Jim Paterson


For over 60 years UNICEF has been the world's leader for children, working on the ground in more than 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Scene And Heard
Scene & Heard is a unique mentoring project that partners the inner-city children of Somers Town, London with volunteer theatre professionals. Each child is provided with quality one-to-one adult attention and an experience of personal success through the process of writing their own plays and seeing them performed by professional actors.

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Jim Paterson

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/twelveathon

The Twelveathon is now completed! But I'm still happily accepting donations until the beginning of November. Thank you thank you thank you for all you have given so far. I really can't believe how well we've done and I am stupidly, crazily, moistly grateful to you all. xx

We still seem to be in something of a massive economic slump. Its hard for us all to deal with, but often particularly hard for children – who not only have to cope with the effects at home, but are also more reliant on the sort of support and services that often lose funding during a recession.

Children all over the world are affected and I wanted to do something to help. Naturally, some sort of charitable fundraisey thing seemed appropriate.

I’ve done a little running before, but now its time to step up. Times are tough. And when times are tough, the tough get going. Going in a tough way.

So in 2012, I’ll be running 12 marathons to try and raise £12,000 for two charities that do fantastic work for children across the world (UNICEF) and just up the road from me in London (Scene & Heard). This, ladies and gentlemen, will be my Twelveathon.

The marathons

8 January - Walt Disney World Marathon, Florida (DONE! 5hrs 24min)

4 March - Cambridge Boundary Marathon (DONE! 5hrs 19min)

24 March - Sussex Coast Marathon (DONE! 7hrs 29min)

15 April - Brighton Marathon (DONE! 5hrs 12min)

22 April - London Marathon (DONE! 5hrs 7min)

7 May - Belfast Marathon (DONE! 5hrs 18min)

27 May - Edinburgh Marathon (DONE! 5hrs 10min)

10 June - The Wales Marathon, Tenby (DONE! 5 hrs 19min)

24 June - Cheltenham Circular Challenge (DONE! 7hrs 15min)

19 August - Jimathon, London (DONE! 4hrs 49min)

23 September - Hans Christian Andersen Marathon, Odense (DONE! 4hrs 53min)

30 September - Berlin Marathon (DONE! 5hrs 4min)

Twelveathon - DONE!

There will be pain, there will be chafing, but there will be joy as well. Not mine, obviously - but joy nonetheless.

Its going to be a long slog, but every pound you donate will be like a charitable steroid boosting my knackered limbs. Please donate whatever you can and make the sacrifice of my knees worthwhile.


Recent donors

17.12.12 I've just achieved my personal ambition of being the last person at UUK to donate so I think we both deserve a pat on the back. Congrats!

13.11.12 Late comer as ever here, much like the Burlington jog so I'll leave the running to the man who can, and did! Well done Super Jim, you've inspired me to het fundraising but probably not running. :) x

11.11.12 You came, you ran, you probably nearly died, but you only bloody well did it didn't you!

09.11.12 Amazing effort! (sorry it took me so long to donate!)

01.11.12 Jim, you're a marvel. Hope you've spent the last month drinking heavily and generally getting back to an acceptable level of fitness...

25.10.12 I got there at last! Well done Superman!!

17.10.12 Congratulations Jim! What an achievement

15.10.12 Incredible! Well done.

15.10.12 Jim you are amazing - Mad but amazing! Congratulations on completing the 12.

15.10.12 Awesome!

11.10.12 Have some more money....

09.10.12 Well done Jim! Glad to take you over the 12k!! Xx

08.10.12 WOW.....well done and congratulations! Mandy & Rob

08.10.12 Jim - you are incredible. You have done many incredible things - 12 of them in fact - and I wholeheartedly applaud you. BRAVO!!


06.10.12 Nice medals!!

05.10.12 GO JIMPY!

05.10.12 Mate, amazing achievement - so sorry this is late getting to you!

05.10.12 Well done Jim, I knew you could do it.

03.10.12 well done, Jimp. Damn fine show.

03.10.12 Very proud of you kid. Obviously never in doubt! Hugs & Cuds x

03.10.12 A much belated contribution from us two. Whoopy doop!


03.10.12 Ambitious and very inspirational, well done!

02.10.12 You're my hero x


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