Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.
The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.
Hello there and thank you for taking the time to visit my fundraising page!
I'm Tam, a 33 year old father of one and a secondary school Computer Science Teacher! My story is a simple one, a fat dad trying to lose weight to have a better life for his beautiful wife and gorgeous son... simple right? Well not so easy as it appears!
Over the years I have grown to be a 26st man, and whilst I have always tried to be a confident bubbly funny person, it can take its toll when you look in the mirror and reflections, family weddings, fitting rooms in Matalan (because the good lord knows I aint shopping in Gap or Armani any time soon!)
Anyway, this time last year, my body finally started to tell me, whoa dude, I can't carry you anymore. I spent 6 months with Pneumonia which was diagnosed after an initial lung cancer scare and many CT Scans etc. In August 2018, I was given a clear diagnosis that my pneumonia has cured and all was good... until a week later I was admitted to hospital with a sepsis infection, suspected blood clot and eventually a diagnosis for Cellulitis, an infection of the tissue under the skin. Mine was of my right leg.
This came 48 hours before I was to fly out to complete my Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, with so much invested in the trip, I self discharged against medical advice and completed the first part of my pilgrimage, only to be hospitalised for a further 8 days due to the aggravation of the infection.
One completed pilgrimage later, I returned to the UK at the end of August but with a weight gain and a state of absolute despair at my weight of 26st. For the first time, I saw myself becoming a 30st man.
Do I live, or do I die?
It got to December 2018 where I knew something had to be done. So I began Slimming World in February 2nd, because January clearly is for coming up with the notion of fitness resolutions and taking a month to actually join...(!) Since then, I have lost 29.5lbs (2st 1lbs) and am enjoying life a lot more. I am now 24st 1lb.
To motivate me further I have decided to do a summer madness of exercise. A journey to do 650 miles in 85 days. Starting on May 1st and ending July 24th (one summer school term) I plan to do between 7 to 10 miles a day
The miles will be done by the following activities
Morning Swim Mon to Fri: 25 laps of 25m pool (0.4 miles)
Walk Mondays and Friday lunch times: 2.1 miles each day (4.2 miles)
Afternoon Cycle 7 Days a week to Local Park and back: 6 miles
Run/Jog 7 days a week when at the Park: 1.1 mile course
This routine for the next 85 days equates to just over 650 miles.
The journey will be tracked and blogged on @tamsjourney_slimmingworld (Instagram) and will be evidenced using a fitness tracker watch and app.
I have also signed up to three 5k runs within this time!
The aim is to raise £1000 in total for British Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, Muslim Aid and Bedford Foodbank. This page is dedicated to Bedford Foodbank and I have set £250 for each charity on each page
Share this story
Updates appear here
Tamjidul Abedin started crowdfunding
Leave a message of support
Apr 26, 2019
Foodbanks are a bloodline for local community. I hope target is met!
Apr 26, 2019
Fabulous challenge to take on. Well done
Become a supporter
Help Tamjidul Abedin raise more