Weʼve raised £657 to support The Isabella Peatfield Memorial Fund and MS Society
- London, United Kingdom
- Funded on Saturday, 30th September 2017
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For the most part, Matthew is happier as a sofa/human sentient hybrid, and Maria is more often atop a pair of stilettos than in Nikes… which makes neither of us natural born runners (except in the context of heading away from responsibility).
Despite this, the pair of us are running the Kew Gardens 10K in September, with the aim of raising some pennies for two charities close to our hearts.
The first of these is the MS Society. Matthew's mum was diagnosed roughly 20 years ago with MS, and life has been interesting since. It's one of those diseases that doesn't get loads of press time because no-one knows what to do with it, or about it. Just like a Kinder Egg, it's full of surprises, just, you know, surprising misery. So one half of it would be going to the MS Society to help research a cure and possible treatments.
Secondly would be the lesser-known Isabella Peatfield Memorial Fund, set up by her parents who are close friends of ours. Isabella was killed in the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004. Since then, Tristan and Kim have run the fund to help the children of Sri Lanka, having travelled over the several time to help rebuild, give aid, and organise things such as Christmas gifts. We’re forever in awe at how they’ve turned something incredibly tragic into something positive.
Any donations would be hugely appreciated!
- 4 years ago
Maria Jarmola & Matthew Clark4 years ago
Thank you everyone for all your donations - we did it!! We raised more than we’d hoped, so, that’s superb. We’ve already heard from Kim at the Isabella Peatfield Foudation about plans for our donation, and we’re thrilled to hear it’s going to help a girl in Sri Lanka go to university to become a doctor which would not have been possible otherwise. Many thanks again. M&M
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Kayla, Tony and Baxter
Sep 28, 2017
So so so proud of you guys.Xx
Sep 19, 2017
Well done guys - gone over target I see!
Sep 15, 2017
Good luck, you beauties! xx
Sep 15, 2017
Well done you pair.
Sep 13, 2017
Good luck both of you! Just think of all the pies you can have afterwards!
Margaret and Peter Thomson
Sep 13, 2017
We are enormously proud of you both, we know you can do it! xx
Sep 12, 2017
All the best you two! I'm sure you'll smash it!
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Maria Jarmola & Matthew Clark
London, United Kingdom
Maria and Matthew are running the Kew Gardens 10K on 16 September 2017 to raise money for The Isabella Peatfield Memorial Fund and MS Society