Steven Hartley


Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity (formerly Yorkhill Children's Charity)
Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity is the new name for Yorkhill Children's Charity. Every year 160,000 babies, children and young people from across the country are treated at Scotland's largest children's hospital, the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. We fund medical equipment, research, play programmes and family support services at the hospital to ensure that our young patients and their families receive the best possible care. Your generosity helps us care for Scotland's children - thank you.

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Steve's 2013 in 2013

Steven Hartley

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Hi, thank you for visiting my page. This year my aim is to raise money for Yorkhill Children's Charity.

In September 2011 our daughter, Caitlin, was born with a rare heart condition and required open heart surgery within the first few weeks to save her life. Since then she has had four more operations at Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow and she will require further surgeries and ongoing care until she is an adult.

Marie and I cannot express in words what the surgeons, doctors and nurses at Yorkhill mean to us. They are truly inspirational people who carry out miracles every day and we will be forever thankful for what they have done for Caitlin and our family.

To raise money to pay for vital medical equipment for the hospital my aim is to run 2013 kilometers in 2013 (or 1250 miles in old money). It will be quite a challenge for someone who managed just over 50k in total in 2012!

In the main it will be down to me getting my backside into gear and hitting the road most days, but I also plan on running a number of organised races too.

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.

Additionally, Yorkhill Children's Charity is one of the official charity partners this year for my employer so for every pound raised it will be matched by Standard Life (up to £10,000).

I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.



Blog page -

Distance completed so far (08/12/13):
January - 178kms completed
February - 147.2kms completed
March - 59.4kms completed
April - 143.3km completed
May - 201.8km completed
June - 171.3km completed
July - 213.1km completed
August - 160.3km completed
September - 241.0km completed
October - 97.0km completed
November - 303.8km completed
December - 109km completed

To go: 0kms

Organised races registered for:

14th April - Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon (Edinburgh) - finished in 1hr 46
12th May - Leeds Half Marathon (Leeds) - finished in 1hr 45
26th May - EMF Half Marathon (Edinburgh) - finished in 1hr 43
16th June - Men’s Health Forum Scotland 10k (Glasgow) - finished in 43:59 mins
11th August - Forth Road Bridge 10k (Edinburgh) - finished in 45:26 mins
15th September - Great North Run (Newcastle) - finished in 1hr 40
6th October - Great Scottish Run (Glasgow) - finished in 1hr 40
7th & 8th December - Edinburgh to Glasgow finish (58 miles / 94kms)
 - done!

Recent donors

17.01.14 Steve, a fantastic achievement. Well done from all of us at Tulchan!



09.01.14 Well done Steve. You finished your running quicker than it took us to sponsor you. Sorry it took us so long.

06.01.14 Matched donation as promised, Steve. Congratulations again on such an incredible achievement raising so much for this wonderful cause.

05.01.14 From Paul & Vivien Jewitt (friends of Ian & Heather) - well done Steve!

02.01.14 Congratulations on your running efforts!

02.01.14 Well done, Steven - this is a fantastic achievement!

31.12.13 Donation in lieu of this year's Xmas cards! Well done Steven! Unbelievable achievement and we are so proud of what you have done!

31.12.13 Donation from Janet & Brian Garbutt (Friends of Steve's Mum and Dad).

31.12.13 Donation from Frank and Judy Whitmore (Friends of Steve's Mum and Dad). Well done Steve!

31.12.13 Sorry I am so behind with this Steve - good work and all the best to all of you!

30.12.13 Well done - incredible achievement for a fantastic charity! Caitlin and Maz must be so proud. x

28.12.13 Well done Steve! An amazing achievement.

26.12.13 You should be so proud. Hope you're getting to relax now x

20.12.13 You're a total hero for completing that final weekend. Inspirational.

20.12.13 Big congrats Steve!

20.12.13 Massive congrats! Such an amazing achievement!

19.12.13 As Tesco's say 'every little helps'. I think you're absolutely amazing, Steve.


18.12.13 Well done Steve!! A great achievement for a great charity!

18.12.13 This is all the generous donations from work colleagues, football team mates and friends for the last Edinburgh to Glasgow run! It was an honour to run with you. You are a hero and the money you have raised is amazing. Legend!

17.12.13 Well done on a fantastic effort. I hope you've had your feet up since the 8th!

17.12.13 Instead of sending Xmas cards to our clients we thought a donation to Yorkhill was a much better idea! Well done Stevie, you did it!

17.12.13 You are amazing!!!!!


Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
Total donors:
Last donor:
Michelle Clarke
Offline fundraising: