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£3,935raised of £3,000 target by 100 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,935 to help Emerson Grant

    Staines, Surrey, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 15th November 2017

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    In just over six weeks, Team ABSterdam; Mike Sibley, Tarun Singh, Angie Horan-Sibley & Jo Cloherty are hitting the streets of Amsterdam to complete the marathon and 8K fun run. We are asking for help to raise as much money as possible for Emerson Grant, the 2 year old son of our dear friend Anna, whose life changed completely in 2016, when a cyst on his spine left him disabled.

    We are now into the final weeks of training, have a look at Emerson's story and support us if you can!

    Up until August 2016 Emerson was an above average 20 month old toddler. He had just settled into his nursery where he enjoyed playing, climbing, running and jumping with his new toddler friends.

    Emerson grew ill over a few weeks during which time he became unable to move his legs. He was admitted to hospital for an MRI scan, where the doctors told his family the devastating news that he had an arachnoid cyst on his spine. The surgeon removed the cyst, however not before he lost the use of his lower body.

    Life has changed dramatically for Emerson and his family, Emerson is now disabled (incomplete) and requires many years of rehabilitation. No one will say if he can ever walk again but his family are positive and strong. If there is any chance of Emerson regaining his mobility again he will need lots of physiotherapy and specialist equipment.

    Due to Emerson's age, funds/equipment and resources are limited and as a result a number of events are being organised to raise money to help support him.

    To find out more about Emerson's story and track his progress, please follow

    Collectively we couldn't think of a more worthy cause and if you know any of us, Mike, Tarun, Angie or Jo, or Anna and her family; please dig deep and give generously.

    Thank you so much in advance, please come and cheer us on at our final training run, the Windsor Half Marathon on Sunday 24th September if you can. Further updates will be added, including when meet up with the gorgeous boy himself!

    Lastly, add a song/track suggestion when donating, so that we can add it to our playlist, it will not only remind us of your generosity but keep us going for the 4-5 hours!




    • Joanna Cloherty9 months ago
      Joanna Cloherty

      Joanna Cloherty

      9 months ago

      Thank you for all the donations so far, please keep sharing for us, 4.5 days to go! Never mind the bib number our bib pic is sure to keep us motivated.

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    • Joanna Cloherty10 months ago
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      Joanna Cloherty

      10 months ago

      Yesterday we completed the Windsor half marathon, we all managed PBs too and the Amsterdam marathon is in sight. That leaves us with a few weeks to raise as much awareness and funds for Emerson and his family. Please share and for everyone who has already donated thank you so so much for your generosity. Xx

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    • Joanna Cloherty11 months ago
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      Joanna Cloherty

      11 months ago

      Team ABS at Woking Parkrun on Saturday. PB for Tarun & more importantly he beat Jo by 2 seconds.

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    Page last updated on: 11/10/2017 11:25 AM



    • Louise Clark

      Louise Clark

      Nov 10, 2017




      Nov 7, 2017

      Well done Tarun and Co.


    • Rachael Cheung

      Rachael Cheung

      Nov 3, 2017

      Well done to Tarun and Co. (and Ava for running in the Mini Marathon). Great job to everyone involved!


    • Anonymous


      Nov 2, 2017


    • Terry Jackson

      Terry Jackson

      Oct 27, 2017

      Well done Mike and co.


    • Anonymous


      Oct 24, 2017

      Hi TarunSorry I got delayed in sending this.Read the story of Emerson. What a worthy cause.Hope the run went well.D xx


    • Guy Fischer

      Guy Fischer

      Oct 23, 2017

      I'm a colleague of Mike, well done Mike on the running, glad to contribute. Guy


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