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Debra Pocock

Debra Pocock's fundraising page

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

My story

[lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt]Hi my name is Debbie, thanks for taking the time to read my page.[/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt]In 2011 my Mum passed away after courageously fighting a variety of illnesses and whilst I still miss her like mad I am very proud of the way she fought right to the end.[/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt]So I decided that in 2013 I wanted to do something to celebrate her life. Something that would challenge me, take me out of my comfort zone and make my Mum proud.[/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt]Rather than invest everything into one event, it seemed fitting to undertake a different event for each decade of her life, so 8 in total.[/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt]I've never been particularly sporty but decided a few years ago that I had better do something to keep fit so I took up running. It hasn't been an easy ride with almost a year out of action with a mysterious knee injury and now I seem to have got a frozen shoulder!!!![/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt]One thing I have inherited from my Mum is determination, so despite these setbacks I will complete my challenge.[/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt]So what am I going to do? Well so far I have set my sights on 5 events[/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt]A warm up with a fun night 10k off-road run[/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt]Forest of Dean Half Marathon[/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt]Belfast Marathon[/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt]The marathon leg of the Outlaw Triathlon (with my husband completing the other 2 legs)[/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt]The Adidas Thunder run, a 24 hour off-road relay endurance race completed as a team[/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt]As I've only just started running again after intensive physio on my shoulder the first few events are sure to be a struggle with the objective being just to finish. Later in the year we'll see what happens but I'm determined to go faster.[/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt]What are the other three events going to be? At this stage I'm not sure but the idea of an ultra is really appealing.  Who knows I might be persuaded to enter something on two wheels.  I know if my husband has his way I will end up entering a triathlon![/p][lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt]Whilst I am challenging myself physically this is also a golden opportunity to raise some money for charity.  So I have selected four charities that I would like to help, three are directly related to illnesses that afflicted my Mum whilst the fourth is such a great idea that it just deserves support.[/p][lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt]I hope that you will consider making a donation, it doesn't matter how big or small, every little helps.[/p][lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt]I promise that I will do my best to complete my challenges and keep you up to date with progress.[/p][lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt]Best wishes[/p][lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt]Debbie[/p] [lt]p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"[gt][/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me 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 really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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May 21, 2014


Go Deb!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jan 20, 2014



£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 19, 2014

Andrea Beetles

Happy Birthday Debbie!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 18, 2014

John Littlewood

Happy Birthday Debbie. Love from John and Anna Littlewood xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 18, 2014


Debra, well done. Keep going

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jan 18, 2014

Deborah Roberts

Happy Birthday Debbie, wishing you a wonderful day and a fantastic party.... Looking forward to sharing it with you. Lots of Love Deborah, Peter, James and Miles xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 17, 2014

Barrie Dunn

Have a great birthday and well done never to give up with all the training.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 12, 2013

Malcolm Macleod

The doggies love their new 'bedding' - thanks

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 22, 2013


In memory of my Dad who I know really wanted to support this series of challenges but unfortunately didn't get the opportunity.

£300.00 plus £75.00 Gift Aid

Sep 18, 2013


Well done Debbie, half way, keep going!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid