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Please donate and support my ‘Run to work’ for Caudwell Children.

On Sunday 19 May I will be running to work, something which some of you may do on a regular basis but for me it is a tough 30 mile run! From the northern outskirts of the M25, past Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament along to the Olympic Park, finishing at Upton Park, ready to complete a day’s work at the West Ham vs. Reading match.

I’ve been inspired by a young footballer at West Ham called Dylan Tombides who has overcome many challenges while staying dedicated to his fitness. I have decided to raise funds for Caudwell Children, a national charity that provides family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK. They also run an Enable Sport programme for talented disabled athletes and organise a  Destination Dreams holiday programme for children fighting life threatening conditions.

Physical activity and exercise for health is one of my academic and research areas, so it's also high time I proved I actually practice what I preach. I am hoping the run will make football fans and West Ham supporters more aware about the numerous health and happiness benefits of physical activity and maybe consider how they travel to games and getting fitter like the players.

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Updates 8

It’s over! I completed my 30 mile run to work in around five hours and worked at the West Ham vs Reading game as promised. Our 4:2 win finished off the day perfectly. I’m delighted to have smashed my target, thank you all so much for your support.

20/05/13 11:21

My 30 mile run to work takes place tomorrow and I hope the training will stand me in good stead. Thank you all for your generous sponsorship, the knowledge that I, with your help, will be supporting so many disabled children will motivate me every step of the way. Thank you.

18/05/13 11:39

I’m on a countdown, six sleeps until the big run. I’m determined to succeed, to thank everyone that's sponsored me and to show my support for the disabled children who are helped by a fantastic charity. All donations will be gratefully received for a very good cause.Wish me luck!

13/05/13 15:31

I’ve completed the last of my long runs now, except for the final 30 miler! My running vest has arrived and I’m proud to be raising funds for Caudwell Children, supporting disabled kids throughout the UK. It’s not too late to donate, more funds are sure to motivate on the day!

11/05/13 08:27

I completed my last big training run on Sunday, 26 miles, and discovered it is a great way to see London! So many people have supported my campaign, it’s such a motivation, even the kids have been selling their home-made cakes for Caudwell Children. Thanks so much.

08/05/13 08:48

Raising money for

Caudwell Children

Caudwell Children

Charity Registration No. 1079770

Caudwell Children transforms the lives of disabled children across the UK. We act as a safety net for families who are unable to gain the help they need. We provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK.

Donations 104

.... and you can cook! How will you better the "run" next year?

Donation by Rajinder and Cam on 04/07/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Well done!

Donation by The Rogers Family on 15/06/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Well done pal!

Donation by Matthew Springham on 14/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Richard! What an amazing thing to do and such a great cause! Hope you and your family are well :)

Donation by Reshma Patel on 03/06/13

£25.00

You legend!

Donation by Ade on 30/05/13

Amazing effort Richard: I don't know how you do it juggling such a busy work life, family and training!

Donation by Andrew Willett - Pure Sports Medicine on 29/05/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Amazing achievement Richard, watch out or WH will want you to do that run every match if they win like that!

Donation by Jonathan Webb on 28/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Sounds like torture. Well done!

Donation by Sonia Redwood on 26/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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A great cause, and a superb effort to 'cross the line' in such a good time!

Donation by Matt, Lisa & Sophie on 26/05/13

£18.00

+ £4.50 Gift Aid

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Hi Richard You are a star that is a very long way. A great cause so really delighted to support you.

Donation by William Bird on 24/05/13

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You are a machine! Well done Richard - a truly inspiring run

Donation by Nicki de Leon on 24/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Richard

Donation by Nathan Better on 24/05/13

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Well done Richard! Top man!!!!

Donation by Lyndon Lynch on 23/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done you! Should have had some EMG sensors on you :)

Donation by Cathy Holloway on 23/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Richard! Bet you are still wearing the same T-shirt....few more weeks life in it yet! How many stops at Mc D's??? Vinnie

Donation by Vinnie Dunne on 23/05/13

£50.00

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My spies at the match say you definitely turned up - in fact they cheered you on to the pitch. Very well done.

Donation by Bruce Lynn on 22/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done! It is a great cause.

Donation by Tejal Patel on 21/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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I hope you made it! Well done

Donation by Johan Witt on 21/05/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done!

Donation by J lee on 21/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Elaine Doughty on 21/05/13

£10.00

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Great stuff, massive effort, well done! How much beer did you drink afterwards?

Donation by Rupert Lewis on 20/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Squealer! How many big macs did you stop for on the way?

Donation by Richard Ingham on 20/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Richard. A fantastic cause so well done.

Donation by Oliver Packard on 20/05/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Doc, an amazing achievement

Donation by will storey on 19/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 19/05/13

£5.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,556.79
  • Offline donations£25,681.00
  • Text donations£60.00
  • Total raised£29,297.79
  • Gift Aid£726.25

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