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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I have been asked why I am doing this a lot by family, friends and potential sponsors and I have had a hard time answering it really.    Maybe I should explain first what I am doing. For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to run around all 20 Premier League Clubs starting at Newcastle and finishing at my home ground Southampton FC.

 I have done a lot of charitable work for Cancer Research UK over a number of years but I have never raised a substantial amount of cash to really make a dent. Committing myself to such a large challenge which will test me to my limit, and probably beyond, both physically and mentally will hopefully inspire people to donate to the very worthy cause. 

As a family we have been touched by this terrible disease, with my mum having to have a full hysterectomy after cancer cells were discovers, my wife lost both of her grandfather’s to cancer as well as so many friends whose families have been affected. It felt natural to want to help and I wanted to do that personally. 

After years of keeping match fit and living a healthy lifestyle, a physical challenge seemed the best way of raising the large amount of money for Cancer Research UK that I wanted. I felt that it would also inspire and encourage others to live a healthy and active lifestyle. 

Also, this route hasn’t been done before so the sense of achievement at the end will be amazing! I would just really love all the support and encouragement anyone can give me so that I can complete this challenge and really make a contribution to raise the money needed to help beat Cancer."

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Raising money for

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. We are entirely funded by the public. With your help, we can ensure more people beat cancer.

Raising money for

Run by Cancer Research UK

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

Donations 7214

Donation by Emma on 26/06/15

£3.33

+ £0.83 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 23/06/15

Donation by Ryan Lovejoy on 31/03/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by SP Vision Wealth Ltd on 31/03/15

£2,350.00

Absolutely inspirational and a magnificent achievement

Donation by Michael & Marion on 17/03/15

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

It was a privilege to meet you.

Donation by Mark bourdeaux on 16/03/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations to Francis and his team on completing 'The Big Run' in aid of CRUK. You are an inspiration to everyone! Well done from all at STARSKYS Restaurant and Bar in Lyndhurst

Donation by STARSKYS Restaurant and Bar on 04/03/15

£260.00

+ £65.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations on a great challenge, completed!

Donation by Alex Trickett on 23/02/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done!

Donation by Anonymous on 17/02/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Such an amazing thing to do! So proud of you and glad to see the money is still being collected!

Donation by Anonymous on 15/02/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 04/02/15

£3.00

via sms

Well done Franny, saw your tweet and was reminded of your awesome achievement

Donation by Anonymous on 04/02/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 04/02/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 04/02/15

£3.00

+ £0.75 Gift Aid

via sms

Donation by Anonymous on 04/02/15

£10.00

That's it my Dryathalon is over. One month alcohol free is nothing in comparison!

Donation by Sarah Klinko on 01/02/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

text donation

I would just urge anyone to donate as much as possible

Donation by Thomas Routledge on 23/01/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

via sms

Awe inspiring Francis. Great meeting you and the delightful Mrs B at WFC v Bristol Rovers. Very best wishes.

Donation by Kevin MORGAN on 19/01/15

£50.00

Well done Franny, a little donation from our Christmas swear box! Regards Dave Price, Edward Pedley, Chris Treacher, Steve Hughes, Paul Brennan

Donation by Anonymous on 07/01/15

£320.00

+ £80.00 Gift Aid

Great effort and a tough challenge that deserves respect, made my marathons look like a jog in the park! Enjoy rest of season...

Donation by Ryan Gayler on 06/01/15

£35.00

+ £8.75 Gift Aid

Well done Fran, and thanks from Max.

Donation by Nick Hunter on 30/12/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Dave Rowe on 26/12/14

Donation by Anonymous on 24/12/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

text donation

Unbelievable effort. Well done.

Donation by Jeff Barling on 22/12/14

£2.00

+ £0.50 Gift Aid

via sms

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 21/12/14

£3.00

via sms

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£108,414.46
  • Offline donations£55,385.39
  • Text donations£21,808.00
  • Total raised£185,607.85
  • Gift Aid£24,848.68

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