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Mark Bell - London marathon 2017

I am running the London marathon this year for Crohn's and Colitis UK because I have lived for the last 20 years with Crohn's.

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  • Event: Virgin London Marathon 2017, 23 Apr 2017

Crohn's and Colitis UK London Marathon 2017

Our amazing London Marathon team are taking on 26.2 miles to raise funds for the fight against Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Charity Registration No. 1117148 (England & Wales) and SC038632 (Scotland)

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I am very privileged to again have a place in the London marathon.  Last year I ran the marathon and raised £2,700 thanks to many generous donations from family, friends, colleagues and my work.  This year, with much more effort, I want to raise an even greater amount.  


I also want to give some insight into living with Crohn's disease and my ileostomy surgery, in order to help to raise the profile of the disease I have lived with for the last 20 years.  To this end I am writing a blog to follow my training and to detail what life with Crohn's and a stoma is like.  Please head to https://stoma-marathon.blog/ if you are interested to read more.

Crohn's and Colitis UK provide all manner of support to people with inflammatory bowel disease (primarily Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), as well as campaigning for better provision of treatment and fundraising for research into these devastating diseases. These diseases are also surprisingly common, but not particularly high profile, owing to people's insides being a rather unpleasant subject.

Many thanks for your kind donations - it means a great deal to me and will benefit many people.

Crohn’s and Colitis UK is a national charity in the battle against Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. We are fighting to achieve a better quality of life for the 300,000 people in the UK suffering physically and emotionally from these and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Ultimately, we want to find a cure.

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