Remembering Gwen Bathe

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Gwen Bathe

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    Amount we’ve raised in Gwen’s memory $1,410.53

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    Breathing Matters

    Breathing Matters

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    • Donation by Heather Reed

      Very well done Colin, sorry donation is so late .

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymous

      Well done! Love Bubbles, Louis and Sarah x

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    Events we're doing

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    • 23Apr

      London Marathon 2017

    Our fundraising pages 1

    • Colin-Bathe-IPF

      Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) has regrettably affected a number of my immediate relatives including my mother and is a horrible disease which unfortunately kills around 5000 people a year in the UK [1]. This is comparable to the number killed by lymphoma or leukaemia and about half that of those who die of breast cancer or prostate cancer [2]. This makes it a major disease but one you probably have never heard of.

      The disease causes lung tissue to scar restricting its efficiency to breathe. The build-up of scar tissue is called fibrosis. Fibrosis causes the lungs to become stiffer and lose their elasticity so they’re less able to inflate and take oxygen from the air you breathe.

      There is no cure apart from having a lung transplant and the survival rates are poor. Very poor. Fortunately, these are improving as a couple of new drugs show promise in slowing the progress of the disease.

      As IPF has a low profile compared to other major diseases, research into it is badly underfunded. This is why it is my aim to raise funds for Breathing Matters, a charity which supports research into IPF and related respiratory diseases. This will hopefully help towards a cure.

      After years of trying, I have finally managed to get a place in the London Marathon. It is traditional to use this as a platform to raise funds for charity and I will do my best to raise as much as possible. However, please note that running is my hobby and I have done a lot of it. I have already run 14 races (I think?) at marathon distance or longer with many being significantly harder than London will be. It therefore won't be a particular challenge for me to get round - though I do want to get a good time.

      For this reason, please sponsor me simply because the charity is a very worth while cause which could end up helping save lives. I have paid the entry fee for the London marathon and will be covering all other costs. This means that all donations go to the Breathing Matters charity.

      Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

      [1] https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-ipf/statistics

      [2] https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/datasets/deathregistrationssummarytablesenglandandwalesreferencetables 2012 figures

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      Total so far:

      $1,465.22

    Donations made in memory of Gwen Bathe52

    • Donation by Heather Reedto Colin's page on 28/05/2017

      Very well done Colin, sorry donation is so late .

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Colin's page on 06/05/2017

      Well done! Love Bubbles, Louis and Sarah x

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Janis and Markto Colin's page on 03/05/2017

      Well done you superstar!!

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ian to Colin's page on 30/04/2017

      Well done Colin! Mad, but laudable

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Helento Colin's page on 27/04/2017

      Well Done Colin... you can certainly run.. but walking the same distance breaks you 😂

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jackie and Rob Millsto Colin's page on 27/04/2017

      Well done Colin - top effort! Hope your feet recover soon!

      £5.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Colin's page on 25/04/2017

      Well done Colin Love from Dad

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Martin Shelleyto Colin's page on 24/04/2017

      Big respect!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Colin's page on 24/04/2017

    • Donation by Jennyto Colin's page on 23/04/2017

      Go Batty :-)

      £26.00

      + £6.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Gavinto Colin's page on 22/04/2017

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Julie, Abi and Aimieto Colin's page on 22/04/2017

      Good luck Colin! Good cause too!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Isabel and Davidto Colin's page on 22/04/2017

      Best wishes and hope you have a great time on the day! Stay away from the bunnies!

    • Donation by Colin Bto Colin's page on 22/04/2017

      Get on with it!

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Colin's page on 21/04/2017

      Good luck Colin even if you are a bunny boiler? ??

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Simona and Jamesto Colin's page on 21/04/2017

      Have a good run!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Hi, J & F FWto Colin's page on 21/04/2017

      Go Colin, be brilliant. Will be rooting for you, such an achievement & a great cause to run for. Big cheers & love from the FWs

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Colin's page on 21/04/2017

      Enjoy the run

    • Donation by Dan Pto Colin's page on 21/04/2017

      Good luck Colin

    • Donation by Anonymousto Colin's page on 21/04/2017

      Good luck Colin! Amazing cause and amazing thing to do to raise some dosh for it. Best wishes, the Goolds

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Martto Colin's page on 20/04/2017

      Good luck Colin !

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Kath, Dave, Ellen and Bento Colin's page on 19/04/2017

      Run like the wind .......

    • Donation by Joan & Maurice to Colin's page on 18/04/2017

      Good luck for Sunday Colin xx

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lorato Colin's page on 18/04/2017

      Good luck with your last few days' training, I admire your grit!

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Simonto Colin's page on 17/04/2017

      Good luck Colin. A gentle run along the Thames. Not a bad way to spend the day. Hope it goes brilliantly

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Colinto Colin's page on 17/04/2017

      Good luck from the Toombs family

      £26.22

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ruth Kto Colin's page on 17/04/2017

      Good luck Colin!

    • Donation by Mike Harralto Colin's page on 17/04/2017

      Good luck mate!

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sallyto Colin's page on 17/04/2017

      Good luck,

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Alison Mitchellto Colin's page on 14/04/2017

      This is for everyone that suffers from this nasty disease and that has hit our family so badly. Proud of you for running for such a good cause and I know you'll do it Cuz xx

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Colin's page on 14/04/2017

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anita and steve mitchellto Colin's page on 14/04/2017

      Well done Colin....hope it's a injury free run! Xx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Hilaryto Colin's page on 14/04/2017

      Happy Birthday!! Good luck and hope that you enjoy the special atmosphere of the London Marathon!!

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Juneto Colin's page on 14/04/2017

      Good Luck Colin & Happy Birthday x

    • Donation by Juliet Stewartto Colin's page on 14/04/2017

      Hope you get the time you desire

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tony and Linda Wilsonto Colin's page on 10/04/2017

      Good luck Colin and well done on the fund raising!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mike Cto Colin's page on 06/04/2017

      Go boy, go! Good luck and I hope you reach your targets. I'm right behind you (in the pub)!

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by TonyBto Colin's page on 06/04/2017

      You can do it, breeze it in.

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Yan, Jacs, Evie and Annato Colin's page on 04/04/2017

      Run Colin run ! Hope you enjoy it and get a good time!

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Cornish Ovento Colin's page on 24/03/2017

      £5.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Allison and Philto Colin's page on 22/03/2017

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Colin Batheto Colin's page on 19/03/2017

      For Katharine Wesson

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Dento Colin's page on 09/03/2017

      Run Mr Colin, Run.....

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tim Carterto Colin's page on 03/02/2017

      Go Colin Go!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Clair to Colin's page on 02/02/2017

      That crazy running man's at it again!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Susan Douglassto Colin's page on 02/02/2017

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Nik Batheto Colin's page on 01/02/2017

      Run Mr Colin, run! Have a great run - I'll see you on the course (somewhere...)!

      £26.00

      + £6.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Helen Kto Colin's page on 01/02/2017

      You don't need luck -as you said, you've done it before but hope you get a time you are pleased with. Credit for generally getting out there and doing stuff though!

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mr Colinto Colin's page on 01/02/2017

      Get out and train Mr Colin!

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Adam Towseto Colin's page on 02/02/2017

      All the very best of luck ~ go get a 'good for age' time!!! ;-)

      £26.00

      + £6.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Carole vincerto Colin's page on 02/02/2017

      Best wishes - hope you achieve a good time :)

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Diane to Colin's page on 01/02/2017

      Have a great run!

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • Breathing Matters

      Breathing Matters

      Breathing Matters aims to raise awareness and find a cure for pulmonary fibrosis and lung infection, supporting UCL Respiratory centre at UCL/UCLH

    Events we're doing 1

      • 23Apr

        London Marathon 2017

      • Running / marathons