Irwin Sparkes


Samaritans Central Office
Samaritans Vision, Mission and Values focus on ensuring that fewer people die by suicide. Samaritans services are delivered by 20,665 amazing volunteers. Samaritans are the only emotional support line open 24/7. The Samaritans has 201 branches throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
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Irwin Sparkes

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Hi guys and girls,

Thank you soooo much for visiting my fundraising page.

You may know me as the lead singer and one third of the almighty band The Hoosiers.  Well, Alphonso and Martin have decided to chill out and relax in their spare time meanwhile I am pounding the pavements training for my first ever London Marathon.

Yes, that’s right folks – on Sunday 17 April 2011 I will be donning my lycra shorts and vest in an attempt to run 26.2 miles in support of Samaritans!

I am running for Samaritans to raise awareness of their invaluable 24/7 service and to help raise vital funds so they can answer more calls from people in emotional distress and at risk of suicide.

Over 6000 people take their own life a year and I am aiming to raise thousands of pounds to help reduce this number. I want people to realise that it is ok to talk about their feelings, and if they feel they cant talk to family or friends, Samaritans is available round-the-clock to listen.

Thanks for your sponsorship, it means the world to me.

Irwin X

Now that you've sponsored my efforts, why not challenge yourself to something? Visit

Recent donors

14.05.11 X

14.05.11 Finishing that marathon with a great finish time even with "broken legs" definately deserves another healthy donation! Again, well done C&S xx

13.05.11 Second donation, i thought you deserved some more! See you on tour! :-) xxx

13.05.11 :)

10.05.11 Well done from your greatest fans!

07.05.11 well done running the marathon and finishing!! :o) x x

02.05.11 Well done Irwin! :)

01.05.11 Go Irwin!

01.05.11 Such a great cause and a great marathon time deserves another donation :o) x

01.05.11 You're worth another couple of quid!


23.04.11 Sticking another donation in because I think you and the Samaritans deserve it. Well done Irwin!

22.04.11 Thought I'd get you over the £2800 mark. Well done Martin at Festival Samaritans

19.04.11 Thought you deserved a bit more. Well done! You've made us all very proud :) x


17.04.11 Well done Irwin! x



16.04.11 Bounty on Irwin Sparkes... Wait, is this the right page?

16.04.11 Goodbye, Irwin. Oh...I mean, good luck. Go for it, you little rascal.

16.04.11 i'll be looking 4 u on the telly!

16.04.11 Right then, better start training...doh! Seriously, I so hope you have done some have haven't you?! BTW, if you don't finish you can give it back, it is "sponsorship", think you know how it works...looking forward to the book..and the movie

16.04.11 Here's my addition to the family contributions, best of luck young gun!

16.04.11 Ruuuuuunnnnn.... faster, faster! Actually just getting to the end is super impressive. Just attempting it is impressive...

16.04.11 Good luck Irwin, you're very inspirational, you defiantly are someone to look up to x


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