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Yes, that's right, I am doing the Race for Life...me...the unfit  lazy troll who would drive around the supermarket car park until a space right next to the door became available (those of you who know me are now nodding your head)  Me, who until 6 months ago didn't know that shoes came in any other type than with an over 3" high heel and wouldn't even walk 5k let alone run it..well, I didn't have the flat shoes for starters!

But, that's all changed. Where Vogue once sat on my coffee table, now sits Runner's World and where 4 pairs of black heels once rested, now sits three pairs of running shoes.  That's right, running shoes.

Why?  Well, I've always been the one who sponsored others when they were fund-raising for Cancer Research, having seen so many friend's lives hurt by the evil disease that is cancer. Then, two years ago, breast cancer decided to stick it's nose in through the window into my life and let me know that it was there.  I sent it packing but then rudely it decided to bloody well come knocking again last year.

I was 41, unfit, unhealthy and frightened. When Mavis (not her real name, but it's how I know her!) mentioned, without even the smallest hint of irony or sarcasm, that I should 'take up running' I laughed out loud and had to give her a quick run-down of the previous 21 years and of how I had worked very hard at drinking and partying (and mainly sitting!) and in no way was I going to go anywhere near a gym...let alone near a shop that sold shoes for going into a gym.  She wouldn't let go though, so to shut her up (and to prove that I am built to drink vodka out of a glass, whilst sitting on a stool, not water out of a plastic bottle whilst running outside) I downloaded the 'couch to 5k' programme....which promises to turn lazy individuals such as myself into runners in 9 weeks....and I said I would go out for a run the next week. 

Day 1 came - you have to run for 60 seconds. So I walked to the local football field, was out of breath by the time I got there and started to run. I thought that my lungs would explode after 30 seconds and honestly thought I was going to puke on the corner flag.  That was it, I was hooked.  I was so shocked at just how badly my body was screaming at me, that I vowed to do this running thing.  And so I did....ok so there was the small problem of a hamstring injury and a torn knee ligament along the way, but they didn't stop me and now, apparently, I am a runner.  I’m not fast and I don’t look attractive but I love it and now, thanks to Amy Fernandes casually saying "shall we do the Race for Life" (which I have to say I laughed at initially!!) I hope that I can run and raise some money. 

For Cathy's mum...for Paul's daughter...for Rachel's dad..for Emily's grandpa...for Derek..for Julie...for everyone....

Events like Race for Life are vital in funding Cancer Research UK's life-saving work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. If everyone who knows or knows of someone who has been touched by cancer just gives £1 then we will raise an incredible amount of money.

By sponsoring me now you can help more people survive cancer.

So, thank you for visiting my Race for Life sponsorship page (and thank you Mavis for making me a runner).

Please dig deep and sponsor me online - it's quick, easy and totally secure.

Gift Aid it!

If you are a UK taxpayer, please remember to tick the Gift Aid box when donating as this will increase your donation by at least 25% at no cost to you.

Every pound you donate really does make a difference - so please sponsor me now!

Many thanks for your support. Together we will beat cancer.

 

Raising money for

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. We are entirely funded by the public. With your help, we can ensure more people beat cancer.

Raising money for

Run by Cancer Research UK

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

Donations 30

Well done for running, especially for such a good cause! X

Donation by Hopeful2010 on 01/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

What a great cause. Well done! :)

Donation by Lyn Komolafe on 31/07/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

WELL DONE LORRI, VERY PROUD OF YOU, EXTRA TWENTY AS PROMISED FOR BEATING THE 30 MINUTE MARK. XX

Donation by Bruce Clarke on 27/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done you! xxx

Donation by Ann-Marie Flaws on 25/07/12

£10.00

Have a great time

Donation by Jodiedoo on 23/07/12

£10.00

You'll be great. Take the time to enjoy yourself on the way Hope it's not too hot x

Donation by R on 22/07/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Run for the sun little one!!!! Jason & Pete xxxx

Donation by Peter Turner on 22/07/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

So inspiring :)

Donation by StaceyC on 21/07/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Best wishes

Donation by 19 verve! on 20/07/12

£5.00

Enjoy the race x

Donation by sazlou on 19/07/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Cecilia Lam on 19/07/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by kirsten dillon on 09/07/12

£10.00

For all of those who have been touched by the horrible big C. xx

Donation by Jan Towler on 26/06/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Wishing you lots of luck for the day, you'll do brilliantly! xx

Donation by Caroline Grist xx on 07/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck! Running is the best!

Donation by Why Bee on 30/05/12

Donation by For Maggie on 22/05/12

£10.00

Thank you for running with Emily. We'll be there to support you! Xx

Donation by Elizabeth Breadner on 21/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Maria Graziani on 19/05/12

WELL DONE LORRI.. PROUD OF YOU.. XX

Donation by Bruce Clarke on 02/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Goodluck and enjoy! Love Lynsey, Chris and Freya x

Donation by Chris Robson on 01/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Luke Quinn on 01/05/12

£25.00

Donation by Lauren Baxter on 30/04/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

'Nuff said...

Donation by Rene Laurings on 28/04/12

Go for it mate!

Donation by Felicia Douce on 28/04/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

We'll cross that finish line together. The Ledger/Fernandes tean ROCK xx

Donation by Amy Fernandes on 25/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£485.00
  • Offline donations£170.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£655.00
  • Gift Aid£101.25

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