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Graham Wilson

Graham Wilson is crowdfunding

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raised of £50,000 target by 10 supporters

Weʼre raising £50,000 to 15 local and National charities consisting of medical and caring charities and art projects.

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“Thousands of people we don’t know, helping thousands of people they don’t know”

Total of sponsorship, events, and pledges offline currently amount to over £40,000

The 120Marathons are back on, after a 15 month Covid delay and another unscheduled 15 months of training we will now be leaving on June 26th 2021. I will set of on an epic challenge of 120marathons in 120 days with my dog Tilly, she is a 4year old Poochon who loves to walk. The total miles will be 3180 miles covering 26.5 miles a day for 120 consecutive days. To put into context this will be like walking across the Atlantic Ocean from Leeds to New York City.

We are taking the 4 months on a self financed trip to raise monies for a number of local and national charities. We will be on the road from 26/06/21-23/10/21 completing 120marathons in 120 days over 5 countries and 4 Isles.

The 120Marathons will be made up of recognised routes, people will be encouraged to come out and take part and do as much as they feel they can complete.

The 15 charities that I have chosen to support to varying degrees have all had an impact in both my personal and professional life. I have chosen charities both national and local to Yorkshire. We will be supporting Macmillan, British Heart Foundation, Tiny Life, St Michaels Hospice, Yorkshire Air ambulance, Living with CAH, Harrogate Homeless Project, Disability Sports Yorkshire, along with numerous art groups. The monies raised will be split, 90% will go to the medical and caring charities and 10% to the art projects.

I have lost family and friends through Cancer and heart failure. My youngest daughter was born with a rare condition that she has learned to deal with but with a strong will, determination and support from hospitals and support charities she has overcome most difficulties associated with the condition. I have seen the empowerment that sport gives kids and young adults who have disabilities to take part in sport.
I have had the benefit of seeing the Yorkshire Air Ambulance attending remote accidents and providing lifesaving care to people who otherwise die from injuries. The Harrogate homeless project providing day to day services for those finding themselves unfortunate to be without food accommodation and hope, we have seen in the rise for this service in the past 15 months

Finally you may be unaware of the great opportunities theatres and groups provide for young and old people alike. Theatres are much more than buildings with history; they are the backbone of many small communities providing a lifeline as a community hub.

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    • Maddie and Ben

      Maddie and Ben

      Jun 18, 2021

      Good luck on your challenge Graham - will look forward to doing one with you! X

      £20.00

    • Lee swift

      Lee swift

      Jun 18, 2021

      Good luck 👍

      £15.00

    • Jill and Stuart Stocks

      Jill and Stuart Stocks

      Jun 16, 2021

      Absolutely fantastic - looking forward to all the updates - stay safe and strong 🥰

      £30.00

    • Bespoke Property Maintenance Ripon

      Bespoke Property Maintenance Ripon

      Jun 16, 2021

      Still can’t believe you are doing this, kudos to you sir, I bow to you and your team, unbelievable effort and determination!

      £200.00

    • Laurie and Marion Wilson

      Laurie and Marion Wilson

      Jun 13, 2021

      Hope you keep strong for this giant challenge and thanks for what you are doing to make such a difference to a lot of people. My mam and dad would have been proud.

      £50.00

    • The Edwards

      The Edwards

      Jun 11, 2021

      Great idea and causes. Wishing you hardened feet that don’t get sore, and muscles that are easy breezy throughout :) we may join you at some point! Watch out for the crazy toddler :)

    • Gary and Gill Wilsom

      Gary and Gill Wilsom

      May 10, 2021

      Donation for the shirts, look forward to joining you on the West Yorkshire Marathon.

      £100.00

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