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    Weʼve raised £905 to support a family affected by the tragedy at Grenfell

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    London, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

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    Dear Family and Friends,

    On October 1st 2017 - I will run my second marathon with an aim to beat my current time of 3 hours 28 minutes.

    This time, I am doing so, to raise money for a family directly affected by the tragedy at Grenfell Tower. (I've decided not to share the name of the family publicly in order to respect their privacy at this time - but contact either myself or Sam if you have any questions.)

    I would love your support - even if you are only able to help with £1 or £2.

    As many of you will know, our flat is just across the road from Grenfell and Sam, my wife, who has lived in the area all her life, is working closely with a number of families who lost everything that night.

    What we have seen and heard first hand in the last 7 weeks has been indescribable. Immeasurable.

    You can't even begin to tell you what some of the families have been through and I can't imagine the sheer level of their loss.

    For those of you who have watched the news, for those that have followed everything online will know that many donations raised by charities have not yet reached the families. Of the estimated £20 million raised, it was recently reported (BBC) that approximately only 4% of the donations have been actually been shared with the victims. It's not certain how soon they will receive these donations.

    Please know that your donation will be shared directly with the family we are supporting, as soon as I have completed the marathon.

    We can't erase the devastation and we know that no amount of fundraising will ever enable those who lived in Grenfell to recover all that they have truly lost.

    But what we can do, is keep helping. Little by little, one family at a time. If you have any questions at all, just email me on hello@blaisedj.com

    Thanks for supporting - wish me luck.

    Blaise

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      36

      • Eamonn O'Keeffe

        Eamonn O'Keeffe

        Oct 1, 2017

        Well done Blaise bigup mate x

        £20.00

      • Leiah Davidson

        Leiah Davidson

        Oct 1, 2017

        Well done so proud!

        £30.00

      • Ryan Larkin

        Ryan Larkin

        Oct 1, 2017

        Proud of you running for an amazing and deserved cause x

        £10.00

      • Danny Rouco

        Danny Rouco

        Oct 1, 2017

        Good luck Blaise 👍🏻

        £20.00

      • Cristina Remuinan

        Cristina Remuinan

        Oct 1, 2017

        Good luck Blaise x

        £10.00

      • Daniel Webb

        Daniel Webb

        Sep 30, 2017

        I hope you shit ya pants on the way round and ya toe nails fail off you little rat child 😂😂😂

        £20.00

      • lee miller Emma Georgie and Macey

        lee miller Emma Georgie and Macey

        Sep 30, 2017

        Good luck bruvva ❤️❤️ PB is getting smashed xx

        £20.00

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      Blaise O'Brien

      Blaise O'Brien

      London, United Kingdom

      Can usually be found in one of three places: 1. Behind the decks @blaisedj 2. Road running in West London 3. In a park or playgroup - wiping snot (or chocolate) from the faces of my two little ones.

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