Mark Paterson is running London Marathon 2010 for the Kent association for the blind.
On the 25th April 2010 I intend to run a whole 26.2 miles along the streets of London! I have completed half marathons and 10K runs in the past, however it has always been a crazy ambition of mine to run the London Marathon and as I turned 30 in December I'm not exactly getting any younger!! So 2010 it is and what better motivation is there than to complete it for a worthy charity like the Kent association for the blind.
Someone in the UK starts to loose their sight every 15 MINUTES. Many eye conditions are age-related, so with an ageing population the need for help is growing all the time. People who are blind or partially sighted don't want or need pity, they want to know how to get their lives back and how to adapt to keep in contact with their world and not to be isolated from it. This is where you come in! My target is to raise a minimum of £1350 for this charity. So please dig deep and give as generously as you can. Donating a few pounds and a couple minutes of your time today will make the hours of sweat and pain I'm experiencing worth while!!
Neil Ayliffe - London Marathon2010
To date a total of 746,635 runners have completed the London Marathon, and hopefully 2 more names will be added to that list as my brother (Jim) and I run for the NSPCC.
Running the London Marathon will fulfil a lifetime ambition of mine and the opportunity to run in the green colours of NSPCC Team GO will be a privelige. Knowing that the money I raise will make a difference to the lives of others will make the sense of achievement even greater for me.
I have set a fundraising target of £2,000. This amount will cover the cost of all the freephone calls to one ChildLine counsellor for four and a half years. Children can then contact the service in the confidence that their call will not show on the phone bill, allowing them to be as honest as necessary.
Sponsorship is just one way I will be raising money and any amount you can donate will be much appreciated.
Thank you for your support, Neil
I'm running in the next London Marathon, to support the mental health charity Mind.
For a lot of people there is a stigma attached to mental illness, and it almost
seems taboo to draw attention to it. By its very nature mental illness is
basically invisible, but the harsh reality is that over the course of our lives 1in 4 of us will have experience of some form of mental illness, either ourselves or within our family. That has been the case for me, which is why I want to help Mind.
For every high profile casualty such as Frank Bruno, Stephen Fry or Stacey Slater
there are thousands more people who battle their demons alone. It does not need to
be so, and Mind can help out.
That website will automatically tell me about any support given.
A friend of ours did something crazy earlier this year, when he ran non-stop for 110 miles. He managed to raise over £24,000 for that run. Well, he’s about to do something as crazy again. The charity will be Children’s Hospice South West as last time. John Reynolds, Champion for Children, is setting off on another mara-mara-marathon next year, probably 14th/15th May 2010. Just to give himself a bit of extra pleasure, this will be about 140 miles – sounds easy when you just say it or write it.As preparation for this he is doing a practice run on Tuesday 29th through to Wednesday 30th December, an ideal time to run off Christmas dinner. This is a small one, only 90 miles. This will be split up into legs of about 10-12 miles each. As with last year’s runs, John is looking for help and support on these legs.Clearly, the practice run will take a long time, roughly 24 hours, so will include day and night running, and will need other logistical support. Please help, and spread the word!
Any body interested contact
Leroy Kirby ran the New York Marathon on November the 1st for the Prostate
Cancer Charity and would appreciate any donations.
"It's my first ever marathon and I have only just ventured into long distance running after getting a place with the charity early this year."
Many thanks, Leroy
Mike Wilcox - cycled from lands end to john o'groats on wed 7th October for Penny Brohn cancer care.
congratulations Mike from all at Easyrunner
Dave Bennet - ran the Berlin Marathon for the Make A Wish foundation which raises money for children with life threatening illnesses.
Dear Easyrunner customers,
I was wondering if you would like to help raise money for Cancer Research UK's Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October? You can put on an activity such as a run or walk (wear pink running!) , wear pink to work day - whatever you like really. The event can involve men and women and doesn't have to be before October if you don't have enough time to do something before then.
If you would like to do something then give me a call or email back and we will get you registered and a fundraising pack sent out to you.
If its something that you don't think you will able to participate in then no worries. If you can think of any friends or family that may be interested in putting on an event (no matter how big or small) then please do forward my email on.
If you would like to find out more about Cancer Research UK's Breast Cancer Awareness Month you can visit www.jointhefight.org.uk
Breast Cancer Awareness Co-ordinator
This communication is from Cancer Research UK. Our website is at www.cancerresearchuk.org. We are a charity registered under number 1089464 and a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales under number 4325234. Our registered address is 61 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PX. Our central telephone number is 020 7242 0200.
Dear Easyrunner customers,
Survive is a local organisation that helps women and children who are suffering or
have suffered domestic violence and abuse. Survive provides vital support at a
really difficult time in their lives and offers a range of services including refuge
provision within South Gloucestershire and outreach support. For more information
please visit our website www.survivedv.org.uk<http://www.survivedv.org.uk/>.
If you require any more information, please contact Cathy on 0117 9612999.
Thank you for your time .
Michaela is running the Flora London Marathon in aid of The Disability Sport Events charity. DSE create participation opportunities for disabled people with all impairments. DSE ensures that from grass roots level to international standard, disabled sports people can participate in sport.
So please dig deep and donate to a really worthy cause, and also so that you can see the pics of what will no doubt be a human wreckage at the end!!
Thanks for your support