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Weʼre raising £1,000 to Save Samantha

Rochdale, UK
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I am running the Great Manchester 10k this year for the fourth time.

This year will be the first time I've raised money for charity, and I've decided to help raise money for Samantha Smith, a local lady who is having to fundraise to save her own life.

Samantha is one of the bravest people I've ever met, and I first met her when running an article about her for Rochdale Online for her first operation. Sam is only a few years older than me, and yet she has faced numerous health problems. Speaking with her before the first surgery, I remember hanging up the phone before bursting into tears at my desk. Her story touched me on a level that I could identify with, having had two life-changing surgeries when I was 20. That said, mine paled in comparison compared to what Samantha was going through.

What makes things even more unfair is Samantha is a mother of two young children, and has had to put a promising career on the backburner whilst she fundraises to save her own life. No-one should have to be in the position, and I hate that such a wonderful person is.

Sam is a lady who has continued to put on a brave face even when she has been dealt bad news after bad news. Even though my newspaper reports on Sam frequently, I want to do more to help her reach a place where she gets some good news for a change.

Please support me in helping Save Samantha.

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  • Michelle Kight3 months ago
    Michelle Kight

    Michelle Kight

    3 months ago

    Hi all, thanks for your donations so far. Yesterday was a hot one - I think about 24 degrees in direct sun. Despite this, I made it across the finish (albeit rather dehydrated) in just over 92 minutes. Not my best time by a country mile, but yesterday was about finishing and crossing that finish line for Sam. The donation page is still open, and I hope we can get even closer to £1,000 to help Sam with her treatments. Thank you <3

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Page last updated on: 6/20/2018 11:15 AM



  • Michelle Kight

    Michelle Kight

    Jun 20, 2018

    Auntie Pam


  • Michelle Kight

    Michelle Kight

    May 25, 2018

    Auntie Yvonne - £20


  • Andy O'Sullivan MBE

    Andy O'Sullivan MBE

    May 25, 2018

    Michelle, you have done us all proud, Samantha needs all the support! Well done!


  • Claire


    May 21, 2018


  • Michelle Kight

    Michelle Kight

    May 21, 2018

    £20 from Sheila Smith£10 from Lynette Wheeler


  • Jacob Mellalieu

    Jacob Mellalieu

    May 21, 2018

    Well done for raising money and doing so well :)


  • Mike Brooks

    Mike Brooks

    May 20, 2018

    Good luck, very worthy cause!


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