Donation by Ian Whitfield on 14/03/08

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

First 20k is a fun run. 20k+ is when the serious pain kicks in. Enjoy!

Donation by Lars on 14/03/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Respect!

Donation by Andy S on 14/03/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£4,976.50
  • Offline donations£2,795.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£7,771.50
  • Gift Aid£885.70

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