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Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

Run 57 Miles in August Challenge

Run 57 miles in August to help wishes come true before it's too late. Set up your fundraiser and you'll get a welcome email from us telling you how to claim your FREE t-shirt and mile tracker. Click the orange button to get started >>>
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Event: Run 57 Miles in August Challenge, from 1 August 2023 to 31 August 2023
Closed on 11/10/2023
RCN (England & Wales) 295672 (Scotland) SC037479

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Every day around 57 children in the UK are diagnosed with a critical illness, and we are seeing a sharp rise in the number of children coming to us with less than a year to live. We need help to meet this urgent demand now - they cannot wait, and we cannot ask them to.

That’s why running 57 Miles in August – for the 57 children diagnosed daily – is so important. You'll be helping children like Oliver, who wished to have a spa pool.

A diagnosis of a rare genetic disorder has left three-year-old Oliver with a short and uncertain prognosis. ‘We were told that he could die imminently,’ said mum Lia. With no treatment available, Mum was told to ‘take lots of pictures and make as many memories as possible’. She wanted to find a way of bringing comfort to Oliver as often as possible, whilst she still could. So, after visiting a hydrotherapy pool and seeing just how relaxed Oliver became in the warm water, Mum thought that a spa pool would provide the perfect piece of relaxation and fun for Oliver.

We love to just sit and watch him relax and give him so much more comfort when he’s been through so much pain. We know that our time with Oliver may be short, but Make-A-Wish UK has helped us make incredible memories as a family that we couldn’t make on our own. I don’t know how to thank everyone enough for what you have given us. - Lia, Oliver's mum

So, sign up to Run 57 today and know that with each step you take you'll be helping to grant wishes for critically ill children, before it's too late.

Why not invite all your friends and family too? It's always more fun taking part together.

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Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

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RCN (England & Wales) 295672 (Scotland) SC037479
Make-A-Wish UK is part of a global movement that exists to make life-changing wishes come true for the thousands of critically ill children across the UK. The power of a wish allows families to create lasting memories that they will treasure forever – no matter what the future holds.

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