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Does anyone know if there are any charities who sill have Gold Bond places available?
I am desperate for a place in London 2009 and have so far been unsuccessful where ever I have tried. I realise I have left it late to try for a place, long story!!!!
Any help gratefully received.
Dorian - a charity near me is looking for FLMers, wanting you to raise a minimum of £1000 which I believe is quite a bit less than some charities want. They provide help and support for carers in Leicestershire. It only went on their website a week ago, so they've probably got some places left.
I'm running for Action On Pre_eclampsia. Pre eclampsia is the most common pregnancy complication and in the UK alone around 6 women and 500-600 babies die every year as a result of it ,globally it is estimated that 1 woman every 6minutes dies due to this condition. Anyone who wants to sponsor me can do so at
I'm running for Wellchild this year and hope to raise £1500.
Wellchild work with kids who have long term illness or injury to care and nurse for them at home. They are also involved in research on treatments for pain in children.
The charity website is www.wellchild.org.uk and if you would be so kind as to donate please log onto www.justgiving/alfienoakes
Hey there, Hi there, Ho there
I'm running for the Rural Housing Trust for the 2009 FLM. They do some wonderful work, but why should you pick mine over anyone elses equally worthy causes this time around? Because I'm tempting your inner greed, my dears, and I'm organizing a prize draw.
Here are the prizes!
(a) 2 tickets to see Jude Law in Hamlet [11 Aug](b) £40 gift certificate to Liberty(c) £40 TopShop Voucher (d) £40 Amazon vouchers(e) £40 Threshers Voucher
Prize Draw tickets are £5 each and 5 for £15. You can donate online at my Bmycharity page link below [make sure to tick GiftAid] and then email me at email@example.com to allocate your tickets to whichever prize(s) you'd like.
Prizes will be drawn the night before the Marathon, 25th April 2009 by a very giddy and nervous first time marathon runner!
I'm running with my mate for Shelter. We chose this as we run through London and are struck by the large problem with homelessness and poor housing. As doctors we also experience firsthand the knock on problems this causes. As the credit crunch increases, Shelters work to keep families in their homes will become increasingly important.
We are aiming to raise £3500. If you want to help you can do so via www.justgiving.com/luciandgemma
Running the Flora London Marathon this year for the first time. Finding getting sponsorship just as hard as doing the training!!
I'm running for The Anthony Nolan Trust - they match bone marrow doners with Leukemia sufferers in order to give them transplants to help aid the immune system to the imense chemo and radio therapy required to eradicate the disease.
Any donations would be gratefully received:
I'm running for Shelter Cymru.
Why? Last year my landlord suddenly decided to sell up and I lost my home of over 12 years. I had little time to sort anything out, had no money saved up to cover moving or a bond for a new rental property which meant for a few weeks last year I could not even afford to buy food. A year later I am still in temporary accommodation I can't afford, so I'm still struggling financially despite being classed as 'priority: homeless' on the waiting lists and I'm still suffering a huge amount of stress and uncertainty. Without my family stepping in to help me out now and then I dread to think what would have happened to me. I was forced to take time off work, my health was already poor but the sheer stress of it all has caused more setbacks. I was due to run FLM last year but I was too ill to train as all this happened in January and February last year, so Shelter Cymru kindly deferred my place for me in the belief that I would achieve my goal despite everything.
I have worked hard all my adult life after finishing university. Homelessness is not something that only society's 'drop-outs' experience. Shelter Cymru offer free legal advice, a drop-in advice centre, out of hours advice lines and can help with identifying the best way forward. They can also help if your landlord is not carrying out repairs or if there is a dispute over rent. They can offer budgeting advice for those struggling financially and can signpost to other agencies that might be able to assist. Their education and lobbying programmes are extremely acitive and they will continue their work in the belief that everyone deserves a safe, secure, affordable home.
Unlike Shelter in England, Shelter Cymru does not have it's own Just Giving page (it's too expensive for them) so if anyone wants more info or feels they would like to make a donation please message me.
Hi, I'm not really called Basil Brush (no, really), but I am running FLM for Asthma UK.
I'm not the world's speediest runner, so I won't be breaking any records - but that's not really the point. Those of you who know me personally will know that I have moderate-severe asthma myself, and it's going to be a huge personal achievement for me to run 26.2 miles. As well as that, though, it will be helping to raise funds for research into asthma for those millions of people country- and world-wide who suffer with this condition. The money raised will also help to fund the Kick-Asthma holidays, Asthma UK's residential holidays for children with asthma, which I volunteer on. The psychological and health benefits that these holidays confer on the children who go on them cannot be underestimated, especially for those whose asthma is at the more severe end of the spectrum. Although many people live with asthma and it does not trouble them, for a significant number of people it is a daily struggle, and sometimes literally a fight for breath and life. Asthma can kill, and should not be underestimated.
Link to my Justgiving Page
Sorry to bother everyone, but I'm really stuck!
I'm a new runner with my first race coming up in May the 16th. I'm running for cancer research uk on this particular day because it would of been my mother's 51st birthday, but unfortunatly she died in 2005 suffering with ovarian cancer. You see i have alctually lost both my parents to cancer, and has been my ambition to run for cancer research so that my kids dont have to go through the heartache of watching anyone close to them suffer. Thank you for your time and sorry again for asking money.
Firstly my story.
I was widowed in November 2004 when my wife was run over and killed by a dangerous driver. When the initial anger died down I decided to put myself to good use and helped set up a fund with a local charity. The reason for choosing this charity is that my late wife's family had not had it good at all.
Her brother died from leukemia at the age of 5 years old, another brother was recently taken to hospital and it is thought he has cancer (aged 24). Her Dad has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in the last few weeks as well.
I'm running for a charity called Wishes4Kids. They help terminally ill and seriously disadvantaged kids live their final wishes.
It is a local charity that do not waste money on advertising and sending people pens in the post, they use the money to help people.
the link to my FLM page is www.justgiving.com/martinhulbert and if I raise more than £500 online (should get another £1,000 in the old fashioned way) then I will be painting myself purple for FLM this year (last year it was orange).
Thanks to all who help
My Just Giving Web Page
I just found this thread, so I thought I’d give it a go for my very good cause.
Event – FLM.
My Charity - Leukaemia Research.
Why - In a nut shell, My cousin was taken ill with Leukaemia in 1997 and after a long difficult battle, aided by people at Leukaemia Research she survived it, and has just celebrated her 40th birthday, so it’s my way of giving thanks.
Me - 47 yr old, 6’5”, 16st. (at start of training) ex. rugby union second row (not your average marathon runner), aiming for sub 3:30 hoping for sub 3:15
1) Firstly and most importantly, Leukaemia Research is a very worthy charity.
2) I’ve run 512 miles (to date) training since the start of the year. Including 2x18mile (sub 2:30), 5x20 mile (all sub 2:45), 1x22 mile (sub 3:00) and a half in 1:28:15, I’ve worked hard!
3) I’m not asking to pay for my golden bond, I have my own ballot place and am running for the charity because I believe in it!
To sponsor me please visit: www.justgiving.com/neil4lr
I'm participating in a Lands End to John O Groats cycle in September of this year. Our aim is to raise £10,000 for Help for Heroes, a charity founded in 2007 to help injured servicemen and women who have been injured on operations. Also Broughton House Charity who accommodate ex servicemen/women who are either too old, have a Chronic Illness or are unable to live on their own due to a disability. There are 6 of us cycling, all members of the army and all have served in Iraq and/or Aghanistan...Both these charities are very close to our hearts.
We are cycling 100 miles per day for 10 days = 1000 miles approx.
I don't want to play the 'feel sorry' for me card but I have personally lost 2 good friends whilst serving in Iraq in 2006...Both were members of the Royal Army Medical Corps
I am a keen runner and participate in races most Sundays (just like the rest of us!!) ..Check out my events ratings for clarification.
Anyhoo..If you can give even £1, this would be amazing and I thank you very much...The link to donate is as follows.....http://www.justgiving.com/208bikeride. Again, Thank you and feel free to add me to your facebook or email so i can show you photos etc of the cycle...
On the July 12th I will be running in the British 10km race in London! I hope to raise money for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund!
My 12 year old daughter has recently been diagnosed with scoliosis.
Scoliosis is defined as a lateral curvature of the spine, the presence of which is abnormal. It can be disfiguring because when the spine bends to the side, the vertebrae become twisted and pull the ribs round with them, which sometimes form a 'bulge' on the back !
There is no cure but treatment usually involves corrective surgery! The psychological trauma some teenagers experience can have serious and long lasting effects.
All money raised will go towards providing vital support for those with scoliosis as well as funding resarch into the condition!
I have a fundraising page - mycharitypage.com/cinderella
Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me or made a donation !
Hi all,I am running the Great North Run in September and it will be the third time this year. I am a bit nervous as I have had a knee injury and i am a bit worried that I will injure it again. I am currently running 10 miles for my long run and so far so good.This year I will be running for the HELP the HEROES charity as i feel these young soldiers are going through so much and nearly every day a soldier is injured or killed.My husband and I used to be in the army and we loved the life and I am so grateful that we did not have to go through what these soldiers have to go through now. I shudder when I hear the awful news about a soldier being killed or injured.Are there any runners on this forum who will run the GNR this year? It would be nice to hear from you.
MannyPLease sponsor me on:www.justgiving.com./Manuela-Manny-Brazil
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