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£1,655raised of £1,250 target by 76 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,655 to Support The North Lancashire Counselling Service and Cancer Research UK

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    It all started at the beginning of the year when I became determined to compete in my first ever triathlon and signed up for the Sprint triathlon at Lake Passy near Chamonix.

    On the 8th of April, my life and that of my family changed forever with the sudden and devastating death from a heart attack of Ian, my 28 year old godson. Despite living in the most beautiful environment and exercising til I drop for said triathlon, I have felt how, without people to talk to, I would have struggled more than I have.

    The North Lancashire Counselling Service offers free counselling for people needing such support for many different reasons. However with a 6 month waiting list the need for increased funding is obvious.

    Decision made: to raise funds.

    Now comes the slightly mental bit.

    Having seen friends, family and colleagues dealing with the diagnoses of cancer and the aftermath of surgery and treatment, I feel that one triathlon is not enough. In order to also fundraise for Cancer Research I have decided to do 7 sprint triathlons in 7 days. This is just a small gesture to acknowledge the horrible journeys people have to take to battle this disease.

    One such person, my friend Jo, is using her blog whilst undergoing treatment, to raise awareness of issues with regard to treatment and is happy to endorse this endeavour. But additionally it goes out to all who have dealt with this diagnosis. You can read about Jo's story on her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Jos-Journey-Kicking-Ass-639944842870371/.

    So, in order to raise funds, commencing on the 20th of August I plan to daily swim 750m, cycle 22km with a bit of a hill in it (this is the Alps) and walk (as quickly as possible, my 54 year old right achilles dictates that unfortunately) 5km, culminating in the Passy triathlon on the 26th of August.

    I hope that you lovely people out there will acknowledge the importance of these two charities and support me in my endeavour.

    Thank you with all my heart




    • Kath Pollard5 months ago
      Kath Pollard

      Kath Pollard

      5 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Amazing total. HUGE thanks ❤❤❤

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    • Kath Pollard6 months ago
      Kath Pollard

      Kath Pollard

      6 months ago

      I hope this message gets to everyone one of you lovely people who donated. Triathlons all done and I am in one piece ☺. £1395 raised with potentially more to come. Thankyou all from the very bottom of my heart ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    • Kath Pollard7 months ago
      Kath Pollard

      Kath Pollard

      7 months ago

      Trip to physio yesterday warrented wearing of these lovely socks today. Luckily in Chamonix just normal wear! £965 rsised! Thankyou all. Soooo close to that magical £1000 😀

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    • Kath Pollard7 months ago
      Kath Pollard

      Kath Pollard

      7 months ago

      Nearly reached the stars. Thankyou all so much. Hopefully the weather won't be quite as wet and stormy as it was today 🙄

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    • Kath Pollard

      Kath Pollard

      Sep 15, 2017

      Donated on behalf of Joyce and Bryn Nicholson.


    • Elizabeth Holmes

      Elizabeth Holmes

      Sep 11, 2017

      Well done you, very impressive.


    • Christine Bond

      Christine Bond

      Sep 10, 2017

      Well done x


    • suzanne unsworth

      suzanne unsworth

      Sep 10, 2017

      Well done Kath. What an amazing achievement. Xxxx


    • Alicia Hyland

      Alicia Hyland

      Sep 10, 2017

      Good on you Kath! 😊 I remember Jo, lovely Midwife. Get well soon. I'm watching your blog too. Xxx


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      Sep 9, 2017

    • Katie Geradine

      Katie Geradine

      Sep 3, 2017

      Amazing achievement x


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