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£2,435raised of £1,500 target by 111 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,435 to support a number of less-known charities that helped us SO much following Elliot's cancer diagnosis by running 5km, 10km and 21km this year.

    Bromsgrove, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 21st October 2018

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    Story

    Our beautiful little two year old boy Elliot, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) on 7th November, 2017 following a persistent nose bleed he had developed just the day before. Treatment began straight away, before we even had chance to contact everyone we wanted to. I was fortunate enough to be able to leave my teaching position and Ian was given some leniency at work to be able to still make the school run for our five year old daughter Abigail, in those first few weeks.

    What we didn't take into consideration at that time was additional child care costs, after school and wrap around care for Abigail, parking costs, general costs of living in the hospital for weeks on end and even silly things like keeping Elliot entertained for hours on end while he was confined to a bed. That's when a number of charities started offering us unprecedented support. We were offered a grant to help cover transportation and parking costs. Elliot was given some truly amazing toys to play with and to take home. Elliot was also given gift vouchers, specially knitted blankets and beads to help track his treatment journey. Abigail was also offered a small grant, to help us with wrap around care costs.

    All this support, and so much more, came from some charities we hadn't even heard of before. Smaller, independent charities that aren't even registered with 'Just Giving'!! So my goal is not only to pay back what all these amazing charities offered us, when we really needed it, but to also give back the same to enable another family to have the support we so gratefully received.

    I have committed to running two 5 km runs, one 10 km run and a half marathon by October this year, in order to reach our funding goal. So if you want to donate a 'pound for every kilometer I'll be pounding', or perhaps an hour's wage; the cost of a pint you might want to sacrifice or even just any small change you can find down the side of your sofa, we would be very grateful.

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    • Paula Boomer25 days ago
      Paula Boomer

      Paula Boomer

      25 days ago

      We're thrilled to let you all know that just under £3000 was raised on our just giving page and through cash donations. We have just finished signing cheques and sending donations off to all the amazing charities we wanted to support. Charities like Riverbank, Worcestershire Cancer Aid, Orchard, Carter the Brave, Be Child Cancer Aware and a number of others have all benefitted from your amazing contributions. Thank you so much xxx

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      2 months ago
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      We did it!!!

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    Page last updated on: 11/20/2018 2:26 PM

    Supporters

    111

    • Zoe Pedersen

      Zoe Pedersen

      Oct 21, 2018

      Amazing effort xx

      £10.00

    • Bridget Haw

      Bridget Haw

      Oct 19, 2018

      From Run Catshill! Well done on your amazing running achievements and your brilliant fundraising 🏅🎉🥂

      £32.00

    • Sally Bailey

      Sally Bailey

      Oct 19, 2018

      Great achievement Paula. Congratulations to you and all your co-runners - especially given the conditions last Sunday!Sally & Mick Bailey

      £20.00

    • Anneley Hadland

      Anneley Hadland

      Oct 19, 2018

      Great cause, well done with the run - I can't even run 5km so seems epic to me.

    • Kate & Robin

      Kate & Robin

      Oct 18, 2018

      Still can't believe we had such a laugh in such poor circumstances :-)

    • Sarah McGee

      Sarah McGee

      Oct 18, 2018

      Well done on running through that awful rain! Great work 🏃‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

    • Iseult Yilmaz

      Iseult Yilmaz

      Oct 16, 2018

      Well done chick! You are amazing !

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