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Graeme Rayner

Graeme's London Marathon 2018 page

Running the world's best marathon for Cancer Research UK because I want to pay tribute to my mum & wonderful wife

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  • Event: London Marathon 2018, 22 Apr 2018

Cancer Research UK Virgin Money London Marathon

Join our team for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018 and help make a huge difference to the lives of people affected by cancer, now and in the future.

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I turned 40 in September (it's now November). When I was 30, I lost my mum to cancer. She was the bravest woman I knew, having overcome a great many difficulties in her life.

My daughter was only 14 months old, my son wouldn't enter the world for 2 years. They never got to know their Nana, and she never really got to know them and see how amazing they are. Watching cancer kill someone is horrific, and has a lasting effect on friends, loved ones and family.

Since mum got ill with an aggressive form of breast cancer I have regularly raised funds for various cancer charities by running 10k races, and last year (September 2016) I ran the Great North Run - yep, I've raced against Sir Mo Farah.

My fundraising efforts took on new meaning when my gorgeous wife Karen was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2012. Thankfully it was caught early, although Karen did have to have surgery which had a profound effect physically and emotionally.

I often find it hard to express my emotions about stuff like this (despite never being short of an opinion about everything else) and so one way to feel useful is to do stuff like this.

I really appreciate you taking the time to look at this page, and if you're able to sponsor me I will be forever grateful.

Remember to gift aid too folks - let's not let the pesky taxman benefit when Cancer Research UK can.

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