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Elizabeth Hesselworth

Lizzy's Joggywalking 2020 Marathon Challenge

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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 £2000 for Parkinson's UK.[/p][p][br][/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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Mar 13, 2020


You’re an inspiration Lizzie. Love from Gail and family xx

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Mar 11, 2020

Sarah Emma max

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Mar 11, 2020


All the best Lizzie, such an inspiration 🥰

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Mar 3, 2020

Lorraine and Chris Grocock

Good luck Elizabeth! Doing your family proud :)

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Feb 27, 2020


Donation for tickets as promised. I see the fund raising evening went well. Good luck with the training. I'll sponsor you in the marathon. Love Andy xx

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Feb 26, 2020

Mag and Jeremy

Looking forward to seeing you for mile 15. Good luck with the training. It'll be fine on the day.

£130.10 plus £32.53 Gift Aid

Feb 25, 2020


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Feb 24, 2020


Raffle money xx

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Feb 23, 2020

Jenny x

Go Lizzy go!

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Feb 19, 2020

Jai F

Jai F. Love and Blessings

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