Sponsorship thread

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20/11/2008 at 15:06
I am running the FLM for the first time for Mind.Mind works for better mental health for everyone and is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales.  1 in 4 people will experience mental distress in their life time and your sponsorship will help to make a real difference.I have suffered from depression.  Have you?  Or do you know someone who has?  Do you wish you or your friend or family member had help?  I wish I did.  Help Mind help others.Please sponsor me!Got to http://my.artezglobal.com/personalPage.aspx?registrationID=253429 and click on sponsor me and complete the details. See my blog at http://www.myspace.com/benkv .  I will do a weekly (at least) blog and keep you in touch with how I'm going!All comments welcomeHave you seen the CAVEMAN around Leicester or north London?  Let me know if you have.  Spot the CAVEMAN!
23/11/2008 at 17:19
Firstly apologies for posting this as I absolutely hate asking people for donations, especially as there are so many other people on here, all equally deserving of your sponsorship money. But, if you don't ask you don't get and I am exploring every avenue I can to reach my target.Subject to raising £1500 for charity, I have a guaranteed place in the 2009 London marathon. The charity I hope to be running for is The Anthony Nolan Trust, a charity that helps people with leukaemia. This is a charity that I have been involved with for about 10 years, since a family friend unfortunately died of leukaemia. To find out more information about the charity, or to become a bone marrow donor, please visit http://www.anthonynolan.org.uk As I don’t actually do much running (none in fact), and as £1500 is a lot to raise, I have decided to start both the training and the hunting for sponsorship very early. I would be very grateful therefore if you could spare the time and money to visit my fund raising page at http://www.justgiving.com/peterwray  and make a donation.All donations will be very gratefully received and will be going to help an extremely good cause.

Please pass this on to anyone else you think may wish to sponsor me.

23/11/2008 at 19:12

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.

28/11/2008 at 16:54

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.


06/12/2008 at 16:39

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


12/12/2008 at 16:14


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


09/01/2009 at 00:18

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 ryan@porterwalmart.co.uk 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!


Ryan Smith


Edited: 09/01/2009 at 00:19
21/02/2009 at 09:15

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



21/02/2009 at 16:24

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:


 Thank you!


21/02/2009 at 21:24

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.   

Edited: 21/02/2009 at 21:25
Basil Brush Mk II    pirate
23/02/2009 at 13:42

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

Edited: 23/02/2009 at 13:43
24/02/2009 at 15:51

Hello everyone!!

 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.


Kind regards,

05/03/2009 at 13:39

Hi All,

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

06/04/2009 at 13:28

My Just Giving Web Page

 Hi all,I am running the Great North Run in September of this year. I am running it in aid of The Mental Health Foundation. I think you will agree this is a very just cause to raise money for.The issue of mental health is greatly overlooked in our society and more should be done to better understand mental illness.Mental illness will effect 1 in 4 of us in our lifetimes. Even if we are not directly affected ther is a high probability that a family member or close friend will suffer with mental illness at some point.The support offered is amazing, mental health workers work difficult jobs. The Mental health Foundation puts money into research so we better understand mental illness, how to cope with it and how to treat it.The Mental Health Foundation also puts money in to helping children with learning difficulties. Again, another greatly underfunded area in this country, of paramount importance.Any donation would be greatly appreciated. I have setup a justgiving web page. All above board, all moeny goes directly to MHF. Gift Aid is automatically claimed also.Thanks for reading and I am hopeful that you can donate.ThanksLink to JustGiving web page...


Edited: 06/04/2009 at 13:29
17/04/2009 at 12:59



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

 Why sponsor me?-

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


Thank you 

Edited: 17/04/2009 at 13:00
01/05/2009 at 19:44

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...

 Regards...Mick Flaherty

19/05/2009 at 17:21
Dear Possible sponsors.I am running the Virgin London marathon for the first time in 2010 for a charity called Phab kids. Phab aims to promote and encourage people with and without physical disabilities to come together on equal terms, to achieve complete integration within the wider community and to make more of life together.With our help they fund and organise the Phabkids residential holidays for disabled and non disabled children. Phab also encourages and helps support self reliance in young people and helps to enhance their living skills and abilities. Phab celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007 and with our future fundraising efforts they hope to be celebrating 50 more successful years.Phab is a national charity dedicated to the integration of people with and without physical disabilities in the community. With Lord Snowdon as Patron, Ed Stewart as President and Rolf Harris and Sir Cliff Richard as Vice Presidents, Phab has provided support and services for its members since 1957, enabling disabled people to enjoy the same opportunities and challenges as able-bodied and bring them together on equal terms.The reason I have chosen to run the marathon for Phabkids is that I have two excellent cousins who have grown up with autism and so I can understand some of the difficulties people with autism can face when integrating into the wider community.I have a long, exciting and maybe somewhat difficult time ahead in order to be ready for the marathon next year but I believe it will definitely be worth the effort. This will be my first attempt at a marathon and is a definite attempt to prove something to myself as well.Anyway any donations no matter how much can be made at www.justgiving.com/scottdavies.Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Phab gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.Thanks for your supportScott Davies  
19/05/2009 at 21:13

I am running the Torbay Half Marathon, June 21st 2009.

This is my first competitive half marathon (I'm 40 years old so probably a bit old to start doing this!) and I'm really looking forward to it.

Anyway, I figured that if I am going to run it then I might as well help others out at the same time, so I am raising money for Help for Heroes, a very worthwhile charity that raises money for badly injured servicemen.

I have a Just Giving page - http://www.justgiving.com/jimbutler1

Thanks for reading this post, and if you do feel like donating to this worthy cause please remember to apply the gift aid, at least the government will give something back!!

Good luck to everyone else for their fundraising endeavours, and also in the events they are taking part.

Edited: 19/05/2009 at 21:14
16/06/2009 at 15:14

 Hello Everyone


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 !


23/08/2009 at 16:20

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.


PLease sponsor me on:

Edited: 23/08/2009 at 16:22
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