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REASON & GOAL

My aim is to raise a minimum of £30,000 for the Meningitis Research Foundation. When I was 18 months old, I was diagnosed with Meningitis. Luckily the doctors caught it in time, and I only suffered total deafness in my right ear and profound deafness in my left ear. The vaccine for that strain of meningitis (Hib) was brought to the market about 3-6 months after I contracted the illness, so I strongly believe that the more money and awareness that one can raise, then the less hardship people can suffer.  

THE CHALLENGE - "ONE BIG YEAR"

In order to raise money for MRF, I have devised a strenuous year of physical challenges which I have termed as "One Big Year".  The events that I will be attempting are:
 
Jan - Tough Guy
http://www.toughguy.co.uk/ - DONE

Feb - Hellrunner (Hell in the middle) http://www.hellrunner.co.uk/hell-in-the-middle/ - DONE

March- Run the length of the Cotswold Way National Trail (102 mile cross country route with a total elevation of 3 times the height of Snowdon) http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/cotswold/  - DONE

April – Open 5 Adventure Race (5 hour adventure race on bike and foot) http://www.openadventure.com/open5/2011-12/79_peak_district.php - DONE

May - Edinburgh Marathon (26.2 mile run) http://www.edinburgh-marathon.com/

June - Half Ironman GB (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 1/2 marathon) http://www.ironmanuk.com/uk-ironman-703/home - DONE
July – Trentham Big Half - (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 1/2 marathon) http://www.fun2tri.co.uk/trentham/index.htm - DONE

August- 3 Peaks challenge (climb Ben Nevis, Sca Fell and Snowdon in under 24 hours) - DONE

Sept - Ironman Wales (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, marathon in under 17 hrs) http://ironmanwales.com/ - DONE
Oct - Swim the equivalent of the English Channel in a pool (48km swim) - DONE
Nov- Attempt to break World Record on an indoor rowing machine for the longest continual row - currently at 77 hours.  
http://www.concept2.com/us/racing/records/ultra_records.asp

Dec- Thames 250km Ultra Duathlon. Kayak the Thames non-stop from Lechlade to Teddington then run 50km ultra marathon from Teddington to the O2 Arena. 

Any help and support that you can offer is very much appreciated! Please have a look at my website www.one-big-year.org !

Thanks,

Mike

Raising money for

Meningitis Research Foundation

Meningitis Research Foundation

Charity Registration No. England 1091105,SC037586, Ireland CHY 12030

Meningitis Research Foundation funds research to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, and to improve survival rates and outcomes. The Foundation promotes education and awareness to reduce death and disability, and gives support to people affected.

Donations 265

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Donation by Richard Coles on 24/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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You are a legend and our hero - here is £250 for your fine efforts!

Donation by Foxy & BJ on 30/05/13

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Amazing achievemnt for a charity close to all our hearts. Well done from the Cozens family xx

Donation by Sally Cozens on 25/04/13

£20.00

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£565 total raised for One BIG Year by hosting a Mixed Netball Tournament in Birmingham and a charity raffle!

Donation by Birmingham Surveyors Netball & Raffle on 31/01/13

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Donation by Anonymous on 28/01/13

£3.00

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Hey Mike, Final subs from the netball. Thanks again, and well done.

Donation by Sarah Robson on 28/01/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Mike!

Donation by Tom Edgar on 28/01/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Amazing achievement - welldone!!!

Donation by Helen Gray on 28/01/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Rachael Pick on 19/01/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Congratulations Mikey! That is one heck of a list of unbelievable achievements. Incredible!

Donation by Amrik Sekhon on 16/01/13

£20.00

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Donation by andy smith on 15/01/13

£250.00

+ £62.50 Gift Aid

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Well done!

Donation by Marie Rayner on 27/12/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Congratulations Mike - fantastic achievement!

Donation by Jamie & David on 18/12/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Well done mate.

Donation by Josh Garside on 18/12/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by J Leach on 18/12/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Mike- very well done: an amazing year and you have defintiely improved the fitness level and lowered the average weight of CBRE's National team!

Donation by Sue Clayton on 17/12/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Mike Incredible effort - well done and the very best of luck! Luke

Donation by Luke Mackenzie on 17/12/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Congratulations Mike. You have been an inspiration to many. See you in Vegas.

Donation by Stu on 17/12/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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12th event done! OBY completed - an amazing achievement. Huge congratulations - we are very proud of you. Love

Donation by Mum, Dad and your brother and sisters on 15/12/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Well done, that man!! What an achievement! Geoff Webb

Donation by Geoffrey Webb on 14/12/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Incredible effort, well done Mike

Donation by JAMES MILLER on 14/12/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Sensational achievement, top work.

Donation by Sam Smith on 14/12/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Massive congratulations mate, an incredible effort!

Donation by Patrick Windle on 14/12/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Mikey - well done on an awe-inspiring year of physical achievements and determination. Hugely impressed with all you've done!! Alex & Alex

Donation by Alex Anderson & Alex Hildrew on 13/12/12

£250.00

+ £62.50 Gift Aid

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Congulations Mike on a mammoth achievement...you must be so proud and well on your way to hitting your target!! Inspirational!!

Donation by Laura Hodgson & Gavin Anderson on 11/12/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£12,317.01
  • Offline donations£11,865.00
  • Text donations£23.00
  • Total raised£24,205.01
  • Gift Aid£2,483.75

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