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Clowance Lane

London marathon

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

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My story

[p][b]A little about me and why I run[/b].[/p][p]I am Clowance, although most people call me Clo. I am 40 something and married to Simon with a 9 year old daughter and a crazy cat Buffy. I would describe myself as a bit of a live wire who doesn't like to sit down very much[/p][p]I only started running properly just over 4 years ago. It was a means of increasing my stamina and fitness so to enhance my beloved boxing and kickboxing training at SS8 Fight school. It was also a way of sticking 2 fingers up to a few years of barely being able to walk and a pretty scary time. In 2011 my knee became hugely swollen overnight. After x rays, scans and other investigative procedures a tumour was discovered. Immediate surgery was scheduled with the very real concern of losing my leg or worse. Thankfully it was a benign but at 4cm by 5cm in size it was rather large and caused complications over the following few years with further surgery and procedures. I have always been fairly fit in some way, dancing and swimming my way through my whole childhood into my late teens. [/p][p]I hadn’t done much running prior to 2015 always having found it frustrating not being able to measure my mileage or progress. The revolution of running apps totally changed that and I love to beat my previous achievements. I will often be seen running along the sea wall on Canvey Island where I live so if you see me give me a wave or encouragement. If you see me at work I will be the beetroot faced girl you sometimes see stretching in the stairwell after a run. [/p][p]I have secured a ballot place for the London Marathon so what a great opportunity to raise some funds for charities that mean something to me. My obvious aim is to finish the marathon, in a decent time. However my main aim is to ensure I beat my friends time as he is always teasing me over the fact he had run the London marathon and I hadn't. Well now hopefully I will get my own back! [/p][p][b]The Danny Green Fund[/b][/p][p]This is a Canvey Island based charity supporting children with Cancer and PFT. It is in memory of Danny Green who died in 2012 having been diagnosed with a brain tumour and following treatment was left with Posterior Fossa Syndrome which left him mute, unable to swallow, unable to hold his head up or walk. He received intensive physiotherapy which helped the symptoms however the tumour had spread and although a brave fight Danny died in 2012. This year would have seen Danny celebrating his 18th birthday and there are various events to keep his memory alive and to raise funds to support other children with similar conditions, in order to fund various therapies or equipment. [/p][p][b]SANDS[/b][/p][p]SANDS is the Stillbirth and neonatal death charity. They operate throughout the UK to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies lives. Stillbirth and miscarriage has directly affected my family in the past. Very recently a friends beautiful son was also born asleep. In her words ‘No family should ever have to bury a child’. The impact this has on families is heart breaking as dreams are shattered often with no explanation or obvious reason. Not only is there research into the causes but SANDS raise money for ‘cuddle cots’ to be available in hospitals. Cuddle cots have a cooling system to slow down natural changes in the baby, to facilitate choice for parents to spend more precious time with their baby in hospital to create memories, take photos or simply to stay close. [/p][p]Please donate to help these good causes. [/p][p] [/p]

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Supporters

May 1, 2019

Kelly

Super proud of you Clo. Well done xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Anonymous

£5.00

Apr 29, 2019

Anonymous

Well done Clo

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Maggie

Well done Clowance! You are amazing. I am SO impressed. Wish I’d realised sooner you were running - I was there and I would have shouted for you xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

The Southcotts

Wow well done Clo!! We're so proud of you! Lots of love, Laura, Ross, Poppy and Harry xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Simon and Jules Handy

Good luck Clo! Following your progress on the tracker as we write. Go smash it!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Nicki T

You are amazing Clo! I know you can do it x x We will all be cheering you on x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Sarah M

Good Luck xx enjoy youre special day, you're amazing xx

Apr 28, 2019

Rachel

Go smash it Clo! This is such a personal achievement for you and i’ll be cheering you on all the way xx

Apr 28, 2019

Rachel Shepherd

Good luck Clo! You deserve to smash it after all your hard work. I’ve enjoyed following the journey x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid