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19/04/2010 at 19:50

Hi my name is Arrianne.

 I last ran London 11 years ago and then took a long break..

Two years ago my grandson Zac was stillborn. He was full term. I was with my daughter when he was delivered. It was heart breaking to watch my daughter go through that. I am now almost at the start line and have decided to raise some money for Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society. 17 babies are stillborn every day and nobody knows why.

The Marathon will be tough for this 50 year old Grandma. Who only started training in December.  But I want to do something for Zac, his Mum Sarah, his Dad Julian, and his Sisters Aimee and Sophie.

Thank you, please see my just giving page http://www.justgiving.com/Arrianne-Callowhttp://www.justgiving.com/Arrianne-Callow

19/04/2010 at 20:46

Hi all

I am running for the Stroke Association as they have been a huge help to my family.  My Nan died from a stroke in 2006, and then in 2007 my Sister in Law, who was just 44, suffered a stroke.  Thankfully my brother spotted from a text message that something wasn't right and rushed home to find her haemorrhaging badly.  After lots of tests the doctors were unable to determine whether the blood loss caused the stroke or the stroke caused the blood loss, but the outcome was that my Sister in Law was a shadow of her former self.

The Stroke Association offered her lots of help and advice and over time she made a full recovery, other than the fact that she no longer drinks you would never know that anything had happened.

The support she received from the Stroke Association helped both her and my brother to come to terms with what had happened and the changes they needed to make in life.

I would be really grateful of any helps towards my fundraising.


23/05/2010 at 10:48
Riley was diagnosed with Tetrology of Fallots with Major Arterial Pulmonary Collateral Artery (MAPCAs) when he was 6 months old and underwent open heart surgery, which lasted around 9 hours and spent several days in intensive with his chest cavity left open in case of swelling around the heart, but was soon closed a day or 2 after.

Riley has had a number of surgical procedures 5 in total throughout his nearly 3 years of life, which was not just for his heart. Riley has to be reviewed by his Cardiologist on a 6 monthly period, as ongoing open heart surgery is required throughout the rest of his life.

When babies and children have such conditions it effects them in all kinds of ways, Riley never sat up on his own till 14 months old and his physiotherapist was even unsure if he'd crawl let alone walk due to his lack of gross motor skills. But Riley proved them all wrong he is walking, but was also diagnosed with Hyperflexibilty of all his joints and needs to still have physio for his balance and co-ordination. Riley is still unable to walk long distances without becoming breathless and is still on medication for his heart, lungs and weight gain.

So David Clarke & Terry Edmunds are running in the Great Midlands Fun Run (8.5miles) on the 6th June 2010 to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation. Who have helped and supported since Riley was born.

Edited: 23/05/2010 at 10:48
28/05/2010 at 16:04

Running4Rwanda means just what it says - Running for Rwanda

 More specifically, to raise funds to train a midwife in Rwanda, and other Safe Motherhood projects. To see some shocking statistics to explain 'why?', please go to my online sponsorship page at http://www.bmycharity.com/peterdoeschester

A little goes a long way in Rwanda: Small change can make a big difference, so please click that link, and help save a life. Today.


03/06/2010 at 09:09

Hi There,

I'm running the British 10k on the 11th July for the Mayhew Animal Home more info on what they do is on www.mayhewanimalhome.org and you can sponsor me on www.justgiving.com/Janet-Priddle

 If you can spare a few pennies I and the Mayhew would be most grateful

Thanks for reading and  here's hoping

05/06/2010 at 13:22


My girlfriend Kirsty and I are running/walking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks on the 10th of July. We are aiming to complete the challenge in under 12 hours.

We are doing this to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Action.  This cause is very close to our hearts as  Kirsty's mum is undergoing treatment for this disease, and has done so (other than a remission period in 2008/9) since being diagnosed on Christmas Eve 2007.  

Ovarian cancer is the fourth largest cause of cancer deaths in women in the UK yet relatively few people know about it.  Ovarian Cancer Action is seeking to promote knowledge of the symptoms amongst women and health care professionals. 

Ovarian cancer kills 12 women a day in the UK and greater awareness of the early signs will lower this number.

If you would like to sponsor us, or simply to learn more about ovarian cancer, then please go to www.justgiving.com/kirsty-richard 

Many thanks



14/07/2010 at 22:25
Marathon Runners Required - free places available!!!

Sunday 12th September 2010

Nottinghamshire Hospice and The Robin Hood Festival of Running are both celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year. To mark this achievement Nottinghamshire Hospice is appealing for 30 people to participate in this year’s Festival of Running to be held on Sunday 12th September 2010

In exchange for a minimum sponsorship of £200 Nottinghamshire Hospice will pay your registration fee for either the Half or Full marathon and provide you with a T Shirt and sponsor forms.

For further details or to register for a free place please contact Kate Purdue, Community Fundraiser at Nottinghamshire Hospice on 0115 9101008 or by E Mail at katepurdue@nottshospice.com

Find out more details at: http://www.nottshospice.org/supportingus/RobinHoodMarathon 

Find out more about the hospice at: http://www.nottshospice.org/aboutnottinghamshirehospice/WhatTheHospiceMeansToMe 

Nottinghamshire Hospice provides Care Services for our community from the Daycare facility in the heart of Nottingham, and through our Hospice at Home service within the patients’ own homes. Our primary aim is to provide ever improving, free professional Daycare and Homecare for all patients over the age of eighteen within the Nottingham area, in order that patients may live their lives as fully as possible and be able to die with peace and dignity.

It costs 2.5 million to run the hospice a year. Of this, approximately 30% comes from the local Primary Care Trusts and the remaining 1.7 million has to be raised from donations, fundraising activities and events, our Hospice Lottery and through our Hospice shops.

Edited: 14/07/2010 at 22:29
15/07/2010 at 15:53
Hi all,

I will be running my first Half Marathon on 25 July in aid of the specialist cancer hospital that is treating my mum - The Royal Marsden hospital.

I'd be thrilled if you could sponsor me on this run and join me in giving something back to this great hospital!

Find out more at http://www.justgiving.com/EstebanFrost

Thanks for your time and support!

Edited: 15/07/2010 at 15:55
15/07/2010 at 16:28

Please not that the e-mail given above for Kate Purdue should have read katepurdue@nootshospice.org.

Many thanks

21/07/2010 at 16:16


I’m doing the Olympic triathlon at the Gay Games in Cologne in August and raising funds for three charities:

1.) an orphanage and Montessori school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

2.) Medica Mondiale, an organisation supporting traumatised women in war and crisis zones

3.) LGBT youth work

You find donation details, a lot of information on the charities and a regular blog on my project website: http://www.charity-triathlon.eu/

It will be my first Oly distance race, and I won’t deny I’m oscillating between nervous and terrified. Feedback, encouragement – and donations, too – are all immensely welcome. Thank you!

Edited: 21/07/2010 at 16:18
19/08/2010 at 23:45

Hi I'm going to be running a series of 10K's, half-marathons, marathons and ultras in preparation for the London to Brighton Ultra marathon in September 2011.

 I'm running in aid of the national autistic society and would appreciate all support towards my efforts. So far I've completed 7 miles for sport relief, the shinfield 10K road race, the seaford half marathon and isle of wight half marathon. My next challenge is my first ever marathon, the eden project marathon in october.

 My donation page can be found at http://www.justgiving.com/Liam-Chessell

You can also follow my progress so far at  duketoblerone.weebly.com

Thanks in advance!

Edited: 19/08/2010 at 23:47
21/08/2010 at 09:05
Hey all i'm a new member here and i've found all the information here very good for beginner.
About me;
My name is Marc i'm 24 and a primary school teacher, i have always had a big interest in helping young children with disabilities and spent 3 out of my 4 years at university caring for a boy with Downs Syndrome. When i watched this years marathon 2010 it inspired me to apply for a place in 2011. I applied to a charity called PhabKids who isn't a large charity but they organise days out with children with and with disabilities to try and promote inclusion and understanding.
As many of you will know you have to raise £1500 for a gold bond place and i really want to raise this ASAP so i can concentrate on my training.
This will be my first marathon and i really hope to do more in the future!
If you can donate ANYTHING i would really be grateful!
For more information about PhabKids please visit:


and to sponsor me please visit:


Thank you very much for reading,
Marc Molloy.
24/08/2010 at 13:53

Hi there

I will be running in my first half-marathon in a few weeks time. The longest distance race I have previously completed was a 10K run nearly 20 years ago! I'm aiming for a time of around 2 hours, or just under, but primarily to finish!

I am entered in the Nottingham Robin Hood Half-Marathon and I'm raising money for the Treetops Hospice.I'd welcome sponsorship to help me reach my target of £400, and you can donate here: http://www.justgiving.com/AndrewPhillips2010



26/08/2010 at 12:33


 I will be running the 2011 London Marathon for the ABF - The Soldiers Charity. The charity is all about helping the brave men and women of the armed forces who put there lives on the line everyday to help us feel that little bit safer back in the UK. Unfortunately some do not make it back, the ABF strives to help the families that have suffered such a tragic loss aswell as those soldiers that come back home with severe injuries. As well as that they help train former soldiers as a way of helping them to find new work after having served our country so well.

 This will be my first marathon. I was inspired by watching the 2010 VLM, and seeing a guy running it with a fridge on his back. If he can do that then i can to (without the fridge). My aim is to run it in around 3.45 but anything under 4 hours will be great.

I have setup a just giving page where you can sponsor and find more information. The company i work for will also double anything I raise which is absolutely brilliant and will help this worthwhile cause achieve more of its goals.


 Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any donations.

05/09/2010 at 22:29
Hi everyone,

I am running The Great South Run this year for the NSPCC - a great charity helping so many children who have had such terrible beginnings in life.

I've never run this far before (10 miles) in fact I've never run a race before but I'm very committed to doing as much as I can for such a worthy cause.

I've set up a Virgin Money Giving page and if anyone would like to sponsor me or offer some words of encouragement & advice, I would be very grateful.


Thanks for your time. Wish me luck!

21/09/2010 at 15:43

I'm running the Blackpool Half Marathon on 27 Feb 2011, the Liverpool Half Marathon on 20 March 2011, and the Great Manchester 10K Run in May 2011 all for NSPCC / CHILDLINE.

I used to volunteer as a counsellor at Childline and honestly can't tell you enough about what a fabulous service this is for children and young people in need of help. Just to have a friendly voice and someone willing to listen can make all the difference, and am doing all I can to raise funds to keep this services going.

I'm a relatively new runner (started 5 months ago) and think I may have stretched myself too far with what I want to achieve, but it will be worth it - am I'm looking forward to it.

More details can be found at www.justgiving.com/Jessica-Leech0

Congratulations to everyone who has raised money for your charities - well done!

JESS xxx
Edited: 21/09/2010 at 15:45
28/09/2010 at 14:17
Unable to run for 18 years, recently had two partial meniscectomies in my right knee and a bilateral anterior compartment decompression.

Have been building up for the last four months and completed the horsley 5k fun run last week.

Planning on running the Kellys Miles For Smiles 10k on the 17th October in Guildford.

Looking for a little sponsorship please.


Many thanks
Edited: 28/09/2010 at 14:18
28/09/2010 at 14:35
Just completed marathon number 9 (Berlin) of my 12 marathons in 12 months challenge and still going well!

Running for 4 UK charities this year and aiming to raise £1200 for each.

Links to my justgiving pages are on my blog http://12m12m.com

Many Thanks

Edited: 28/09/2010 at 14:36
08/10/2010 at 15:27

In April 2011 I will be running my first ever marathon at the Virgin London Marathon in aid of the British Heart Foundation.  I have chosen to support this charity as unfortunately I lost my brother Mark to a heart attack just over 10 years ago.  Mark left behind two young sons and was only 40 years old when he died.  I hope that by raising money for this charity other families may be spared what my family has been through. 

As part of my fundraising effort I am holding Black Tie Gala Dinner at the Cathedral Quarter Hotel in Derby on Saturday 13th November – as part of the evening we are holding a silent auction and are asking  companies to help us by donating something for the auction.  We have already received some generous donations such as vouchers for overnight hotel accommodation, electrical goods and sports corporate hospitality tickets and sporting memorabilia.  I hope that you may be able to help too.  Any donation is gratefully received and I am sure you agree that this is a very worthy cause.

 If you would also like to attend the event, tickets are priced at £40 each, with all profits going to the BHF, and can be bought by contacting me on the details below. 

I hope that you can help in helping me reach my fundraising goal of £2,000 for the British Heart Foundation


Edited: 08/10/2010 at 15:28
13/02/2011 at 19:13

Hmmm, I did search and couldn't find a more recent version of this topic, so here goes my pitch!

Edited: 13/02/2011 at 19:13
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