Christina Uwins

Christina Uwins

Running Royal Parks Half Marathon

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I probably shouldn't say this but the idea of asking for sponsorship to essentially do something I want to do generally absolutely mortifies me! [/p][p]So how have I ended up here? GRACE charity is truly something special. As a local charity, GRACE does a great deal for the women of Surrey by supporting our local Cancer Centre at Royal Surrey. It is due to GRACE that Royal Surrey has become the Robotic centre of excellence in the UK as they helped fund the first Da Vinci Robot at Royal Surrey. This greatly supported our work during the COVID19 pandemic, indeed we did more Robotic procedures last year than in 2019 enabling us to provide surgery that improves quality of life and reduces complications after surgery to our local population and referrals from outside our local area.[/p][p]GRACE has supported my research, the groundbreaking MIRRORS study which I ran with the support of Mr Simon Butler-Manuel during the COVID19 pandemic. MIRRORS looks to improve the lives of women with advanced ovarian cancer by providing advanced surgery to remove all visible disease through a minimally invasive route providing vastly shortened hospital stay and quicker recovery. Without the support of GRACE and the time it has enabled me to focus on this research, I would never have been able to do this.[/p][p]With a close connection to a small charity you see the direct benefits from the money that is raised. This is really something special. All the people working with GRACE are either experts in their fields, supporters from the local area who have had friends, family, loved ones or have themselves experienced a gynaecological cancer.[/p][p]It is these supporters and the women who supported the MIRRORS Trial by putting their trust in us which is the real reason that I'm crazy enough to attempt to run this half marathon with such a short period of time to train. [/p][p]GRACE needed somebody to run, I used to run a great deal about 4 years ago but I got out of the habit.[/p][p]So yes for selfish reasons, this is giving me a very much needed kick up the bottom that I needed![/p][p]Couch to half marathon in six weeks is perhaps quite a tall order though, but those who know me will not be surprised![/p][p]If you have got this far, are a fan of GRACE or would like to continue to watch my progress on Instagram and strava please consider donating. Every donation makes a difference and as a bonus you get to watch me suffer! [/p][p]Check out the stories, reels or post section of my Instagram account:[/p][p]www.instagram.com/Christina.uwins[/p][p]Lastly I promise not to ask again until I'm stupid enough to sign up for a full marathon![/p]

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Supporters


Sep 12, 2021

Anonymous

Good luck with the training and hope everything goes smoothly on the day. At least you only have six weeks to suffer! Everyone at GRACE will be rooting for you.

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Sep 8, 2021

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£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Sep 8, 2021

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£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Sep 8, 2021

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£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Sep 8, 2021

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£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Sep 8, 2021

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£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid

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