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Amjid Mehmood

London Marathon 2020

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Thank you for taking the time to visit my Virgin Giving page.[/p][p]I'm running the Great Birmingham Half Marathon on Sunday 13th October 2019, and the London Marathon on the 26th April 2020 in memory of my son and best friend Subhan Khan, who went to heaven on the 15th November 2016 to be with the angels. Subhan was just seven years old and we miss him so much, not a day goes by when I don't think of him.[/p][p]Subhan was born with Joubert's Syndrome a rare life limiting condition which meant that he required 24hr care due to his complex medical needs. This is were Acorns Childrens Hospice stepped in and cared for Subhan. They looked after him overnight at our family home and also took him to school to make sure he had a education just like any other child. The care and support my son was given by these nurses was amazing, they looked after him like he was their own child. [/p][p]They often took him swimming, playgroups and shopping trips, making sure he looked like a million dollars every time they took him out. Despite him being so poorly they made sure he lived his life to the full and we are so grateful to them for the wonderful memories. Acorns continue to support my daughter Zara Khan who unfortunately has the same life limiting illness as her brother Subhan had.[/p][p]This run is well out my comfort zone, the furthest I have ever run is the Birmingham Half Marathon that was 13.2 miles. London Marathon is double that 26.2 miles. It’s going to be tough running both in a matter of months but over the last few week my training has stepped a gear with lots of evening runs after work and then longer ones over the weekend. Whilst training is tough it is such a fantastic opportunity to raise a lot of money for a great cause. [/p][p]The money raised will go directly to the Black Country Hospice in Walsall who looked after Subhan. [/p][p]The Black Country Hospice has been marked for closure due to lack of funds. So I’m asking everyone to dig deep and donate so that we can try and keep this facility open for other poorly children like Subhan to enjoy. This is a fantastic facility and we cannot let this close. These children are not around for long and they deserve the best. [/p][p]Whether you know how gruelling marathon training is, or indeed know how much my wife puts up with as a consequence, I'll be so grateful for your support.[/p][p]I would also just like to add that Acorns have helped over 2,470 children since it was established in 1988, an in the last year Acorns supported more than 760 children. [/p][p][br][/p][p]Donating through Virgin Giving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with Virgin - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity. [/p]
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Dec 6, 2019

Inco Contracts Ltd

Best of luck Amjid! - Inco Contracts Ltd

£150.00 plus £37.50 Gift Aid

Dec 6, 2019

Andy Jones

£80.00 plus £20.00 Gift Aid

Sep 28, 2019

Lil Happy Cafe

Another Lil bit to help Acorn's. Get that training in hun come visit us at Dudley Park Run. Lil Happy Cafe 😁 Xx

£50.00

Sep 15, 2019

Kay Hitchcox

I will keep donating to this regularly until you run your marathon. I know how much Acorns means to you and your family. I hope others get behind you, give generously and you smash your fundraising target for this amazing local service!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 15, 2019

Jamila

Good Luck to you and Acorns, they have made a huge difference to Zara’s life

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 28, 2019

Lil Happy Cafe

A Lil bit to help with your great cause. Luv Lil Happy Cafe, Dudley Park Run Xx

£100.00