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Carolyn Edwards

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£115raised of £100 target by 7 supporters

Weʼre raising £100 to Help Joe Shaw get home to continue his rehabilitation.

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On 7th April 2019, I will be running my first Marathon, in my home town of Manchester.

Initially, I was going to do it for myself, because it will be a big achievement for me to be able to cross the finish line.

Then I heard about a friend who had nearly lost his life in an unprovoked attack, and his subsequent struggle to regain consciousness, mobility and speech. I decided then that I wanted to run the marathon for him instead.

I met Joe briefly back in 2016, when he joined myself and two others on a snowboarding trip to north Spain. I was impressed with his positive outlook, sense of adventure and great sense of humour. Also, in two days, by sheer will and determination(and one or two tumbles!) he progressed from a complete novice to being able to carve down the mountain, at speed, punching the air with exultation. I was proud to witness that moment, because I'd also seen how determined he was to learn this new skill, and his refusal to give up.

I kept in occasional touch with Joe via Facebook when he went on to travel and work his way around Australia, and was shocked and horrified to hear about the awful attack a year ago, which left him in a coma for months.

He is conscious now and learning to talk again, and regain some mobility.
He knows it will be a long road to recovery, but I know his determination, strong spirit and good humour will get him there.

His family are raising funds so that they can have their house modified, to enable Joe to continue his rehabilitation at home, and also to pay for his ongoing treatment and therapy.

I would love to be able to contribute something towards this, so if you can spare just a little something to support me on my marathon attempt, and to help Joe too, I'd be eternally grateful.

All the funds I raise will be sent to Joe's family, or paid straight into their own Crowdfunding page at the end of my campaign. I'll cover the small admin costs that justgiving charge.

Many thanks for looking. x

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  • Carolyn Edwards20 hrs ago
    Carolyn Edwards

    Carolyn Edwards

    20 hrs ago

    Hi all! I completed my marathon on 7th April. I ran over the finish line. I didn't crawl, as I'd half expected, and the whole day was an amazing experience. 😊 I had fantastic support on the day, from the general public, friends and family. Thanks to everyone who donated, you're awesome! You helped me raise more than I'd dared to hope for and I'm so glad to be able to help Joe and his family. I know they'll be very grateful. This page will stay open a little while longer for any late donations. Thanks once again, you're fabulous. xx

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  • Carolyn Edwards18 days ago
    Carolyn Edwards

    Carolyn Edwards

    18 days ago

    I completed my Marathon this afternoon for Joe. Thanks to all of you who have already donated. It means such a lot and will mean a lot to Joe and his family. I will leave the page up for a while, for any late donations. Every little helps. Thanks so much for looking. xxx

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Page last updated on: 4/24/2019 19.59



  • Tony Amis

    Tony Amis

    Apr 7, 2019


  • John & Rosie

    John & Rosie

    Apr 7, 2019

    Very best of luck today, Carol. You can do it!! :-) :-)


  • Krys Hilton

    Krys Hilton

    Apr 5, 2019

    Just to say I'm proud to be your Mam. As always. Love you. X


  • Jannette Petitjean

    Jannette Petitjean

    Apr 5, 2019

    Honoured to have such a caring person as a friend, and running buddy. Xx

  • Barnaby Eaton-Jones

    Barnaby Eaton-Jones

    Apr 5, 2019

    A very worthy cause for a very inspiring fellow, who did not deserve this disability but copes with it with grace and positivity. xx


  • BEan


    Apr 4, 2019

    Good Luck Carot! I really hope to see you soon! Keep zooming love from Bean!


  • Jay


    Apr 3, 2019

    With you all the way, lass. You’ll do great, Joe will be proud of you. Jay.x


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