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    Weʼve raised £4,095 to support JDRF UK and Bath City Radio.

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    Jerry Gill and Mark Stillman will be running 25 miles from Twerton Park to Ashton Gate and back.

    The Bath City FC and Bath City Radio managers are attempting this exhausting task on Sunday 30 January to raise money for JDRF UK, the Type 1 diabetes charity, with some proceeds to the Football Club’s radio station.

    Gill’s youngest son Oscar was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes two years ago aged 10, when he became extremely poorly was rushed to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

    “Oscar was very lucky he got the specialist treatment that he urgently needed as his little body had gone into DKA which is life threatening,” said Gill. “It was a severe virus that attacked Oscar’s immune system which triggered the Type 1 and left him with this awful disease.

    “People should never assume if you have diabetes it is because you have eaten too many sweets or you have an unhealthy lifestyle.

    “Oscar still has the very balanced diet which he had at the time and is extremely active enjoying many sports, especially football.

    “The more awareness we can put out there the more lives can be saved, and the children can gain the medication they so urgently require.

    “The stigma is part of the daily challenges but Oscar and everyone around him deals with the highs and lows.

    “The support and care from JDRF UK has been nothing short of incredible.

    “Please help support myself and Mark on this gruelling challenge where we are hoping to raise some valuable funds that can be donated to this amazing charity/organisation.”

    Gill, 51, is an active runner having completed the London Marathon twice with a best time of 3:46.30, and the Cheltenham Half Marathon in 2018.

    Stillman ran the Bath Half Marathon in 1:39.48 in 2020 and completed the same distance in November 2018 for the club’s radio station, raising just over £1,000.

    “This will be almost double the furthest distance I’ve ever attempted,” said Stillman, 36. “I expect I’ll still be sore for days but it’ll be worth it.

    “I’m delighted Jerry’s decided to accompany me. Initially I was intending to complete a fundraising run alone for the radio, but decided we can spread the message further with two of us and for a charity close to his heart.

    “Our voluntary radio station raised enough to cover us for nearly three years for my last run. I’m hoping we can smash our previous figure.

    “We will decide on percentages to each charity/voluntary organisation depending on how much we raise, but JDRF UK will be the main beneficiaries and rightly so.”

    There’s more information about JDRF UK on their website.

    Bath City Radio produce commentaries for every Bath City match home and away via their website. It is entirely run by volunteers.

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    • Jerry Gill and Mark Stillman4 months ago
      Jerry Gill and Mark Stillman

      Jerry Gill and Mark Stillman

      4 months ago

      We did it! We completed the route with just over four hours of running time which included a visit from Points West at Ashton Gate and a few other pit-stops on the way back to take in some much-needed food and fluids. A massive thanks to Bob, Chris, Andy Watts, Donna and John for following in their cars for all/most of the route. It meant a lot. And to those supporters cheering us on and helping get us over the line. Finally, a big thanks to those for donating. We are overwhelmed with your generosity. It makes the aching limbs worth it!

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    • Jerry Gill and Mark Stillman4 months ago
      Jerry Gill and Mark Stillman

      Jerry Gill and Mark Stillman

      4 months ago

      Here's hoping this works! This is our planned route on Sunday. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1BqltFJoUVx0HcM37wkJ44i2gUbVhWsc1&usp=sharing Rough estimates: 7am - leave Twerton Park. 7.30am - Saltford, Riverside Inn. 7.50am - Keynsham High Street. 8.15am - Brislington P&R. 8.45am - Bedminster. 9am - Ashton Gate. We are likely to reverse the exact route back and will share a departure time from Ashton Gate on the day. Thanks for all your support!

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    • Jerry Gill and Mark Stillman5 months ago
      Jerry Gill and Mark Stillman

      Jerry Gill and Mark Stillman

      5 months ago

      We are a month away from this event! Thank you all for your donations so far. With a few extra cash donations we have surpassed £2,000 which is wonderful news. I'm done with running for 2021, might squeeze in a bike ride tomorrow, before getting back to the pavements from NYD onwards. I wish you all a very Happy New Year! Mark

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    158

    • Funds from collection

      Funds from collection

      Feb 16, 2022

      £183.51

    • Lansdown FC

      Lansdown FC

      Feb 7, 2022

      Fantastic achievement and cause. Well done from everyone at Lansdown FC ⚽️

      £10.00

    • Geoff 20man

      Geoff 20man

      Feb 7, 2022

      Class from you lads Jer. Top men.

      £40.00

    • Matt Smith

      Matt Smith

      Feb 4, 2022

      £5.00

    • Mandy,Jon,Claudia and Dottie

      Mandy,Jon,Claudia and Dottie

      Feb 3, 2022

      £30.00

    • Ashley Davis

      Ashley Davis

      Feb 3, 2022

      Well done to you both, hope the legs are feeling better!

      £20.00

    • Julie Williams

      Julie Williams

      Feb 2, 2022

      Well done to you both!!

      £20.00

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    Jerry Gill has managed Bath City since October 2017. He formerly played for the club between 1990-1996 before an extensive Football League career. Mark Stillman has managed Bath City Radio since January 2017. He has supported City for 30 years and is the club's PA Announcer.

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