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Vicki Parry

London Marathon

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]On the 28th April I can't believe it, but I ran 26.2 miles around London (with quite a few other people). It was the culmination of months of training: running the rain, wind, mud, sand, ice and dark (and sometimes sunshine...). I did this to raise money for a really amazing charity that helped me (and thousands of other women) when I was in pain and unable to walk, let alone run.[/p][p][br][/p][p]In my pregnancies I had a condition called Pelvic Girdle Pain, where my pelvis stopped functioning properly. This meant I couldn't walk and I was in constant pain, I used a wheelchair and crutches to move around and needed help with simple day to day jobs. It made being pregnant and then mothering a baby (and second time round, a baby and a toddler!) very challenging. For someone that had been active I found this physically and emotionally challenging. I had imagined my life with a baby being long walks with a baby carrier, instead I was housebound and in pain.[/p][p][br][/p][p]I contacted a charity called The Pelvic Partnership who helped me understand the condition and guided me in accessing the right treatment. They literally got me back on my feet.[/p][p][br][/p][p]The Pelvic Partnership is a group of amazing volunteers who give up their free time to give women, their families and healthcare professionals information about Pelvic Girdle Pain. The volunteers who run it juggle their families and jobs and give their free time to support women with PGP, answering telephone helpline enquiries, providing information on their website and in their information booklets and campaigning to improve care and treatment for women with PGP.[/p][p][br][/p][p][url=https://pelvicpartnership.org.uk/]https://pelvicpartnership.org.uk/[/url][/p][p][br][/p][p]Pelvic Girdle Pain is a condition which affects the function of the pelvis – if the joints don't function properly it causes a lot of pain and loss of mobility. It is very common in pregnancy and can continue for months, even years afterwards, but sadly women are often given outdated information and struggle to access the treatment they need. It’s a condition that can be very isolating, not only because they often cannot walk because of the condition, but also as it is so often mis-understood. Who can see the pain anyone is in?[/p][p][br][/p][p]It’s been a long, slow and painful recovery to get to a point where the only barrier to running a marathon is the training I put in, but I wouldn't have reached this stage without the Pelvic Partnership. Please donate what you can so they can continue to help women back onto their feet![/p]
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Supporters

May 7, 2019

Anonymous

£30.00

Apr 30, 2019

mel and family

Well done Vicki! Amazing! We are looking forward to seeing you this summer. Love from the Alarcons xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Innes

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Beth

Apr 28, 2019

Clare Campbell

Apr 28, 2019

Simon Tyler

Good luck tomorrow! You have been so courageous!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Sarah Westad

Dear Vicki, wishing you all the best for tomorrow! Westad Family

£50.00

Apr 26, 2019

Tim Kara Isla and Murray

Amazing - good luck!

£10.00

Apr 26, 2019

Rachel

Good luck for Sunday!

Apr 25, 2019

Fiona

Good luck Vicky - enjoy!