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09/01/2006 at 16:14
I will be running in the FLM to raise money for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice in Stoke on Trent.
They provide nurses and medical care for terminally ill people at the hospice or at the patients home around the clock 365 days a year.It costs £11,000 per day to provide this care
They helped to make my Dads final days as comfortable and pain free as possible.

Any donations would be appreciated at www.justgiving.com/lastlegs

Thank you for your time.
10/01/2006 at 11:56
sorry thats web adress is incomplete it should read www.justgiving.com/lastlegs2.
12/01/2006 at 09:37

I will be running in my first London marathon in aid of the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS), the only UK charity solely dedicated to the support of all deaf children and young deaf people, their families and professionals working with them.

Any sponsorship would be greatly appreciated on our (I'm running with my wife, her second FLM) website which is:


Many thanks.
12/01/2006 at 10:30
From the wheezy boy at school least likely to complete the 100m I will be running the 2006 FLM for DebRA. If you saw the C4 documentary 'The boy who's skin fell off' about the life of Jonny Kennedy, you will not need to read any further to be convinced why DebRA is such a great cause. If you didn't (or if you still need convincing) read on…

DebRA is the only charity conducting research into and offering support to sufferers of Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). EB is a very rare genetic condition in which the skin and internal body linings blister at the slightest knock or rub, causing painful, open wounds. If you think about how many things touch your skin on a daily basis, including your clothes, and then imagine that that contact will turn into a painful blister you can begin to imagine the suffering that EB causes. There is no treatment and there is no cure.

My nephew was born with EB and he is now 5 years old. I have never given him a cuddle, and he will never be able to enjoy the running that we take for granted. It’s not easy looking on as he watches the other children do all the things that children do.

DebRA relies on donations and their annual budget is less than some charities will spend in a day, but they work hard. Every £5 will fund 15 minutes of vital research, £75 will provide an EB Health Care Specialist for a day and £150 funds a researcher bringing the reality of a cure one day nearer. I am one of only 10 runners with Golden Bond places and I have pledged to raise £2000. You can see the difference that this will make to DebRA.

So…please donate anything you can and help me to help DebRA make a difference. Visit my web-page at www.justgiving.com/darren4debra

Many thanks
ImRio    pirate
13/01/2006 at 15:38
I am running for Children With Leukaemia for the third year now. My reasons for choosing them: A rew years ago my youngest son was very ill. He ached everywhere and had no energy to be a normal teenager and was living on painkillers. He underwent many blood tests over several weeks all of which seemed to be getting worse. Leukaemia was a possibility and so he needed to have one more blood test before a bone marrow sample was going to be taken. He was taken off his medication for the week before the blood test. The results of the last test showed improvement so luckily it wasn't Leukaemia.

Those few weeks were the worst of my life and how families cope with the diagnosis has my full respect.

The charity was set up by the Gorman family who lost their two children to Leukaemia and the money raised goes into researching new treatments as well as supporting the families of sufferers. They recieve no other funding than charitable donations,

Please, please donate whatever you can as every penny counts and will make a difference
You can support me at www.bmycharity.com/riofair
and thank you
16/01/2006 at 12:13
Hey all, I was ment to run the FLM last year for a charity called the Rainbow Centre. They are based in the Fareham/Hampshire area and have helped over 400 children learn to overcome the problems caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and other types of motor impairment by using a special system of learning known as Conductive Education.

After all my hard training for months and looking at a 3.30ish time I was in a motorcycle accident (not my fault), shattering my left ankle and fracturing my right arm, after i had surgery to have a metal plate and pins fitted to my ankle.

After months and months of physio i am now looking at about a sub 4hour time, running for the same charity!

So if you would like to help me help the children www.justgiving.com/andydavis

Every little helps so thanks very much in advance!!
16/01/2006 at 20:45
Hi all,

This is my first FLM. On the 4th March 2005 my best friend and housemate was stabbed to death outside our flat in Birmingham.He was unarmed and did not offer any resistance.

Running the FLM is my attempt to make a stance against such a heinos crime, to honour the memory of my friend and to raise money for the extremely worthwhile cause of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

For anyone interested in sponsoring me or requiring more information please visit my website at


Guy Moreve

17/01/2006 at 15:26
Hello everyone,

I am raising money for Diabetes UK, after my aunt underwent a 10 month hospital ordeal last year.
Simply stubbing her toe on a supermarket trolley, led to a stay in intensive care for 3 months. After 3 heart attacks and 2 leg amputations, I am very glad to say she has now recovered and back at home. I attribute this miraculous recovery to the excellent care that was available on the Diabetic ward. I have now pledged to run the Flora London Marathon to raise money for Diabetes UK.

To see more about me, my training and Diabetes, please visit:

Or, if you very kindly just want to donate some money, please go straight to:

Of course, all donations / pledges will be very gratefully received.

Thank you,
17/01/2006 at 17:16

I'll be running in April raising much needed funds for the North Devon Hospice.

Please sponsor me!!


18/01/2006 at 13:18


Everyone has seen the familiar Black and white uniforms of the St John Ambulance team proving First Aid care at the FLM, football matches and other races around the country. They also provided 100 volunteers and 37 Ambulances in the July 7th bombings in London, working alongside the London Ambulance Service.

What is less well known is their work in respite care, support groups and library services. All this is provided by volunteers and by charitable donations. Please help to support this work by sponsoring my London Marathon run. Thanks.

18/01/2006 at 16:46
Hi All,

I will be running my first marathon for Seafarers UK.


Britain has always been a seafaring country. It was our sailors who made us great and kept us free, and we still rely on their courage and fortitude every day. They need our support too.

Seafarers UK works for all seafarers: veterans and serving members of the Naval Services, the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets, their families and communities. Over the last ten years they have given over £26 million in grants to help sailors and their families, retired seafarers, veterans, Sea Cadets and the whole maritime community.

Please help me to give something back.

Many thanks in advance

18/01/2006 at 20:33
Hi, I will be running the FLM for the first time, with my friend TWIGGY

we are both running for the same charity, WHIZZ-KIDZ

Whizz-Kidz provide mobility equipment for UK children and young adults, and really make a difference in their lives. Having custom made mobility equipment transforms the lives of these children making them more independant and giving them a better quality of life.

We are running, for children who can't


many thanks


20/01/2006 at 19:14
hi guys, third flm for me and have decided to raise funds for asthma uk. more and more people especially the young are diagnosed and it can be fatal each year.help me to help them by raising a bucket load of cash forthem and u might even see me in my fetching lime green vest on the day.
donations pretty please to
21/01/2006 at 13:22
Hi Sonia & Ian Rushby, members of Eastleigh Running Club, are running the London Marathon 2006 in memory of Sonia's mother (Shirley Ray) who passed away in January 2004 after a courageous fight against myelodysplasia, a blood disorder. We will be raising money for Leukaemia CARE & Leukaemia Research and aim to raise in excess of £3000. Please visit our personalized fundraising web pages:


Thank you

A simple, fast, totally secure and efficient way to sponsor us: Leukaemia Research & Leukaemia CARE will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

Your support in helping us meet our target will be most appreciated.

Sonia & Ian Rushby
21/01/2006 at 19:29
St. Nicholas Hospice, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, provides palliative care to patents and their families, is totally self-funding and needs £3.2million a year to provide this service.

Please help me help them by sponsoring me at www.justgiving.com/helpaudreyrun.

thank you.
22/01/2006 at 19:04
I am running FLM fo 2nd time this year and raising funds for Compton Hospice Ltd in Wolverhampton.
The Hospice provides palliative care to help patients, relatives and carers. Both in the Hospice and in patients own homes.
Serving the communities of; Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton, East Shropshire and South Staffordshire. This cost approx £4m+ each year.

Any Donations would be greatly appreciated please visit. www.justgiving.co.uk/angismith

Many thanks
Ange xx

23/01/2006 at 11:36
I will be running the FLM this year for Leukaemia Research, which is the only national charity dedicated exclusively to funding research throughout the UK into the causes, treatments and cures of all blood cancers. I would really welcome your support for this excellent cause.

This is my first ever marathon. I decided to do it after being inspired by Geoff Thomas, who is in remission from chronic myeloid leukaemia and raised over £170,000 by cycling the Tour de France route last summer. Although I had been saying for years that I would love to run the Marathon, I didn't have the confidence to even attempt training. Reading about Geoff's ambitions last year gave me the push I needed to give it a go.

Please visit my fundraising page: http://www.justgiving.com/madameo

Many thanks and best wishes,
Lina x
23/01/2006 at 18:15
Dear Lina

Great to hear you are running the FLM for Leukaemia Research. I was also lucky enough to be allocated a gold bond place in the Banana Army Leukaemia Research Team. My husband is running as well but for the Charity Leukaemia CARE. It will be my 4th FLM & my husbands 2nd & our aim is to raise a total of £3000 for the 2 charities & finish the marathon in under 4 hours. Are you running the Fleet 1/2 marathon, if so i will see you there. Keep at the training & fund raising.

from Sonia Rushby
25/01/2006 at 09:25
I am running the London Marathon 2006 in memory of my little boy who was born prematurely at just 24 weeks.
I am raising money for the premature baby charity BLISS who exist to increase the survival rate of babies born prematurely or sick in the UK and to ensure that each one has the best possible quality of life.
I have just set up a web page www.justgiving.com/kathrynsweetman, where people can sponsor me online. So if anyone out there is feeling generous, any sponsorship, big or small, would be much appreciated.
25/01/2006 at 18:25
Hi, I am doing the Flora London Marathon for Help the Aged. We will all be old one day and who knows if you will need the support of an organisation like this. I chose this cause as i don't want to be have nobody to turn to when/if I am old and lonely!
Please give generously
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