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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
I am doing the Great North Run for When You Wish Upon a Star who do great work for children with severe illnesses.
After I had just returned from 6 months in Afghanistan in Dec 2010, 2 days before Christmas, my 12 year old daughter Hannah was diagnosed with cancer after a tumour the size of a small melon was discovered behind her breast bone. Hannah showed immense bravery throughout her period of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and was able to go back to school in Sep 2011. Having missed out on the previous Christmas, she was pleased to have been able to take part in a trip to Lapland in Dec 11 organised by When You Wish Upon a Star. What was going to be a special Christmas was made even more so by the magical trip. In May this year, Hannah was invited to make a speech at the charity’s annual fundraising ball about the trip, something which had not been done before. She put her nerves behind her to tell everyone about her illness and the trip and received a well-deserved standing ovation.
I did a half marathon 10 years ago but am a bit slower now, but looking forward to doing the Great North Run and raising some cash for a superb charity. Thank you.

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Training starting in earnest now....have also found out that the dogs will only accompany me for 6 miles!!

25/07/12 20:14

Raising money for

When You Wish Upon A Star

When You Wish Upon A Star

Charity Registration No. 1060963

When You Wish Upon a Star are a charity whose aim is to grant the Wishes of children between the ages of 2 - 16 years old living with life threatening illnesses. Whatever the Wish, wherever possible, we will aim to make that Wish come true. Please help us grant these magical Wishes

Donations 18

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Well Done, From Jim & Andrew Grove, Bucknall

Donation by Derek Baldock on 19/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck xxxx

Donation by Anne Dobbs on 15/09/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck, enjoy every moment, hope you get your target xxx

Donation by Angela Jacklin on 15/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 13/09/12

£20.00

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Good Luck Richard Have a great day and remember to breathe. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Donation by Karen Vincent on 13/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Rachel Jagger on 11/09/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck Richard! Ed, Tori & Logan x

Donation by Victoria Rosevink on 10/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Watch those hill! Good luck. Mick and Gel x

Donation by Michael Covell on 09/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Richie, hopefully the run won't be too painful..... Well here's hoping for your sake - hee hee! x

Donation by Sarah Allardice on 25/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Mind the Geordie's chasing you over the Tyne. Good luck mate. Perhaps you can get the dogs to pull you on a sledge !!

Donation by Monty on 22/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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absolutely mad. May the force be with you. I shall think of you whilst watching homes under the hammer! Love nomes and mackas

Donation by naomi mack on 19/08/12

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Viel Glueck Richard and best wishes to Hannah.

Donation by John Allen on 08/08/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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good luck and don't forget to drink some coca-cola

Donation by Katrin und der Vater von der Elke on 06/08/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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ALL THE VERY BEST, Dad & Dot

Donation by Derek Baldock on 15/07/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck.

Donation by David Lane on 05/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good Luck

Donation by clare Davis on 05/07/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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GOOD LUCK

Donation by Tracey Burford on 26/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck xxx

Donation by marion baldock on 24/06/12

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£355.00
  • Offline donations£75.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£430.00
  • Gift Aid£83.75

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