Julie Adams

Julie's Heart Foundation - London Marathon Challenge 2020

Fundraising for British Heart Foundation
raised of £200 target
by 27 supporters
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Event: London Marathon 2020, on 4 October 2020
British Heart Foundation

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We fund life saving medical research to beat the world's biggest killers.


Thanks for visiting my page. I'm raising money for the British Heart Foundation's research and I'd be so grateful for your support. The BHF has helped halve the number of people dying from heart and circulatory disease in the UK but sadly every day hundreds of people lose their lives. It's only thanks to support from people like us that the BHF can create new treatments and discover new cures. £24 could pay for two hours of research by an early career scientist, but every pound helps so please give what you can to help me hit my target. Thanks!

For the past 3 years life has thrown various curve balls, like it does for everyone. Firstly it challenged my own health and I had various investigations, thankfully it turned out to be life changing not life threatening. Last year saw the sad passing of Kelly Stabb and Steve Butler and when I initially applied for the marathon I was going to raise money for their charities. However, this year saw a surprise closer to home, my mum underwent a triple heart pass in September and is making amazing progress.  

My mum and I do these random things together, for example, lets apply for the London marathon.  Never really thinking we will get in again, yes we have done it before, so should have known better!  Mum didn't get in but I did, so I have lost my partner in crime until she can at least drive again.  

To give me the motivation I need I am not only raising money for the British Heart Foundation but also Plymouth's Derriford Hospital, in particular for Coronary ICU/HDU who were amazing for the unexpected week she was in there, as she ended up with respiratory and renal failure.

The page should be linked for both charities and you will need to select which charity you wish to support me with, or alternatively, being cheeky you could kindly go into each one and donate to both.

Am I fit enough - no, but rest assured I will finish it come hell or high water and yes I am aware this time I am older and fatter as you will see from the picture I will post on here in time. Christmas is also on its way and the marathon is going to whiz round the corner after.  Please don't laugh at my insanity, I am getting old and I am concerned it will only get worse!

Thank you in advance for your support.

This ones for you mum x

About the charity

British Heart Foundation

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Heart and circulatory diseases are the world’s biggest killers. That’s why the British Heart Foundation exists. By funding research, we can help find treatments and cures that could save lives. With your donations and the awe-inspiring science we fund, we make science fiction a reality, together.

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