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Eileen Allcock

30 mile open canoe paddle

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Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I am a 78 year old greatgrandmother who has been suffering both polymialgia and giant cell disease that have been debilitating and potentially life changing, with a sudden risk of loss of sight. These symptoms are little known by the public and poorly understood in medicine. [/p][p]This disease causes severe pain, paralyzing headaches and discomfort, if undiagnosed and untreated, GCA can lead to catastrophic sight loss, but this can easily be prevented if caught in time. PMR causes the sudden onset of severe and often incapaciting stiffness.[/p][p][br][/p][p]I want to raise awareness and money for this cause by doing a 30 mile open canoe paddle from Birmingham to Worcester over three days. This will be along Birmingham-Worcester canal with challenges of 5 long tunnels and 57 locks. This has taken weeks to prepare and I'm very excited.[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

07 May 2019



Jul 15, 2019



Jul 14, 2019

Betty Spacey


Jun 5, 2019

Mary Giles

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 2, 2019


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 19, 2019


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 17, 2019


£4.00 plus £1.00 Gift Aid

May 16, 2019


Well done to you both :) what a lifetime achievement!!


May 16, 2019

Janet Luke

Well done Eileen. Excellent achievement.


May 16, 2019


Well done Eileen. From another sufferer of PMR/GCA.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 16, 2019

Barbara Isaacs

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid