Remembering Edward Burke

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Edward Burke

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    Amount we’ve raised in Edward’s memory $5,932.43

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    St David's Hospice (North Wales)

    St David's Hospice (North Wales)

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    • Donation by M-SParc

      Money raised from the M-SParc BBQ and gaming night! Big thanks to the team at M-SParc for the opportunity and the generous tennants who donated to the cause! You're ace. Diolch yn fawr iawn pawb.

      £60.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by ChristinaPierce

      Well done.

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

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    • 08May

      China Challenge 2020

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      Henry's Hell of a Hill Marathon

      Next up on the list is the Hell of A Hill 5 Marathons in 5 Days, which Henry will be taking part in!

      This is especially close to all our hearts as the date of the marathon is 5 days before Ed's birthday ❤️

      'The Hell of A Hill' is no ordinary marathon. It has a rough estimate of a 4000 ft climb totalled with a distance of 42.2km and a strict 9hr time limit to complete (as walking is to be expected) 😲

      We have included a short video demonstrating the challenge Henry has ahead of him!



      https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=199&v=yUfnqNzyW_E

      Any donations would go a long way as St David's Hospice needs as much as possible to continue to provide this excellent service 😊

      GO9K Completed!

      John Burke and Tom Burke swam around the Great Orme in Llandudno on September 8th 2019 in a smashing time of 2 and a half hours. Without a wetsuit!

      The local paper did a really nice write up of the day, which can be ssen here: 

      https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/17901077.brothers-complete-great-orme-swim-raise-thousands-charity-memory-sibling/

      #GO9K

      A bit of background and info about all the other challenges:

      Ed was our superhero big brother. An indestructible figure to us and himself. He proved it many times whether it was his service in the Royal Marines, his adventures on the mountains he loved so much or as a towering figure on the rugby fields he played on in his youth.

      Ed was taken from us all; his Mum and Dad, who had already lost one child - our sister Caroline. He was taken from his Gran who relied on his visits and the help he gave her. Maybe worst of all he was taken from his beautiful baby daughter Esme and his new loving wife Ruth.

      Ed had a short final battle with cancer that not even he could beat and we, his brothers Tom, John and Henry want to raise money for the place that looked after him in the last weeks of his life in the Christmas and New Year of 2018 - 2019; St Davids Hospice.

      We want to honour Ed's memory, doing a series of Ed style events between us!

      Most people in North Wales will know of St Davids Hospice, this amazing place that it is the only free end of life care hospice available in North West Wales. 

      They looked after Ed, and over the past 20 years, many other peoples family and friends in a way that we are all eternally grateful for. They gave Ed support and dignity in his most painful and challenging time, they gave it to us his family too. 

      They need money to do this. 

      They are funded solely on charity and need to raise around 3 million pounds a year to keep providing care for our loved ones.

      Help us raise a ton of money for them and honour the memory of our amazing big brother. 

      Donate now!

      What are our challenges?

      Over two years Tom, Henry and John will be taking on a series of epic challenges to raise money for St Davids Hospice and we want this page to be the focal point for donations.

      We want to challenge ourselves, not just to raise money for St Davids, not just to honour Ed's memory, but to do things Ed would be proud of us for doing. To do things Ed would have done with us and in spirit will be.

      2019 challenges so far...

      Tom will be undertaking a number of triathlons this year, starting with a sprint distance triathlon called the Slateman that is poignant because he did the full distance version with Ed a few years ago. In typical fashion, Ed forgot his wetsuit and wasn't allowed to swim. The organisers let him do the bike and run but he didn't get a place recorded in the finish. Tom claimed this as a win over Ed in order to gently rib him at every opportunity.

      As well as the Slateman, Tom will be doing the Snowman full distance triathlon and then to round off 2019 the sprint and full distances of the Sandman triathlons over two days. John and Henry may well join in for some of them!

      John and Tom will be swimming around the Great Orme in Llandudno during September 2019, they will start at the West Shore in Llandudno where St David's Hospice is based and end up at Llandudno pier.

      A big one for Henry and Tom will be a marathon called the Hell of a Hill marathon in Chorley they will be taking on with their cousin Paul, who is also taking on a number of extreme challenges for another cause related to Ed, Ogwen Mountain Rescue Organisation. 

      2020 challenges so far...

      The big one, that was thought up by St Davids themselves is the St Davids China Challenge in May 2020. John, Tom and Henry will be doing the following epic challenge: 

      A nine-day trekking adventure to conquer the twists, turns, steps and slopes of the Great Wall of China in support of St David's Hospice. Supporters will trek along this iconic Wonder of the World, cross ancient watchtowers and battlement stations to witness magnificent panoramas of luscious, rolling green hills as far as the eye can see! They will climb the iconic Heavenly Ladder and help rebuild part of the wall, a unique exclusive to Global Adventure Challenges, whilst immersing themselves in the stunning scenery and Chinese culture. They'll also have the opportunity to explore Beijing, China's capital where ancient and modern meet. Supporters will have a chance to visit iconic landmarks such as the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the famous Tiananmen Square to name a few!

      Ironman Wales 2020, Tom and Henry will be taking on an absolute beast of a challenge, this mega race is a 3-mile swim, a 100+ mile bike ride and a full marathon. All in one day! What makes it even tougher is Henry hasn't ever really challenged himself this much, Tom has done other big challenges but this will be very tough for them both and require a lot of training, sacrifices and hard work.

      If you're a taxpayer please remember to tick the gift aid box when donating meaning St David's Hospice can get an extra 25p for every £1 you kindly give.

      The Ed Burke Challenge Award In 2020 we will be creating a special award for an as of yet unknown challenge. A hand made, wooden trophy, created by artist Nick Fisher will be awarded to someone who shows great determination or teamwork in a challenge, more details will follow as we progress.


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      Total so far:

      $6,037.33

    Donations made in memory of Edward Burke94

    • Donation by M-SParcto Thomas's page on 18/10/2019

      Money raised from the M-SParc BBQ and gaming night! Big thanks to the team at M-SParc for the opportunity and the generous tennants who donated to the cause! You're ace. Diolch yn fawr iawn pawb.

      £60.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by ChristinaPierceto Thomas's page on 11/10/2019

      Well done.

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Henry Burketo Thomas's page on 08/10/2019

      Money raised from last month's Jazz at Tiffanys!

      £80.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Billy Williamsto Thomas's page on 02/10/2019

    • Donation by Edwardto Thomas's page on 22/09/2019

      Well done lads.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Emma, Rory and Elen <3to Thomas's page on 13/09/2019

      Well done John and Tom. So proud of you and all you achieved - and well done for your support teams (aka Elly and Anna) for all their help too xxx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Barbara & Keith Huttonto Thomas's page on 13/09/2019

      Great cause and fantastic effort on the swim!

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Simon Roxburghto Thomas's page on 12/09/2019

      Well done guys, great effort!

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 11/09/2019

      Well done. Steve Talbot

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by helen oldfieldto Thomas's page on 11/09/2019

      Well done on completing the 9 km swim around the Great Orme. You did Ed proud. Keep up the great fundraising. The Eley family. X

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 10/09/2019

      A brave swim, and brilliant challenges ahead. Best of luck.

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Nicola Pearceto Thomas's page on 10/09/2019

      Well done!!!!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Gill hHeapto Thomas's page on 09/09/2019

      Well done 👍

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 09/09/2019

      Well done lads. Uncle Dave.

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 09/09/2019

      Well done lads. Proud of you. Mike and Maria xx

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 09/09/2019

      Good effort with the swim! John Pedley

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Irenato Thomas's page on 09/09/2019

      Brilliant effort by both of the boys. I am so proud of you!

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Gillian Owento Thomas's page on 08/09/2019

      Big well done to Tom and his brothers. St David’s hospice keep doing what you do so well!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by MARIE SCHWARZto Thomas's page on 08/09/2019

      Amazing! Congratulations and respect. M and K

      £50.00

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    • Donation by Meg Cliffordto Thomas's page on 08/09/2019

      Such a lovely family and amazing cause 💜

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Sarah Ellwoodto Thomas's page on 08/09/2019

      Well done boys!

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lucy Luto Thomas's page on 08/09/2019

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Llinos Daviesto Thomas's page on 08/09/2019

      Well done today on the Big Swim.. What an Achievement! 👏👏👏

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ruth Daviesto Thomas's page on 08/09/2019

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 08/09/2019

      As all Hospices, giving great support to families, at very difficult times. Thank you.

    • Donation by Chris Brayshayto Thomas's page on 08/09/2019

      Great swim, well done.

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ed Wilsonto Thomas's page on 08/09/2019

      Good luck

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 07/09/2019

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 07/09/2019

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Denis Williamsto Thomas's page on 07/09/2019

      A very brave challenge amongst many others taken on by this group of siblings in memory of their brother. Wishing you every success

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 07/09/2019

      From the guys at Purple Tea Records

      £70.00

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    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 07/09/2019

      £20.00

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    • Donation by Olive Burketo Thomas's page on 06/09/2019

      Good luck! Stay warm! X

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Neil Jackto Thomas's page on 06/09/2019

      £20.00

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    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 06/09/2019

      Thank you Peter Davys!

      £20.00

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    • Donation by Gwen Barryto Thomas's page on 06/09/2019

      Good luck guys. only found out recently about Ed - a horrible shock!

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Nicholas Wardto Thomas's page on 06/09/2019

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ben Cottamto Thomas's page on 05/09/2019

      That’s quite some challenge but got a great cause. Good luck all!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 05/09/2019

      Good luck!! 🍀🍀 Kim and Alan.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Hayden Kibbleto Thomas's page on 05/09/2019

      Top banana

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 03/09/2019

      Good luck :-)

    • Donation by Fiona Loweto Thomas's page on 03/09/2019

      Just supporting a worthy cause for the Burke family

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Chris and Amy Sparkto Thomas's page on 02/09/2019

      An amazing thing to do! Wishing you the best of luck.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Hilary Clareto Thomas's page on 02/09/2019

      All the best boys. Go for it

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Hazel Stokerto Thomas's page on 02/09/2019

      £20.00

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    • Donation by Phil.Tto Thomas's page on 02/09/2019

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Siobhanto Thomas's page on 02/09/2019

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jaci Johnsonto Thomas's page on 02/09/2019

      Ed was a friend of my husbands and Tom a friend and neighbour. Good luck. xx

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sian Robertsto Thomas's page on 02/09/2019

      Good luck..a big challenge for a great cause.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Shan Williamsto Thomas's page on 02/09/2019

      Good luck x

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jane Parryto Thomas's page on 02/09/2019

      Such a very worthy cause. Wishing you all a success trip.

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 02/09/2019

      Hoping for calm seas

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 02/09/2019

      Good luck with your challenges to support such a worthy cause

    • Donation by OWAIN WILLIAMSto Thomas's page on 28/08/2019

      Good luck Tom

    • Donation by Anonymousto Thomas's page on 27/08/2019

      Big thanks to Sandra Abel and Barbara Walker who donated £20

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sophieto Thomas's page on 26/08/2019

    • Donation by Joanne Carpenterto Thomas's page on 26/08/2019

      Keep up the amazing work, the staff at the Hospice are exceptional people.

    • Donation by Huw Parryto Thomas's page on 25/08/2019

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Michael Burrowto Thomas's page on 19/08/2019

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Geoff Burketo Thomas's page on 17/08/2019

      Kind and generous donation from Clive Wolfendale

      £230.00

      + £57.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Moira Wallto Thomas's page on 11/08/2019

      best of luck from moira and alan

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Shawn Langleyto Thomas's page on 30/07/2019

      Pob lwc!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Bloom & Schwarzto Thomas's page on 17/07/2019

      Good luck guys, hope the training is going well!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Noel Thompsonto Thomas's page on 15/07/2019

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Nathalia Reevesto Thomas's page on 26/05/2019

      I really hope you reach your target. I’ll be praying for you all x

    • Donation by Julia Sinclairto Thomas's page on 22/05/2019

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Adrian Owento Thomas's page on 20/05/2019

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Owain Pritchardto Thomas's page on 17/05/2019

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Thomas Burketo Thomas's page on 17/05/2019

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Brian Aldredto Thomas's page on 17/05/2019

      Brilliant challenge for a worthwhile cause. Well done. Brian and Jean Aldred x

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Carwyn Edwardsto Thomas's page on 17/05/2019

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Neil Jackto Thomas's page on 16/05/2019

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Andrew Toogoodto Thomas's page on 15/05/2019

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Neil Duncanto Thomas's page on 12/05/2019

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Hugo Cuellarto Thomas's page on 12/05/2019

      £30.00

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    • Donation by Gavin Daviesto Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

      I wish you all the best with your endeavour over the next couple of years lads! 👍🏼

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by C Daviesto Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

      Good luck Tom. Fantastic thing to do.

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Paul Jonesto Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Zara Parryto Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tony Marshto Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

      £20.00

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    • Donation by Elizabeth Burketo Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

      Proud of you all sons. Ed will be with you supporting St David's Hospice. Love you all. Mum and Dad xxxx

      £100.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Shannon Druryto Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sarah Bowkleyto Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by CS Briggsto Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Meg Dale-Hughesto Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

      What amazing efforts for an amazing cause. So proud of you all just as Ed would be too. Smash it boys!! Xxx

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Stephen Barnardto Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Nicola Askerto Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

      Good luck boys, Ed would be so proud of you all. My dad and sister also spent their last days at St David's. Xx

      £100.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Stephanie jonesto Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jordan Robertsto Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

      👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Elizabeth Burketo Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

      Donation from Keith Hall. (DAS). Keith said " Fair play to Ed. He packed a lot into his short life."

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Kai Daviesto Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

    • Donation by Carina Howeto Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sarah Gorstto Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Niven Easterto Thomas's page on 10/05/2019

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • St David's Hospice (North Wales)

      St David's Hospice (North Wales)

      St David’s Hospice is a local charity providing hospice care to adult patients across Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey. We deliver free, high-quality, specialist palliative care to patients with advanced illnesses, their family and carers.

    Events we're doing 1

      • 08May

        China Challenge 2020

      • Treks