Story

Hello!

Thank you for visiting my combined fundraising page for two polar opposite events I am about to take part in. Although different, the goal of both is the same - to raise awareness and money for the Alzheimer's Society.

The Reason - 10 years ago my Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at the frightening young age of 52. Since his diagnosis he has adopted a brave and at times humorous attitude with which to fight the illness.   The result has seen Dad achieve wedding speeches, 3 Great North Runs and status of top 'hide and seeker' amongst his grandchildren!! Naturally however his decline into the advanced stages is heartbreaking, particularly for my Mum who is his sole carer.  As an illness that ripples throughout the family The Alzheimer's Society has provided us with invaluable support during this continuing battle and it's time to give back.

The challenges - One thing Dad taught me on his diagnosis; do not be scared of a challenge. So ...

Challenge 1. Grade one-a-thon:  At the beginning of January I chose to learn an instrument that I have never played - TRUMPET! I have 8 weeks to learn it after just one lesson. On Sunday 1st March I will be taking my Grade One exam in the morning and perform a concert alongside 96 other novices in the evening!  Needless to say my practicing has created strained relations with the neighbours! - I HAVE COMPLETED THIS TASK AND PASSED WITH A MERIT!!

Challenge 2. The London Marathon: 26.2 miles of pure running joy around our capital on Sunday 26th April. With one marathon under my belt, the training is going well and the Trumpet playing is proving to be an added bonus for the breathing!

All and any pennies are really appreciated! If you're in London on 26th April and fancy lining the route, it would be great to see lots of friendly faces!

Thanks again,

Becca x

Raising money for

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society

Charity Registration No. 296645

Alzheimer's Society is the leading UK care and research charity for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, their families and carers. To find out more about fundraising for the Society log on to www.alzheimers.org.uk

Donations 63

Excellent - well done

Donation by Ian Brown on 22/05/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done!

Donation by Bev Mitchell on 28/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done, we knew you would do it!!!!!!!!

Donation by Tony, Maggie & Gillian on 27/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

well done on a great initiative

Donation by dai on 27/04/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

congrats kidda, well done!

Donation by jenko on 27/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

you put us all to shame! congratulations x

Donation by Chris on 27/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Alistair on 27/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

All the very best Rebecca!

Donation by TC on 25/04/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

So proud of you littlle sis and so sorry we can't be there to support you. Will be cheering for you though wherever we are!

Donation by Rachel, Mark Amelie & Ella on 24/04/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Proud of u. -x-

Donation by SvenBro on 24/04/09

£130.00

+ £36.67 Gift Aid

Good luck on Sunday! You are a star

Donation by Sabine Cosker on 24/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

All the best!

Donation by Chanjala on 24/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

All the best

Donation by Andrew Arwas on 24/04/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Enjoy...!

Donation by David Ellis on 24/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck and all the best for Sunday!

Donation by Peter Lewis on 24/04/09

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

Good luck!

Donation by Marc Wood on 24/04/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Best of luck...

Donation by AndyH on 24/04/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Really good luck - you've done an amazing job of packing so much in!

Donation by Andy S on 24/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Becca, good luck. Jus keep thinking jelly babies, jelly babies

Donation by Lydia on 24/04/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Beccareeno, you are a total inspiration to me. One of those people who just gets stuff done. You rock dollface! Go go go. xx

Donation by Jim Fish on 24/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Best of Luck for Sunday !!!! x

Donation by Claire Slater on 24/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

All the best for the run - don't forget the Lucozade!

Donation by Andy on 23/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Run well

Donation by Nick S on 14/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck B! xxxxx

Donation by Firoze on 08/04/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Good luck with the marathon! Hope you don't "trumpet" as you run!

Donation by Graeme C on 07/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,545.00
  • Offline donations£100.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,645.00
  • Gift Aid£427.31

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