London Marathon 2008 – Raising £15k for NACC
Having had the dreaded lurghi for the last few weeks, it was touch and go whether I’d give it a stab, but after a couple of successful jaunts around Richmond Park, I’ve decided that by hook or by crook I will cross the finishing line on April 13th!
I’ll be running for the National Association for Colitis and Crohns
Some blub from my JustGiving site:
I take 8 pills a day but have received fantastic support from the NHS and my family and friends.
It can be a debilitating condition and although I’ve not had it too bad (touch wood!), I have met many people who have had to put up with chronic pain, considerable inconvenience, and in some cases, major surgery – so I guess this is my way of honouring them and paying back some of that support and goodwill!
NACC will receive your money faster through JustGiving and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.
If you can spare some dosh then please dig deep and sponsor me online.
For every £1 you donate Microsoft will match it! Yes that’s right! Microsoft will match £1 for £1 any money you donate!!!”
I had thought £7,777 was pushing it, but when I found out that Microsoft would top up the fund, £15k didn’t sound too unreasonable….
Please sponsor me here: http://www.justgiving.com/melcarson