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Elizabeth Hesselworth

Lizzy's Joggywalking 2020 Marathon Challenge

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]It has been a lifelong ambition of mine to take part in The London Marathon![/p][p]In March 2019, I watched 'The Parkinson's Drug Trial' on BBC 2, which triggered a huge emotional response within me ... [/p][p]My father and one other family member had Parkinson's Disease. Mum was his carer under increasingly difficult circumstances until he died in 1999. As I watched this programme, memories came flooding back of the daily struggles encountered by both of my parents, which were frequently shared by myself and other family members, as Parkinson's Disease increasingly debilitated the life of my father. [/p][p]Immediately after the programme had ended, I wrote to Parkinson's UK, applying for one of their charity places in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon.[/p][p]On Friday 25th October 2019, I was overwhelmed to receive a phone call from Parkinson's UK offering me one of their 86 charity places (86 out of 800 applicants)! [/p][p]This will be my first marathon and I am incredibly honoured and excited that they have chosen me to 'joggywalk' for them. I am also delighted about having the opportunity to be able to make a real difference to the lives of people affected by Parkinson's through my fundraising. Every penny makes a difference and I am deeply grateful to you for sponsoring me and helping me to achieve my target of raising Β£2000 for Parkinson's UK.[/p][p]UPDATE: 1 September 2020. Owing to the unprecedented covid-19 situation, this is not to be the marathon that I envisaged taking part in. However, I am currently training, am on track and ready to complete 26.2 miles in 23 hours, 53 minutes and 59 seconds, in the Virtual 2020 Virgin London Marathon, now taking place on Sunday, 4th October 2020. I will run this marathon on a 'course of my choice,' and I am still raising money for Parkinson's UK. In fact, thanks to so many wonderful people, I've already exceeded my target, having so far raised Β£2203.14. Thank you so, so much to everyone who has contributed so far πŸ€—πŸƒπŸšΆπŸ‘£ xx[/p][p][br][/p][p]Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's - a brain condition that turns lives upside down, leaving a future full of uncertainty. Parkinson's UK are there to make sure people have whatever they need to take back control - from information to inspiration.[/p][p]Parkinson's UK want everyone to get the best health and social care. They bring professionals together to drive improvements that enable people to live life to the full.[/p][p]Ultimately, they want to end Parkinson's. They inspire and support the international research community to develop life-changing treatments, faster. And they won't stop until they find a cure.[/p][p]Parkinson's UK's work totally depends on the money their supporters raise and donate. It's only with our help that they can find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's. Together we can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson's.[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me, and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Parkinson's UK. 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.[/p][p]Thank you for taking the time to read my page. Please donate to this fantastic cause! I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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Sep 11, 2020

From Beth C

Beth C - Raffle

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 28, 2020

Elizabeth Hesselworth

Off Ds. Plus Β£20 additional donation for PUK, from me, taking part in The Virtual Virgin London Marathon on 4th October 2020

£202.32 plus £50.58 Gift Aid

Aug 19, 2020

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Jul 1, 2020


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 24, 2020


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£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 24, 2020


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 13, 2020

jenny watson

well done

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 2, 2020


Well done you runners!

£25.63 plus £6.41 Gift Aid

May 1, 2020


Well done Lizzy x

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2020

Yvonne Williscroft

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid