Remembering Leane Grimshaw

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Leane Grimshaw

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About Leane Grimshaw

  • Born on: 29/08/1937

  • Died on: 14/12/2015 , 78 years old

  • Lived in: Darlington, United Kingdom

Amount we’ve raised in Leane’s memory $2,771.84

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Alzheimer's Research UK

Alzheimer's Research UK

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  • Donation by Ryan Tindale

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Mark Crow

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

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  • 27Jan

    John's runs and events 2015

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  • Johnny-Grimshaw

    John's Plans for 2018

    John is continuing his fundraising for Alzheimers Research but rather than a series of 10k runs this year he's branching out into various specific events and challenges. This panel will update as new plans come into play, so watch this space for the latest news! John's last event was Edinburgh's first ever ultra urban marathon...and John's longest race to date (see 'Past Events/2017'). John continues this year to expand his sponsored events to include new and more challenging endeavours. In that spirit, his first event for 2018 will be another (bigger and better) ultra... THE WALL!

    The Wall is a one day, 69 mile (111km) run that follows in the footsteps of Britain’s Roman past, along Hadrian’s Wall from Carlisle Castle in Cumbria to Baltic Square in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The route through the stunning scenery of Northumberland includes off-road and on-road terrain and passes a number of tourist attractions such as Lanercost Priory and the market town of Hexham. This will be John's longest run by far - it's double the length of his last race (the Edinburgh Ultra) and includes 20% off road terrain.

    Sponsor John as he pushes himself to his limits and beyond for Alzheimer's Research.


    Leane Grimshaw 

    All my fundraising so far has been for Alzheimer's Research, and the reason for this is very personal to me.  In December 2015 I lost my mum, Leane Grimshaw, to Alzheimer's.  She had fought the disease for many years, but I would like her to be remembered for the amazing woman she was, not just for her illness.

    Leane was a loyal wife, a warm and loving mum of three, a grandma and great grandma.  She was an artist, a natural healer and a Rosicrucian.  Her interest in the ‘metaphysical’ extended through much of her life, starting with an interest in homeopathy and herbal remedies and progressing to her involvement with the Rosicrucians, a community of mystics who study and practice the metaphysical laws governing the universe.  She also qualified and worked briefly as a hypnotherapist and also studied astrology and astrological charts. 

    Leane started life in the tiny village of Patrick Brompton in Yorkshire, where she spent a happy childhood in and the surrounding rural countryside.  After she left school, she worked for about 5 years at the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Health Department as a Clerical Assistant before she met and married her husband of 58 years, Frank Grimshaw.  She had three children in less than four years and spent the next fifteen years or so raising them, before her interests started to develop in artistic and then metaphysical endeavours.  She started making her own pressed flower pictures as her children became teenagers, then began giving talks on how to make them to local WI groups.  She also began using homeopathy, long before it was ‘trendy’, and became very interested in alternative healing.  Not long after she heard about the Rosicrucians, and joined the UK branch of the organisation. 

    As part of the Rosicrucians, she learned ‘natural healing’ techniques, for which she was in high demand. All her children and grandchildren knew about her skills as a natural healer and phone calls were frequent asking for ‘healing please’.  Her family and close friends had so
    many anecdotes of Leane’s healing causing positive outcomes that most of us had no doubt it worked – even if we had no idea how!

    After her children grew up, Leane also was a keen volunteer for many years.  She was very involved in Adult Literacy
    and helped many adults learn to read and enjoy books as she did herself (her own library grew to over 300 books!) and she also volunteered with people with terminal cancer, supporting them in the last days of their lives.

    In her later years Leane was active in the national Rosicrucians, using her skills to become a popular speaker and workshop leader at conferences and gatherings in the UK and internationally.  

    Her confidence in her own abilities despite all her accomplishments was still at times fragile, and she often had to be convinced to accept invitations to speak, but without exception she was always received extremely warmly and developed a reputation as an exemplary and knowledgeable speaker/leader.

    Leane will be remembered affectionately by the very many people she touched during her 78 years, but most of all by her family who will always remember her smile, her laugh, her hugs and her passion for being the best wife and mum that she could be.

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    Total so far:

    $2,640.20

Donations made in memory of Leane Grimshaw101

  • Donation by Ryan Tindaleto Carole's page on 27/06/2018

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Mark Crowto Carole's page on 25/06/2018

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by G Ellisto Carole's page on 18/06/2018

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Claire Fosterto Carole's page on 18/06/2018

    Well done! Great cause x

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jacq Lovettto Carole's page on 18/06/2018

  • Donation by Jack Lovettto Carole's page on 18/06/2018

    Great cause being supported by a great man in John Grimshaw.

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Kate Sandersonto Carole's page on 17/06/2018

    Well done John! You've done amazing. from Kate and Chris x

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jacqui Dixonto Carole's page on 17/06/2018

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Stephen Bullockto Carole's page on 17/06/2018

    Amazing run mate well done

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jessica Flowersto Carole's page on 17/06/2018

    £5.00

    + £1.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Mark Pearsonto Carole's page on 17/06/2018

    Well done mate, proud of you Mark and Deb

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Craig Donnellyto Carole's page on 17/06/2018

    Well done you utter nutter.

    £5.00

    + £1.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Andrea luzanycia-Hirdto Carole's page on 16/06/2018

    John, we are so proud of you. Keep up the amazing work

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by John Grimshawto Carole's page on 16/06/2018

    Go Bro!!!!! 69 miles....you're crazy but I still love you!!!!! xxxxxxx

    £10.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Bruce Coyleto Carole's page on 15/06/2018

    GO BAMBOOZLE X

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Carole's page on 07/06/2018

    Hope it's a good day for your run

  • Donation by Steve Whitwoodto Carole's page on 02/06/2018

    Good luck, John.

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Paul Applebyto Carole's page on 25/05/2018

    Good luck pal

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Michael Dixonto Carole's page on 13/05/2018

    Keep it Cheekie mate!! Inspirational.

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Ian Griggto Carole's page on 05/04/2018

    John - as discussed mate. Auction payment.

    £100.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Alison & Tim Fordto Carole's page on 26/03/2018

    We wish a successful event, many of us have family touched by Alzheimers. Thank you

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Paul Tophamto Carole's page on 13/11/2017

    Well done John!

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Paul Braggto Carole's page on 31/10/2017

    Well done John!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by louise Haywardto Carole's page on 31/10/2017

    Well done John from all at Canda Systems Ltd

    £195.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Lucy Dunbarto Carole's page on 29/10/2017

    Well done John!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Richard Slackto Carole's page on 25/10/2017

    Another distance ticked off in style. Great run for a truly worthy cause.

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Catherine Robsonto Carole's page on 24/10/2017

    Great cause, close to my heart. Well done!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Bruce Coyleto Carole's page on 23/10/2017

    EYE OF THE TIGER BUDDY! x

    £15.00

    + £3.75 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Michael Dixonto Carole's page on 22/10/2017

    Keep it cheeky buddy!! Yer a nutter!!

    £5.00

    + £1.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by bruce smithto Carole's page on 21/10/2017

    Best of luck John, remember just keep moving forward 👌

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Alice Vialardto Carole's page on 19/10/2017

    £25.00

    + £6.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Dean Lambto Carole's page on 18/10/2017

    Good luck John !

  • Donation by Gordon Armstrongto Carole's page on 17/10/2017

    Good luck

    £75.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by chris carrto Carole's page on 17/10/2017

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Diane Hodgsonto Carole's page on 17/10/2017

    Good luck John x

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Carole's page on 16/10/2017

    GL John!

  • Donation by Anthony Wilsonto Carole's page on 16/10/2017

    Good luck John!

    £12.00

    + £3.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jennifer Hallto Carole's page on 16/10/2017

    Good Luck

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Joanne Reganto Carole's page on 16/10/2017

    £5.00

    + £1.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jill Streeterto Carole's page on 16/10/2017

    Well done John, you are an inspiration!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Claire Loganto Carole's page on 16/10/2017

    Good Luck!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Vivienne Ruddickto Carole's page on 16/10/2017

  • Donation by Wendy Lindsayto Carole's page on 16/10/2017

    All the Best John!

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Laurie Haleyto Carole's page on 16/10/2017

    Rather you than me John !

  • Donation by Adam Mitchellto Carole's page on 16/10/2017

    Keep up the good work John

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Gill and Tom Tinsleyto Carole's page on 15/10/2017

    Best wishes for next week - a very worthwhile cause. Tom and Gill

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by serpil bulutto Carole's page on 11/10/2017

    All the best John

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jennifer Toddto Carole's page on 11/10/2017

    Come on John!!

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Katto Carole's page on 11/10/2017

    Good luck for the ultra John!!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jean and Mickto Carole's page on 09/10/2016

    Well done

    £20.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Paul Tophamto Carole's page on 07/10/2016

    Well done John!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Michelle Melroseto Carole's page on 07/10/2016

    Well Done Mr Grimshaw

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Andy Mullento Carole's page on 04/10/2016

    Well done John. Keep it up!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by shaun yeatsto Carole's page on 04/10/2016

    get in son

    £5.00

    + £1.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Diane Hodgsonto Carole's page on 30/09/2016

    Well done John.

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Lesley Portonto Carole's page on 30/09/2016

    Well Done

    £20.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Andrew Littleto Carole's page on 27/09/2016

    Well done John. Quite the inspiration.

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Claire Loganto Carole's page on 27/09/2016

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Emily Bentleyto Carole's page on 27/09/2016

    Best of luck John, I'm only sorry it's not more

  • Donation by Matt Watersto Carole's page on 27/09/2016

    Great effort mate

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Rob Andersonto Carole's page on 26/09/2016

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Carole's page on 26/09/2016

    Well run John!

    £50.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Carole's page on 26/09/2016

    Well done John. You've done it now. You can relax!

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Dean Lambto Carole's page on 26/09/2016

    Well done John !

    £5.00

    + £1.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Joanne Reganto Carole's page on 26/09/2016

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Deborah and Markto Carole's page on 25/09/2016

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Lynn Archerto Carole's page on 24/09/2016

    Well done

    £10.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Caroleto Carole's page on 22/09/2016

    Go bro!! First Marathon...thinking of you!!!!

    £10.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Ian Whitfieldto Carole's page on 22/09/2016

    £15.00

    + £3.75 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Paul 'Tree' Appleby to Carole's page on 20/09/2016

    Good luck 🍀 pal.

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Linda Swinneyto Carole's page on 21/09/2016

    Good Luck John

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Carole's page on 20/09/2016

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Wendy Lindsayto Carole's page on 20/09/2016

    All the Best John - good on you!!

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Sarahto Carole's page on 07/04/2016

    Impressive effort John. Keep up the good work!

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Amanda Johnsonto Carole's page on 06/04/2016

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jamie Hardingto Carole's page on 01/04/2016

    Good luck mate!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Dean Lambto Carole's page on 31/03/2016

    Good luck with all your fundraising efforts John ..... Deano.

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Leanne Whittonto Carole's page on 30/03/2016

  • Donation by Anonymousto Carole's page on 26/03/2016

    £60.00

    + £15.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Ninato Carole's page on 23/03/2016

    Another very impressive list this year - good luck completing them!

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Carole's page on 19/03/2016

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jonathan Dunnto Carole's page on 18/03/2016

    Good luck John

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by David Mcto Carole's page on 18/03/2016

    All the best John

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Kelly.Mto Carole's page on 18/03/2016

    Good luck John

  • Donation by Anonymousto Carole's page on 18/03/2016

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Janto Carole's page on 18/03/2016

    Lovely story about your mum - Good Luck with the fundraising

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Nicola to Carole's page on 18/03/2016

    Good luck john :0)

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Katie Buckleyto Carole's page on 18/03/2016

    Good luck with the fundraising- a very worthy cause.

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Lynn Rutherfordto Carole's page on 18/03/2016

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Lynette Robertsto Carole's page on 18/03/2016

    I read about your Mum - fab lady. Gook luck with this very worthy cause.

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jill Bateyto Carole's page on 17/03/2016

    A great charity, and boy you are literally going the extra mile. Good Luck with it all. x

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Carole's page on 17/03/2016

    £10.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Rchard Slackto Carole's page on 07/03/2016

    Well done John - great challenges and reports for the light blues - keep up the graft - especially for the causes

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by David Devennieto Carole's page on 07/03/2016

    Great effort John, keep it up.

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Tom Tinsleyto Carole's page on 07/03/2016

    Well done, John. Keep up the good work.

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Carole's page on 06/03/2016

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Lucy Dunbarto Carole's page on 06/03/2016

    £5.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Deborah and Markto Carole's page on 05/03/2016

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Carole's page on 05/03/2016

    Top man , top cause.

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Leaneto Carole's page on 05/03/2016

    Wish you every success. Enjoy

    £100.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Carole Nissento Carole's page on 03/02/2016

    Go bro...in memory of mum...xx

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

Charities we're helping 1

  • Alzheimer's Research UK

    Alzheimer's Research UK

    Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to making life-changing breakthroughs in diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure.

Events we're doing 1

    • 27Jan

      John's runs and events 2015

    • Running / marathons