114 %
raised of £1,500 target
by 30 supporters
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John Fisher

Great Wall of China Marathon

Fundraising for To Transplant and Beyond

114 %
raised of £1,500 target
by 30 supporters
  • Team members: Jan Fisher & Peter Russell
  • Event: Great Wall of China Marathon

To Transplant and Beyond

To Transplant and Beyond was established to give hope, encouragement and support to transplant patients, their families, friends and carers during a very traumatic time in their lives. It conveys the positive side of transplantation, by showing what can be achieved and by encouraging as many people as possible to join the donor register, so that many more lives can be saved.

Charity Registration No. 1106248


Great Wall of China Marathon - May 19th 2007

It's still not too late to sponsor us!!!!!

I am very pleased to say we all managed to finish the race...

Peter and I did the marathon in a superb time of 6hrs 26mins, the temperature on the day was over 35degrees with no shade....

Jan completed the Half Marathon in 3hrs 59mins and also had a splendid day, she took loads of pics which will soon be added to the website...

Many Many Thanks to all of you that sponsored us..

John - Peter - Jan

30th July 2000, I had a heart transplant at Harefield hospital. Since that date I have tried to raise transplant and donor awareness and encourage people to join the organ donor register. This will lead to other people receiving the gift of life.

I founded the charity "To Transplant and Beyond" to help support people approaching transplantation and to show them that transplantation really does work. To date I have run 10 marathons since transplant as well as several other events.

The Great Wall of China marathon will be my biggest challenge so far, due to the heat, altitude and over 3,700 steps to climb, not to mention the 26.2 mile distance.

Outback Steakhouse is generously paying for me to be the first heart recipient to take part in the Great Wall of China marathon, so every penny I manage to raise will go directly to the charity and help support others.

My wife Jan and good friend Peter Russell will also be taking part in this event, Peter will be doing the marathon with me and Jan is going to do the half marathon. They have both paid for their own entry etc so once again every penny we receive will go directly to the charity.

So please dig deep and sponsor me on-line

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: To Transplant and Beyond will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

So please sponsor me now!

Many thanks for your support.

John Fisher

Lo-call 08456 123007


  • 26.2mile run including over 3,700 steps!