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£5,935raised of £5,000 target by 60 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,935 to to help Alex and Melissa

    London, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 2nd September 2018

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    Story

    I mis-spent my youth with my best friend Jim Bonner: at uni we partied, DJ'ed and flew kites (or juggled) on beaches together; I visited him in Tokyo, where we went clubbing, record shopping and marathon-eating together.

    Later in life we had kids at the same time - our sons were born within 24 hours of each other - set up two businesses together and did innumerable other projects together. He taught me so much and made me laugh even more.

    Last year Jim died of complications from multiple myeloma, leaving behind Alex (my godson, 12), Melissa (10), and his wife Nana. Jim had a gruelling illness but bore it with humour and bravery. We all miss him massively.

    I'm raising money to help start a fund for Alex and Melissa so they can have as much fun at university, on a year off, or in whatever way they want to, when they reach the same age as Jim and I were when we met.

    I'm starting off with the middle-aged-man-in-lycra approach. On June 9th I'm taking part in a swim/run across and around Lake Windermere. 3km swim, 20km run. I'm doing it with a buddy from work who is basically half my age and coaches running for Nike. We will be tied together. It will be humiliating, exhausting and hard but nowhere near as gruelling as what Jim went through.

    Many of you know Jim and have already contributed lots, and there is no pressure or expectation to do the same again. But the plan will be to invest the funds in a trust fund for Alex and Melissa that Jim set up when they were born.

    I've set an aggressive target, but really anything you can donate would be much appreciated, and will help me find the extra motivation to get over the finish line.

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    • Peter Collingridge7 months ago
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      7 months ago
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    • Peter Collingridge7 months ago
      Peter Collingridge

      Peter Collingridge

      7 months ago

      Race over! Managed to complete the 23km course on a beautiful morning on Saturday in a total time of 2hrs, 26mins and some seconds. Much more importantly tho, we smashed the fundraising goal, which I'm thrilled about. Thank you so much for your help!

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    9 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 7/8/2018 20.34

    Supporters

    60

    • Jo Mason

      Jo Mason

      Jul 8, 2018

    • Stephen Betts

      Stephen Betts

      Jun 13, 2018

      £50.00

    • Will Densham

      Will Densham

      Jun 11, 2018

      Well done dude

      £100.00

    • DAVID GRAHAM

      DAVID GRAHAM

      Jun 7, 2018

      Good luck on Saturday Peter.

      £50.00

    • Annie and Tim Hutchinson

      Annie and Tim Hutchinson

      May 29, 2018

      Do you swim first and then run? Either way it sounds very demanding and we want to commend and support you in this extremely worthy cause!

      £50.00

    • Sarit Amir

      Sarit Amir

      May 28, 2018

    • James Bridle

      James Bridle

      May 28, 2018

      Go hard, good man.

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    Peter Collingridge

    Peter Collingridge

    London, UK

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