Weʼve raised £1,550 to support David Nott Foundation, which provides training for surgeons in war-torn regions & disaster zones.
- York, United Kingdom
- Health and medical
- Time left
- Funded on Friday, 13th October 2017
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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
- 6 months ago
John (LUMPLESS) Lewis6 months 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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Roger Parry & Partners
Sep 28, 2017
Helen & Paul
Sep 26, 2017
Well done Shropshire Lad!
Sep 24, 2017
Well done cuz.
Sep 18, 2017
Great cause, hope the run went well
Joanne Bull - Calm Works
Sep 17, 2017
Well done John! Fab to see the charity getting support.
Sep 15, 2017
Well done John amazing achievement you should be very proud of yourself. Sorry this is abit late, but life .. you know!
Sep 12, 2017
Well done! Cheers from Hez and Simon
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