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raised of £2,500 target by 37 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,955 to Support Cancer Treatment in Gaza by Runnning the Palestinian Marathon for the Al Ahli Arab Hospital. Friday 23rd March

    Funded on Wednesday, 11th July 2018

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    The quick option - click donate above and to the right! Or not quite as quick click Donate via Friends of the Holy Land and enter "Longe Marathon" so that the funds go to the right place!

    The Longe on!

    I''m running the Palestinian Marathon in Bethlehem on Friday 23 March....really? Have I really succumbed to middle age neurosis and feel I have to do a marathon? EasyJet tells me I've booked a flight, I have emails confirming I'm booked in, my legs hurt, a lot, so I reckon it's true.

    So, I ran just shy of a half marathon in snow showers around Bala lake the other day, 16 miles in deeper snow a bit more recently.... But its going to be hot and hillier in Bethlehem so my sketchy training plan is also causing colly wobbles.

    Enough about me. The reason I'm doing this is because I know that by hook or crook, bar a collapse, I can cover the distance, so I want to do something to support my brother who as many of you know is based in Jerusalem and has amongst other things been supporting the Al Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza enabling it to carry out vital cancer treatment. And, while I might deliberate about supporting a faith based body, the reality is that the hospital's Anglican status makes it one of the few grass roots organizations which can receive supplies through Israel's embargo, and thus gets my support. It's a special case and it's a vital lifeline for the beleaguered citizens of Gaza, who are trapped and hemmed in in this tragic, neglected and poverty stricken corner of the world.

    So follow me as I attempt to run a marathon where it'll be far too hot and hilly. And please donate generously to this great cause.

    So what are you waiting for? Either click donate above and to the right or click Donate via Friends of the Holy Land and enter "Longe Marathon" so that the funds go to the right place



    • WILLIAM LONGE3 years ago


      3 years ago

      To all of you, and particularly to the unknown mysterious anonymous donors, a massive THANK YOU. I and we couldn't have done it with out you and I mean that quite seriously. I'm now on a train from Weymouth to Waterloo and thinking - thank goodness I don't have to run it! Masses of love to you all, Will

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    • WILLIAM LONGE3 years ago


      3 years ago
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    Page last updated on: 4/10/2018 21.02



    • Anonymous


      Apr 10, 2018

      Hi William, it was good meeting you again during your visit for the Marathon. A friend of mine, Doreen Donaldson has given me £ donate towards your great effort. See you when D&S return. Pauline


    • Tim Porter

      Tim Porter

      Apr 7, 2018

      Dear Will, Bloody Well Done! Speak soon. Best Tim


    • Shaune


      Apr 3, 2018


    • Laurence Fromme

      Laurence Fromme

      Apr 1, 2018


    • Liz Brabyn

      Liz Brabyn

      Mar 28, 2018

      Wow - congratulations Will - that’s an amazing feat for an excellent cause!!


    • nigel robinson

      nigel robinson

      Mar 27, 2018

      Congrats Will, I was remembering you plodding around Kabul early mornings in 2004!


    • Lizzie and Lorne

      Lizzie and Lorne

      Mar 26, 2018

      Do hope all went well on Friday, well done.


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