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Weʼre raising £1,500 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

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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 Boomer16 days ago
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    16 days ago
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  • Paula Boomer2 months ago
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    Paula Boomer

    2 months ago

    With some recently added, very generous donations we are 87% of the way towards our new target of £1500. We are very grateful to all of you who have been so supportive and donated to help some amazing causes. The half marathon training is in full swing, even in the baking heat!! We can't wait to write those cheques in October, to the amazing charities who have helped us since Elliot's diagnosis. ✨Please keep sharing our page and story ❤️

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  • Paula Boomer2 months ago
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    2 months ago

    Getting ready for the 10km tomorrow and still working hard to raise many more funds for a number of the fantastic charities that have supported us over the past six months. Keep spreading the word and sharing our page....and wish me luck xxx

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Page last updated on: 7/30/2018 7:28 PM

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58

  • Megan

    Megan

    Jul 30, 2018

    Paula, you are a legend! Mucho love to you all xxx

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 30, 2018

    Just a little something to show our support. Xx

    £30.00

  • Tanya Cossins

    Tanya Cossins

    Jul 1, 2018

    Keep going, Paula xxx

    £30.00

  • Alison Lacey

    Alison Lacey

    Jun 22, 2018

    You are doing fantastic!!! Keep going. Lots of love Ali, Dave and Jackson xxx

    £50.00

  • Rosie Zubko

    Rosie Zubko

    Jun 11, 2018

    You are doing a fantastic job good luck with the running

    £50.00

  • Lee Jamieson

    Lee Jamieson

    Jun 10, 2018

    Brilliant cause and you are doing incredible work for Elliott and other children.Keep up the amazing work

    £20.00

  • Sarah Bailey

    Sarah Bailey

    Jun 9, 2018

    Best of luck for tomorrow Paula and good wishes to all your family, Mick and Sally Bailey

    £20.00

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