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We are a few friends trying to raise money for one very special little girl. We love her more than chips or chocolate and would like to make a shed load of money to make her childhood memories extra special.

Those of you that know Nick and I will already know that we are going to need to take four paces to Nigel and Sophie's two! We are just so glad that Kirsty will be there to provide additional medical support during the last 49k too!

Training is going well and The Hammonds already have a couple of medals under their belts, so we're a good team to back. Please dig deep and show your support for Haley's Comets - Bringing light to Battens.

Our beautiful little UPRFC cheerleader, this one's for you xxxxx

 We did it! After 13 long, cold hours we crossed the finish line in darkness at Henley on Thames. Some of us had to go to work on crutches the following week, and others in our slippers but we are so proud of our battle scars (or blisters) and all that we achieved on the day. It was a truly emotional moment when, a few hours after finishing we checked the Just Giving page and realised that our target of £1500 had been totally smashed! 

Special thanks has to go to Brian Haley and Tom Jessop, who hadn't registered as part of the team due to injuries. However, they drove ahead to every rest stop, parked up and walked back the 8km or so to meet us and return to the rest stop with us!! In total I'm sure they walked at least 60km and truly deserve their own sponsorship. 

This is my final update for the Thames Path Challenge 2013, so the Haley's Comets would like to thank each and every one of you for your generous donations in such financially hard times. It will make a world of difference to families of Battens sufferers, and will certainly provide much needed support to our little lady and her family.

Bless you all,

Tracy and the Comets x

Updates 3

Brilliant news Andrea has joined the team! Yay- now we can talk non-stop for the whole 50k! Sorry boys x

02/09/13 04:47

Oh my goodness! Only had my post on Facebook for 14 hours and already raised £135!! Very humbling to have so many generous friends and family, and am speechless at the anonymous donations, thank you all so much it really means the world xx

31/07/13 10:08

In a few days I'll be without the Internet for a while. Time is running out for me to collect my sponsorships, so please donate all you can asap. A million thanks in advance, Tracy x

30/07/13 07:08

Raising money for

Batten Disease Family Association

Batten Disease Family Association

Charity Registration No. 1084908

Batten disease is a group of rare, progressive neurodegenerative, genetic metabolic diseases that occur in children & adults worldwide. The BDFA's Vision is to be the central point of excellence in the UK for supporting affected families funding research into a potential cure.

Raising money for

Run by Batten Disease Family Association

Charity Registration No. 1084908

Donations 92

Sorry it's late... but well done, and what a greta cause xx

Donation by Lizzie on 05/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Congratulations on such a wonderful achievement and for such a good cause x

Donation by Angela, Ray and the boys x on 03/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Nigel and friends. Sorry for the late donation.....

Donation by Adam Devaux on 30/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by John Hammond on 25/09/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Really well done to Sophie, Nigel and everybody else who took part. Top job!

Donation by Tony & Jane on 25/09/13

Well done Kirsty and The Comets!

Donation by Claudia & Ashley x on 23/09/13

£20.00

Frodo & Nigel, hope your poor toes have started to heal. Well done to you both x

Donation by Marie, Rob, Charlotte & Jess on 20/09/13

£20.00

Better late than never. Hope all those feet are ok. Well done the Hammonds and friends.

Donation by Wendy & Joseph on 18/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Abso-flippin-lutely amazing!! well done sweet cheeks : ) x

Donation by Sam Farnsworth on 17/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Tracy!!

Donation by Jenny Wilson on 17/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Frances Martin on 16/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Rebecca Jones on 16/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

congratulations, hope you have had a good foot bath!!

Donation by Lynne and Tim Pritchard on 16/09/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Well done to you all!!!!! That's a long way,I hope you have all booked in for a pedicure!

Donation by Lucie & Rick Coleman on 15/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Kirsty and friends, u did it! V proud of u. Make sure those boys look after u today! x

Donation by Jacqui Barry Holly & Ross on 15/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Better late than never! Well done.

Donation by Paul, Debbie, Maggie and Harry. on 15/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good Luck :)

Donation by Maria and Kath on 14/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done hitting your target AMAZING effort All our love Lukas, Amelie, Joshi, Emma and Mark

Donation by Anonymous on 14/09/13

£53.00

+ £13.25 Gift Aid

Donation by With much admirationThe Nichols gang xxx on 14/09/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Best of luck to you all today! Kirsty, all that training will pay off!!! Love Maureen, Mike, Molly & Patrick

Donation by Maureen on 14/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Kirsty - Go for it ! Love Jan and Eddie

Donation by Anonymous on 14/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done punk!!! You do good!

Donation by Sadie Pete Charlie Lola xxx on 14/09/13

Good luck to you all! Don't let the rain dampen your spirits.... Take it one step at a time!!! Lots of love The Wilkins xxxxxx

Donation by Anonymous on 13/09/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

What lovely friends you have Andrea, wishing you all the best for your walk - don't forget the compeed! I'm sure Sam, Charlotte and Tom are extremely proud of you :0)

Donation by Sarah, Gary, Stephen, Alex and Imogen x on 13/09/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Guys x

Donation by Kane Roberts on 13/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,885.50
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,885.50
  • Gift Aid£397.63

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