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On 26 December 2012 I lost my close & dear friend, Michael C Brown, (MCB).

Michael was an extremely fit and healthy 55 year old who was active, played sports, walked miles and had a wonderful family and a rewarding life. I was totally shocked and devastated at his untimely passing as were his many friends and colleagues, but that is nothing compared to what his devoted and loving family have been through. My heart goes out to them, be they his immediate family in the US or those back in the UK.

Michael died of an undetected heart condition, if it can happen to him, believe me, it can happen to anyone, absolutely ANYONE, and it sadly does all too often. Michael has been constantly in my thoughts since that fateful day on December 26th and that is why I would like to do something positive in his memory and run the London 10k for MCB!

Michael made many many friends during his curtailed but spectacular time on this earth, and most recently his enthusiasm and personality proved popular on Facebook where he built up an impressive following of 'friends' who marvelled at his photography and stories from his days as a professional photographer. During his time at Autosport magazine, Racer magazine and as the official CART and IndyCar Yearbook photographer he touched many lives and made friends wherever he went, his mischievous smile and British humour were truly infectious and his legacy continues undiminished.

I'd like to appeal to all of you, his long time friends, fellow media professionals, acquaintances he made over the years, the motor racing community and his devoted Facebook 'friends' to find in your hearts the generosity to donate in Michael's memory. Oh, and if you didn't know him, you missed out on lots of laughs and knowing a great bloke who touched thousands of lives and was a genuinely lovely guy, you'd have loved him too!

With your help we've already raised in excess of £1200 for the BHF but I hope that we can add to that total as I run around the spectacular setting of Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire and the surrounding villages on October 6th, 2013.

Please give what you can to the British Heart Foundation, a relevant and worthwhile cause that can save other families the terrible grief that MCB's have been through.

Please dig deep and donate now for MCB, thank you so much.

Yours gratefully - Bryn

Updates 2

Dear Friends, I'd just like to say a huge big thank you for your generous donations, since my last update after the run we've doubled the total which has exceeded our initial target. I have now entered the Blenheim Palace BHF Half Marathon on October 6th 2013. We did it for MCB!

14/06/13 09:11

Dear All, I'm happy to report that I completed the London 10k run yesterday in a time of 1h4m12s, so far we've raised an impressive £660 for BHF in Michael's memory. I'd like to thank you all for your generosity & support, especially to those who didn't know Michael. Thank you.

28/05/13 10:11

Raising money for

British Heart Foundation

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Donations 52

Donation by Chairman Al on 21/12/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Congratulations Bryn on reaching your target, MCB was proud to have a friend like you, and even more so after what you've done in his memory. We'll be thinking of him over Christmas, so sad, so cruel.

Donation by Anonymous on 20/12/13

Well done Bryn, I trust you reach your goals

Donation by Andy Smith on 14/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Tony Di Zinno on 10/10/13

£8.00

+ £2.00 Gift Aid

Keep up the great work Bryn, you're doing a fine job in the name of a wonderful guy.

Donation by Tony Di Zinno on 10/10/13

£17.00

+ £4.25 Gift Aid

Almost there

Donation by Gary Parravani on 09/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

A pound for every mile for when you do the NYC Marathon with me next year - just like we agreed!

Donation by Terry Lee on 07/10/13

£26.20

+ £6.55 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 07/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Thanks MCB for running with me yesterday, I could feel your presence every step of the way!

Donation by Bryn Williams on 07/10/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

A great cause Bryn for a great guy too. Good luck!

Donation by Keith Oswin on 20/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Keep at it Bryn, MCB was blessed to have a friend like you.

Donation by steve grose on 12/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Bryn!

Donation by Peter McLaren on 09/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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A sterling effort, old chum! Keep on running...! Lizzie x

Donation by Liz Jansson on 14/06/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Congratulations on your efforts for a very worthwhile cause, well done.

Donation by Frank Davies on 14/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good going Bryn - MCB will be missed...

Donation by on 12/06/13

$26.00

"Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends." ~William Butler Yeats

Donation by Tim Hahn on 06/06/13

$130.00

Well done Bryn! Mo

Donation by Maureen Cox on 06/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Bryn! So sorry we're late - only just heard about your fantastic achievement. A great way to remember a very special friend.

Donation by Everyone at Autosport & LAT on 06/06/13

£100.00

Bryn I totally support your effort. I never met Michael - but I do know how I would feel if one of my best friends was taken too soon. Your friend, Terry. PS Happy Birthday!

Donation by Terry Lee on 01/06/13

£124.95

+ £31.24 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Bryn!

Donation by Arash Fatemian on 01/06/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

The photoshop picture did it!

Donation by Nerys Anwen Jones-Maher on 31/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Bryn, a great effort for a great cause.

Donation by David French on 31/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hope the race went really well and that you have recovered!

Donation by R Burland on 30/05/13

£10.00

Hope the run went well. I'm a bit behind the pace here

Donation by Helen Oldfield on 29/05/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Hope the run went well. I'm a bit behind the pace here

Donation by Helen Oldfield on 29/05/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,511.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,511.00
  • Gift Aid£252.74

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