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Dads being Lads

5 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]Thank you so much for visiting my page. My name is Matt and this year I will be turning the grand age of 40. I was inspired to take on a challenge to mark the occasion and hopefully do some good while I'm at it.[/p][p]On 31st May I will be walking the South Downs Way. This is a walk that is 100 miles long and I will be attempting to cover it in 4 days. This means covering something close to a marathon each day. To help me do this I have put together a team of close friends. They will be joining me for either all (Graham & Andy) or part (Phil and Pete) of the walk.[/p][p]Together we are raising money for The National Eczema Society and Parkinsons UK. Here's why...[/p][p]I was diagnosed with atopic eczema aged just 3 months and I still struggle with the disease to this day. With the help of my parents, my family, close friends, some incredible doctors and some equally astounding nurses, my skin is in a far better condition that it ever was as a child. In July of 2017 my wife and I welcomed our second child into the world. Sadly he too has been suffering with eczema.[/p][p]The work that the National Eczema Society do is vitally important in the development of new treatments, drugs and support for sufferers of this condition. I am passionate to find something that not only helps my life but helps the generations to come (including my son).[/p][p]In September 2017 my Mum was diagnosed with Parkinson's. Prior to the diagnosis as a family we had seen her deteriorating. She was walking much slower than normal, she dragged her feet, her right arm developed a tremor, her speech was much quieter and she wasn't herself.[/p][p]My sister got married in early September and while helping to setup the day before Mum tripped on a kerb and broke her arm. Having recognised she wasn’t herself, Mum had been having various tests. A cardiologist she’d been sent to contacted the GP to say he thought Mum should be referred to a neurologist because he thought she had Parkinson’s disease. It is very likely that not picking her feet up (due to Parkinson's) caused her to trip and fall.[/p][p]Since then she has been given a medication, seen a Parkinsons nurse and a physiotherapist. This has meant a significant improvement and she is now standing much taller (quite a significant given how 'tall' she is), she is speaking more freely, she is interacting with all her grandchildren with a vibrancy that was missing.[/p][p]The work that Parkinsons UK do is vital for people with this disease. They provide invaluable support and research that could not be possible without the support of donors.[/p][p]I would be so grateful if you would like to sponsor my team and I as we embark on this challenge and help raise some money for some fabulous charities.[/p][p]Don’t forget to gift aid your donation so we can get even more from the Taxman.[/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

31 May 2018

Charities

National Eczema Society

National Eczema Society

Parkinson's UK

Parkinson's UK

Supporters

27-Jul-2018

Simon Boyden

Congratulations on the epic achievement! Inspiration....

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

22-Jul-2018

The support team

After such a heroic effort by everyone, including of course the brillian support team, we couldn’t not let you reach your target. Well done to everyone. With all our love and respect. Mum and Dad xx

£140.00 plus £17.50 Gift Aid

11-Jul-2018

Anonymous

04-Jul-2018

Sharon

Well done x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

28-Jun-2018

Anonymous

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

22-Jun-2018

Richard Skinner

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

22-Jun-2018

Alex Burrough nee Craigen

Well done Matt. Inspirational!

20-Jun-2018

Mary Newell

Well done Dads being Lads!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

19-Jun-2018

Auntie Pat xx

Well done Matt! All your family are justifiably proud of you. xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

19-Jun-2018

Tom Wilson

£12.00 plus £3.00 Gift Aid

Matt Wettone

Matt Wettone

Andy Mcgrath

Andy Mcgrath

Peter Cox

Peter Cox

Phil Cranston

Phil Cranston

Graham White

Graham White