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    Weʼve raised £1,428 to donate to the NHS Lothian kidney transplant endowment fund in memory of Billy Mason.

    Glasgow, UK
    Funded on Monday, 8th October 2018

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    "You're alright for a wee Jambo"

    One of my oldest & dearest friends Katrina recently lost her dad and I wasn't able to attend his funeral. I therefore wanted to do something in his memory. Billy Mason passed away on 28/05/18 after a short battle with renal cancer. This is sadly ironic considering that he had undergone a successful kidney transplant to treat the years of kidney failure which he had received weekly dialysis for. He was only just beginning to enjoy early retirement and the freedom having a functioning kidney provided. He was 58 (not 59 as I'd previously stated!! Sorry Billy haha!).

    No-one should have to lose a family member or friend that young if it can be helped. So I have entered the Great Scottish Run on 30/09/18 (hopefully with some pals!) to raise funds for the NHS Lothian Kidney Transplant Endowment fund in order to donate to the renal unit that Billy attended for many years. Billy's consultant wrote back to us recently saying - "funds raised will be used for patient comforts, staff training & education within the Transplant Unit enabling better service provision for its patients."

    I only did my first ever 10k last year and thought I might pass out/spew on the finish line so safe to say I'm shitting it! haha, your donations will keep my hobbit legs going!

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    • Jill Blackwood5 months ago
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      Jill Blackwood

      5 months ago

      13K training run this weekend! Felt ok despite getting lost in a graveyard for 15 minutes and then one of my earphones giving up the ghost around about 8K..... the race is 4 weeks today so the countdown is officially on. THANKYOU SO MUCH to everyone who has already donated - smashed my target of £500 already, so buzzing to be able to raise the bar. If you can spare anything I'd appreciate the ongoing motivation during training runs in the hilly bastard that is the Glasgow southside........

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    • Jill Blackwood5 months ago
      Jill Blackwood

      Jill Blackwood

      5 months ago

      10.6K yesterday! And what a sweaty wee puss i had, took about 2 hours to go back to a normal colour haha. Longest run I've ever done so all starting to feel more real now......running twice that still feels a long way off. Any donations to keep me going would be much appreciated. Going to try podcasts for longer runs to combat boredom - any recommendations?

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    • Jill Blackwood5 months ago
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    Page last updated on: 10/8/2018 7:15 PM

    Supporters

    68

    • Hezzel Chifungo

      Hezzel Chifungo

      Oct 8, 2018

      Well done x

      £5.00

    • Cher

      Cher

      Oct 7, 2018

      You're a legend Jill!

      £5.00

    • Megan Jones

      Megan Jones

      Oct 7, 2018

      Huge respect Gill! Well done, what a wonderful cause x

    • John

      John

      Oct 7, 2018

      Congratulations guys! Apologies for being late to the party with the donation!

      £25.00

    • Grainne Gell

      Grainne Gell

      Oct 7, 2018

      Congrats Jill - such a good cause

      £30.00

    • Beverley Clark

      Beverley Clark

      Oct 7, 2018

      Well done Jill!

      £30.00

    • Wee B

      Wee B

      Oct 7, 2018

      Well done you wee trooper! So proud of you Jilbo! Xx

      £20.00

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