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running a half marathon for The Archie Foundation because they do fantastic work

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  • Event: The Fare Challenge 2014 - 5k, 10k & Half Marathon, 24 Aug 2014

The Archie Foundation

We fund the extras that make a difference to a sick child's visit to hospital.

Charity Registration No. SC039521

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Why am I doing this?  I have been attending the Aberdeen Children's hospital for the past 8 years with my son.  While we were last in Aberdeen for an appointment (last week) we were chatting about how great The Archie Foundation has been.  They have made very difficult experiences less frightening and daunting.  They provide an amazing support to children and families in the north of Scotland.  We live in Dundee, however my son's specialist is in Aberdeen so we have been up there quite a lot over the years.  My son will eventually move onto adult services so it feels like a good time to do more than one off donations and do some fundraising/awareness raising.  

 
I haven't run very far before and my son tried not to laugh when I suggested I do a run, but it seems like a good idea anyway.  I am starting to push my fundraising page now partly as a motivation to get past the boredom I feel when I start running.  Waiting around in hospital for tests or procedures is boring and scary.  It feels like time stands still and there are only so many times you can make 'eye spy' fun.  The Archie Foundation adds fun and a lot of caring.   
I very much appreciate you considering to give a pound or two towards this fundraising attempt.  I have already started taking photos to document my 'progess' so I can give you a good laugh at the end!  You can find my ongoing ramblings leading up to the race on my blog.
 http://orangesareround.wordpress.com/category/half-marathon-preparation/
 

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