Elizabeth Lewis

Running the London Marathon 2007

Fundraising for Connect - the communication disability network
raised of £1,750 target
by 89 supporters
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Event: Flora London Marathon 2007, on 22 April 2007
We support people with aphasia to enable them to re-connect with life.



Despite the heat, I did it! And in 4:58:03, just inside my goal of 5 hours. Many thanks to everyone who sponsored me - and if you haven't already, it's not too late! 


Please sponsor me!

I'm running the London Marathon on behalf of Connect, a charity which supports people living with aphasia. Aphasia is an 'invisible' disability that affects communication - usually caused by stroke. People with aphasia find it hard to speak, read, write, understand language and use numbers.

My inspiration is my uncle Alwyn, who has had aphasia since 1995 as a result of a stroke.

Any amount will be very gratefully received, and will give me the incentive I need to get round the 26.2 miles!


Note from justgiving:

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Connect - the Communication Disability Network 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.

About the charity

Connect is a national charity for people living with aphasia (communication disability) which is often caused by stroke. Aphasia can strike anyone at any age and at any time. 1 in every 200 people in the UK lives with aphasia and each person experiences it differently. Some people cannot speak at all, some people have just a few words. It affects reading, writing and numbers. Aphasia can lead to lack of confidence, depression, social exclusion – and people can lose their connection with the world. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Our vision is a simple one, we want a world where people with aphasia can re-connect with life again. Find out more about how we do that at www.ukconnect.org

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