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Weʼre raising £1,500 to support the Matthew Nicholls Foundation

Ramsbottom, Bury, UK

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My name is Suzanne and I have decided to set myself a series of challenges as I approach my 50th birthday in a few months. I hope to complete as many as I can throughout 2018. If I am honest I am struggling to adjust to the thought of being as old as half a century! My confidence has been affected at times and I hope the next year will leave me feeling ten feet tall and with amazing memories and a sense of pride in what I have achieved.

The challenges will include a triathlon, half-marathons, 10ks, park runs, cycle events, an out door swim, mountain climbs and a full marathon if my body allows. I also plan to take myself way out of comfort zone with some activities I have never taken part in before. All will be revealed in due course.

My friend Emma Palmer is also 50 this year so we have pledged to complete at least 25 events each which will add up to the magic number of 50. We plan to support each other and complete some of the events together.

I am raising money for the "Matthew Nicholls Foundation" which has been set up by Matthew’s parents Rachel and Rob. Rachel is a friend with whom I trained for three years to become an Occupational Therapist at Salford University between 1999 and 2002. Rachel was a mature student juggling being a fantastic mum and completing a full-time university course. In July 2017 Rachel and Rob's son Matthew completely unexpectedly took his own life at the age of 24. He was living and working in London and was sharing his amazing talent and love of music through musical performance.

Some words from Rachel and Rob

Matthew took all opportunities offered to him to develop his musical talent. We believe that all young people should have the opportunity to engage in the production of music for self-development and for the pleasure of the wider community. The Matthew Nicholls Foundation is working with music services to provide financial support for young people to develop musical skills, especially those with financial and social barriers"

By making a donation you will be giving Suzanne the motivation and encouragement to train hard over the next few months to achieve all the challenges which lie ahead in the next 12 months. You will also be supporting Rachel and Rob in keeping Matt's name alive through helping others. Thank you in advance for your kind generosity xxxx

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  • Suzanne West1 month ago
    Suzanne West

    Suzanne West

    1 month ago

    Scafell conquered 22/07/2018 🏃💪😁

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  • Suzanne West1 month ago
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    Suzanne West

    1 month ago

    Climbed the mighty Scafell Pike 22/07/2018, the highest mountain in England with my brother, sister-in-law and two nieces. Incredible day and definitely the hardest challenge to date raising money for the Matthew Nicholls Foundation. Thanks for being the best mountain climbing team. We smashed it 🗻❤️🏃xxx

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  • Suzanne West2 months ago
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    Suzanne West

    2 months ago

    24th June 2018 "Glorious Gargrave 10k" Beautiful scenery, really friendly event with cake, beer and chocolate at the end. Tough in the heat but great to see my brother and sister-in-law supporting me- David and Karen. These events are just a warm up for more daring challenges which will take me right out of my comfort zone. Aim is 50 events in mine and Emma Palmer's fiftieth year :-)

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Page last updated on: 7/24/2018 9:30 PM



  • Anonymous


    Jul 1, 2018

    Great cause. Good luck with all the challenges!


  • David


    Jun 18, 2018

    Good luck and I hope you achieve all your goals. Let us know if you are doing any events anywhere near us and we can come and support you xxxx


  • Lee Entwistle

    Lee Entwistle

    Jun 15, 2018

    All the best with the challenges Suzanne


  • Carole and Ron White

    Carole and Ron White

    Jun 11, 2018

    Good luck with all the adventures and challenges. A great cause xxxx


  • Holly White

    Holly White

    Jun 10, 2018

    Good luck Aunty Suzanne! Such an amazing cause xxx


  • Hamish


    Jun 5, 2018

    Good luck Suzanne


  • Emma Dent

    Emma Dent

    May 25, 2018

    Well done and good luck Suzanne!!!!


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