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I'm going to attempt  the Manchester Marathon next Sunday.  This will be my first ever Marathon!  It has always been on my 'bucket list' and with a little puersuasion from a friend I agreed to get involved.

I started training about 13 weeks ago......I had no idea how much mileage and time is involved in the training.  All was going well until a niggly pain in my hip and knee got quite bad.  I've rested it for 3 weeks hoping that it will help me to make it round on the day!   

I'm running(the word used losely :O)) in memory of my cousin Mel.

Mel suddenly died last July from Adult Death Syndrome ADS she was only 39 years old.  Mel was a big supporter of Cancer Research.

Mel's boyfriend Mark Fretwell (who is doing lots of crazy long distance bike rides in her memory) inspired me to set up the Just Giving web page.

 If you can spare a couple of pounds for this wonderful charity it will really help to spurr me on! (It is worth 'gift aiding' the sponser money because the chartiy can get more money somehow)

If anyone prefers to sponser me with cash just let me know :O)

Thanks in advance, Love Ruth xxx

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

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.

So please dig deep and donate.  26.4 miles is a long way..... its only 10 miles from Bury to Manchester..Its almost the same distance as running from Bury to Warrington.... long way on your feet ...maybe 4:30 -5:30 hrs!!!

Updates 1

£666.60 raised in such a short time...wow ur all fab :-) xxx

06/05/13 11:21

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.

Donations 42

Donation by Anonymous on 20/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Ruth valentine on 06/05/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Thanks Jude and dawn xx

Donation by Ruth valentine on 04/05/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Well done Ruth! Very impressive but we wouldn't expect anything less ;) Love Gemma and Lauren x

Donation by Gemma Greenhalgh on 01/05/13

Thanks Tina xxx

Donation by Ruth valentine on 01/05/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

THIS IS THE MONEY COLLECTED FROM NEW BRIDGE THIS WEEK......THANK YOU FOR YOU SUPPORT -MARK/CORRINE/ELAINE/NICKKY/AUDEY/FRAYA/DONNA XXX

Donation by Ruth valentine on 01/05/13

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Well done Ruth! xxx

Donation by Hannah Errington on 29/04/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 28/04/13

£5.00

Sorry about the late donation I wanted to see if you finished before I gave you any of my cash xx

Donation by Julie And miss jay on 28/04/13

£26.60

+ £6.65 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 28/04/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good for you Ruth xxxxxxxx

Donation by Sarah Lockwood on 28/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 28/04/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Kevin Burnell on 27/04/13

£10.00

Donation by Anonymous on 26/04/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Run Ruth Run...!

Donation by KATHERINE JACKSON on 26/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Ruth. Love Alison, Iona &Isla x

Donation by Anonymous on 26/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Andy Smith on 25/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Run rabbit, run rabbit, run, run, run! Good luck, Rufus. Always be thinking of crossing that line on your way around. x

Donation by Anonymous on 25/04/13

£15.00

Donation by peter hanson on 24/04/13

£10.00

Best of luck, Ruth! Will be praying that you get safely over the line!

Donation by Mum & Dad xx on 24/04/13

Good luck Ruth (I knew Mel well and think of her often). Hope the run goes well.

Donation by Paul Wilkinson on 24/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck ruth! A great cause close to a lot of peoples hearts! luv the o'dells xx

Donation by hayley odell on 24/04/13

Good Luck Ruth x will be thinking of you x you can do it xxxxx

Donation by avril baron on 24/04/13

£10.00

Donation by Leah Gaffney on 24/04/13

£5.00

Another donation courtesy of Sarah!! Good luck!!

Donation by Gary Dakin on 23/04/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£676.60
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£676.60
  • Gift Aid£142.90

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