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The Marathon des Sables is a tough event, "the toughest footrace on earth" according to some. In 2014 I will participate in this event and I will do this for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Yorkshire Cancer Research is the the UK’s largest regional medical research charity. One of their goals is to help more people surviving cancer and give them a better quality of life.

The coming year will be all about the marathon des sables for me. I will train to be in the best shape possible and run various races on the way there. I intend to run a marathon in Georgia and Turkey. Other events will be longer and shorter races.

I appreciate your donation to Yorkshire Cancer Research.

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Updates 2

It's been the toughest thing I have ever done and I'm proud to have completed it in 86th position overall. All support has been overwhelming and it's amazing to have raised almost £5500 for YCR. BP will double this amount, making the total amount raised £11000!! (2/2)

15/04/14 09:20

I have completed the MdS! It's been an amazing experience and I couldn't have done it without your support. The donations and all the messages I received while out in the desert were a motivation I cannot even describe. (1/2)

15/04/14 09:20

Raising money for

Yorkshire Cancer Research

Yorkshire Cancer Research

Charity Registration No. 516898

Yorkshire Cancer Research is Yorkshire’s very own cancer charity, helping the people of Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer by funding world-class research. We fund research that focuses on specific cancer problems in the region and contributes to the global fight against the disease.

Donations 96

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Well Done Gerrit, Super effort hopefully see you for a pint soon!

Donation by Adam Davidson on 17/04/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Gerrit! Fantastic effort for a great cause. Enjoy all the celebrations!

Donation by Hayley Norris on 16/04/14

£50.00

You are an inspiration, Gerrit! Enjoy it and take care of yourself. BP Run Club and Mixed Bag are thinking of you!!

Donation by Clare Davies on 13/04/14

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Gerrit. It's people like you who make this world of ours a better place.

Donation by Crauf on 12/04/14

£150.00

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All the best for the Big one tomorrow.

Donation by Alex Gibson on 08/04/14

£500.00

Succes!!!!

Donation by Mara on 05/04/14

20,00 €

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In England we have dress code advice which is never to wear sandals with socks - I assume that you will comply! Good luck.

Donation by Howard Cook on 04/04/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Succes!

Donation by Jim Sluijter on 04/04/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Gekke Gerrit 😉 Zet 'm op! En geniet ervan!

Donation by Malou Wagner on 04/04/14

20,00 €

Donation by adam salmi on 04/04/14

£50.00

Donation by Anton Groefsema on 03/04/14

20,00 €

You crazy fool.

Donation by Rich barrett on 03/04/14

£50.00

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One thing you've already achieved: reaching your target! Have lots of fun (you will be one of those weirdos who actually enjoys it) next week!

Donation by Stefi Hooft van Huysduynen on 03/04/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Have a great run mate. We will be thinking of you. D3 is behind you 2. Karl & Kate Atley.

Donation by Karl Atley on 03/04/14

£20.00

Succes!

Donation by Steven on 03/04/14

10,00 €

Gas d'r op Gerrit! Respect en veel succes :-)

Donation by Pieter on 03/04/14

10,00 €

Gerrit, ik wens je heel veel succes en sterkte de komende week. Doe voorzichtig. Spreek je snel! Tsjerk

Donation by Tsjerk on 03/04/14

10,00 €

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You were so close to the target I just had to push you over the line. Enjoy as best you can through the pain.

Donation by Philip Smedley on 03/04/14

£91.00

+ £22.75 Gift Aid

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Best of luck!

Donation by Dan on 02/04/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Gerrit, Good luck in your expedition ! Don't let the sand get to you.

Donation by Andy Sworn on 02/04/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Succes Gerrit!

Donation by Lieve on 01/04/14

20,00 €

Good luck Gerrit

Donation by Marco V on 01/04/14

£50.00

Donation by Ron & Beth Sullivan on 01/04/14

£50.00

Ook voor een rondje Maassluis hadden we je deze donatie ( en onze waardering) gegeven ;-) . Goed bezig!

Donation by Sara & Sjoerd on 31/03/14

30,00 €

Good on you. Have a good race!

Donation by Hunter on 31/03/14

$50.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£5,559.73
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£5,559.73
  • Gift Aid£539.75

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