Remembering Fred And Joan Shanks

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Fred And Joan Shanks

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    Amount we’ve raised in Fred And Joan’s memory $1,019.41

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    Marie Curie

    Marie Curie

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    • Donation by Richard & Natasha Love

      Well done Steve!

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymous

      Well done Steve. A worthy cause

    Events we're doing

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    • 05May

      Rightmove MK Marathon weekend

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    • stevemundenmarathon

      I am in training now for my first marathon – the Rightmove MK Marathon weekend in Milton Keynes – on 5 and 6May 2019.  On the 5 is a 5km (3 miles) run, and on the 6 is the marathon (42km / 26 miles) - a total of 47km / 29 miles in one weekend.

      My main goal is to reach the finish line.  My secondary goal is I hope to complete it in less than 4.5 hours.  I also hope to use my “Sugar Drop” protocol as an experiment – running without sugar - subject to prior tests, precautions and medical clearance! (More info below.)

      I am going to run this marathon in memory of my late mother-and father-in law Fred & Joan Shanks. I’d be very grateful if you could sponsor me any amount large or small to support the Marie Curie charity.

      Many of you may know I ran my first official half-marathon in on 6 December 2018.  What is less widely known is that sadly, just four weeks before then my mother-in-law Joan Shanks passed away. Just over a year before that, my father-in-law Fred Shanks passed away.  I felt very close to them, I often said they were like grandparents to me. Clearly it has been a very difficult time for my wife and me.  However, I knew that Joan would have been devastated had I not gone ahead with the “big run” that we had talked about.  So, despite my training and preparation for that run having been slashed to less than a third of what I had planned – and very last minute - I went ahead.

      Joan was always a very positive person, and despite having been
      diagnosed with cancer in 2014, and having suffered the loss of her husband in 2017 she continued to make the best of her life.  I’m quite sure she didn’t own an ounce of negativity even to the very end.  I think she was a great inspiration and I hope that I can be as positive as her in my later years!

      The final few months, and particularly the final few weeks were very tough on all of us.  It was in that time we got assistance from Marie Curie Nurses, without whom I am not sure we would have coped.  When we knew a nurse would come and stay with mum and keep her safe to the end, the relief felt was tremendous and so valuable.  Before this, we had not heard of this service (whilst we had heard of the charity “Marie Curie”).  It is for these reasons I’ve chosen to raise funds for them.

      If I make it to the finish line – my next goal will be to run 100km (62 miles) at some point in the next few years. (Did I say that “out loud”?)

      Learn about Marie Curie

      MK Marathon weekend

      About my half marathon

      Running on fat without sugar

      Visit my blog

      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.

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      Total so far:

      $988.27

    Donations made in memory of Fred And Joan Shanks30

    • Donation by Richard & Natasha Loveto Steven's page on 17/05/2019

      Well done Steve!

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Steven's page on 11/05/2019

      Well done Steve. A worthy cause

    • Donation by Ian Whiteto Steven's page on 08/05/2019

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Dave Hobbsto Steven's page on 06/05/2019

      Hope your run is going/went well!!

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lyndsey Spurginto Steven's page on 05/05/2019

      Good luck Steve!!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sarah Louise Smythto Steven's page on 03/05/2019

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jo & Danny Phillipsto Steven's page on 01/05/2019

      Go Steve! 👏🏻😊

      £12.00

      + £3.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lorna Stubbsto Steven's page on 30/04/2019

      £5.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tavistock House Dental Practiceto Steven's page on 30/04/2019

      Good luck Steve. Thank you for doing this for a very worthy cause.

      £150.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Steven's page on 27/04/2019

      £4.00

      + £1.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Peter Coleto Steven's page on 26/04/2019

      £5.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Steven Mundento Steven's page on 26/04/2019

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Svetlana Dentto Steven's page on 15/04/2019

      Such a noble great cause!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Steven Mundento Steven's page on 06/04/2019

    • Donation by Mark Mundento Steven's page on 05/04/2019

      Great work Steve, good luck from all of us!

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Stephen Longto Steven's page on 05/04/2019

      Good luck old man, you can do it!

      £26.00

      + £6.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Joanna Tateto Steven's page on 05/04/2019

      Good luck! Jo, Martin and Claudia

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Helen Isacketo Steven's page on 25/03/2019

      It's a great cause Steve - and a fantastic personal challenge - good luck!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jane Speakto Steven's page on 23/03/2019

      Good Luck Steve, a great cause

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Patrick Birdto Steven's page on 21/03/2019

      Good luck Steve

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Steven's page on 20/03/2019

      Good luck Steve!

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Steven's page on 19/03/2019

      Good luck Steve!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Steven's page on 19/03/2019

      Good luck - I hope it all goes well on the day!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Alan Herbertto Steven's page on 19/03/2019

      Good luck hope your training goes well

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mandy Lewisto Steven's page on 19/03/2019

      So sorry for your loss. Marie Curie do an amazing job and helped my Gran also in her last days many years ago now. Good luck with your run :)

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Olivia Powerto Steven's page on 19/03/2019

      All the best Steve!

      £15.00

      + £3.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Steven's page on 19/03/2019

    • Donation by Mann Familyto Steven's page on 18/03/2019

      Go for it Steve

    • Donation by Dean Tusonto Steven's page on 18/03/2019

      Fantastic cause Steve. Wishing you all the best with your goals. Lots of love Dean, Sam & Carly

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Christine Mundento Steven's page on 18/03/2019

      Thanks for all your support and help. Made all the difference at a very difficult time.

      £100.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • Marie Curie

      Marie Curie

      Marie Curie provides care and support for people living with any terminal illness across the UK. Our nurses work night and day in people’s homes and our hospices offer specialist care. We also support people emotionally, provide practical information, and match them with trained volunteers.

    Events we're doing 1

      • 05May

        Rightmove MK Marathon weekend

      • Running / marathons