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£440raised of £400 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £440 to help sufferers of IBD with ostomies regain confidence after or before surgery. The amount raised will go towards Purple Wings Charity.

    Location
    Tenby, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Sunday, 1st October 2017

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    Story

    Well what a silly year 2017 has turned out to be....
    At the start of this year my wife was given the news that the Ulcerative Colitis she had been suffering with for the past 10 years had severely left her Colon in a non-repairable state and no other medication would help with the disease. The decision was made that she would have surgery to remove her Colon with the intention of having a Stoma and "poo" bag for the rest of her life. After surgery and while still recovering Barker (that’s the wife’s nickname by the way) contacted the charity Purple Wings for advice on moving forward and to regain confidence in everyday life. The support she has been given is utterly amazing and help folk with IBD and Ostomies from all walks of life and all different ages. They rely solely on charity donations to keep giving people the support they deserve.
    So, as I’m a complete idiot and enjoy punishing myself I will be competing in Ironman Wales on Sunday 10th September 2017. This gruelling triathlon consists of a 2.4 mile sea swim, 112 mile cycle and then running a marathon (26.2 miles) all within 17 hours in and around Tenby, Pembrokeshire.
    Any donations big or small would be fantastic and will go to help Purple wings carry on doing all their amazing work for people with IBD and ostomies.
    Thank you for all of your support
    Rich

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    • Richard Matthias6 months ago
      Richard Matthias

      Richard Matthias

      6 months ago

      Here's a little video of last year's event, massive gulp!!!!!!!

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    • Richard Matthias6 months ago
      Richard Matthias

      Richard Matthias

      6 months ago

      Here is a link to the purple wings website, check it out and see some of their amazing work.......... http://www.purplewingscharity.com/

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    20

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 23, 2017

      £80.00

    • Corinne Hough

      Corinne Hough

      Sep 10, 2017

      Well done Rich and Ironkid Willow :)

      £10.00

    • Rose Flynn

      Rose Flynn

      Sep 10, 2017

      Tough conditions today. Well done Rich

      £5.00

    • Sonia Carty

      Sonia Carty

      Sep 10, 2017

      Well done Rich, great cause!

      £20.00

    • Amanda Watkins

      Amanda Watkins

      Sep 10, 2017

      Keep running- nearly there!

      £20.00

    • Jason Brooks

      Jason Brooks

      Sep 10, 2017

      Go Rich!!! Hope you complete it in a time you would like!

      £20.00

    • Anthony  Smith

      Anthony Smith

      Sep 10, 2017

      Go the machine! Sorry it's not more but babies are expensive 🤥

      £5.00

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