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£1,295
raised of £5,000 target by 39 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,295 to I want to help my cousin and his family who have had many tragedies in the last ten years and now in a crisis because of terminal illness

    Hamilton, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 3rd July 2017

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    Tommy is a Dundee United supporter and he walked / ran from Tannadice stadium to Annfield in Liverpool a distance of 350 mls, it took him two weeks staying in hostels overnight. He didn't tell anyone he was doing it until he'd finished because he didn't want a fuss
    When I found out I suggested he could have done it for charity.
    He phoned me the next day to say he is running the Stirling Marathon on 21st May and could I help him to get sponsors for this?
    This is Tommy's words
    " My cousin Joe, his wife Marion and their son Kris emigrated to Australia in 1995 they settled well, Joe had his own business and when Kris was old enough he joined his dad and they made a great success of it.
    Kris was a very talented musician and singer and his band were about to be offered a recording contract.
    In 2005, Kris and his friends were at a pool party one night and after a few beers the guys started jumping from the roof of the house into the pool, unfortunately Kris hit the concrete suffering massive head injuries which have left him in a coma and with a tracheotomy as he is unable to breathe for himself.
    Since then he has received 24/ 7 care at home by his parents and a team of carers, Marion being his main carer while Joe has worked.
    In 2011 Joe's 32 yr old son by his first wife was murdered in Edinburgh and this devasted both families.
    Last year Joe was told he is going to need open heart surgery to replace a valve and just a couple of months later devastating news when Marion was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Last week all of Marion's treatment was stopped, no more can be done.
    Joe will have to have this surgery soon, he will not be able to return to work as when he is fit enough he will become Kris's carer.
    I have stayed with Joe & Marion a few times in Oz and cannot tell you how devoted they are to caring for Kris. I feel very strongly that I want to help them so I'm asking for sponsors when I run the Marathon, all donations gratefully accepted. Many thank

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    • Mary Monaghan4 years ago
      Mary Monaghan

      Mary Monaghan

      4 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      A great big thank you to all of you for your very generous donations which helped to raise this excellent amount of money, Joe and Tommy have asked me to thank each and everyone of you, it will be a great help at this very sad time. Thank you and God bless you 💕💕

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    • Mary Monaghan4 years ago
      Mary Monaghan

      Mary Monaghan

      4 years ago

      Thank you so much for all your donations, Tommy ran the marathon today, don't know his time yet but here is a couple of pictures

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    • Mary Monaghan4 years ago
      Mary Monaghan

      Mary Monaghan

      4 years ago

      Thank you for all your donations, Tommy is absolutely amazed at people's generosity and has asked me to tell you 💕💕🏃🏼🏃🏼🏃🏼🏅🏅🏅

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    Page last updated on: 6/25/2017 17.03

    Supporters

    39

    • Lisa Sultana

      Lisa Sultana

      Jun 25, 2017

      £20.00

    • Helen Hills

      Helen Hills

      Jun 23, 2017

      This is the second time that I have contributed to this, so please all of the rest of the family please consider contributing to a very worthwhile cause

    • ANGELA HANNAWAY

      ANGELA HANNAWAY

      Jun 14, 2017

      💜 xx

      £10.00

    • Kevin & Lorna

      Kevin & Lorna

      Jun 14, 2017

      Well done Tommy we think you're great 💜💜💜

      £90.00

    • Ann Marie Daly

      Ann Marie Daly

      Jun 6, 2017

      Well done🙌🏼 God bless

    • Pat & Mary O'Donnell

      Pat & Mary O'Donnell

      Jun 5, 2017

      Wishing you all the best.

      £10.00

    • David Jeffrey Senior

      David Jeffrey Senior

      Jun 2, 2017

      Got it Mary 😁

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    Mary Monaghan

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    Hamilton, United Kingdom

    This is my cousin Tommy McFarlane, he was 70 years old on 15th April and decided to make a pilgrimage to Liverpool to honour the people who were involved in the Hillsborough disaster which happened on his 42nd birthday on 15th April 1989

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