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Coast 2 Coast 2012's fundraising page

2 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Hello, thanks for visiting our team page.[/p][p]We are planning to walk some 200 miles across Northern England following in the footsteps of Wainwright’s classic Coast to Coast Walk.  [/p][p]We are using this team challenge to raise funds for three charities.[/p][p]Our first charity is [b]Niemann-Pick Disease Group (UK)[/b][/p] [p]Calum Burdon, nephew of Mark Raven, was diagnosed with Niemann-Pick Type C just before his second birthday.  Niemann-Pick Type C is an extremely rare genetic condition which causes disability and premature death in the early years.  Sadly, on Boxing Day 2011, Calum passed away aged just seven years old. Calum was a beautiful little boy much loved by all his family and friends who have worked tirelessly to support the Niemann-Pick Disease Group and will continue to do so in his memory.   Much needed fundraising is welcomed by the Niemann-Pick Disease Group to help the important research into this terminal condition and support the other children living with this rare genetic disorder.[/p] [p]Howard Johnson is a close friend of Mark and Calum’s family and has been involved since Calum was diagnosed in supporting them and fundraising for Calum and the Niemann-Pick Disease Group.[/p][p]To find out more about the Niemann-Pick Type C condition please take time to watch the [b]video[/b] of Calum's story on this page. [/p][p]Our second charity is [b]Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity [/b][/p][p]The care Great Ormond Street provides for all their patients is recognised world-wide but they rely on the fundraising they receive to be able to provide this outstanding care on an ongoing basis.[/p] [p]Kevin Standrin’s granddaughter Jessica has been a patient of Great Ormond Street since her birth in April 2007. Her care at Great Ormond Street Hospital has been without doubt first-class.  She was in hospital for the first four months of her life after being born with a condition called Congenital Hyperinsulinism. Her condition, although life-threatening, is under control with medication and is improving as she grows.  Jessica is a very happy child and will soon be starting mainstream school.[/p][p]Our third charity is the [b]Anthony Nolan Trust[/b][/p][p]This well-known Trust helps in saving the lives of people with blood cancer. It is sad to realise but the fact is that every 20 minutes another person is diagnosed with this life threatening disease.[/p] [p]In 2007 Greg Johnson’s wife Karen was unexpectedly taken ill with a bone barrow disorder. Fortunately this is currently being controlled with chemotherapy and for now we are pleased to say she can lead a normal life. However, in some cases this disorder causes leukaemia. Although there is no cure The Anthony Nolan Trust does great work in both bone marrow transplants and blood stem cell matches. Their continued research and commitment helps save the lives of people of all ages.[/p] [p]We would very much appreciate your help and support to raise as much money as possible for these very worthwhile causes. The cost of the walk and accommodation (and all beer consumed!) is being met by the team members so [b][span=text-decoration: underline;]all of money donated with go to the charities.[/span][/b][/p] [p]Many thanks in anticipation of your kind generosity[/p] [p]Kind regards,[/p] [p][b]The Coast 2 Coast 2012 Team[/b][/p] [p]Howard Johnson, Greg Johnson, Mark Raven, and Kevin Standrin[/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. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/i][/p]

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Feb 20, 2013


£707.00 plus £176.75 Gift Aid

Dec 22, 2012


This is the balance of the funds raised for the walk. Mark, Kevin,Howard & Greg would like to thanks everybody for their support, in particular the people of Bacton in Suffolk and the Stowmarket Lion Club


Nov 9, 2012

Claire Allen

They are all great causes. Good luck to all of you

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 30, 2012

Neil B

Well done Mark. Trust you had a shandy or 2 on the way .....

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 24, 2012


Just back from a lengthy holiday of my own so please excuse the late donation! Hope all went well and that the blisters have receded...

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 20, 2012

Brian McGinnity

Best wishes with the walk and the funding raising efforts

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 20, 2012

Andy Hill

Good luck!


Sep 19, 2012

Sandra & Eric

Good luck Mark and to the rest of the team also .

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 18, 2012

Tony and Jan Fowler

All the very best, hope the weather is kind.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2012

Stephen Simmons

Good luck Kevin from all at Lily House.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Kevin Standrin

Kevin Standrin

Mark Raven

Mark Raven