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Andrew Horsley

London Marathon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Over the last few years my mum has been loosing her sight through dry and wet macular degeneration. This is where the eye deteriorates, to the point that she can now only see blurred shapes. [/p][p]The first we really knew how bad her sight was, happened on her first trip abroad, when we took her to Bayeux, and went to see the tapestry, talking about how beautiful it was after seeing it, mum admitted that she struggled to make out the difference between the soldiers and the horses. This admission stopped me in my tracks. Sight is something I have always just taken for granted, and here was my mum admitting that she couldn’t really see images in front of her. [/p][p]Mum has been undergoing treatment for a few years, which has helped prolong her sight as much as possible, but it’s now at the stage that treatment has stopped. [/p][p]My mum is absolutely amazing, and has taken the challenge of adapting to her limited sight with the support of my fantastic dad and her cane. She hasn’t let it stop her from doing anything, and her hearing has certainly stated to take the place of her sight in recognising people she is coming into contact with. [/p][p]In 2019 she started the process to be paired with a Guide Dog, however soon after dad was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and needed to undergo chemotherapy. Thankfully he is on the road to recovery, and mum is considering putting her name back down for to be paired with a Guide Dog. [/p][p]When mum was explaining the cost of training and supporting Guide Dogs, I was astounded, in order to support Guide Dog’s for the Blind, I will be running the London Marathon in 2020. [/p]
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Supporters

Oct 13, 2020

Anonymous

£130.00 plus £32.50 Gift Aid

Oct 7, 2020

Oliver and Jocasta

Well done Andrew. An amazing achievement; a marathon is tough enough without doing it virtually without the support of cheering crowds along the way. Jocasta & Oliver

£26.40 plus £6.60 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2020

Andrea

I’ve not met you Andrew .. though know of you through Stewart . Well done . Its hard doing a marathon ... never mind a virtual one ! Xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2020

Angela Relph

A massive well done!x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2020

Janet

Congratulations on completing your run

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2020

Sandra

£10.00

Oct 4, 2020

Sarah Masoom

Good luck Andrew!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2020

Liz Laidler

All the best Andrew!!!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2020

Amanda and Darran

Amazing and inspiring Andrew

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2020

Moira

Good Luck Uncle Andrew - smash it 💙

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid