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Clanfield Joggers Loch Ness 2014 for PSPA

6 team members

Challenge complete

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][/p][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; width: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px;"[gt]Thanks for visiting our Virgin Just Giving page. [lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; width: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px;"[gt]A group from Clanfield Joggers (including myself Ken Finlay, Anton Foster, Pete Hodgson, Brian Pope, Terry Maidment and Ajay Boardman) have decided to push the limits and run the Loch Ness Marathon this September to raise lots of money for the PSP Association. [lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; width: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px;"[gt]Why PSPA? Well, my lovely wife Chris Finlay who has been a member of Clanfield Joggers for many years, was sadly diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) in February 2013. Having received invaluable support from the Association since her diagnosis, I wanted to raise funds to support the organisation, and have roped in some great friends from the club to join me for some Nessy spotting!!! [lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; width: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px;"[gt]We will also be running in memory of Margaret Lovelock who passed away in April 2013 from PSP. Margaret (Ajays friends Aunt) was diagnosed with PSP in 2007 when she was 61. Up to this point, she led a fun-filled life full of family, travelling and adventure. Over the next 6 years, her condition deteriorated and she lost the function of speech, movement and basic bodily function.[lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; width: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px;"[gt]PSP is a rare condition and is associated with an over-production of a protein called tau in certain areas of the brain. This protein forms into clumps which are believed to damage nerve cells. Due to the slowness of movement and balance problems, PSP is often initially diagnosed as Parkinson’s disease, a stroke or a brain tumour.  Sometimes it is misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s because of changes in mood, intellect and personality that can occur.[lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; width: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px;"[gt]Research into the prevalence of the disease suggests that there are around 4,000 people in the UK living with the condition at any one time, though neurologists believe the figure could be as high as 10,000. There are no effective treatments for PSP but there are many therapies that can help manage symptoms. Hopefully, in the future, research will lead to new treatments to stop or at least slow down the progression of the condition.[lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; width: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px;"[gt]The PSP Association’s vision is for a world free of PSP. They fund ground-breaking research to improve the lives of people affected by it and are dedicated to finding treatments and ultimately a cure. Their research is funded entirely by voluntary donations and they can’t do it without your support...please help us to help them![lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; width: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px;"[gt]For more information about PSPA visit http://www.pspassociation.org.uk/category/news/[lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; width: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px;"[gt]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[lt]/div[gt][p]Thanks for visiting our Virgin Money Giving page. [/p][p]So a group of us from Clanfield Joggers (including myself Ken Finlay, Anton Foster, Pete Hodgson, Brian Pope, Terry Maidment and Ajay Boardman) have decided to push the limits and run the Loch Ness Marathon this September to raise lots of money for the PSP Association. [/p][p]Why PSPA? Well, my lovely wife Chris Finlay who has been a member of Clanfield Joggers for many years, was sadly diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) in February 2013. Having received invaluable support from the Association since her diagnosis, I wanted to raise funds to support the organisation, and have roped in some great friends from the club to join me for some Nessy spotting!!! [/p][p]We will also be running in memory of Margaret Lovelock who passed away in April 2013 from PSP. Margaret (Ajays friends Aunt) was diagnosed with PSP in 2007 when she was 61. Up to this point, she led a fun-filled life full of family, travelling and adventure. Over the next 6 years, her condition deteriorated and she lost the function of speech, movement and basic bodily function.[/p][p]PSP is a rare condition and is associated with an over-production of a protein called tau in certain areas of the brain. This protein forms into clumps which are believed to damage nerve cells. Due to the slowness of movement and balance problems, PSP is often initially diagnosed as Parkinson’s disease, a stroke or a brain tumour. Sometimes it is misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s because of changes in mood, intellect and personality that can occur.[/p][p]Research into the prevalence of the disease suggests that there are around 4,000 people in the UK living with the condition at any one time, though neurologists believe the figure could be as high as 10,000. There are no effective treatments for PSP but there are many therapies that can help manage symptoms. Hopefully, in the future, research will lead to new treatments to stop or at least slow down the progression of the condition.[/p][p]The PSP Association’s vision is for a world free of PSP. They fund ground-breaking research to improve the lives of people affected by it and are dedicated to finding treatments and ultimately a cure. Their research is funded entirely by voluntary donations and they can’t do it without your support...please help us to help them![/p][p]For more information about PSPA please visit http://www.pspassociation.org.uk/category/news/[/p][p][b]We really appreciate all your support and thank you in advance for any donations.[/b][/p][p][i]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. [/i][/p][p][/p]

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Nov 1, 2014

John T

Sorry seemed to miss doing this at the right time - hope everything worked out well

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 22, 2014

Hils and Richard

What an amazing achievement - well done to Ken and the team - you should be very proud of what you have done! With love from Hils and Richard xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 16, 2014

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 14, 2014

Alison & Roger

Amazing stuff Ken - well done!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 13, 2014

Mike Morrison

Well done Pete

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 12, 2014

Sis Emma Foster and colleagues @ Protool

Thanks to Graham, Sandra, Darren & Andy at Protool and my Sis Em for sponsors. Really appreciated.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 12, 2014

Anonymous

Brian ...so proud of you, love Mom and Sis x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 12, 2014

Terry Rimmer

Well Done Ken & the Joggers. Now that's what you call a JOG !! Love to Chris & sufferers of PSP, a very sad condition. Terry

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid

Oct 12, 2014

Patsy Rimmer

Congrats to all of you - an amazing achievement, and hope the monies help the unfortunate PSP sufferers. Patsy Rimmer ( Chis Finlay's sister )

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid

Oct 9, 2014

Anonymous

Well done Terry, brilliant time! Lots of love jane, chris and Tristran

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Ken Finlay

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Anton Foster

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Ajay Boardman

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Brian Pope

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Pete Hodgson

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Terry Maidment

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