Thanks to your very generous donations, we smashed the London Marathon fundraising target of £2,000. By way of thanks, The Christie have offered me a place in this years' Great North Run, taking place on 9 September. I've increased my fundraising target to £2,750. There's no fundraising expectation from The Christie, but it would be great to raise just a little more.
If you’d like to chuck a few (more) quid my way for a very good cause, anything would be very, very welcome! Thanks.
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Thanks for taking the time to visit my fundraising page.
I'm running the London Marathon to celebrate 20 years of being in remission. I was diagnosed with a rare form of primary bone cancer in my left leg when I was just 21. Thanks to the expert treatment, care and support I received from The Christie Hospital in Manchester, I was given the all clear just a year later.
Many of us have been affected by cancer in some way. 20 years is an incredibly significant milestone for my family and me, and an ideal opportunity to give something back to The Christie and all those who cared for me.
I chose to run the marathon for the simple reason that I want to use the leg that The Christie helped to save. The 26.22 miles/42.195 km will be long, painful and exhausting, but I hope to raise as much money as possible for the vital work The Christie undertakes to help fight and ultimately cure all cancers.
Any donation, no matter the amount, will be greatly appreciated, though donations of £20, £26.22 or even £42.19 would have special significance!