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Chris Cowcher

Cowch is running the London Marathon 2018

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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]Nipple tape at the ready I am running the London Marathon in 2018! Please support me as I embark on 4 months of training remembering that I run to manage my mental health, doing this is not easy and certainly not enjoyable.[/p][p]So why am I running this marathon? Well, 2017 was the year that took so much away in the most indiscriminate way. It was the year that contained infinite amounts of hurt and pain as we mourned the loss of one of life's truly special people - my best man and best friend to many, Charles. He lost the bravest and most courageous of battles with cancer and I want to honour him and his family. [/p][p]2017 was however also the year that brought me an indescribable amount of joy as my wife and I welcomed our 1st child, as we started our family through adoption. After we found out that I couldn't have children myself, I never imagined this day would come but when it did wow! My heart simply filled with a feeling that no words could ever do justice to.[/p][p]So the lowest lows and the highest highs mean that 2017 will never be forgotten. I want to start 2018 with a nod to what has been, and fundraise for two charities who I think do some simply incredible work. Please support me if you can. [/p][p]Macmillan offer support to those most in need and fund incredible nurses, like the one who was there for Charles and his wife through out his fight. Adoption UK is perhaps lesser known, I certainly had never visited their website before we embarked on our journey but the work they do to support adoptive families and champion the needs of children in care deserves a huge amount of credit.[/p][p]Thank you for your support.[/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

22 Apr 2018

Supporters

Apr 27, 2018

Rob Yates

Congratulations Chris - great effort for 2 special causes! Amazing atmosphere in London last Sunday - you'll remember it for a long time to come!!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2018

Anonymous

Veronica Hourihane (work colleague) kindly supporting my efforts!

Apr 23, 2018

Anonymous

Hi Chris - sorry I missed the e-mail before you ran. But hope that it went well and you are not feeling too sore today. I am full of admiration for what you have done. Jo

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2018

Paul and Pam

Well done Chris! fantastic achievement.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2018

Richard

Congratulations Chris....great achievement!...both personally and for your selected good causes...

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2018

Laura Matt Sam and Isabel

Sorry to have left this until the 11th hour Chris! Huge congratulations for your fanastic fundraising and training efforts. Enjoy tomorrow, I’m looking forward to running with you (albeit an hour behind!!!) xxx

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2018

Sarah Bradley

Good luck tomorrow Cowch your bestie would be so proud of you!!! Go smash it!! In memory of Charles, gone but never forgotten xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2018

Liz Richards

Good luck Chris. One more run and you can have a rest!! Enjoy every minute of it xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2018

Susan and David Wilson

Good luck Chris. Make sure you drink plenty and enjoy!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 20, 2018

Anna B

You’ve achieved so much already! Good luck and enjoy it - 2 very worthy causes!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid