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’ve had Ulcerative Colitis, which is a bit like Crohn’s Disease, for 11 years.

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

And thankyou!

  • http://www.receptional.com Dixon

    I’ll be there to egg you on! Good cause and I hope you hit your target Mel.

  • http://www.melcarson.com MelC

    Thanks Dixon – Just don’t throw any!!

  • Big Brother

    With the amount of HSB you tucked away at the football this weekend I thought you were in training for a different marathon !!
    I will look forward to sponsoring you on the day and will endeavour to bring the boys up for some LOUD support on the way..outside a pub hopefully ! Well done and keep plodding the tarmac.

    Big Bruv !

  • http://www.onefatman08.wordpress.com Onefatman

    Mel, I thought I was doing well but you have put my efforts into perspective.

    I am finding out just how hard this whole thing is, without the added challenges life has thrown at you.

    I wish you the best for the 13th.

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  • Lars

    Found you through Ian T. I have had UC for nearly 20 years and think what you’re doing is great.

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  • Big Brother

    With the amount of HSB you tucked away at the football this weekend I thought you were in training for a different marathon !!
    I will look forward to sponsoring you on the day and will endeavour to bring the boys up for some LOUD support on the way..outside a pub hopefully ! Well done and keep plodding the tarmac.

    Big Bruv !

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