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On Sunday 13th April, I will be joining good friends Henry and Sara in taking part in the London Marathon 2008.  Aside from this being an immense personal achievement, our main aim is to raise as much money as we can for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

I am now well into my training programme and have set myself the personal goal of completing the course in under 3hrs.

Henry and Sara's son Samuel (6) suffers from Cystic Fibrosis.  Samuel is one of Lily's (my daughter) best friends and an amazing young man. As you will see from the blurb below, we are literally fundraising to prolong his life and those of many others.

CF is the UK's most common life threatening inherited disease. It affects more than 8,000 babies, children and young adults. This disease attacks the lungs and the digestive system, literally clogging them with thick, sticky mucus that makes it difficult to breathe and digest food. At present there is no cure.

Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis is intense. On a daily basis Samuel has a strict and time-consuming drug and physiotherapy regime, which we hope will extend his life expectancy. The life expectancy of a CF sufferer is currently 31years of age.
However, there is great hope for children like Samuel.
Amongst a great deal of other very valuable work, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust has been responsible for fundraising and managing the research into finding a cure for this disease.  After many years of research by a team of dedicated scientists, a treatment has now been created which is hoped can cure the life threatening element of Cystic Fibrosis.  It has been an extremely challenging task and this ground-breaking journey is by no means complete.  However it is looking very positive - clinical trials commence this year.  It is hoped that within 5 years, commercially available drugs will be accessible to Samuel and others like him.

Time is of the essence and the quality and speed of research is heavily dependant upon adequate funding being available.  Much of this work has so far been funded by the CF Trust- a Charity which is heavily dependant upon a relatively small community of families and friends of CF sufferers,  working hard to find funds to improve the life of a loved one.

Please donate what you can - in only 5 years your money could contribute to an incredible success story.

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. Please dig deep and sponsor me online. Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Cystic Fibrosis Trust 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. So please sponsor me now! Many thanks for your support.


Many thanks

Oliver Gavin

Raising money for

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Charity Registration No. 1079049

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-shortening inherited disease, affecting almost 10,000 people in the UK, clogging vital organs with thick sticky mucus. There is presently no cure. We are the UK’s only national charity working for families with CF and to find a cure. www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk

Donations 58

nice photo ethi

Donation by Jules on 17/04/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

well done Olly

Donation by Alice/Amy/Julie/Paul on 17/04/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Good Effort. Don't expect Le Mans to be that easy!!

Donation by GHC - AMR on 16/04/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Congratulations on a great performance, and good luck for this season.

Donation by Russell Harper on 16/04/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Donation by chris rogers on 16/04/08

£50.00

Is there no end to your talents! Very well done. x

Donation by Ros & Mike on 16/04/08

£20.00

Well done Ollie, see you at the Test Weekend

Donation by Christopher Tate on 14/04/08

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Well done

Donation by Marcus on 14/04/08

£26.36

+ £7.43 Gift Aid

Donation by Andrew Harbey on 13/04/08

£10.00

Best of Luck - See you later here in Le Mans!

Donation by Stephen & June Irons on 12/04/08

£25.00

I've done the London in '86. If you run fast enough the rain won't catch you! Good Luck Olly

Donation by Margaret & John Morriss on 11/04/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good Luck from everyone at Atlas

Donation by Atlas Converting Equipment on 11/04/08

£50.00

Just imagine Jan's on your tail!

Donation by Fi Miller on 11/04/08

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Good Luck and you at Le Mans

Donation by George Family on 10/04/08

£20.00

good luck to a true champion

Donation by durbin on 10/04/08

£50.00

Hope it goes well for you!

Donation by Linda C on 09/04/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good Luck & Best Wishes.

Donation by Matt Eastick on 09/04/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

All the best - this could be tougher than Le Mans - Petit or Grand !!!

Donation by David & Madeline Harbey on 08/04/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Good Luck!

Donation by John & Nancy Rice on 07/04/08

£25.00

That's your target!

Donation by Dave Hetherington on 05/04/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck in the ALMS season.

Donation by Cory on 05/04/08

£25.00

Donation by olivier on 04/04/08

£100.00

Best of luck Oliver, a very worthy cause.

Donation by PFR on 04/04/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Best of luck on your new target time!

Donation by Ron Fellows on 03/04/08

£50.00

ALMS Fan, Good luck I know you will do well. We will see you at Long Beach and Laguna Seca

Donation by John Roboski on 02/04/08

£50.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,786.36
  • Offline donations£125.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,911.36
  • Gift Aid£202.05

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