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    Weʼve raised £1,550 to support David Nott Foundation, which provides training for surgeons in war-torn regions & disaster zones.

    York, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 13th October 2017

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    Story

    In 2006, I had an operation to remove a tumour from a muscle on my left leg.... please read on :

    Fortunately, during the op, rubble didn't fall from the ceiling, as yet another mortar bomb exploded outside; nor did the lights over the operating table go out just as the surgeon made a crucial incision; nor did I need to have family members in the corridor, plumbed-in to give me hopefully-matching blood. That was because my op was done in Oswestry, not Aleppo (or any other war-torn/disater-struck city in which David Nott regularly weaves his magic)!

    The David Nott Foundation is a UK registered charity which provides surgeons and medical professionals with the skills they need to provide relief and assistance in conflict and natural disaster zones around the world. As well as providing the best medical care, David Nott Foundation surgeons will train local healthcare professionals; leaving a legacy of education and improved health outcomes.

    I’m doing the Great North Run, partly in celebration of the 10 years of life I’ve had since being diagnosed, but mainly to raise as much money as possible for this amazing charity. That’s why, before you decide how much to donate, I beg you to listen to his story, told on Desert Island Discs (particularly from 20 minutes onward) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07djzyq

    For what you are about to give, I’m truly, truly thankful. John x

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    • John (LUMPLESS) Lewis1 year ago
      John (LUMPLESS) Lewis

      John (LUMPLESS) Lewis

      1 year ago

      Well well well. Guess what.... 7 days to go til the Great North Run, and I'm actually looking forward to it. Thanks to everyone who's supported my charity appeal, it's really going very well. Every pound donated will be very well used by the Foundation. Please think of me at 10.30 next Sunday, cos I'll be think of you all. Jx PS: the photo is of my last 9-miler before the GNR.... check out the smile :)

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    Supporters

    54

    • Roger Parry & Partners

      Roger Parry & Partners

      Sep 28, 2017

      £20.00

    • Helen & Paul

      Helen & Paul

      Sep 26, 2017

      Well done Shropshire Lad!

    • Tom Heard

      Tom Heard

      Sep 24, 2017

      Well done cuz.

      £10.00

    • Claire Burns

      Claire Burns

      Sep 18, 2017

      Great cause, hope the run went well

      £30.00

    • Joanne Bull - Calm Works

      Joanne Bull - Calm Works

      Sep 17, 2017

      Well done John! Fab to see the charity getting support.

    • Val Nash

      Val Nash

      Sep 15, 2017

      Well done John amazing achievement you should be very proud of yourself. Sorry this is abit late, but life .. you know!

      £20.00

    • H Hird

      H Hird

      Sep 12, 2017

      Well done! Cheers from Hez and Simon

      £30.00

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    John (LUMPLESS) Lewis

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    York, United Kingdom

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