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Its time to get busy for Menphys!  We are hoping to raise money by running the London marathon 2012.  This is no mean feat!  Sarah Hind is a running newby with 2 half marathons under her belt in 2009 and running in her 40th year!  Sarah Vann is a 'slow' Half marathon veteran but a total Marathon novice!  Rachel Vann has done London before many moons ago and is now  up against new challenges having to train in the seering heat of the middle east.  James Brooke ran London in 2010 and is now looking to set new personal challenges.

All this blood sweat and tears is going to be worth it.  we all have one goal.  to raise money on behalf of Betty for Menphys. 

Betty, aged 16months suffered global brain damage after stopping breathing for almost 10minutes.  Everyone who knew her couldnt imagine how things would change for her and her family and  alltheir friends.  Betty was blind, deaf and immobile.  One of the 1st people to meet the family in hospital was Lynne.  meeting Lynne was, in hindsight, life enabling.  Throughout assessments, referrals and decision making through the years to come it was the support of Menphys that made things clearer.  they supported the family and Betty alike.  To see Betty so happy at their specialist nursery using all their experience and knowledge ensured some normality.  The summer schemes which allowed both Betty and her sister Charlotte to attend together and share experiences and memories were well provided and organised.

Everything they did cannot ever be repaid in equal measure but if Teammenphys  can only ensure that we raise enough to ensure other families facing life changing experiences have Menphys support, that would be amazing. 

I cannot tell you how my life seem to end that day. My little girl left and with it the routine we once knew.  I cannot explain the pain in the expression of the faces of people who knew her.  I cannot explain how we managed to stay positive.  I cannot tell you how Betty managed to keep smiling all day every day despite everything.  I can tell you that for the few who can explain they too know how invaluable Menphys are to all those children.

Raising money for

Menphys

Menphys

Charity Registration No. 270700

Menphys a place for children and young people with mental and physical disabilities and their families. Families are accepted into the care of Menphys regardless of colour, race or creed and may be faced with years of caring for their disabled child. Menphys can offer a 'range of care' in an effort to support the whole family through contact, specialist nursery education and respite.

Donations 56

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Good luck Bethan, Charlotte, Edith, George and Charlie on your Menphys Sponored walk! Take some pictures for Auntie Rae xxxxx

Donation by Rachel Vann on 13/05/12

£50.00

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Good luck with the sponsored walk kids!

Donation by Angela Jackson on 12/05/12

£30.00

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Well done team Menphys, with love from, Tami Norris, Colin Power, Brenda Hughes, Lesley Sneath, Katherine O'shea, Sarah Mace. X

Donation by Sarah Hind on 29/04/12

£75.00

Congratulations to you all - a fantastic effort in the London Marathon !!

Donation by Sharon Tait on 23/04/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Go for it Rachel xxx

Donation by Claire & Steve on 21/04/12

£100.00

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Good Luck. Be thinking of you tommorrow.

Donation by Richard Vann on 21/04/12

£50.00

Donation by Elaine Forsythe on 21/04/12

£20.00

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Lots of luck to you all. It is wonderful what you are doing for such a good cause and all the hard work you have put in. Proud to know you. xx

Donation by Marie Hall on 19/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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All the very best to all of you! Rachel, I am sure all the training will be worthwhile! x x

Donation by Beverley Graham on 18/04/12

£40.00

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Good luck with the marathon - we'll be there supporting some Scoggins' running. We'll wave around tower bridge!! Best wishes Teresa and family

Donation by Teresa Scoggins on 18/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Best of luck Sarah, James and team! Ignore the mile markers, listen to the crowd and just think of the big glass of wine you can have at the end!

Donation by Sarah McSharry on 17/04/12

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

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Sarah?! You sending in a Ringer? All the best Luv. There's Guiness at the other end for you ;o) Kevin and Lorna xx

Donation by Kevin O'Shea on 17/04/12

£100.00

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Good luck for next Sunday Rachel from myself and George (Dubai)

Donation by Lynn Kirkwood on 15/04/12

£50.00

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Good luck Rachel & team!

Donation by Michael Walker on 15/04/12

£50.00

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Dear Rachel All the very best in this wonderful endeavour and our thoughts and prayers for young Betty.

Donation by Smita Tamhane on 15/04/12

£50.00

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Good luck Rachel and all of you taking part. Lots of love Lisa and steve xxxxx

Donation by Lisa Hennessy on 15/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Rachel and team x

Donation by Hayley Hodgson on 15/04/12

£20.00

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Good Luck Rachel

Donation by Steve Wood on 15/04/12

£20.00

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Good luck you crazy people, enjoy and have fun. Im very proud of you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Donation by sophie smith on 14/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Team baps and buns.... go you two x x

Donation by Liz O'Connor on 12/04/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Wishing you a good marathon Sarah and Sarah x

Donation by Elizabeth Eversfield on 12/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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All the best, Team Vann xx

Donation by Nicola Ewing on 12/04/12

£50.00

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Good luck James Sarah and Rachel.

Donation by Dawn and Andy on 11/04/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Wishing you love, luck and hopefully no rain! Rx

Donation by Roopam on 10/04/12

£25.00

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Good luck Rach and team Menphys!

Donation by Jane Grewar on 08/04/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,550.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,550.00
  • Gift Aid£132.50

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