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Alison Jones and Alison Dacey Maggie's Centre Cardiff

Alison Jones and Alison Dacey Maggie's Centre Cardiff

VM London Marathon 2020 in aid of Maggie's

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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]WELL WE DID IT! [/p][p]It was a truly unique experience and we were spurred on by all the support from our families, friends, fellow runners, Maggie’s and everyone who has so generously donated to our page. We had a fab day albeit tinged with emotion, knowing that Alison’s husband and number one fan was not here to see us cross the finish line in our street, created by our families, friends and neighbours; a few tears were shed but what a fantastic cause. [/p][p]Thank you[/p][p]Alison Dacey and Alison Jones[/p][p][br][/p][p]** UPDATE **[/p][p]The postponed April London Marathon 2020 is now taking place as a virtual event on 4th October 2020. This means Alison Dacey and I will be running the 26.2 miles locally to raise much needed funds for Maggie’s Cardiff. [/p][p]My husband very sadly lost his battle with lung cancer during lockdown. Maggie’s were there for me during the full lockdown period via email and telephone. As soon as they were able, they opened their doors to those of us who were struggling to cope with cancer loss, treatment and diagnoses in the middle of a pandemic. [/p][p]With reports of so many covid related missed or late diagnoses, I fear Maggie’s have a busy time ahead of them. If you can spare any pennies to support us in our virtual marathon challenge and to help your local Maggies’s continue to support people like me, it will be very gratefully received. [/p][p]Many thanks,[/p][p]Alison Jones[/p][p](Updated 24 September 2020)[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p]We are running the iconic Virgin Money London Marathon in April 2020 in aid of Maggie’s Cardiff.[/p][p]Maggie’s centres provide free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer, their family and friends. Maggie’s Cardiff was officially opened in August 2019. As a charity new to Cardiff it is relatively unknown and is yet to benefit from wide public awareness or celebrity endorsement. We hope to change that over the coming months with our fundraising. [/p][p][i]Alison J’s story:[/i][/p][p][i]Sadly, I have firsthand experience of Maggie’s Cardiff as my husband was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in March 2019. When I decided to apply for a London Marathon place to raise money for charity, it was important to me that any money I raised would be used locally. I am very pleased to say that any money we raise will stay in Wales. [/i][/p][p][i]Alison D’s story:[/i][/p][p][i]I don't have first-hand experience of the services Maggie’s offer but I have been so touched by what Alison and her husband are going through that I wanted to do something to help in some way, and particularly something that would support a local service.[/i][/p][p][i]I have never run a marathon before; two Halves yes, but I don’t think that counts so with some trepidation and a fair bit of emotion I also applied for a Charity place with Maggie’s and was bowled over when along with Alison I found out that I had been successful. [/i][/p][p][i]Now the training and fundraising begin. [/i][/p][p][br][/p][p]Maggie’s require us each to raise a minimum of £3,000. We have decided to join forces and are planning a series of events over the coming months as part of our fundraising campaign. These will be individually advertised on our social media - we hope to see you at some of them.[/p][p]The prospect of raising £6,000 is more daunting than training for and running the marathon itself! We need all the help we can get to reach our target and hope you will help us get there.[/p][p]Thanking you so much in anticipation of your generosity.[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p]More information may be found here : [url=https://www.maggiescentres.org/our-centres/maggies-cardiff/]Maggie’s Centre Cardiff[/url][/p][p][br][/p]
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Supporters


Oct 27, 2020

Jo

Well done both proud of you and great to cheer you on! Sorry this is so late!

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 27, 2020

Ellie Hall

Well done both xx

£20.00


Oct 11, 2020

Janet Lovatt

Very well done both of you- fantastic achievement!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 9, 2020

Anonymous

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Oct 9, 2020

Claire Brown

What a brilliant effort for a great cause! Well done!! xx

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 7, 2020

(Lynne's mum, Auntie Pam and Sian)

Well done Ladies, An Awesome amount raised.

£40.00

plus £10.00 Gift Aid


Oct 7, 2020

Alison

Well done x

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 7, 2020

Alison D

For the WG book

£30.00


Oct 7, 2020

Alison J

Donation to cover unused raffle vouchers x

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Oct 7, 2020

Marjorie Freshwater

Well done Al.......knew you could do it. Lots of love Mum xx

£50.00

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