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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Thought I'd take a few minutes to give you a rough indication of where I'm at and what I'm hoping to achieve.

I have, like most people, had some involvement with cancer within my family and close friends. Sadly, my grandfather - though the toughest person I've ever known - failed his fight against it and passed away 13 years ago to the day I'm writing this (4th April). It deeply affected me. How could this big strong guy become so weak from this? 

 

2 years ago (14th September) I lost my Mam. A huge supporter of the charity, she was never seen without her pink ribbon pin badge. On the anniversary of her death last year, I made a promise to myself that I'd do something to celebrate all that she'd given me - I'd become a stronger person and more like my Mam. 

The Great North Run (Half-Marathon) happens to fall on the weekend anniversary of Mam's death. It seems appropriate that I rise to the challenge and run this in Memory of Mam and Grandad - and make some donations to the charity in the process. 

Started training (which isn't so easy for a large lad) in January - and Cancer Research UK accepted my offer of running for them in March. It's been a pretty long, tough road - but I hope I'll be able to make everyone (not least myself) proud. 

I appreciate any small donation you can give to help the cause, and I also appreciate any personal stories you wish to share with myself or other viewers of this page.

 

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Updates 1

One week to go, and what a journey. Miles Ran: Over 400 - Weight lost: Just over 50lbs - Tears shed: Several - Nipples bloody: 1 (my left) - I'm quietly confident going into the run that I'll be fine. I'm doing it for each and every donator, for myself, and for Mam and Granddad.

09/09/12 09:58

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 69

On behalf of Aunt Linda and Uncle Eddie.

Donation by Simon Brass on 30/09/12

Donation from Maureen at Runshaw College.

Donation by Anonymous on 26/09/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

From Emily @HNC.

Donation by Anonymous on 18/09/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well Done. A great achievement and a great cause!

Donation by Phil Jackson on 18/09/12

£3.00

+ £0.75 Gift Aid

Wonderful Cause, very pleased to support. sandra, Calvin, Claire and Emma

Donation by Calvin Russell on 17/09/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Your mum would have been very proud of you, Simon. Fantastic achievement!

Donation by Angela Williams on 17/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation on behalf of Dad and Nana. x

Donation by Anonymous on 16/09/12

Have a nice cold one on me now :-)

Donation by Judith O'Brien on 16/09/12

£8.00

You're a great person :) Good luck for tomorrow!

Donation by Armel Gibson on 15/09/12

£10.00

Best of luck for tomorrow mate, enjoy it!

Donation by Mark Ketley on 15/09/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Best of luck mate.

Donation by Craig Hicks on 15/09/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good luck Simon!

Donation by Rachael H Dixon on 15/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Kay Reay on 14/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Pal Remember "Eye Of The Tiger!!!!"

Donation by michael seth on 14/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

All the best Si. I'll think of a tagline for when you cross the finishing line!

Donation by Gary Eastwood on 14/09/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good luck mate!

Donation by Kevin McGonnell on 13/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

You can do it, dogbomb!

Donation by pekuja on 13/09/12

£10.00

Good luck fella.

Donation by richard watson on 13/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck!

Donation by Carl Clegg on 13/09/12

£2.00

+ £0.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 13/09/12

£3.00

Donation by Anonymous on 12/09/12

£10.00

Good Luck Simon

Donation by Dinah Bennett on 11/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Andrew Wren on 09/09/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Good luck Simon you can do it & for a worthy cause too. Lots of love.

Donation by Syd & Doris on 08/09/12

£20.00

Oh behalf of Angelika at HNC.

Donation by Anonymous on 07/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£901.10
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£5.00
  • Total raised£906.10
  • Gift Aid£142.03

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